Attendees will learn than 30-50% of all healthcare spending is waste due to lack of a quality focus. FIXING QUALITY FIXES COSTS! These buckets of waste include inappropriate care, avoidable hospitalizations, wide variation in care processes and procedures, and administrative inefficiencies. The good news is that all can be corrected by hospitals and health plans. The proven key is a delivery system built with the primary care physician as the focal point of delivery. This is often referred to as the Third Generation of the Patient Centered Medical Home.This is most important to best manage chronic conditions to prevent escalation to more serious consequences. It includes collaborative care for depression and anxiety proven to benefit most those with chronic conditions. It also includes patient navigation through a very complex maze of medical options. This approach has demonstrated improvement in quality and costs time after time.Those employers who take this approach can expect significant reductions in ER visits, and radiology, but the biggest impact is on hospital admissions.
*Keynote speaker Dr. Brent James, considered the modern day father of U.S. healthcare quality. He achieved national acclaim from his work as the Executive Director of the Institute of Healthcare Delivery at Intermountain Healthcare, now renowned for its ability to provide high quality affordable healthcare.
*Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group, will provide an overview of how quality is directly related hospital safety and its relationship to deaths, compilations, readmissions.
*Cheryl DeMars, CEO of The Alliance in Wisconsin. The Alliance has worked with 275+ employers to help them create custom Smarter Networks and health benefit plans that satisfy their unique needs.
*Dr. Pat Carter, Medical Director for Care Coordination and Quality Improvement and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.
The webinar will conclude with a panel discussion.
All non-member employers can attend for free. This includes anyone from our sister coalitions. Code: EMPLOYER21.