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Avoiding Hospital Readmissions Boot Camp and Survive and Thrive in the Changing Health Care Environment - ABQAURP's 36th Annual Health Care Quality Conference

(PRWEB) February 25, 2013

Nearly one in five Medicare patients is readmitted within a month, which is a prime symptom of a poorly coordinated system. What are you doing to address this?

It is clear that CMS and other payers are aggressively looking at every opportunity to improve efficiencies and reduce waste across the health care continuum. To provide participants with the tools needed to work with Medicare’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, ABQAURP is pleased to present the Transitions of Care and Reducing Readmissions Boot Camp, to help physicians, hospitals, accountable care organizations, and other providers address this critical issue. This program is scheduled for Friday, April 5, 2013 in Tampa, FL.

Keynotes include: Michael Paasche-Orlow, MD, MA, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; David Schulke, Vice President, Research Programs, Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)/American Hospital Association; and Kim Streit, FACHE, MBA, MHS, Vice President, Healthcare Research and Information, Florida Hospital Association. Distinguished faculty includes: Sandeep Wadhwa, MD, CMO and Vice President, Reimbursement and Payer Markets, 3M Health Information Systems; David M. Gates, MD, PhD, FACP, Regional Medical Director, Eagle Hospital Physicians; Robert J. Fortini, PNP, Chief Clinical Officer, Bon Secours Medical Group; Madeleine Rooney, MSW, Manager, Transitional Care-Health and Aging, Rush University Medical Center; Karen Tomes, RN, Director Hospital Care Management, Allina Health System; Carrie Nelson, MD, MS, FAAFP, Medical Director for Special Projects, Advocate Physician Partners; John Bowe, Director, Employee Health and Well-being, Bon Secours Health System; Daniel Buffington, PharmD, MBA, Clinical Pharmacology Services; and Jan McNeilly, RN, BSN, MS, FACHE, National Director for Clinical Informatics, Premier Inc.

As we transition from volume to value based care, health care providers are struggling to address the key challenges around the redesign of health care delivery. What will be the role of integrated care management, ACO’s, and transitions of care models? How can we efficiently integrate care across the care continuum, and meet patient satisfaction objectives?

Join us on Saturday, April 6, 2013, for the ABQAURP 36th Annual Health Care Quality Conference. Our faculty will provide you with the information you need to thrive as you navigate through the changes in health care.

Our notable keynotes are: Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM, Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine and Professor of Investigative Medicine and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine and Stephen F. Jencks, MD, MPH, Consultant in Healthcare Safety & Quality and former Assistant Surgeon General. Course faculty includes: Craig Deao, MHA, Research & Development Leader, Studer Group; Peg Bradke, RN, MA, Director of Heart Care Services, St. Luke's Hospital; Susan Enguidanos, PhD, MPH, Hanson Family Trust Assistant Professor University of Southern California, Davis School of Gerontology; Richard Kaine, MD, CHCQM, Director of Quality, Quality Management Resources, LLC; Christopher Laney, JD, Associate, Rogers Mantese and Associates, P.C.; James Cross, MD, CHCQM, National Medical Director, Aetna; Earl Smith III, MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer, TMF Health Quality Institute; Roger Kathol, MD, CPE, President, Cartesian Solutions, Inc. & Faculty, Integrated Case Management Training; Rebecca Perez, RN, ONC, CCM, President, Carative Health Solutions & Faculty, Integrated Case Management Training; and Nathan Anspach, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, ACO and Physician Network at John C. Lincoln Health Network.
                                                                                                 *Speakers subject to change

About the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) Established in 1977, the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians is the nation’s largest organization of interdisciplinary health care professionals dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and appropriateness of health care. ABQAURP provides education and certification for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. For more information, visit    


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