Case Management Industry Thought Leaders Featured in New Blog

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Industry thought leaders Jackie Birmingham, RN, BSN, MS, CMAC, Karen Zander, RN, MS, CMAC, FAAN, June Stark, RN, Wendy DeVreugd, RN, BSN, PHN, FN,P and Peter Moran, RN,C, BSN, MS, CCM, featured authors on Case Management Mentor.

Case Managers have a difficult job. From ensuring proper level of care determinations, to managing a patient's length of stay, case managers constantly juggle regulatory compliance, fiscal responsibility, and quality of care. Industry experts will now help with the challenges both new and seasoned hospital case managers face by providing advice and information on the newly launched Case Management Mentor (http://www.casemanagementmentor.com) blog, sponsored by HCPro, Inc.

Dedicated to connecting hospital case managers to industry thought-leaders, Case Management Mentor will provide news briefs, editorials, and peer-to-peer information sharing for hospital case managers, and will offer news excerpts from the HCPro Case Management Weekly e-newsletter housed in a searchable on-site archive.
Case Management Mentor is proud to announce industry experts, Jackie Birmingham, RN, BSN, MS, CMAC; Karen Zander, RN, MS, CMAC, FAAN; June Stark, RN, BSN, Med; Wendy DeVreugd, RN, BSN, PHN, FNP; and Peter Moran as contributing authors to the blog.

Birmingham is Vice President for Professional Services, Curaspan Health Group, Inc. of Newton, MA. She has more than 25 years in discharge planning and case management experience including 10 years as director of discharge planning in a large hospital, in home health, and in information technology.

Zander is Principal and Co-owner of The Center for Case Management, Natick, MA. Her pioneering work with clinical case management CareMap® Systems, begun at New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston, is internationally recognized.

Ms. Stark is Director of Case Management, Quality Support Services at Tuft Medical Center, Boston, and Associate Consultant for The Center for Casement Management.

DeVreugd has been a registered nurse for over 36 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for 27 years, and is currently the senior director of Case Management programs for the West and Midwest States for Kindred Healthcare LTAC system.

Moran is the immediate past president of CMSA and the recipient of CMSA's 2004-2005 National Case Manager of the Year award. A sought-after industry speaker, Moran has served as a nurse case manager in the Emergency Department at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital with a special interest in the care of the homeless and frail elders since 2002.

For more information about Case Management Mentor, please visit http://www.casemanagementmentor.com.

About HCPro:
Established in 1986, HCPro, Inc., is a portfolio company of Halyard Capital with corporate offices in Marblehead, MA. Providing information, products, and services assisting healthcare providers in North America and around the globe with regulatory compliance and best practices for healthcare management, the company delivers its mission-critical content in a wide variety of complementary, integrated platforms. Specializing in training programs as well as live events and consulting services, HCPro is the leader in meeting the specific needs of healthcare managers. Flagship HCPro brands include Beacon Health, HealthLeaders Media, and The Greeley Company. More information can be found at http://www.hcpro.com/about/press.cfm.

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