By Deb Laumer, Director, Clinical Informatics
As you know, Pennsylvania recently enacted the CARE (caregiver advise, record, enable) Act, to improve caregiver involvement in care coordination and discharge planning. Some studies have shown that if we involve patients’ caregivers in care coordination effectively, hospital readmissions could be reduced by as much as 25%! Because it is a new program, we may have some opportunities related to caregiver involvement. I am performing a pilot quality improvement project at Paoli Hospital as my doctoral project, consisting of concurrent surveys between caregivers of patients, and hospital personnel, followed by a gap analysis, to determine how well we are doing with this initiative.
Below is a link to the survey via Survey Monkey®. The survey should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Your answers will be anonymous.
You may see me around in the hospital over the next few weeks as I attempt to engage caregiver participation in the caregiver survey as well. I hope you will support me in this initiative to improve caregiver involvement at Paoli Hospital. The survey will be open through Monday, September 11.
Thank you in advance for your participation. Feel free to let me know (484-596-2340) if you have any questions.