Hospital readmissions rates are now at 3 percent, which means that health systems are feeling the financial burden of decreased payments from Medicare. They also need to track two more 30-day readmission rates. While there aren’t any new penalty measures planned for 2016, coronary artery bypass grafts will be added as yet another measure to track in 2017. By using three strategies to reduce readmission rates, health systems will experience better outcomes and decreased penalties. The three strategies include the following: (1) implementing a data warehouse that provides a single source of truth; (2) engaging a multidisciplinary team to lead the improvement efforts; (3) installing a sophisticated analytics platform.