Does your hospital want to work on sepsis readmissions as a performance improvement project?

HAP HIIN is proud to announce the newly formed sepsis readmission project “ExSEPSIS - Exiting with Excellent Care!” which will teach participating organizations how to formulate a plan to improve sepsis readmissions in their hospitals. Project managers will work with hospitals on interventions selected to decrease readmissions following a severe sepsis or septic shock discharge diagnosis. Assistance will be provided by the sharing of best practices and lessons learned, educational events, patient/family educational training, and individual hospital coaching.

Participating hospitals will receive quarterly 7-day and 30-day all cause severe sepsis or septic shock readmission data and will have access to HAP’s
  • Person and Family Engagement Advisory Council
  • A sepsis readmission advisory panel
  • Dedicated physician advisors
The first year goal is a 6% reduction in 7-day, and 30-day all cause, all payor severe sepsis and septic shock readmission rates. 

More than 200 clinicians from across the state attended Raising the Bar for Sepsis Care in Pennsylvania on September 6 held at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey Hotel. One of the speakers, Dr. Aparna Gupta from Jefferson Regional, Allegheny Health Network, discussed her hospitals’ sepsis journey which has led to their work on sepsis readmissions that revealed
  • One-in-fifteen severe sepsis discharges will be readmitted within 7 days
  • One-in-five severe sepsis discharges will be readmitted within 30 days
For more information or questions about this exciting new initiative designed to help drive down your sepsis readmissions, including how to sign up, contact HAP’s project coordinator Janice Schan, Maggie Miller, sepsis project manager, or Sandy Abnett, readmission project manager.
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