As we prepare for our 10th Population Health and Disease Management Colloquium, let's take a moment to reflect on how far we've come - and how far we still have to go - to create meaningful change in the American health care system.
Since 2008, health care reform has been the primary topic of discussion, with health insurance reform at the heart of the debate. Everything from single-payer universal coverage to health insurance exchanges has been discussed in an effort to expand the number of Americans who have access to affordable health care.
From a population health perspective, that is simply the starting point for a more detailed conversation. In order to create appropriate solutions to the health care crisis in America, we need to understand what changes must be made in order to see real improvements in the health of Americans. We will need to move on multiple fronts - educating current and future health care leaders on ways to make system-wide changes that will improve the quality and safety of health care; teaching patients how to become better consumers of health care services; making health information accessible and useful while still retaining individual privacy; and learning how to motivate Americans to change their diet and behaviors. Prevention and wellness are at the heart of population health, and will help to bolster efforts to better manage chronic conditions and illnesses (diabetes, asthma, heart disease, cancer) that do arise.
The Colloquium is proud to continue its tradition of forward thinking by providing health care professionals with meaningful continuing education regarding the issues and challenges in improving health care.
The structure and delivery of health care is changing. New models of care, such as the medical home and retail medicine, will help to make care more accessible and patient-centered. How will changes in health care delivery affect primary care physicians? How will the growth of retail medicine affect the concept of the medical home? How can we use technology to improve the quality of care and its delivery? What programs and initiatives are working?
The Population Health and Disease Management Colloquium, with its innovative sessions and prominent faculty, will address these issues. This year, by co-locating our event with the National Retail Clinic Summit and the Medical Home Summit, we will bring together a diverse group of individuals who share the goal of transforming the health care system.
We hope you will join us for this exciting program!
Who Should Attend:
- Medical Directors
- Medicare/Medicaid Directors
- Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Manufacturers
- Managed Care Executives (Medical Directors, Pharmacy Managers)
- Directors and Deputy Directors, State Departments of Public Health
- CIOs, CTOs, Vice Presidents and Directors of Information Systems
- Directors of Programs in Asthma, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Oncology, Women's Health
- Quality Assurance and Improvement Managers
- Case Managers
- Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
- Directors and Managers of Health and Wellness Plans
- Directors, Disease Management
- Physicians and Physician's Assistants
- Social Workers
- Alternative Medicine Providers
- Pharmacy Managers
- Pharmacists (retail, chain and convenient care)
- Community/Independent Pharmacists
- Key issues regarding health care reform and the need for preventive medicine
- Why fixing the health care system is a national priority
- The role the economic environment plays in transforming the health care system
- National health promotion and disease prevention initiatives
- The complexity of managing chronic conditions
- Exploring models of care delivery within the current system and beyond
- The financial burden of chronic illness and how care is affected by the economy
- The increasing demand for Palliative medicine and its role in chronic care management
- Managing chronic illness in special populations
- Understanding comparative effectiveness and its impact on health care
- The importance of educating current and future leaders in quality and safety initiatives
- Connecting with consumers, how to get the public on board with managing disease prevention and screening
- The implementation of EHR's and how physicians are being incentivized