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One in five Americans aged 65 and older is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, but most readmissions are preventable.

Healthcare providers have made national gains in reducing admissions and readmissions in hospitals, but care coordination does not begin or end with an in-patient hospital stay.

Older adults typically receive medical care from many different providers in their communities with little way of knowing whether the providers are communicating with each other. This can lead to poorly coordinated care, unnecessary medical and diagnostic tests and increased risk of adverse drug events.

atom Alliance is bringing together state-wide communities to create powerful collaborations of change that promote the seamless coordination of care for older adults.

The goal: Reduce 30-day hospital readmissions, admissions and adverse drug events

We invite you to join.

atom Alliance will

  • Support community meetings and promote care coordination activities
  • Host face-to-face and virtual learning events
  • Assist facilities and communities in selecting measures for quality reporting
  • Prepare data feedback reports and provide technical assistance
  • Share the collective tools and resources of the five-state atom Alliance
  • Download Fact Sheet

See how atom Alliance initiatives align with Care Coordination.

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  • Improving Patient Education to Prevent Adverse Drug Events

    Improving Patient Education to Prevent Adverse Drug Events

    Improving Patient Education to Prevent Adverse Drug Events Anticoagulant medications such as warfarin and heparin are among the most common medications that cause complications for people in the hospital, according to the American Journal of Medicine. But maximizing communications across the care continuum and engaging patients and family members can prevent these life-threatening events. atom…
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Word Search Offers Education, and a Little Fun

    Antibiotic Stewardship Word Search Offers Education, and a Little Fun

    Antibiotic Stewardship Word Search Offers Education, and a Little Fun atom Alliance created a word search puzzle with common terms related to antibiotic stewardship. The word search includes a glossary on the back page to educate patients and answer questions about the terms they are searching for on the front page. The word search is…
  • 4 Takeaways on Curbing Opioid Abuse and Misuse

    4 Takeaways on Curbing Opioid Abuse and Misuse

    4 Takeaways on Curbing Opioid Abuse and Misuse According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 130 people die every day from opioid overdose — both from prescription and illicit drugs — and at least half of all deaths involve a prescription opioid. Opioid abuse was a central focus of the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services…

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Coordination of Care Readmissions - atom Alliance

Readmissions

The problem of avoidable readmissions involves multiple providers across multiple settings. See how you can help.

Coordination of Care Interventions - atom Alliance

Interventions

We work with providers within their communities to help select evidence-based interventions associated with known causes of readmission.

Coordination of Care Adverse Drug Events - atom Alliance

Adverse Drug Events

Adverse drug events are a leading cause of preventable patient harm. Learn what you can do to prevent them.

Coordination of Care Communities - atom Alliance

Communities

Communities across the country are working together to improve care coordination for older adults.  Join One