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Disease Management Audioconference:
Disease Management/Wellness Outcomes Measurement for Dummies...and Smarties
Learn How "You Can Measure Your Own Outcomes Validly and Transparently at Almost No Cost Using Ingredients You Already Have in Your Kitchen," According to the Inventor of Disease Management Outcomes Measurement

  • Thursday, December 3, 2009
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Eastern)
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Central)
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Mountain)
    10:00 am - 11:30 am (Pacific)


The Audioconference agenda is set forth in Eastern Daylight Time below:

1:00 pm Audioconference Introduction
Soeren Mattke, Managing Director, RAND Corporation
1:10 pm How to Measure DM Outcomes Validly Using Ingredients You Already Have in Your Kitchen
Al Lewis, President, President, Disease Management Purchasing Consortium
2:05 pm Case Study of City of Savannah: Measurement of Our Award-Winning Care Management Program
Beth Robinson, Director of Human Resources, City of Savannah
2:30 pm Audioconference Adjournment

OVERVIEW

In this webinar you will learn about the fastest-growing, most transparent and valid measurement tool anywhere. Just introduced in 2008, there are almost four dozen health plans, employers and states using it already.

Why? Partly because it is free of charge. You will receive all the necessary tools as part of this webinar - at no additional cost. And then, in the words of co-presenter Al Lewis, who can be googled as having invented disease management, you can measure outcomes "using ingredients you already have in your kitchen."

But mostly this methodology has become popular because it is more valid than pre-post. It answers some incredibly basic questions which you -- yes, you -- have no idea about. For instance, you've probably undertaken multiple initiatives to manage heart disease to reduce heart attacks...and yet you have no clue what your heart attack rate is, whether it is high or low relative to peers, and whether the rate (along with related events, like angina attacks) has declined since you initiated these programs. The same is true for asthma attacks, CHF fluid overload etc.

Further, you have no idea how much those adverse event rates must decline in order to earn a return on your investment.

    How can you manage something if you don't have goals and if you can't measure success? This webinar will answer all those questions, provide benchmarkable data from many payors and show you the surprising results of valid measurement from two organizations widely recognized for their disease management:

    • Harvard-Pilgrim -- #1 in the country overall according to JD Power, and also #1 in disease management outcomes according to the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium
    • Among state and local groups, the City of Savannah is a leader, having won the highest national disease management award for its own programs.

    Most importantly, this seminar will provide all the tools you need to measure your own outcomes validly yourselves. You can say goodbye to high-priced actuarial consultants, one of whom acknowledged to the New York Times that their methodologies were "a step above voodoo."

    And say hello to valid, transparent, and intuitive measurement for all of your care management initiatives, along with some ideas from best-in-class payors on how to improve them.





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