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Innovation Spotlight – Albany Medical Center refines care transitions for patients

ICU readmission is associated with poorer health outcomes, including lower survival rates, prolonged hospitalization, increased costs, higher degrees of disability after ICU discharge and greater emotional stress to patients and their families. In 2017, Albany Medical Center implemented a multidisciplinary initiative to improve the transition from the ICU to a lower level care unit.

To learn more about this initiative and its results, read our full story.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Innovation Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.

Published October 4, 2019