Contact: Melanie Matthews
Manasquan NJ USA -- October 8, 2008: The U.S. spends 65 cents of every healthcare dollar to treat people with two or more chronic conditions — a group that comprises 26 percent of the U.S. population — according to a new report on chronic disease by Gerard Anderson, Ph.D., a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
Managing Comorbidities in Disease Management
During Managing Comorbidities in Disease Management, a 90-minute webinar on October 29, 2008, two industry experts will examine disease management programs that improve health and reduce healthcare costs for those patients with comorbid conditions.
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You'll get the inside details from Chad Boult, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., professor of public health, medicine & nursing and director of the Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and James Hardy, senior vice president of care management services, McKesson Health Solutions, on:
- The most effective disease management models for serving patients with multiple comorbidities;
- The role of technology in managing multiple conditions;
- Facilitating communication among the patient, caregiver, physicians and case manager;
- Developing outreach and education programs that engage and motivate patients;
- Assessing and stratifying patients for custom outreach plans;
- Conducting home visits to assess and monitor health status; and
- Tracking performance and results on comorbid diseases.
Dr. Boult will describe the Guided Care model, a multidisciplinary model of primary care for people with multiple chronic conditions, designed to improve the quality and outcomes of complex healthcare by improving the delivery system’s design, decision support, access to clinical information, and support for self-management, and by facilitating patients’ access to community services. Dr. Boult is the principal investigator of a multi-site, randomized controlled trial of guided care involving 49 physicians, 904 older patients, and 319 family members in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Boult will share preliminary results on the impact of the Guided Care model on healthcare quality and costs.
The webinar will be held on October 29, 2008 at 1:30 pm Eastern time.
Who Will Benefit?
CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, business development and strategic planning directors and physician practice leaders.
Submit Your Questions:
You are invited to submit your questions in advance of the program to
ensure that your questions are answered. Please e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on October 24, 2008. We
will attempt to answer your questions during the conference. However, time constraints limit the number of questions
that can be answered during the live Q&A so be sure to get your questions in early.
Team-Wide Training at Its Best (and most cost- and
Gather your team around the table on October 29, 2008 for one low single-participant price.
There is no limit on the number of participants from your office; the
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before the program date via e-mail.
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