Upcoming Webinars

    • 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.
    • 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.