The Next Generation of Home Health Monitoring with Host HealthyCircles and Emergency Medicine Specialist, Dr. Susan Nedza

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Susan Nedza, MD, MBA, FACEP, emergency medicine specialist and Vice President of Strategic Clinical Solutions at HealthyCircles, discusses how organizations and patients will benefit from the next generation of home health monitoring systems.

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Home health monitoring has evolved to a point where we, as health care professionals, have the ability to prevent adverse events in the home.

Today, HealthyCircles™ (http://www.healthycircles.com), an integrated suite of online Professional and Consumer portals, officially announces open enrollment for their Wednesday, November 2, 2011, webinar on The Next Generation of Home Health Monitoring at 11:00am PDT. Please note, space is limited for this exclusive event, so please e-mail webinars(at)healthycircles(dot)com to reserve your spot today!

Traditional post-incident systems often depend on patients to purchase a device that offers reactive intervention versus proactive monitoring. Thus, these traditional systems do little to impact the cost of health care, integrate with care management or improve the quality of life for patients. These technologies lack the ability to provide vital information to health care professionals and to support communication that brings peace of mind to family caregivers.

“The traditional image many of us think of when referring to home health monitoring systems are triggered in response to a fall by the frail and elderly,” stated Susan Nedza, MD, MBA, FACEP, emergency medicine specialist and Vice President of Strategic Clinical Solutions at HealthyCircles. “New technologies better support the health care professional in improving care coordination tools to avoid the fall in the first place.”

One of the greatest attributes of the new home health monitoring systems is they use technology to provide continuous monitoring and to support house calls again. Even for providers, grappling with new payment models, the new-age home health monitoring systems empower them to care for more patients outside of the office, at a fraction of the cost.

“Home health monitoring has evolved to a point where we, as health care professionals, have the ability to prevent adverse events in the home,” stated James Mault, MD, FACS, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HealthyCircles. “Our goal at HealthyCircles has always been to help providers streamline their workload and reduce readmissions while increasing care coordination. With improved home health monitoring systems, those goals are now achievable because patients can now stay connected to care.”

HealthyCircles, with guest speaker and emergency medicine specialist Dr. Susan Nedza, will host The Next Generation of Home Health Monitoring on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 11:00am PDT. Attendees from organizations seeking to understand their options when improving patients’ home health care are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, so please e-mail webinars(at)healthycircles(dot)com to confirm your registration today!

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.

About HealthyCircles
HealthyCircles™, 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.

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