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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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    Sickle Cell Patients Share Photos

    Sickle Cell Patients Share Photos and Treats to Improve Care at Memphis Emergency Departments On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, patients and quality improvement experts will be popping up at some local hospital emergency departments (EDs) to offer a tasty treat and a view of sickle cell disease (SCD) through patients’ eyes.  Project PopSickleCell is part…
  • Medicare Helps Seniors use Opioids Safely

    Medicare Helps Seniors use Opioids Safely

    Medicare Helps Seniors use Opioids Safely Doctors may prescribe opioids, a class of drugs used to treat pain, after surgery or an injury. Although opioids can be an important part of treatment, they have serious risks like addiction, abuse, and overdose, especially if used continuously. This is true even for seniors and other people with…
  • Creative Ways to Teach Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes

    Creative Ways to Teach Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes

    Creative Ways to Teach Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes All staff members in a nursing home play an important role in keeping residents safe from infections. They should know some basics about the germs (like bacteria and viruses) which cause infections. They should also know steps they can take to prevent the spread of germs…

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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