Upcoming URAC Webinar: Constructing the Medical Home - July 31, 2012, 2-3:30pm EST

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 Constructing the Medical Home: Bolstering Care, Outcomes and Transitions with a Multidisciplinary Team Tuesday, July 31, 2012 (2pm - 3:30pm US/Eastern)Webinar View Meeting DocumentsClick here to register for this webinarHarness the Strength of the Medical Home Team for Best-Case OutcomesAbout the WebinarIt's no less true for being obvious; educating and managing patients with chronic conditions is an effective way to stabilize overall healthcare costs. Now it appears that hospitals and health plans are beginning to grasp the obvious: if you can't manage comorbidities for the chronic medical patients, there is no hope of holding down costs.The medical home, or a patient-centered healthcare home, is an emerging model that has the ability to change the focus of healthcare to a more preventive model than the passive model that is currently in place. The medical home model takes a team approach to primary care and puts the patient at the center of that team. The idea isn't new, but it's getting tested in new and larger ways. Medical home teams often work in a primary care doctor's office or clinic. Team members can include doctors, nurses, case managers, behavioral health professionals and dieticians, who help coordinate their patients' care across a range of settings, such as health clinics, hospitals, and cardiologists' or other medical specialists' offices.The Chronic Care Model that was developed by Dr. Ed Wagner from Group Health Cooperative identifies six fundamental areas that form a system that encourages high-quality chronic medical management. Organizations must focus on these six areas, as well as develop productive interactions between patients who take an active part in their care and providers who have the necessary resources and expertise. The six areas are:Self-management support.Delivery system design.Decision support.Clinical information systems.Organization of healthcare.Community.As we know, patients with chronic conditions generally are not taught how to care for their own illnesses. Doctor visits are short and without planning to make sure those chronic needs are addressed. Caring for chronic illness usually features uninformed and passive patients interacting with an unprepared practice team. To change this scenario, it is important to have a coordinated team in place as the first step to effective management of the chronic medical patient.Join us as we learn how medical home are using the multidisciplinary team to change the delivery of care one patient at a time.Program ObjectivesDiscuss the role of the multidisciplinary team in the medical home.Describe the multidisciplinary team and the expertise they bring to meet the needs of the complex medical patient.Share successes and “case studies” that show the value of a multidisciplinary team when it comes to improving care, and discuss other outcomes that have been achieved.Our Webinar Will Answer These QuestionsHow can the multidisciplinary team improve chronic care management?How are medical homes deciding on what professionals are best utilized to meet the needs of their patients?What policies do you need in place to ensure professionals work within their scope of practice?How are teams ensuring safe transitions of care?What is the process for follow up when there are multiple professionals in place?Who takes the lead as captain of the ship?FacultyMargaret Kucinski, RN, BSN, the Clinical Director at Medical Network One, graduated from Grand Valley State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She currently is the Clinical Director at Medical Network One. As Clinical Leader for The Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MiPCT) she oversees the clinical operations and implementation of care managers in the practice unit. Additionally is a Certified as a Master Trainer in the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Training Program.Kim Roberts has worked for Medical Network One as embedded psychologist in pediatrics office since February 2011. Ms. Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (developmental tract) from University of Detroit Mercy. She has a wealth of clinical experience in Community Mental Health.Erica Ross, BS, ACE, a Certified Exercise Specialist and Wellness Coordinator, graduated from Oakland University, with a Bachelor of Science in Wellness, Health Promotion, and Injury Prevention and a focus in Psychology. She is currently working with chronic disease populations, primarily co-morbidities associated with obesity in adults and works with weight and chronic disease management in the pediatric population. She has participated in and overseen the development of several of Medical Network One’s wellness programs, including the Lifestyle Management Program and RTEAM. Erica is a certified Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist through the American Council on Exercise and maintains a certification through the American College of Sports Medicine as a WellCoach.Related Web Pages and Sites:Click here to register for this webinarRegistration Includes:Attend from your desktop or conference room. Invite your whole team to attend at one low price.Who Should Attend:PhysiciansNurse PractitionersPhysician AssistantsPharmacistsCase ManagersSocial WorkersQuality Improvement ProfessionalsBehavioral Health ProfessionalsManaged Care DirectorsBenefit Design ProfessionalsPractice Management ProfessionalsPatient Centered Medical Home ConsultantsContinuing Education Information:Continuing Medical and Professional Education: This program is approved for 1.5 contact hour for physicians, disability management specialists, nurses, social workers, certified case managers, psychologists, and licensed mental health counselors.For more information please contact:URAC EducationURAC*Phone: (202) 216-9010Fax: (202) 216-9006E-mail: [email protected]

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