The Integrated Michigan Patient-centered Alliance on Care Transitions (I-MPACT) aims to reduce hospital re-admissions and improve post-discharge care coordination. The initiative is a partnership of hospitals, physician organizations, other post-acute care providers and community organizations.
To keep the patient voice at the forefront, patient advisors and caregivers are incorporated in each of the hospital/provider organization clusters, are represented on the Advisory Board and are utilized in an e-Advisory Group working with the I-MPACT coordinating center. I-MPACT is focusing on transitions of care in five target populations- congestive heart failure patients, pneumonia patients, acute myocardial infarction patients, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, and patients transitioning to a skilled nursing facility.
Participants collect and share data to identify best practices that will improve patient care before, during and after transition from the hospital setting.
Visit the I-MPACT website here.