New Healthcare Webinar to Offer Key Steps in Physician Practice Transformation

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A variety of demands, including technology, access to care and the trend toward medical homes, is forcing many physician practices to change the ways in which they function. During Physician Practice Transformation: Charting a Path Toward Increased Revenue and Improved Efficiency, Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes, a May 29, 2008 webinar from the Healthcare Intelligence Network, two industry experts in physician practice transformation will provide a detailed roadmap to key steps in practice transformation.

More and more physician practices are transforming the manner in which they operate to improve care access and quality, supporting technology and patient satisfaction. While not an easy task by any means, a carefully planned physician practice transformation can yield significant long-term benefits in efficiency, revenue enhancement and patient satisfaction and outcomes. "Physician Practice Transformation: Charting a Path Toward Increased Revenue and Improved Efficiency," a May 29, 2008 webinar, will describe the critical steps in physician practice transformation. For more information, please visit the HIN bookstore at http://www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?physpractranspr
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Scheduled Speakers: Dr. Lonnie E. Fuller, medical director for the Pennsylvania Medicaid ACCESS Plus PCCM-DM Program, and Dr. John Michos, medical director of the Virginia Health Quality Center ,will describe the critical steps in physician practice transformation.

Conference Highlights: Assessing the readiness of a practice for transformation; developing champions within an organization to lead the transformation; understanding the skill sets necessary for practice transformation; implementing quality improvement tools in physician practices; redesigning the office workflow to succeed in practice transformation; improving efficiency and delivery of care in a practice; overcoming the challenges that practices face as they attempt to transform themselves; and realizing a return on investment from practice transformation through improved practice profitability.

Target Audience: CEOs, medical directors, physician practice leaders, health plan executives, business development and strategic planning directors and physician practice office managers and consultants.

Webinar Formats: 90-minute live webinar on May 29, 2008 includes a 30-minute Q&A; "On-Demand" rebroadcast available June 2, 2008; 90-minute recording on CD-ROM with printed transcript or video recording of webinar on DVD available June 12, 2008. For conference details, please visit the HIN bookstore at http://www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?physpractranspr
QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MELANIE MATTHEWS, HIN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO:

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"With many physician quality reporting initiatives still voluntary and new models of care under development, now is the ideal time for physicians to 'tune up' their practices --- making the process-oriented, technological and cultural adjustments necessary to support successful participation. As practices that have already done this will attest, patients come out the winners in this equation, benefiting from a more coordinated method of care delivery."

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network -- HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 292-3073, e-mail info@hin.com, or visit http://www.hin.com.

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