Maximizing the Results of Your Disease Management Programs Through Community-Based Resources, a June 21, 2006 audio conference on CD-ROM, examines how disease management programs can improve their effectiveness through partnerships with community-based organizations.
Click here to listen to some pre-conference comments from our audio conference presenter.
Community-based partnerships are a critical element in the Chronic Care Model developed by Dr. Ed Wagner, the director of Improving Chronic Illness Care. Partnerships can be formed with state programs, local agencies, schools, faith organizations, businesses and clubs.
During this 90-minute audio conference, your expert panel of speakers, Michelle Brooks, RN, MSN, administrator, regional health plans for Pitt County Memorial Hospital, University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina and Judith Szilagyi-Neary, clinical care manager at Ovations, a United Healthcare Company, provide inside information on how to choose a community partner, structure these partnerships and evaluate the impact partnerships can have on the effectiveness of your program.
You will get details on:
- Identifying what organizations you can partner with;
- Structuring the partnership to maximum benefit;
- Overcoming the challenges associated with community partnerships;
- Maximizing the results of disease management programs through community resources;
- Examples and benefits of community partnerships in place; and
- Special considerations for the Medicare and Medicaid populations.
You can "attend" 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 listen in.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS AUDIO CONFERENCE?
CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, business development and strategic planning directors.
ABOUT YOUR PANELISTS:
Michelle Brooks, RN, MSN
Michelle Brooks, RN, MSN, is the administrator, regional health plans for Pitt County Memorial Hospital, University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina.
Brooks has enjoyed a 23-year career in nursing through a variety of roles such as patient care, patient care management and administration. She currently oversees the operations of Access East, Inc., a 501(c) 3, non-profit organization that houses healthcare programs for the underinsured and uninsured. These programs include Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina, a 27-county community-based network of healthcare providers who care for approximately 100,000 Medicaid enrollees, and HealthAssist, a federally funded program for the uninsured working poor.
Brooks is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She also holds a Master of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University. Brooks is certified in Nursing Administration by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and an active member of the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Judith Szilagyi-Neary is the clinical care manager for Ovations a United Healthcare Company, providing clinical leadership for the Northeast Region of the Medicare line of business (approximately 300,000 Medicare Members members in N.Y., Ohio and R.I.). This includes internal and community vendor operational oversight of the Personalized Service Delivery Program, a community based care management program for the frail elderly.
Neary has served on the faculty Norwalk (Conn.)Community Hospital, Norwalk, Conn. and has held leadership positions with clinical expertise in the areas of emergency room nursing, critical care, community nursing, skilled nursing and medical technology research. In addition, Neary has assisted in designing care maps for the senior populations and extensively involved in building models of collaborative care between clinicians and community-based resources/providers for older adults.
Neary received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Penn State University, and her Master of Business Administration from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn.