Reducing the Financial Impact of Hospital Readmissions and Medical Mistakes

Explore proven tactics to form an integrated approach to reduce readmissions and errors

Preventing avoidable hospital readmissions is not only a hospital quality issue, it’s a financial one. Despite process improvement in discharge strategies, results are still lagging across the country. Tactical capacity is the missing element to a team’s ability to work under difficult, challenging conditions and to translate strategies into tactical actions decisively, rapidly and effectively. Through tactical capacity, you will bridge the gap between strategy and execution.

You'll Learn:

  • Identify the system touch points as root causes for readmission in your organization and develop means to mitigate and eliminate them.
  • Discover the five elements of tactical capacity and how they drive consistent strategy execution and improved performance.
  • Apply the four fundamental behavior styles necessary to improve communication and team collaboration as a means to executing strategy effectively based on behavior expectations for performance.
  • Identify the key elements of disruptive behavior that lead to medical errors and avoidable readmissions.
  • Discuss the imperatives for reducing readmissions—patient safety, quality care, risk management, financial impact and service satisfaction.
  • Review case studies and current research to discover what you must do to replicate successful strategies in your own organization.

Presented by:

Michael E. Frisina, PhD and George A. Zara, FACHE

Seminar leaders Michael E. Frisina, PhD, founder and president, The Frisina Group LLC and The Center for Influential Leadership, and George A. Zara, FACHE, former president and CEO, Providence Hospitals, will introduce the concept of tactical capacity to ensure a successful, task-focused approach to reducing readmissions.


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Dec. 14– 17, 2015
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Feb. 15– 18, 2016
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ACHE members $1,425
Non-members $1,625


ACHE members $1,425
Non-members $1,625

Register by November 1 to take advantage of 2015 pricing. Pricing for 2016 programs is subject to increase after November 1.

Who Should Attend

CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CNOs, CMOs and other senior-level executives and department directors of hospitals, medical centers and healthcare systems

Continuing Education Credit

In addition to the 12 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits assigned to this seminar, ACHE is accredited by other organizations to provide continuing education credit. View complete information about these organizations.

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