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“Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs” –<br /> Goals and Funding Overview of New HHS Initiative<br />

April 18, 2011

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"Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower
Costs" –
Goals and Funding Overview of New HHS Initiative

  April 21, 2011  
Noon – 1 p.m. ET

Premier invites you to participate in this program, as part of Premier’s Advisor Live™ audioconference series, featuring important healthcare information. There is no charge to participate.
Register now – as space is limited.

On April 11, 2011, officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new Partnership for Patients initiative aimed at reducing instances of preventable harm in hospitals by 40 percent, and 30-day readmission rates by 20 percent.


To support this effort, HHS has asked hospitals, clinicians, consumer and patient organizations, and healthcare purchasers to partner and commit to support the goals of the Partnership for Patients. The initiative will use 2010 data as the baseline, setting a goal to achieve two aggressive milestones by the end of 2013:


  • Keep patients from getting injured or sicker.

    By the end of 2013, the Partnership aims to reduce healthcare-acquired conditions by 40% compared to 2010. Achieving this goal would mean approximately 1.8 million fewer injuries to patients with more than 60,000 lives saved over three years.
  • Help patients heal without complication.

    Patients are often at their most vulnerable when leaving the hospital to continue healing at home, in an assisted living facility or in another care setting. The initiative seeks to improve continuity and effectiveness of care during transitions from one setting to another and decrease preventable hospital readmissions within 30 days of discharge. By the end of 2013, the Partnership aims to decrease hospital readmissions by 20% compared to 2010.

This webinar will cover:

  • Explanation of program goals and
  • How your hospital can join the
    Partnership for Patients.
  • Application instructions for $500
    million in grant funds through a new
    Community-based Care Transition Program (CCTP). 



  • Joe McCannon, A.B., senior advisor to the administrator and group director, learning and diffusion, Innovation Center, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Carolyn Scott, R.N., M.Ed., M.H.A., vice president, performance improvement and quality, Premier healthcare alliance


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