POP HEALTH FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT
Chicago, IL - October 2 - 3, 2017
Jennifer Laffey's work in nursing scholarship and clinical practice is grounded in improving the healthcare of high-risk populations who have undergone surgical procedures. Her interest in this population began in clinical practice as a Cardiothoracic ICU nurse where she learned to appreciate the unique needs of high-risk surgical patients. Jennifer's work as a nurse practitioner focuses on the transitional care process and insuring that the medical and psychosocial needs of high-risk surgical patients are met prior to discharge and extended into the home setting. This process involves developing, implementing, and evaluating patient specific care plans so that all care providers can deliver seamless, high quality, cost effective care. In return, this population has less readmissions and improved outcomes.