AMA Wire

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

For Minority Physicians

AHRQ toolkit aims to improve discharge for diverse populations

AHRQ toolkit aims to improve discharge for diverse populations

Physicians working at hospitals should know about a newly updated resource that can help reduce hospital readmission rates by replicating a discharge process that resulted in 30 percent fewer readmissions and emergency room visits.

Developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Re-Engineered Discharge Toolkit provides guidance to implement the toolkit for all patients, including those with limited English proficiency and from diverse cultural backgrounds. The toolkit employs health literacy strategies to ensure that patients know how to care for themselves when they get home.

Visit the AHRQ website to learn more.

Register to attend this year's AMA-MAS meeting

Members of the AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) are invited to attend this year's AMA-MAS business meeting and reception June 14 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago prior to the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

Register today (AMA login required). Be sure to click on the "AMA-MAS Business Meeting" and "Medical School Mock Interview Program" listed at the top of the page. Another session, the AMA's Doctors Back to School Health and Wellness Program, will take place June 14 and is the second item listed under "Educational Sessions and Events Open to All."

Be sure to select "register" once you have chosen all of the sessions you will attend. The AMA-MAS strongly encourages you to participate in all of its programs during this year's Annual Meeting. Register online by June 3; registration after that date can only be completed on site.

If you have questions about the meeting or registering, contact Abu Muhammad of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-4335.