Healthcare Trends, Predictions, and Technical Innovations for 2018

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President It is that time of year again – time to look at healthcare trends, predictions and technology innovations for 2018. Identifying trends is fairly…


Justification for Attendance at the Annual Healthcare Conference

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President Have you decided to attend CMSA’s 28th Annual Conference and Expo in Chicago, June 19-23?  If so, congratulations on making a great decision to…


A Culture of Safety: Quality Improvement & Nursing

Deborah Keller, RN, BSN, CMCN COO Last week I attended a two-day refresher course then sat for the CPHQ exam the following day.  Of course, I learned (and re-learned) a lot related to the…


Best Practice Strategies and Interventions to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President This is the third article in a series that has explored the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP). The first article, Unplanned…


How to Personalize Care Plans

Jeanine Davis,  RN, BAAS, CMCN Clinical Liaison Care plans are either the bane of a care manager’s day or an invaluable tool to help focus efforts. Whatever end of the spectrum you fall on,…


Unplanned Readmissions: Has the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) Been Successful?

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President A few months ago I wrote an article entitled Unplanned Readmissions: Are They Quality Measures or Utilization Measures? It explained the Hospital…


Targeting High-Risk Patients through Population Health

Deborah Keller, RN, BSN, CMCN COO There have always been substantial gaps in healthcare services for the higher-risk populations. Despite the best intentions of structure managed care…


The 2017 Hypertension Guideline Update and the Need for Revised Clinical Content

Pat Stricker, RN, MEd Senior Vice President Being a nurse, educator, and content developer for years, the news of the 2017 update to the (BP) Blood Pressure Guidelines made me immediately…


Developing an HRA

India Carson, RN, MSN Clinical Product Specialist Important Questions to Ask When Developing a Health Risk Assessment You work for a health plan and your organization wants to develop a…


Thoughts on Fall Managed Care Forum 2017

Jeanine Davis,  RN, BAAS, CMCN Clinical Liaison (click to enlarge image) Every year, the Managed Care Forum brings together members and healthcare executives from the American Association…