Now, it is possible to engage current and new patients through online technology that is securely built and delivered.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2012
Today, HealthyCircles™ (healthycircles.com), an integrated suite of online Professional and Consumer portals, officially announces open enrollment for their Wednesday, February 1, 2012, webinar on Population Health Management: Exploring New Tools to Engage Patient Populations and to Drive Better Care at 11:00am PST. Please note, space is limited for this exclusive event, so please e-mail webinars(at)healthycircles(dot)com to reserve your spot today!
With the Internet, social media and smartphones in an increasing number of patient and Care Team members’ hands, health care organizations and ACOs must skillfully navigate multiple communication channels while ensuring they are HIPAA compliant and secure. Successful health care organizations that embrace social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, will have a market advantage as they leverage these tools to meet payer requirements for providing population health management.
“Watching the technological evolution of the health care industry has been an amazing journey,” stated Susan Nedza, MD, MBA, FACEP, emergency medicine specialist and Vice President of Strategic Clinical Solutions at HealthyCircles. “Yet, so many hospitals and health care professionals I meet with don’t know how to leverage this technology in a secure manner to benefit their patients and their practices.”
New technology always brings along its share of hurdles. Yet, by leveraging tools that allow organizations and health care professionals to target a specific patient population while engaging them with tools that will better their care seems to not only be a win for the patient, but for the health care professionals as well. At the end of the day, patients want to know their information is secure with easy access to care while health care professionals seek the opportunity to lower their readmission rates and decrease their already overburdened workload. Technology, especially social media, is the solution.
“The idea to connect health care professionals and organizations to their patients via social media is an innovative and powerful concept,” stated Adam Pellegrini, Director of Marketing and Online Strategy at HealthyCircles. “Now, it is possible to engage current and new patients through online technology that is securely built and delivered. The power to leverage multiple marketing channels, including social media, to engage patients is an ingredient to adoption success.”
HealthyCircles, with Dr. Susan Nedza and special guest Adam Pellegrini, will host Population Health Management: Exploring New Tools to Engage Patient Populations and to Drive Better Care] on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11:00am PST. Attendees from organizations seeking to expand their ability to engage patients and to improve population health are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, so please e-mail webinars(at)healthycircles(dot)com to confirm your registration today!
Visit HealthyCircles at HIMSS12 in Las Vegas from February 21 to February 23, 2012, at Booth #6347.
About Dr. Susan Nedza
Dr. Susan Nedza, a nationally recognized physician leader is the Vice President of Strategic Clinical Solutions at HealthyCircles, LLC. Her broad experience as a board-certified emergency medicine specialist, as a Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and most recently as senior executive at the American Medical Association (AMA), have given her a unique vantage point at the confluence of clinical care, health care delivery systems and health care policy. While at CMS, Dr. Nedza led efforts to implement the Medicare Drug Benefit at the regional level and helped to design and implement the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), the first Medicare pay-for-reporting program for health care professionals. At the AMA, Dr. Nedza was responsible for defining and implementing the clinical quality and patient safety strategy. Most recently, she served as Medical Director for Clinical Practice Solutions and launched AMAFluHelp.org, the first national HIT driven clinical suite of decision support tools in response to the H1N1 pandemic.
Dr. Nedza is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She has served as invited faculty at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, the Master's Program on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety and in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Her research includes work on behalf of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, studying the role that professional organizations can play in helping support physician adoption of Health IT in order to participate in quality improvement collaboratives at the local, regional and state level.
HealthyCircles™ (healthycircles.com), a San Diego-based, connected health platform company providing enterprise, health care delivery solutions that solve problems related to transitions of care, hospital readmission reduction, home health and remote health monitoring. HealthyCircles provides clients with a private-label experience that is designed as a software-as-a-service model delivering an integrated suite of products and services connecting health care professionals to patients, their families and their caregivers via a HIPAA secure, care management system. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, join us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.