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HealthcareWebSummit: Readmissions Web Summit 2012
Hospitals, attending physicians and other providers have been focusing on reducing preventable readmissions, initially due to Medicare policy and payment changes in this regard. Health plans, employers, care management organizations and other stakeholders also have a significant vested interest in managing readmissions for all applicable patient populations. While a plethora of data is now available on the scope and components of the readmissions problem, available information is certainly more limited to-date with respect to stakeholders that have already enacted solutions: implementing proactive initiatives, approaches and processes to manage readmissions.  
The First Annual Readmissions Web Summit features a 90 minute webinar with national experts that will share their experience, insights and strategic approaches in reducing preventable readmissions. Amy Boutwell MD, President of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies will discuss specific successful approaches taken in different communities by working across care settings. Doctor Boutwell was co-founder of the STAAR (State Action on Avoidable Rehospitalizations) Initiative during her former role as the co-principal investigator of the $5 million STAAR grant with IHI. Next, Doctor James (Larry) Holly, CEO of Southeast Texas Medical Associates (SETMA) will talk about SETMA's major initiative involving care transitions to reduce preventable readmissions, hospital follow-up calls and deployment of readmissions analytics. Carol Levine, Director of the Families and Health Care Project at United Hospital Fund will conclude by discussing strategies to involve family caregivers in care transitions.

The event also includes three downloadable pre-recorded sessions, with Regence Executive Medical Director discussing the way forward in managing readmissions from a health plan perspective; Guy D'Andrea, President of Discern Consulting explaining a Financial Incentives Model for Minimizing Readmissions; and Mount Sinai Medical Center's Doctor Jill Kalman and Maria Basso Lipani discuss their experience in prediction and targeted intervention of patients at risk of readmission.

Position your organization for 2012 and beyond in the quest to manage hospital readmissions. Join us for the First Annual Readmissions Web Summit on Thursday August 23rd, 2012, and participate in the live national webinar, additional downloadable pre-recorded faculty sessions, readmissions e-poll and more, featuring national experts providing key insights, trends, strategic recommendations, actionable intelligence and more on these critical topics, plus receive a three month trial subscription to Readmissions News for no additional cost.
Webinar Agenda
Thursday, August 23, 2012
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern 
(10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pacific)
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  • 1:00 pm - 1:05 pm  Introductory Comments - Raymond Carter, Senior Editor, Readmissions News; Webinar Moderator  
  • 1:05 pm - 1:30 pm  Reducing Readmissions By Working Across Settings: Insights from Communities Across the U.S. - Amy E. Boutwell, MD, MPP, President, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies  
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm  SETMA's Initiative to Reduce Preventable Readmissions - James (Larry) Holly, MD
    CEO, Southeast Texas Medical Associates (SETMA); Adjunct Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Clinical Associate Professor, Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Involving Family Caregivers in Care Transitions-- Carol Levine, Director, Families and Health Care Project, United Hospital Fund
Pre-Recorded Sessions & More
Pre-Recorded Presentations in Windows Media Video format with audio and synchronized slide advancement:
  • Hospital Readmissions, Where to Go from Here, by Joe Gifford, MD, Executive Medical Director, Regence
  • Financial Incentives Model for Minimizing Readmissions-- Guy D'Andrea, President and Founder, Discern Consulting
  • Predicting Risk of Readmissions for Targeting Patient Intervention - Jill Kalman, M.D., Director, Cardiomyopathy Program, Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Institute, Mount Sinai Medical Center; and Maria Basso Lipani, LCSW. Coordinator, PACT (Preventable Admissions Care Team), Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Plus other Web Summit features including a Readmissions Article Library, an exclusive Readmissions e-poll, and a three month trial subscription to Readmissions News
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Gain an overall sense of selected applicable strategies, processes, challenges, resources required and results to-date in managing hospital readmissions.
  2. Consider the approaches undertaken by selected communities in managing readmissions by working across care settings.
  3. Explore how a prominent medical group addresses management of readmissions through care transitions, hospital follow-up calls and analytics.
  4. Ascertain the importance of the role of family caregivers in care transitions, and the potential to improve readmissions management by leveraging their role.
  5. Obtain relevant case experience and lessons learned offered by the faculty, with insights provided from multiple perspectives.
  6. Experience e-learning at the attendees' convenience, with downloadable pre-recorded sessions, article library, and other online Summit features available 24/7.
  7. Engage in interactive learning through live webinar providing online question submission, attendee surveys, feedback and opportunity for follow up questions, and networking with attendees, faculty and other professionals through dedicated LinkedIn group.
Who Should Attend
Interested attendees would include:
  • C-Suite Executives
  • Medical Directors
  • Hospitalists and Other Clinicians
  • Provider Contracting Executives and Staff
  • Care Management Executives and Staff
  • Case Management Executives and Staff
  • Nursing Executives
  • Discharge Planning Managers
  • Managed Care Executives and Staff
  • Network Management Executives and Staff
  • Health Benefit Managers
  • Planning and Strategic Executives and Staff
  • Business Intelligence Staff
  • Other Interested Parties

Attendees would represent organizations including

  • Hospital Systems
  • Health Plans
  • Medical Groups
  • Provider Networks
  • Other Providers
  • Government
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Care Management Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Organizations
  • Employers
  • Solutions Providers
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations
  • Media
Readmissions Web Summit 2012
  Individual Registration Fee: $295. Audio Conference CD-ROM: $40 for attendees; $335 for non-attendees after the event. Registration includes a three month trial subscription to Readmissions News for no additional cost.  
Register Now   Corporate Site licensing also available. Click here to register or call 209.577.4888 We look forward to your participation in this event!
Past Event CD-Roms 
Did you miss a past webinar event? We'll ship the complete audio recording and presentation slides to you on a CD-ROM. Recent titles include:
Topic   Event   CD-ROM
Accountable Care   An Inside Look at Accountable Caret
Thursday, June 28th, 2012
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Hospital Purchasing   Hospital Value Based Purchasing: A Roadmap
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
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Predictive Modeling   Predictive Modeling Web Summit
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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