Maximizing the Efficiency of Acute/Post-Acute Care Transitions

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This presentation details how to make acute to post-acute care transitions both more efficient and more effective. Attendees will learn the impact of avoidable hospital days and strategies for acute and post-acute providers to work together to manage patients before, during, and after care transitions. The presentation will address:

Learning Objectives:

  • Opportunities to optimize level-of-care decision-making
  • Methods for working with sending and receiving facilities to deliver efficient, high-quality care
  • Strategies to mitigate the impacts of five common causes of delayed transitions

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Kahn_Monica_082812_pptMonica Westhead

Director of Post-Acute and Senior Care Research, Advisory Board


Monica Westhead is the Practice Manager of the Post-Acute Care Collaborative, the research arm of The Advisory Board dedicated to the improvement of post-acute and long-term care. In this role, Monica leads research and acts as a strategic partner to member executives.

She began her Advisory Board career as part of the Nursing Executive Center, conducting clinical operations research for acute care nurse leaders, before transitioning in 2013 to focus exclusively on post-acute care.

She has worked extensively on issues pertaining to frontline clinical staff, including staff engagement, accountability, and understanding of key market forces and industry changes. Her other areas of expertise include tactics for improving the patient experience, promoting cross-continuum integration, and achieving strategic growth through the development of successful clinical specialty lines.

Monica is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.