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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…