The Power of Technology: Driving the Next Generation of Care Transitions

Virtual Briefing

Feb 25, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm CST
Virtual Event

As healthcare transitions to valued-based purchasing, healthcare providers are taking a closer look at the transition of care process to assess if their health Information technology (Health IT) meets organizational goals of meaningful use compliance, revenue growth, and quality of care. This virtual briefing examines the strategy for transition of care, as well as innovative use of tools and successful care transition programs.

Overall Learning Objectives:

1) Discuss the trends in current healthcare environment and their impact on care transition community

2) Describe strategic design of transition of care program to effectively improve quality of care

3) Discuss innovative use of health IT in care transition cross care continuum.   

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Program:

Feb 25, 2015 CST
Collaboration across Care Continuum

Payment reform, fee-for-service to value-based purchasing transition, ACO, and patient-center medical home provide challenges and opportunities for healthcare providers. This session outlines the trends in health policy, payment model and healthcare delivery and their impact on strategy and design of care transition approaches across care continuum.

Session Learning Objectives:

1) Discuss the trends in current healthcare environment and their impact on care transition community

2) Describe strategic design of transition of care program to effectively improve quality of care

Speaker(s):
Antonio Linares, M.D.
Regional Vice President, Medical Director
Anthem Blue Cross - Health and Wellness Solutions

Feb 25, 2015 CST
Optimizing Technology to Continue Better Patient Care

This session discusses how health IT can be effectively utilized in care transition across care continuum, including provider-provider communications, patient safety tools, selection of mobile technology to support care coordination, and standardization of discharge process.

Session Learning Objectives:

1) Explain the role of health IT in care transition settings

2) Discuss effective use of health IT to provide greater continuity of care to and from different care settings

3) Identify new technology and solutions that will transform care transition model and achieve better care with less cost

 Speaker(s):

Henry L. Mayers, PMP, CPHIMS

Feb 25, 2015 CST
Reducing Hospital Readmissions through Better Use of Care Transition Technology

This session discusses technology-driven approaches and solutions to better facilitate care transition to prevent or reduce readmissions, an adverse medical event (and even mortality). It identifies best practices in transition of care technology to sustain better healthcare outcomes and reduce admission rate in acute hospitals.

Session Learning Objectives:

1) Identify strategies and best practices for investing in technology platform and solutions to prevent and reduce readmission

2) Discuss technology facilitated care transition approaches and models in reducing hospital readmission and improving patient outcomes

Speaker(s):

Beth Schindele
Director, Quality Insights of Delaware Regional Extension Center, Wilmington, DE
Chair, HIMSS Ambulatory Information Systems Committee

 

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