Patient handoffs occur hundreds of times throughout a patient’s care episode, and they can be risky.
For example, incomplete and insufficient transitions contribute to 80 percent of preventable adverse events. Poor handoffs also lead to readmissions, Medicare penalties, negative outcomes and even give rise to litigation
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Thalken brings more than 30 years of experience in health-care leadership to our company. Prior to joining the company, she served as Enterprise Vice President for Care Logistics in Atlanta, Ga. She has held executive leadership positions at hospitals in Nebraska and Iowa, including the position of System Quality Executive for Alegent Health. Thalken has presented on the topics of improving quality, patient flow and throughput at various industry conferences and webinars. Thalken holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Organization of Nurse Executives and Heartland Healthcare Executives.