Three-Part Webinar Series Focuses on Care Management Trends: Individual Sessions Highlight Technology Innovations, Caseloads, and Healthcare Reform

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Schooner Healthcare Services, a leading company in the medical management media solutions field, has teamed up with ACH Media, a healthcare communications specialist for over 35 years, to produce a webinar series on recent healthcare and case management trends.

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“Each webinar session features the top thinkers in their field and addresses timely issues that are impacting both the business and delivery of healthcare, with special emphasis on case management interventions" notes Garry Carneal

Schooner Healthcare Services, a leading company in the medical management media solutions field, has teamed up with ACH Media, a healthcare communications specialist for over 35 years, to produce a webinar series on recent healthcare and case management trends.

“We are extremely pleased to collaborate with AHC Media to produce this webinar series,” notes Garry Carneal, JD, MA, Schooner Healthcare Services President and CEO. “Each webinar session features the top thinkers in their field and addresses timely issues that are impacting both the business and delivery of healthcare, with a special emphasis on case management interventions.” Carneal also will serve as the moderator or panelist on each webinar topic.

Webinar #1: Health Information Technology—Why the Pace of Integration and Automation Remains Slow
Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

This interactive presentation will delve into the recent 2010 Health Information Technology Survey to analyze the results of the study in great detail, highlighting key trends and describing how those trends are shaping (and will shape) the fields of medical management and health IT.

Speakers include:

  •     Rob Pock, Founder and CEO, TCS Healthcare Technologies
  •     Joel Brill, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Predictive Health, LLC and Action Healthcare Management Services
  •     Garry Carneal, JD, MA, President and CEO, Schooner Healthcare Services
  •     Pat Stricker, RN, M Ed , Senior Vice President, TCS Healthcare Technologies
  •     Teri Treiger, RN-C, MA, CCM, CCP, President, Case Management Society of America

For more information about this webinar, or to register, visit http://www.ahcmedia.com/products_and_services/?prid=4757.

Webinar #2: The Caseload Matrix: Promoting Case Manager Effectiveness
Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

This session will examine the challenges caregivers have implementing evidence-based caseloads, as well as the inconsistencies that exist in creating a standardized medical management workflow. This webinar also will highlight key factors that impact how patient acuity levels are calculated and the ways in which the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and others are working to address the caseload challenge.

Speakers include:

  •     Kathy Craig, MS, RN, CCM, President & Founder, Craig Research Continuum
  •     Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN, Executive Director, CMSA, and President and CEO, CMI
  •     Michael Terpening, Independent healthcare consultant

More information can be found at http://www.ahcmedia.com/products_and_services/?prid=4764.

Webinar #3: The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Case Management
Tuesday, February 10, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

This session will highlight the effects the recent Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as well as the current political landscape will have on the field of case management. Topics include:

  •     The emerging power structure between the federal and state governments
  •     State-based health insurance exchanges
  •     The new wave of health plans
  •     The future roles of brokers, agents, case managers and navigators
  •     Court challenges to health reform legislation

A national panel of experts will provide an objective and unbiased look at health reform. These experts include:

  •     Bernie DiFiore, President and Chief Executive Officer, BenefitMall
  •     Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN, Executive Director, CMSA, and President and CEO, CMI
  •     Claire Levitt, President, Alicare Medical Management, and Executive Vice President, Amalgamated Life

To register for this event, please visit http://www.ahcmedia.com/products_and_services/?prid=4776.

For more information about Schooner Healthcare Services, contact Melanie Goas at (410) 280-0025. For more information about the webinars, please contact AHC Media at 800-688-2421 or http://www.ahcmediainteractive.com.

About Schooner Healthcare Services (http://www.schoonerhealth.com). Schooner Healthcare Services, headquartered in Annapolis, MD, promotes “best-in-class” communication, medical management and health IT solutions to improve health outcomes, increase patient satisfaction, and control costs. The company supports a broad range of clients through its business development, government relations, accreditation consulting, nonprofit management, educational and research services. Founded in 2007, Schooner serves as an incubator for new ideas, concepts and solutions that are re-shaping the healthcare experience.

About AHC Media (http://www.ahcmedia.com). AHC Media LLC is the largest publisher of health care newsletters in the world. We began in 1974 with a single title, Hospital Infection Control. We have grown in the quarter century since to more than 50 titles serving a broad spectrum of professionals in health care. In addition to its newsletters, AHC Media LLC publishes dozens of sourcebooks in a variety of health care topics. We convene conferences in key areas from emergency medicine to hospital case management. We are one of the leading providers of continuing education and continuing medical education, offering nurses and physicians convenient print and online formats for earning credits. In addition, AHC Media LLC is a growing electronic publisher, offering users a host of online, disk and CD-ROM products.

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