Day of Transition Initiative
Metropolitan Hospital Center ($50,000)
Mount Sinai Medical Center ($50,000)
New York Methodist Hospital ($50,000)
Through the Day of Transition Initiative, participating hospitals will design and test system changes to improve the day of transition from hospital to home care or nursing home rehabilitation. They will develop procedures so that all providers, patients, and family caregivers can monitor and report on the safety and effectiveness of the transition. Central to the redesign will be the creation of protocols outlining what is supposed to happen, when it is supposed to happen, and who is responsible for what—all with the goal of eliminating surprises and adverse events. Transitions will be assessed by the hospital and partnering provider using metrics they develop, and effectiveness will also be measured by learning the experience of the patient and family caregiver.