Thursday September 1st Aging & Technology Webinar:
Date: Thursday, September 1st, 2011
Time: 2pm EDT (1pm CDT / 12p MDT / 11am PDT)
Topic: “One Patient, Many Providers: A Blueprint for Successful Care Transitions”
In this webinar you will learn how effective care transitions play a critical role with both clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. This timely program addresses effective care management techniques that improve care transitions, identify the main causes of avoidable hospital readmissions and describe how to use simple project management techniques to manage complex patients across the care continuum.
Purpose of Presentation:
- Describe practical methods to prevent “bouncebacks.”
- Learn how care management and coordination based on project management techniques assists patients and families with their own self managed care.
- Define main reasons for re-hospitalization.
Our Speaker: Kathy Heery, RN, MS, CCM
Kathleen Heery RN, MS, CCM is a certified, RN Geriatric Care Manager and Homecare Consultant and owner of Healthcare Solutions for You. Kathy’s approach focuses on an elder’s ability to remain independent in the community and the capacity to fund needed services. Kathy has served as national director for a large homecare company, global director of care management services and has developed/implemented care coordination program/services for various organizations. Additionally, she is an active member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Kathy has been managing care transitions for the past few years and has recently co-authored a book on “Ending Hospital Readmissions: A Blueprint for Homecare Providers.”
Our Sponsor: GrandCare Systems
GrandCare combines aspects of “Smart Home” automation technology, internet communications, social networking designed for residents, telehealth assessment, activity of daily living monitoring, cognitive assists, medication management and two-way video chat technologies, into a flexible, user friendly and affordable package. Available since 2006, GrandCare Systems offers the most comprehensive and fully featured aging and technology system on the market today.