Transition of Care Programs and the Use of Health Information Technology

Pat Stricker, RN Last month’s newsletter article, Reducing Adverse Events in Post-discharge Transitions of Care Programs, explained the frequency and significance of post-discharge adverse…


Utilization Management in Healthcare: What’s Old is New Again

Deborah Keller, RN, BSN, CMCN, CPHQ Chief Operating Officer My first recollection of hearing the term “utilization management” was in the 1980s.  I was a Licensed Practical Nurse working the…


Reducing Adverse Events in Post-discharge Transitions of Care Programs

Pat Stricker, RN Adverse events have been tracked for years, but mostly as they relate to issues that occur during a hospitalization, or during drug or clinical trials.  Adverse events refer to…


Case Management Week: Moving Patients to Wellness

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President Since Case Management Week is celebrated the 2nd week of October and this newsletter is released the 3rd week of the month, it seems that I always…


Artificial Intelligence (AI): Moving Towards the “Bionic Man” (or Woman)

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President In 1950, the medical knowledge doubled every 50 years. By 2020 it will double every 73 days. Based on this, and the fact that other technological…


Embedded Case Management Program Strategies to Advance the Triple Aim and Promote Value-Based Care (Part 2)

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President The use of embedded case managers (ECMs) at the point of care continues to grow each year as the healthcare industry recognizes that they are…


Healthcare Solutions, Behavioral Health, and Case Managers

Deborah Keller, RN, BSN, CMCN, CPHQ Chief Operating Officer As a healthcare solutions vendor, we are committed to leveraging our unique place in the healthcare industry to gather and share the…


Co-Located or Embedded Case Management Is a Critical Component of Value-Based Care

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President The case management profession has changed dramatically in the past 25 years. In the late 1990s case managers primarily worked in acute and…


The Spring Managed Care Forum 2018

Jeanine Davis, RN, BAAS, CMCN Clinical Liaison Every year, the American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN) brings together members and healthcare executives from the American…


Nursing: The Ever-Changing, Totally Rewarding Profession

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President Happy Belated Nurses’ Week! Congratulations on choosing the best profession ever! May 6 – 12 is celebrated as “National Nurses Week” each…