Providers, policy makers, financial and technical experts and more will be highlighted at the 2012 mHealth Summit, which takes place Monday through Wednesday in a Maryland suburb of Washington. Best practices will be the focus of this fourth annual event, which is sponsored in part by the Health Information Management and Systems Society and the Foundation for National Institutes of Health. Conference sessions "will explore, examine, and debate the ways mobile technology is transforming healthcare delivery, research, business and policy for the 21st century," organizers emphasize. In addition to keynote speakers and educational sessions, more than 400 exhibitors will showcase their innovative devices, services, applications, tools and related solutions.
Care Coordination Summit to attract providers and other stakeholders to annual conference next FridaySeptember 06, 2012
Long-Term care providers should be more interested than ever in what goes on at a daylong, national summit next week dedicated to improving care coordination. The event takes place Sept. 14 at the National Press Club in Washington. Experts will lead participants through sessions that will cover Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), improving care for individuals certified under both Medicaid and Medicare, and much more. Experts at the point of care will discuss forward-thinking initiatives and innovative best practices. In less than four weeks, hospitals will begin getting penalized financially for rehospitalization rates that are too high, thus making relationships with long-term care providers more important than ever.
The 6th National Medicare RAC Summit will be held Monday in Washington. The pre-conference Recovery Audit Contracting "boot camp" will run from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and delve into industry best practices. The main program will run from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and feature sessions on topics such as audit strategies of the Office of Inspector General and the top 10 inpatient and outpatient issues of interest to Medicaid auditors. The event will take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC, Downtown Hotel.
It's said approximately 90% of direct long-term care is performed by aides, and it is that category of worker that will be highlighted at a daylong summit Thursday in the nation's capital. The invitation-only event will feature a keynote address by Gerri Fiala, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Stakeholders involved in eldercare, research and policy will conduct panel sessions focusing on current and future conditions.
Leading health, aging services and consumer advocates will meet next Friday (Dec. 10) in Washington to examine the development of "person-centered" quality measures for the elderly and frail. The first summit meeting of the Long-Term Quality Alliance aims to capitalize on opportunities provided through the Affordable Care Act.
Many of the best and brightest in long-term and post-acute care will take part in the 2010 LTPAC health information technology summit Monday and Tuesday in Baltimore. The annual meeting of the minds also will delve into the advancement of electronic health records.
There needs to be better coordination of care for those with chronic conditions, argued Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) at Thursday's healthcare summit.
The White House today is expected to release its own version of a healthcare reform bill in advance of a healthcare summit to be held Thursday.
When long-term care providers hit Capitol Hill Tuesday their congressmen better be prepared.