When the weather is clear, visibility is great. But the weather hasn’t been at all clear in healthcare within memory. At this Webinar, Applied Management Systems (AMS) announces the Top Ten Healthcare Trends for 2020. This savvy, big picture perspective is based on AMS’ extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Our speakers are Alan J. Goldberg, Principal and President, and Jennifer Owen Schuster, MS, RN, Principal and Chairman-Elect.
The nature of leadership in healthcare has changed dramatically in recent decades. Seeing the big picture and having an integrative, strategic vision is more important than ever. We are hired by clients to find leaders for their organizations and therefore spend every day immersed in both the theory and practice surrounding leadership. We would like to share with you a few of our observations about leadership in today’s health care environment, as well as some suggestions for developing your leadership credibility.
The nation’s upcoming and transformative “age wave” will require more far-reaching and rapid innovations in policy, workforce training and health care delivery than exist today. Our speaker is Holly Stanley MD, a career geriatrician and currently a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness (CECAI) of the Altarum Institute, for an introduction to the gaps in care of frail older adults and how the MediCaring Accountable Care Community initiative can provide higher quality care at a lower per capita cost.
CMS wants 40% of payments to be value based by 2017, with bundled payments as a primary tool for reaching that goal. This Webinar will cover the need to understand clinical integration, cost structures and the insurance risk inherent in such arrangements.
Research has shown that patient experiences of communication and care coordination are related to clinical outcomes. This relationship is independent of clinical performance measures. Yet, even with the importance of these data, our ability to learn from our patients greatly lags feedback loops in other industries. We lack understanding of how to provide meaningful feedback to front line clinical personnel and management to effect meaningful change in our organizations.
The state of Florida has established a new Medicaid Managed Long Term Care program and required that each older adult choose a managed care provider to deliver services previously provided through a state case managed program. How and how well did the state communicate this change to its 90,000 older and disabled adults? This Webinar covers the results of a study of the state’s communication with affected older adults and how nursing homes responded to these changes.
In response to the need for improved nursing home quality, health systems have introduced nursing home pay-for-performance (P4P) programs. Central to the challenge of administering effective P4P is the availability of accurate, timely, and clinically appropriate data for decision making. Join us for this presentation about a P4P sponsored quality improvement project and how data were used as a result.
Engaging patients in their care requires more than creating a portal or social media posts. Join us for this Webinar about care collaboration and leveraging information technology to improve the provider-patient connection. Our speaker, Dr. Danny Sands is passionate about healthcare transformation, non-visit based care, collaboration in healthcare, and participatory medicine. He is a founder and co-chair of the board of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He is also the co-author, with e-Patient Dave deBronkart, of Let Patients Help.
Some ACOs are doing well, others are struggling and some have gone out of business. What have we learned from successes and mistakes to date? This presentation will cover critical elements necessary to create a well-functioning ACO, including practical advice on topics such as information technology, total medical expense reduction, quality measures, coding, care management, pharmacy and disease management.
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are proliferating and already include over 30 million patients. The payment structure of health care affects the ethical issues arising in the practice of medicine. ACOs are no exception. ACOs’ nascent development and flexibility in design present a time-sensitive opportunity to ensure their ethical operation, promote their success, and refine their design and implementation.