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Managing Comorbidities in Disease Management

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 • 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern

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.

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.

Register today and save by contacting 888-446-3530 or by visiting:
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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 last 30 minutes of the 90-minute program is reserved for a live question-and-answer session. Get your questions answered in real-time on the strategies used by Johns Hopkins and McKesson on best practices in managing multiple chronic conditions.

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Sincerely,

Melanie Matthews
Executive Vice President
The Healthcare Intelligence Network