Preventing Readmission through Effective Partnership - BOOST Cohort 4

Project: Research project

Project Details


Project BOOST In collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine, the participating hospital will participate in the following training and mentoring and have access to the following resources. • Two day training session for QI teams to learn about the intervention, exchange ideas with other BOOST sites and work with their mentor to establish an action plan • 1 year of mentoring by physicians trained in care transitions. Mentors meet with site leaders approximately monthly via teleconference to help teams tailor the Project BOOST toolkit to the needs of their institutions, implement it, and evaluate its impact. • The BOOST Toolkit provides clinical interventions, practical step-wise project management tools, and resources to train interdisciplinary teams about quality improvement and best practices in discharge planning and effective communication strategies. • Participation in the web-based BOOST National collaborative where participants share ideas, documents and other resources via an active listserv, document sharing and other web-based tools • Teach-Back training, video and curriculum for local use to train clinicians to improve communication with patients. Sites receive permission to host a copy of the DVD on their internal intranet for 2 years. • Reunion Conference at completion of year-long program.
Effective start/end date10/1/139/30/14


  • Various Hospitals for BCBSIL PREP Program (Agmt 10/01/13 // Agmt 10/01/13)
  • HCSC Insurance Services Company (Agmt 10/01/13 // Agmt 10/01/13)


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