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Disease Management has long been considered a solution to help manage chronic conditions and control the cost of care. Large numbers of uninsured, the aging of the US population, and chronic illnesses appearing earlier in the lifespan have combined to create a "perfect storm" that is forcing the cost of care to rise exponentially. As today’s healthcare environment becomes more complex, it is incumbent upon us to examine the situation from a different vantage point in order to create appropriate solutions to the healthcare crisis in America.

The Colloquium faculty has realized that population health provides that comprehensive, forward-looking perspective.

The Colloquium has been an important building block in providing health care professionals with meaningful continuing education about chronic conditions. Our new name -- The Population Health and Disease Management Colloquium -- more accurately reflects the current trends in health care and the evolution of disease management. The Colloquium will continue to confront the issues and challenges regarding disease management, and also incorporate new takes on important subjects such as chronic care management, wellness and prevention, health promotion, and issues regarding consumerism and access to care.

Population health goes beyond the individual-level focus of mainstream medicine and public health by addressing a broad range of factors -- such as morbidity, mortality, quality of life, medical care, socioeconomic status, and genetics -- and assessing the impact of policies and interventions on an entire population. It is crucial to educate health care researchers, practitioners, educators and consumers in this approach if we hope to have a positive effect on the healthcare system.

Health care, as it is currently structured in the US, is not meeting the needs of society. How will health care be delivered in the future? What does it mean for the primary care physician? 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 Colloquium will address these issues and many more.

We are proud to bring together an expert faculty who are helping to shape the future of health care in America. We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia!

Who Should Attend:
  • Presidents/CEOs/CFOs/COOs
  • 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
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Alternative Medicine Providers
  • Pharmacy Managers
  • Pharmacists (retail, chain and convenient care)
  • Community/Independent Pharmacists
Program Objectives:
  • To provide an understanding of population health
  • To explore population health initiatives being implemented
  • To describe financial incentives in population health programs
  • To explore the impact of retail medicine in the community
  • To explain current quality improvement initiatives and their impact on population health
  • To analyze the role of eHealth and health information technology in implementing population health programs, for both consumers and providers
  • To demonstrate disease management programs offered by employers
  • To share communication and patient adherence strategies
  • To describe medication compliance and adherence programs
  • To address the issue of managing chronic conditions with disease management programs
  • To share best practices case studies presented by leading disease management organizations
  • To provide a forum for discussing emerging care models for population health
  • To create a vision for the role of employers, health plans, providers, disease management enterprises and patients in implementing successful population health management programs

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