Reducing Chronic Condition Readmissions
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July 21, 2022 12:00 pm ET

Reducing Chronic Condition Readmissions

Preventable hospital readmissions are costing the healthcare system approximately $25 billion on an annual basis, and it is estimated that one out of every five Medicare patients is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge.

Patients who do not appropriately manage their chronic conditions are prone to acute events that require hospital admissions,

This panel will discuss strategies for reducing potentially preventable hospitalizations. Topics include:

  • Utilizing home healthcare to reduce readmissions
  • Optimizing care transitions from hospital to home
  • Addressing Socio-Economic Factors in Reducing Avoidable Readmissions
  • Identifying High-Risk Patient Populations
  • Improving Patient Outcomes & Cost Savings by Leveraging Remote Monitoring Technology
  • Emergency Department Strategies to Reduce Hospital Readmissions



Troy Garland, MBA, RN

Vice President, Clinical and Quality Operations, Equality Health

Troy has a passion for solving the puzzles of healthcare and has done so in leadership positions in hospitals, health plans, and healthcare technology vendors. He solves problems through an innovative lens and looks for opportunities to elevate the people on his team, his clients, as well as the people using their services.

Prior to Equality Health, he was the Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Clinical Innovation at Sensely, Vice President of Clinical Operations at Health Choice Management Company, Senior Director of Clinical Transformation and Outcomes, Western Region at GetWellNetwork and Executive Director of Nursing at Chandler Regional Medical Center

Sarah Keenan, RN, BSN, MSIHM

Chief Clinical Officer/President, Integrated Care, Bluestone Physician Services

Sarah has worked with seniors in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years, providing community care expertise and implementing clinical programs, care management, and care coordination programs.

Sarah has been with Bluestone Physician Services since 2011, with oversight over clinical services, including care coordination and care management. Sarah’s background is in long-term care and managed care government programs.


Michelle Nelson, RN, BSN

Senior Director, Health Improvement, United Regional Health Care System

Michelle is an experienced Director Of Care with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. She is skilled in Chronic Disease Management, Customer Service, Palliative Care, Team Building, and Nursing. Michelle is a strong healthcare services professional, who graduated from Midwestern State University with a degree in Nursing.

Ashish V. Shah

CEO, Dina

Ashish leads the Dina team on its mission to power the healthcare industry’s transition to virtual and in-home care. He founded the company in 2015 and remains passionate about empowering care teams with the tools they need to help people age in place. A recognized thought leader, Shah previously served as CTO at Medicity, the market leader for vendor-neutral Health Information Exchange solutions (acquired by Aetna in 2011).

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