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Pulmonary Horizons COPD Conference - A Patient Centered Approach to Improve the Patient's Experience with Care, Improve Health Outcomes, Reduce Costs and Readmissions

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2014

The Pulmonary Horizons COPD Conference will include speakers, panelists and attendees that represent the most comprehensive and diverse group of health care professionals, decision makers and policy leaders combined in a single location, and includes representatives from:

  • Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  • American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • American College of Physicians
  • Case Managers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • COPD Foundation
  • Durable Medical Equipment Providers
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Health Plans
  • Home Health Providers
  • Hospice Providers
  • Medical Directors
  • Medical Device Manufacturers
  • Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs)
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Respiratory Case Managers
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Utilization Management Directors

This is the first time all of the right people are in the right place at the same time. The conference is centered primarily on the patient with COPD and will be comprised of Panel Discussions that will focus on:

Patient Perspectives of Care and Treatment: Improving the Patient Experience and Perceptions of Care to Increase Engagement, Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Costs.

Delivery Models for Patients with COPD: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs), Using RTs as Primary Case Managers, Telehealth to Reduce Readmissions.

Best Practices: Treatment and Management (Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Acute Care, Post-Acute Care, Clinics, Retail, Home Health and Hospice).

Financial Considerations for Treatment and Management (Coverage Challenges, Demonstration of Meaningful Use, Information Systems for Data Capture).

Financial Considerations for Treatment and Management (Coverage Challenges, Demonstration of Meaningful Use, Information Systems for Data Capture).

Register Today! Don't miss this opportunity to network with key decision-makers and healthcare professionals. Explore new strategies and tactics to improve your healthcare business operations; gain new knowledge and meet important leaders that can assist you with creating lasting solutions.

Become a Sponsor Today! Contribute your knowledge and expertise on the benefits and advantages of medical devices or drugs on improving health outcomes of patients with COPD.

About Pulmonary Horizons

The mission of Pulmonary Horizons is to offer the highest quality medical education in a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, encourages professional leadership, inspires research, and instills a strong appreciation of evidence-based knowledge in the treatment and management of patients diagnosed with COPD.

Medical Device, Diagnostic Manufacturers and Pharmaceutical Companies will provide a presentations on unique products and programs along with evidence that support: (1) Improved Outcomes and Quality of Life for Patients with COPD, (2) Reduce Costs of Care, (3) Enhance Activities of Daily Living. Presentations will be followed by a hands-on workshop.

Pulmonary Horizons Programs are comprehensive and patient centered; developed by Vernon R Pertelle, MBA, RRT and Robert McCoy, BS, RRT, FAARC to help meet the complex needs of managing patients with COPD. Our goals are to increase knowledge and support the various stakeholders by providing interactive conferences centered on evidence-based practices with a unique focus on the patient's perspective and the various respiratory care medical devices used to augment treatment plans.

We believe that through our efforts, the patient will benefit, the health care system will benefit, and health and financial outcomes will improve.

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