Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Two FREE Webinars on the Medical Home and Workplace Wellness

The Disease Management Care Blog wants to point out that there are two webinars that warrant your attention. The topics are timely, the speakers are expert and best of all, it's free. The DMCB will be listening in:

DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance will host two complimentary Webinars to preview programming planned for its annual meeting, The Forum 10, and an employer-focused event, the Integrated Care Summit, which it co-hosts with the National Association of Manufacturers and Center for Health Value Innovation.

The first of the Webinars is this Thursday, Aug. 12, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern Time: "Toward a Collaborative Care Delivery Model: The Role of Population Health Improvement Organizations in the Patient-Centered Medical Home." Tune in to learn about new opportunities for collaboration between primary care practices and population health management organizations to fully realize the medical home. Presenters are Greg Sharp, MD, co-founder of Ideal Family Healthcare, an NCQA-recognized, level 3 patient-centered medical home; and Darren M. Schulte, MD, MPP, executive vice president of collaborative care solutions at Alere.

The second is on Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to noon Eastern Time. "Demonstrating ROI: Insight into Eastman Chemical Success" will provide a sneak peek of Integrated Care Summit programming. This session will demonstrate how Eastman Chemical Company successfully generates cost savings through a comprehensive health and wellness program that includes onsite fitness centers, health coaching and other strategies and incentives to drive participation. Presenters are David Sensibaugh, MBA, director of integrated health at Eastman Chemical Co., and Gregg Lehman, MS, PhD, CEO of HealthFitness.

The Forum, Oct. 13 to 15, in Washington, D.C., and the co-located Integrated Care Summit, Oct. 13 and 14, are among the best opportunities to learn what innovative program purchasers and program providers are doing to improve health and productivity - and lower health care costs - through wellness, prevention and disease management. With a significant federal investment in wellness and prevention in health care reform and mandates for public and private insurers to provide preventive services, these events are must-attend to understand how to leverage these new opportunities. You can save on registration for both with early bird rates through Sept. 17 and even greater discounts for partner organizations, employee benefits administrators, academics and students and other select groups. Visit TheForum10.org and IntegratedCareSummit.org to learn more and register.

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