The health care experience is taxing and confusing for patients and their families. The complexity often leads to disengagement and poor adherence to the plan of care. The Bridge Model is designed to integrate into any health care system in order to address these issues.
Bridge uses social workers to provide transitional care services, and leverages psychotherapy techniques to increase patient activation and follow-through. This approach of addressing both medical and social issues leads to many positive outcomes, including significantly lower readmission rates and decreased stress for patients and family caregivers.
Illinois is one of a few states penalizing hospitals for high 30-day readmission rates among its Medicaid beneficiaries. To support Illinois hospitals in reducing readmissions among the Medicaid population, the Illinois Hospital Association, Telligen (the QIO), Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, and John Snow, Inc. have partnered together to offer an educational learning collaborative “Reducing Medicaid Readmissions in Illinois: […]
On March 25, we happily gathered with many Bridge sites, supporters, and individuals interested in learning more about Bridge, at the American Society on Aging conference. In addition to sharing updates on Bridge Model growth and developments with the group, we were also lucky to hear from two Bridge replication sites about their successes. Steve […]