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6/23/2017
Time
Session Title
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMRegistration & Networking Breakfast with Sponsors & Exhibitors
8:00 AM - 8:20 AMWelcome Announcements & Chapter Business Meeting
8:20 AM - 9:20 AMSession 1: Coordinating Care: A Pathway to Increasing Quality & Efficiency
9:20 AM - 10:10 AMNetworking Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:10 AM - 11:10 AMSession 2: Ethical Dilemmas in Difficult Situations
11:15 AM - 12:15 PMSession 3: ACO-Where Case Management & Accountable Care Organization’s Roles Begin & End
12:15 PM - 2:00 PMNetworking Lunch with Sponsors & Exhibitors
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession 4: Leading with Strategy: Contemporary Models in Case Managements
3:05 PM - 4:05 PMSession 5: Comprehensive Joint Replacement & Surgical Hip/Femur Fracture Treatment Guidelines
4:05 PM - 4:15 PMClosing Remarks

Session 1: Coordinating Care: A Pathway to Increasing Quality & Efficiency

Andrew Miller, MD, MPH
Network Task Lead · Care Coordination
Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc./Quality Insights · East Brunswick, NJ

ABSTRACT:
This session will begin with an overview of New Jersey specific data related to hospital admissions, readmissions, and emergency department visits. This will be followed by an examination of changes in utilization of hospital inpatient and other institutional setting resources in our health care system, the increasing need for coordination of care, and how population-based care will drive an increased demand for care coordination. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Discuss trends in hospitalization, readmissions, and emergency department visits in New Jersey
  2. Articulate the increasing need for care coordination and how that could be delivered
  3. Describe how management of populations will drive increased demand for care coordination

Session 2: Ethical Dilemmas in Difficult Situations

Amar Bukhari, MD
Director, ICU/ Associate Chair, Dept. of Medicine/ Chief, Div. of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Saint Peter’s University Hospital · East Brunswick, NJ

ABSTRACT:
Ethics plays an integral part in the care of an individual. Communication amongst the health care team is key as part of this care. There are times when ethical dilemmas arise as part of our day to day care of a person. In situations where the health care team requests additional help or clarification of ethical issues, an ethics evaluation and input helps support the health care team in clarifying how to approach a particular situation or disease process. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Analyze ethical dilemmas common to hospitals
  2. Determine how to approach a call to Ethics Committee or Hotline
  3. Improve communication and minimize ethical dilemmas in hospitals

Session 3: ACO-Where Case Management & Accountable Care Organization’s Roles Begin & End

Kathy Dodsworth-Rugani, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Partners ACO · Somerset, NJ

Maureen Sweeney-McDonough MSN, ANP-B.C.
Director, Care Coordination
Robert Wood Johnson Partners ACO · Somerset, NJ

Jacquelyn Plick, APN, CDE
Manager, Care Coordination
Robert Wood Johnson Partners ACO · Somerset, NJ

ABSTRACT:
Achieving the goals of the Triple Aim poses challenges for health care systems. In this session, a leading ACO will share their population health strategy to achieve these goals. Speakers will provide an overview of their care coordination model across the care continuum and discuss the roles and responsibilities of the team based care members. Attendees will be able to review the quality metrics for the various value based payment models. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the population health strategy in achieving the triple aim
  2. Identify opportunities to partner with the ACO’s in providing safe transitions of care across the continuum
  3. Improve quality metric attainment for higher performance in the value based payment models

Session 4: Leading with Strategy: Contemporary Models in Case Managements

Shawna Grossman Kates, MSW, LSW, MBA, CMAC
Director, Case Management and Bed Management/Logistics
Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health · Toms River, NJ

ABSTRACT:
Developing a model of Case Management that is meaningful and sustainable is the key to having an influential program. Determining its effectiveness in relation to your organizational mission is often a challenge. This session will be focusing on modern models of Case Management and will provide insights into their applicability. Sample dashboard metrics to determine return on investment will be discussed. High level leadership strategies and best practices to employ when shifting models will be highlighted. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Compare Case Management models and various applications
  2. Apply best practices of leadership within Case Management
  3. Establish three metrics with which to determine the effectiveness of a Case Management model/program

Session 5: Comprehensive Joint Replacement & Surgical Hip/Femur Fracture Treatment Guidelines

Kyala Pascual, RN
Joint Care Coordinator, Joint Surgery Center
Robert Wood Johnson UH Somerset & New Brunswick · Somerville, NJ

ABSTRACT:
Now that Medicare is mandating bundle payments for total hip and total knee replacement patients, with surgical hip fracture patients to follow, it is important to know the facts. This session will include an explanation of the Comprehensive Joint Replacement (CJR) and Surgical Hip/Femur Fracture Treatment (SHFFT). We will focus on inclusion and exclusion criteria, and as care givers, how do we keep the focus on the patients? 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Identify patients that are included in CJR and SHFFT
  2. Recognize services that are included in CJR and SHFFT
  3. Apply tools and strategies to effectively coordinate care for CJR and SHFFT patients

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