ASPIRE+ to Reduce Readmissions Learning and Action Network Series: Webinar 1

The ASPIRE+ Method is an evidence-based, locally adaptable method to improve outcomes for populations experiencing high rates of readmissions. in this intensive series, we will move quickly through core elements of the ASPIRE+ Method to help teams identify a subpopulation(s) that experience poor outcomes because of structural issues in the healthcare system and take specific, feasible, action-oriented steps forward to make improvement. This series will catalyze your equity work in 2022, laying a foundation for data-informed, root cause analysis-based work to enhance equity and value in  healthcare delivery.

NOTE: This iCompass Academy course only holds the first webinar of the series and it will be available for 30 days (ends February 10). The remaining webinars and coaching calls that are apart of the series will be available for viewing as live events only. Register for these live events using the event brochure (PDF).

Target Audience

This webinar series is open to providers, quality and utilization review staff, care managers, patient navigators, health coaches, clinic care team, transition care staff, pharmacy and other readmission reduction hospital team members.

Learning Objectives

  •    Know your data
  •    Understand root causes
  •    Identify cross-continuum partners
  •    Collaborate to test changes
  •    Measure implementation to close gaps


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Dr. Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP

Amy Boutwell is the founder of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies. Dr. Boutwell is a nationally recognized thought leader in the field of reducing readmissions and improving care for high utilizers, advising statewide initiatives to reduce readmissions and improve care for high utilizers in several states as well as nationally. Dr. Boutwell was the co-designer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations (STAAR) Initiative and subsequently the co-author of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s “Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions” (the “ASPIRE” Guide). Dr. Boutwell co-designed the New York State MAX program.

No continuing education is provided for this course. The user will receive a certificate of completion upon completing the course.

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