B2BWebinars.net’s 90-minute session will serve as a roundtable, give-and-take discussion, in which the featured faculty will also field questions from the audience.
Woodland HIlls, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Infocast’s B2BWebinars.net, a provider of cutting-edge business intelligence, is set to host the Clinical Integration - The Path to Accountable Care webinar on August 8, 2012. The 90-minute session is designed to provide a clear definition of clinical integration and its phases.
Economic pressures, coupled with a growing population of the elderly and people with chronic conditions, have presented increasingly difficult clinical and financial challenges for payers and providers of healthcare. The trends have created pressures that necessitate the development of an evolution in care delivery and payment models. Healthcare reform legislation has provided the additional motivation for hospitals, physicians and ancillary providers to break down silos, and has resulted in the pursuit of accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient-centered medical homes, bundled pricing and other initiatives.
The model selected by any group of providers must reflect the market being served, the participants and structures currently in place, as it ultimately cannot be successful without the clinical integration of providers.
Clinical integration is a collaborative structure that allows health care providers to organize around quality and efficiency to improve care and manage costs; often with the false perception that ownership and employment are prerequisites to achieving that integration. However, whether an employed/owned or independent structure, elements that must be present include physician leadership, common information technology, shared clinical guidelines and demonstrated compliance and reporting.
The Clinical Integration - The Path to Accountable Care webinar will discuss and define clinical integration in detail, as well as its phases, which are assessment, development and then implementation. In addition, various tactics used to establish an essential foundation in clinical integration will also be discussed. B2BWebinars.net’s 90-minute session will serve as a roundtable, give-and-take discussion, in which the featured faculty will also field questions from the audience.
The scheduled faculty includes notable professionals such as Thomas D. Anthony from Frost Brown Todd LLC, Michael G. Heifetz from Dean Clinic and Mary’s Dean Ventures, Mary Reed from The Gateway Group and Brad Tice from PharmMD.
For more information or to register for the webinar, visit http://www.b2bwebinars.net/acoweb or call 818-888-4444.
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