Upcoming Webinars

    • Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. EST — Federally Quality Health Centers (FQHCs) are an important part of the nation’s healthcare safety net, receiving a large share of community benefit funds from hospitals to provide primary, preventive and charity care to the poor and underserved. But the truth is FQHCs have the potential to do much more. Through a variety of new and innovative partnerships with hospitals, FQHCs are playing an expanded role in care coordination, behavioral health, team-based care, residency programs and risk-sharing arrangements. During this webinar, HMA Principals Margaret Kirkegaard, MD, and Margarita Pereyda, MD, will outline the ways in which FQHCs can bring additional value to hospitals, improving care and reducing costs. The webinar will feature guest presenter, Santina Wheat, MD, from Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Humboldt Park, a Teaching Health Center, and a partnership between Northwestern University, Erie Family Health FQHC, and Norwegian American Hospital.
    • Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EST — The importance of information technology continues to grow as healthcare providers venture into care coordination, accountable care, and risk sharing. A structured approach to IT planning is a critical step in any comprehensive effort to enable providers to move effectively along the risk-sharing continuum. This means developing a comprehensive IT capability assessment and planning framework specifically geared towards provider organizations engaging in accountable care. It also means identifying how IT can support each clinical and administrative function necessary to successfully manage risk and coordinate care for a population of patients. During this webinar, HMA experts Lynn Dierker, Juan Montanez and Greg Vachon will outline the steps provider organizations must take to develop a solid, actionable accountable care IT plan. The webinar will also feature case studies of provider organizations that have made IT the backbone of a successful, comprehensive approach to accountable care.
    • Thursday, October 29, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — It’s been 10 years since the first grants for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment programs for addiction were implemented. Although underutilized and in many ways misunderstood, SBIRT still possesses tremendous potential to positively reshape and help coordinate care for people struggling with addiction. During this webinar, HMA experts will discuss the evolution of SBIRT and outline how the program is poised for a resurgence as providers, public health policy experts and funding organizations leverage SBIRT’s potential in an increasingly integrated healthcare environment.
    • Thursday, October 22, 2015, 3 to 4 p.m. EDT — Healthcare organizations are being asked to evolve rapidly – reflecting new business models that rely on team-based organizational structures for success. Getting there will require leaders who can break down barriers and coach employees to thrive in a team-oriented environment. During this webinar, HMA experts Jeffrey Ring and Sandra Sperry will discuss the importance of behavior-based leadership training for healthcare organizations and demonstrate how effective leaders can positively influence employee commitment, engagement, productivity, and results in a team-oriented environment.
    • Thursday, October 22, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — The digital health market is quickly growing and innovating and payers and providers have much to gain from getting on board. Emerging tools and technology for consumer engagement, population health management, telemedicine and data analytics can play a pivotal role in addressing the challenges facing payers, providers and patients. For example, these technologies can be used to engage hard-to-reach populations and expand the capacity to manage disease in a cost-effective manner. During this webinar, members of Health Management Associates’ Health Care IT Advisory Services Team will outline the trends in digital health technology – providing a roadmap for organizations interested in evaluating the strategic opportunities for growth and meeting the challenges of accountable care.
    • Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — To successfully share risk in a value-based healthcare system, primary care practices need to develop a core set of capabilities that include clinical integration, data analytics, and targeted interventions. We call this type of practice transformation Risk-Ready Primary Care, and it is the next paradigm in primary healthcare delivery and risk-based payments. During this webinar, HMA experts will provide a framework for Risk-Ready Primary Care, with an emphasis on the infrastructure and skill-sets needed to successfully manage patient populations while taking on various degrees of financial risk. More broadly, HMA will provide an update on the evolution of value-based payments and the importance of coupling financial models with high value, population health management.
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