Upcoming Webinars

    • 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.
    • Thursday, October 15, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Consumer engagement in health care through the use of electronic tools and technology is more than just a trend. Payers are funding the rollout of consumer engagement tools in hopes of increasing the quality of care, improving outcomes and reducing costs. It’s also imperative for providers who wish to receive incentive payments for meeting federal meaningful use guidelines. During this webinar, Matt McGeorge, Izanne Leonard-Haak and Jean Glossa of HMA’s Health Care IT Advisory Services team will outline the current trends in consumer engagement tools and technology, including the key drivers of adoption, the latest innovations, and the impact on quality and cost of care delivery.
    • Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — Opioid addiction, including inappropriate use of prescription painkillers, has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. Battling this crisis will require a close partnership between healthcare providers, public health officials, state and federal policymakers, and community-based organizations. During this webinar, experts from HMA will outline various public policy and healthcare strategies that have successfully reduced the risk of opioid addiction, including case studies of collaborative initiatives and protocols for identifying and treating people struggling with opioid addiction.
    • Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — It’s time to take Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) to the next level. There is an urgent need for health plans, accountable care organizations, and providers to integrate LTSS into their overall concept of person-centered care for individuals with complex needs. Being responsive to the needs of consumers in an effective manner requires a fresh conceptualization of LTSS, one that will provide the flexibility needed to deliver person-centered care in a manner that improves overall quality of life while bending the cost curve through reduction of unnecessary hospital use. This means leveraging LTSS touch points at the community level, proactively identifying member needs, and linking individuals to appropriate community-based care before an emergency room visit or hospitalization is necessary. During this webinar, you’ll find out how payers and providers can work together to create financial incentives and protocols that drive 21st Century LTSS – linking payments to patient-defined metrics and offering real potential to improve the delivery of LTSS around the needs of patients.
    • Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m. EDT — There is a clear and growing body of evidence that supports the integration of behavioral health into the primary care setting. Numerous trials show that integration delivers upon the triple aim, generating a measurable return on investment over time, improving outcomes for patients, and resulting in a high quality experience for patients. Furthermore, health plans, state and national demonstrations, and accrediting bodies are moving in this direction. One example would be the 2014 NCQA Standards for Patient Centered Medical Homes, which require primary care practices to demonstrate some degree of integration in order to be certified. During this webinar, HMA experts Lori Raney, MD, and Nancy Jaeckels Kamp will provide a step-by-step guide to integration, including key structural and organizational investments, process improvements, and the type of training required to make integration work.