At Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, case managers have access to an intranet repository that provides at their fingertips materials and tools to help them perform their job functions. Developed internally, the site provides access to policies and procedures, patient education materials and resources, evidence-based guidelines and documentation and coding information, as well as licensure information.
Listen to pre-conference comments from Karen Black.
During Leveraging Case Management Tools and Technology to Improve Outcomes, a 45-minute webinar on April 11, 2012 at 1:30 pm Eastern, now available for replay, Karen Black, RN, HIPAAP, quality improvement coordinator for Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, shared how the tool was developed, how it fits into the case manager's workflow and the key features that are directly attributed to improvements in patient care delivery.
You will learn:
- The tools and resources included on the repository, including the new addition of a primary source verification tool to manage case manager
- Leveraging available resources in creative ways to streamline access to information;
- A unique method of organizing and presenting information for easy retrieval;
- Creating a schedule and assigning responsibility for keeping the site current; and
- The impact this resource has had on patient care and outcomes.
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You can listen to this program right in your office and enjoy significant savings — no travel time or hassle; no hotel
expenses. It's so convenient! Invite your staff members to gather around a conference table to watch the program.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS CONFERENCE?
CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, case management executives, case managers, health plan executives, care management nurses, behavioral health providers, physician executives and business development and strategic planning directors.
ABOUT OUR PANELIST:
||A "transitions of care" form residing in the Arkansas BCBS tools repository moves with patients from one care point to another.
Karen Black, RN, HIPAAP, is the quality improvement coordinator for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical Management. She is responsible for planning and executing case management educational opportunities, oversight of URAC compliance and case management support.
Black entered nursing in 1982 and has served in many clinical and non-clinical roles throughout her career. Quality initiatives, accreditation and compliance activities have been an integral part in all of her staff nursing and nursing management roles. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield supports quality in Arkansas through participation in the Arkansas Governors Quality Award. Black has served as an examiner in the process for six consecutive years.
Black received her nursing degree from the Baptist System School of Nursing at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Ark.