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10/14/2017
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Session Title
7:15 AM - 8:15 AMRegistration & Networking Breakfast with Sponsors & Exhibitors
8:15 AM - 9:00 AMWelcome Announcements & Chapter Business Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AMKeynote Address: Strategies to Win in a Value Based Health Care Environment
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMNetworking Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:45 AM - 11:45 AMSession 2: Complex Case Management Practice Team: "It's The Chance We Got To Take"
11:45 AM - 1:15 PMNetworking Lunch with Sponsors & Exhibitors
1:15 PM - 2:15 PMSession 3: From the Beach in the Caribbean to the Bed in the Hospital
2:20 PM - 3:20 PMSession 4: Connecticut’s State Innovation Model: Creating a Culture of Value
3:25 PM - 4:25 PMSession 5: The Threat to Patient Safety & Supply Chain Security Posed by Rogue Internet Pharmacies
4:30 PM - 4:35 PMClosing Remarks

Keynote Address: Strategies to Win in a Value Based Health Care Environment

Brian Pisarsky, RN, MHA, ACM-RN
Associate Director · Care Transitions
Berkeley Research Group · Emeryville, CA

ABSTRACT:

There’s no denying it: Value-based population health management is here to stay. But, how can hospitals best manage the transition from a fee-for-service approach to treating sickness to adopting one that focuses on keeping patients well in the first place? The reality is that there’s no one strategy to win this new game but rather multiple ways to make the chips fall in the most desirable way. This session will focus on those strategies.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Define value-based population health management
  2. Identify at least three strategies to win at value based health care
  3. Outline key performance indicators for population health management

Session 2: Complex Case Management Practice Team: "It's The Chance We Got To Take"

Michelle Wallace, BSN, RN, ACM-RN
Complex Case Coordinator · Care Management
Hartford Hospital · Hartford, CT

Jasmine Rivera, RN, BS-BC, ACM-RN
Readmission Navigator · Case Coordination
Hartford Hospital · Hartford, CT

Debra B. Hernandez, MSN, APRN-BC
Nurse Practitioner · Medicine
Hartford Hospital · Hartford, CT

ABSTRACT:
"This needs more time.” “There’s only so much we can do…” If you’ve heard these words uttered by anyone in your facility setting, then we have the answer to help you get out of this rut: “It’s the Chance We Got To Take”. This session will discuss the development of a team unbounded by the traditional rules to provide quality care for individuals both in and out of the hospital setting. Our presentation will further explore the concept of the Complex Team and how it evolved into the Complex Case Management Practice (CCMP). Examples of successful strategies utilized to manage our most complex patients across the continuum will be provided, as well as proof of decreased re-admissions for these cases. Finally, we will discuss new metrics developed to help CCMP drill down and identify the more effective strategies that are impacting the prevention of readmissions and ED visits.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Describe the development, structure & evolution of the Complex Case Management Practice as it relates to care across the continuum
  2. Highlight successful strategies utilized across the continuum to reduce complex patient readmissions
  3. Identify metrics that qualify the strategies that are most impacting on the prevention of readmissions and ED visits

Session 3: From the Beach in the Caribbean to the Bed in the Hospital

Jane Mezzatesta, RN

· Ansonia, CT

ABSTRACT:

The speaker will share the events of her vacation in the Caribbean that led her on a medical journey, no one wants to take. In this session, the speaker will share her trauma journey of how she went from a dependent amputee to a woman who is regaining her independence. It happened through the clinical expertise of medical professionals and the case managers who have helped guide her through the process.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Review the catastrophic events that happen in a patient’s life that impact the outcomes for case manager’s patients
  2. Acknowledge both the physical and emotional aspects that factor in as health care professionals care and support their patients
  3. Understand the patient’s journey, attendees will better be able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the plans of care they develop

Session 4: Connecticut’s State Innovation Model: Creating a Culture of Value

Mark Schaefer, PhD
Director · Healthcare Innovation
SIM Program Management Office · Hartford, CT

ABSTRACT:
This session will provide an overview of the CT State Innovation Model (SIM) and the range of initiatives that are intended to drive improvements in community health, health care outcomes and affordability. The presentation will discuss the importance of multi-payer alignment on payment reform, highlight our efforts to address social determinants of health and health equity, and consider implications for the health care work force.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Describe the range of SIM initiatives that are driving health reform
  2. Identify the relationship between health equity and social determinants of health and strategies the state is undertaking to advance our performance in these areas
  3. Explain the role of case management in CT’s health reform strategy and implications for the healthcare workforce

Session 5: The Threat to Patient Safety & Supply Chain Security Posed by Rogue Internet Pharmacies

J. Aaron Graham
Executive Director · Brand Safety & Security
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. · Ridgefield, CT

ABSTRACT:

According to the National Association Boards of Pharmacy (www.nabp.org), approximately 96% of all Internet pharmacies are out of compliance with US laws and regulations. The World Customs Organization (www.wco.org) states that counterfeit medicines comprise a $200 billion black market, exceeding the combined $160 billion of heroin and cocaine sold annually.
As traditional international illicit drug traffickers expand their criminal enterprise to include counterfeit prescription medicines into their portfolio of illegal products, unwitting patients are left exceedingly unaware and vulnerable to offers of discounted medicines being advertised on sophisticated looking websites. Even more frightening is the fact that the counterfeit and unapproved medicines being sold illegally today include highly complex therapeutic categories such as oncology, cardiology, immunology, respiratory and antiviral medications.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Cite the dangers of illicit prescription medications sold online
  2. Identify legitimate online pharmacies
  3. Discuss the difference between original (innovator) medicines, generics, unapproved and misbranded medicines

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