In 2014, SHM developed a revised 2nd edition of the guide that incorporated the latest literature on transitions of care as well as the experiences of lessons learned from the Project BOOST mentoring program's mentors (faculty experts) and participating BOOST hospitals (over 180 in US & Canada).
The Guide is laid out in a user-friendly, step by step method with explicit instructions and worksheets to help new sites engage with Project BOOST, build effective QI teams, and improve the care of their patients as they transition out of the hospital.
The toolkit is available for free viewing on the this SHM website for BOOST. While most sections are listed on this website for free, the PDF and Print workbook include an annotated bibliography, Actionable Tasks with sections to record your work, and appendix of tools and resources that are not available on this free site.
The first edition of the BOOST Implementation toolkit was developed in 2008 through support from the John A. Hartford Foundation.
This version is available for free download, but does not contain the updated content from this website and second edition workbook updates.
Content may be outdated.
When citing this document, the Society of Hospital Medicine request that the following citation format be used:
Project BOOST Team. The Society of Hospital Medicine.
Care Transitions Implementation Guide: Project BOOST: Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions.
Society of Hospital Medicine website, Care Transitions Quality Improvement Implementation Toolkit
http://www.hospitalmedicine.org (accessed month/day/year).