IBM and Aetna to Share Metrics for Medical Home ROI

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IBM and Aetna, major stakeholders in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), will describe their strategies for achieving an ROI from the PCMH during Medical Home Metrics and Measurements for Achieving ROI, a 90-minute webinar on April 1, 2009 sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network. For details, please visit http://www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?medhomemetricsrel

Healthcare purchasers and payors have many common concerns -- among them the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and the costs of chronical illness in their populations. IBM and Aetna will explain how they are measuring these elements and getting more value for their healthcare dollar via the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care during Medical Home Metrics and Measurements for Achieving ROI, a 90-minute webinar on April 1, 2009 sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

The 90-minute webinar is also available in on-demand, training DVD and CD-ROM formats. Learn more about metrics and measurements from the medical home model by visiting http://www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?medhomemetricsrel

NEWS FACTS:

Scheduled Speakers: George Chedraoui, healthcare leader with IBM and immediate past president of Bridges to Excellence and Dr. Don Liss, regional medical director for the mid-Atlantic region of Aetna.

Conference Highlights: Establishing metrics to measure the effectiveness of medical home initiatives; developing reportable measures, from upstream to downstream measures; designing quality assessments for medical homes; and understanding medical home ROI from the purchaser and payor perspectives.

Target Audience: CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, hospital leadership, care management nurses, business development and strategic planning directors and physician practice leaders.

Webinar Formats: 90-minute live webinar on April 1, 2009 includes a 30-minute Q&A; "On-Demand" rebroadcast available April 3, 2009; 90-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available April 22, 2009. Get more information on metrics and measurements from the medical home model by visiting http://www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?medhomemetricsrel

QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MELANIE MATTHEWS, HIN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO:

"Many healthcare payors and purchasers are putting a price on the medical home by reimbursing physicians for care coordination and rewarding them when they meet standards of care, particularly for their patients with chronic illness. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how IBM is investing in the PCMH to improve healthcare delivery and efficiency for its 500,000 employees, and why Aetna is focusing on patient-centered care for the long haul."

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, or visit http://www.hin.com.

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