Healthcare case managers are playing a larger role in the coordination of all phases of patient care ó from management of the chronically ill in primary care to monitoring hospitalized patients from pre-admission through post-discharge to overseeing care of residents in long-term care facilities.

As the role of the healthcare case manager expands, so, too, do savings generated by their efforts. The case managerís early identification and care coordination of high-risk patients reduces hospitalizations and emergency room visits of the elderly and chronically ill, improves medication adherence and closes care gaps that trigger or exacerbate health conditions.

Download the new free white paper from the Healthcare Intelligence Network on case management benchmarks to learn how many organizations are planning on launching case management initiatives within the next 12 months and which populations are targeted by case managers for existing programs: http://www.hin.com/library/2010BenchmarksHealthcareCaseManagementPreview.pdf

This white paper is an excerpt from the full 2010 Benchmarks in Healthcare Case Management: Responsibilities, Results & ROI, which provides actionable information from 187 healthcare organizations on the placement and responsibilities of case managers and the impact case management has on healthcare utilization, cost and compliance. Click here for more information on the 2010 Benchmarks in Healthcare Case Management: Responsibilities, Results & ROI.

I invite you to download the free white paper on case management at: http://www.hin.com/library/2010BenchmarksHealthcareCaseManagementPreview.pdf.

If your organization is using (or planning to use) case managers to manage care transitions, hospital readmissions, medication adherence, risk stratification, emergency room visits and care plan compliance, you can learn from the experiences and feedback from healthcare payors, purchasers, providers and others presented in the 2010 Benchmarks in Healthcare Case Management: Responsibilities, Results & ROI.

Sincerely,

Melanie Matthews
Executive Vice President
The Healthcare Intelligence Network

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