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2009 Collaborative Practice Summit to Bring Together Health Care Leaders

Must-Attend Conference to Promote Better Understanding of Emerging Models of Care

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) will host its second Collaborative Practice Summit (CPS)March 3-5, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. CPS is supported through a collaborative partnership between CMSA, the National Association of Social Workers, DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, and The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc.

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Designed to bring together health care thought leaders, innovators, and collaborators, including CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, CMOs, Nurse Executives and Product and Program Directors, the 2009 Collaborative Practice Summit offers unique opportunities to engage, collaborate, and lead together.

"CMSA is excited to be part of this event as we focus on assessing and evaluating programmatic development to support patient and provider networks," said CMSA Executive Director, Cheri Lattimer, RN, BSN. "In addition, a primary purpose of CPS is to engage thought leaders to create conceptual collaborative practice models though a team environment."

Conference "thought leaders" will present on topics covering effective clinical strategies, innovative technology applications, meaningful performance benchmarking, and the future of working with health care professionals through generational barriers and workforce losses. Presenters include:

  • Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Health Care Policy and Research and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
  • Dr. Bill Crounse, MD, Healthcare Industry Director for the Microsoft Corporation
  • Carol Levine, Director of the United Hospital Fund's Families and Health Care Project
  • Adam Bosworth former Vice President of Product Management at Google Inc. and founder of a new health care-related company, Keas Inc.
  • Dr. Mary D. Naylor, PhD, RN, Professor in Gerontology and Director of New Courtland Center for Transitions & Health
  • Dr. Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA, Eugene and Mildred Professor of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • W. June Simmons, President/CEO Partners in Care
  • H. Edward Davidson, PharmD, MPH, partner in Insight Therapeutics and Assistant Professor at Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Eastern VA Med School
  • Hugh Lee, President of Fusion Productions, a company that integrates design, production, and technology services for the meeting and incentives industry
  • DonDea, co-founder of Fusion Productions
  • Dr. Del Conyers, MPH, Senior Program Director, National Quality Forum (invited)
  • Anne Jones, Director, Humana, Inc.

"CPS is a new resource to help participants to gain understanding of emerging models of care," stated Jeff Frater, RN, BSN, CCM, CMSA President. "The summit will host a unique set of individuals who can form relationships to assess performance measures and intervention strategies and to define success for the emerging practice models. This group of collaborators will also focus on the issues of clinician shortages, generational learning styles, technology advancement and the impact to health care costs. Collaborators will also find ways to relate to new and innovative tools, resources, and directions that will enable those in the health care field to embrace the future."

New at the 2009 Summit will be the "CPS Resource Room," an intimate business setting featuring cutting-edge exhibits from 30 invitation-only health care-related organizations, known as "Innovators." It will provide a unique networking opportunity for conference attendees to interface with speakers, exhibitors, and other health care leaders.

For more information on the Collaborative Practice Summit, visit, view the CPS Conference Brochure, register online or call CMSA at (501)225-2229. For a press pass, contact Tena


Established in 1990, the Case Management Society of America is an international non-profit 501(c)(6) multi-disciplinary professional association dedicated to the support and advancement of the case management profession through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy, and establishing standards to advance the profession. CMSA is based in Little Rock, Ark., and serves more than 20,000 members/subscribers and 70 affiliate and pending chapters. For more information on CMSA, visit or call CMSA at (501) 225-2229.

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