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HQI to Highlight Readmission Disparities in March 6 Webinar

Many hospitals’ readmission rates differ by patients’ race and ethnicity. As part of its programming for the Health Services Advisory Group’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, the Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) invites member hospitals to attend a two-part webinar series on racial and ethnic disparities in readmission. 

The first webinar, to be held March 6 from 10–11 a.m. (PT), will discuss key issues related to readmissions among diverse populations, strategies to close the gaps and prevent avoidable readmissions, and tools to implement those strategies. The key presenter, Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, is deputy director of Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an author of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Guide to Preventing Readmissions Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries.

This free event is open to all hospitals participating in the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. Registration is available online.

The second webinar will be held April 3 from 10-11 a.m. (PT) and will feature case studies of organizations that have successfully reduced disparities in readmissions. Registration will soon be available online and will be announced in CHA News.

Questions should be directed to Boris Kalanj, HQI director of cultural care and patient experience, at or (916) 552-7694.