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Care Continuum Alliance Annual Conference

NaviNet proudly presented at the Integrated Care Summit 10/13-10/15 in Washington DC, organized by the Care Continuum Alliance, formerly known as the Disease Management Association of America (DMAA).  The Alliance’s annual conference convenes healthcare professionals to promote and align population health improvement by sharing and integrating practice models, encouraging the widespread adoption and interoperability of health information technologies, and emphasizing the importance of both healthful behaviors and evidence-based care in preventing and managing chronic conditions.

We were gratified to join our peers, partners and customers, in showing our support for the Alliance’s mission, including its efforts to promote a proactive, patient-centric focus across the care continuum.  There were more attendees at this year’s event, and everyone seemed more engaged, a testament to the increased interest of all healthcare professionals in identifying innovative approaches, technologies and best practices to improve care delivery.

Conference themes included Transforming Care Through Technology; The Rise of Collaborative Models; Focus on Outcomes: Measuring Success, Engaging Employees, Changing Corporate Culture; and Designing for Value in Workplace Health Promotion, among many others. For full access to all tracks and presentations shared at the conference, you can visit the Care Continuum Web site.

NaviNet Vice President of Account Management Catherine Weston and AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies Director of e-Business Joe Miller presented on Improving Quality and Access through Administrative and Clinical Transaction Convergence. Through a case study of AmeriHealth Mercy’s success with NaviNet Clinical Messaging, they discussed the benefits of integrating administrative and clinical solutions and workflows, leveraging administrative workflows to deliver clinical data, the challenges of inserting external clinical information into the provider workflow and the differences between push versus pull methods for delivering data to providers.

AmeriHealth Mercy uses NaviNet Clinical Messaging to deliver care gap alerts into the provider office along with NaviNet eligibility and benefits inquiry results. The plan was able to demonstrate that members with alerts presented have care gaps resolved at a higher rate. There was a better than 25% improvement where gaps were viewed.  When breaking down the data and looking at specific care gaps, the two largest groups, Asthma and Preventive Health Screens, showed similar results in closed care gaps.  AmeriHealth Mercy also expected to see other benefits, such as improved HEDIS and P4P scores.

Health plans and providers both have the goal of improving the quality of care for patients, and plans can be a rich source of data to enable the practice of preventative medicine and improve population health. Health plans have a holistic view across the spectrum of a patient’s care and can provide a wealth of clinical data from outside the office setting that the office-based provider may not otherwise see. This could include inpatient stays, emergency room visits, specialist visits and prescriptions filled.  This data can be harnessed and delivered along with evidence-based guidelines to help providers deliver better and more timely care.

Catherine and Joe showed how health plans can take advantage of already-in-place administrative solutions to more effectively deliver pertinent clinical information about the right patient, to the right provider at the right time. Today, administrative transactions are the most often used electronic transactions in healthcare. Millions of transactions occur daily through a secure network of portals and system-to-system exchanges.  There is untapped opportunity to adapt these networks to transmit clinical information.

Administrative transactions herald important events where care management could be needed and beneficial. For example, an eligibility request can signal an admission to the ER or an office visit, and a referral can signal a transition in care. Administrative transactions also have a clearly defined footprint in the workflow of the provider office or facility, offering a pathway to insert contextual information into the providers’ existing process.  These transactions can be leveraged to deliver relevant clinical information at a time when it is actionable, such as when the patient is actually in the office for a visit. This can make a true difference in providing an opportunity for proactive and preventative care, as the AmeriHealth Mercy care gap alerts indicate, which in addition to improving quality can also reduce medical and administrative costs.

We left Washington energized about workflow and solution integration, patient-centric approaches to health data exchange and the potential for unified patient information management to have a quantifiable impact on improving care management and outcomes.

NaviNet is America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network.

12th Annual Women Ambassadors Conference Washington DC

Women Ambassadors, Broadway and Hollywood took on tough diplomatic issues at 12th Annual Conference in D.C.

Ambassador Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika of Zambia, in her opening address at the twelfth annual conference of the Women Ambassadors Foundation in Washington D.C., told the audience, ?If we can prevent one rape, we must keep trying. We must focus on long-range prevention of war, as well as peace negotiation in areas of conflict. The concept of a culture of peace must start now with elementary education, and more student exchanges.?

Her talk signaled the start of a match with a strong cast of women ambassadors, representatives from academia, Hollywood, Broadway and United Nations affiliated organizations wrestling with the conference theme, The Challenges of Diplomacy in a Volatile and Increasingly Interdependent World. They went to the mat, taking prevailing ideology to task by examining such topics as, the role of women in African government, the sustainability of globalization, the world as a unipolar entity and the role of the arts in diplomacy.

The annual conference is sponsored by Howard University, The Ralph J Bunch Center, The Departments of Modern Languages & Literature, Political Science, African Studies and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. Dr. Marilyn Sephocle is Founder and President of The Women Ambassadors Foundation as well as Director of the prestigious Simultaneous Interpretation Unit of Howard University. The Women Ambassadors Foundation is an organization that promotes gender parity in the field of diplomacy. The Women Ambassadors foundation includes as honorary members current and former ambassadors.

Students and professors from Howard University participated in the poignant and sometimes unsettling presentations and discussions but the conference also featured some star glitter from Broadway and Hollywood, with a serious note.

Bob Blume, Executive Director of The Drama Desk Awards, attended last Thursday and spoke on the panel “The Role of the Arts in Public Diplomacy” Also peaking were New York Times bestselling author, Linda Grover, founder GlobalMothers.org and panel moderator Bunny Dubin, documentary producer “Answering the Call; Ground Zeros Volunteers” A New York Times acclaimed, moving film tribute to volunteerism in the face of the terrorism of 9/11/01.

Golden Globe Award winner Jenna Elfman was presented with the Goodwill Ambassador Award for her work in the field of human rights and criminal rehabilitation..

Honoree Jenna Elfman was also in Washington DC to lobby for criminal reform measures. She spoke about her work and pride helping inmates regain self-esteem and worth to society with the highly effective and internationally recognized Criminon criminal rehabilitation program developed by American author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard, now used in over 1700 institutions in 35 nations.

“Again and again, I have been amazed to see individuals who are considered by society and the government as the ?worst of humanity? completing this program and realize for themselves that they can lead a life without crime,” Ms. Elfman told the audience. “I have seen them walk out of prison for good ? no revolving door.”

The Women Ambassadors Foundation
Dr. Marilyn Sephocle founder

Care Continuum Alliance Annual Conference

NaviNet proudly presented at the Integrated Care Summit 10/13-10/15 in Washington DC, organized by the Care Continuum Alliance, formerly known as the Disease Management Association of America (DMAA).  The Alliance’s annual conference convenes healthcare professionals to promote and align population health improvement by sharing and integrating practice models, encouraging the widespread adoption and interoperability of health information technologies, and emphasizing the importance of both healthful behaviors and evidence-based care in preventing and managing chronic conditions.

We were gratified to join our peers, partners and customers, in showing our support for the Alliance’s mission, including its efforts to promote a proactive, patient-centric focus across the care continuum.  There were more attendees at this year’s event, and everyone seemed more engaged, a testament to the increased interest of all healthcare professionals in identifying innovative approaches, technologies and best practices to improve care delivery.

Conference themes included Transforming Care Through Technology; The Rise of Collaborative Models; Focus on Outcomes: Measuring Success, Engaging Employees, Changing Corporate Culture; and Designing for Value in Workplace Health Promotion, among many others. For full access to all tracks and presentations shared at the conference, you can visit the Care Continuum Web site.

NaviNet Vice President of Account Management Catherine Weston and AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies Director of e-Business Joe Miller presented on Improving Quality and Access through Administrative and Clinical Transaction Convergence. Through a case study of AmeriHealth Mercy’s success with NaviNet Clinical Messaging, they discussed the benefits of integrating administrative and clinical solutions and workflows, leveraging administrative workflows to deliver clinical data, the challenges of inserting external clinical information into the provider workflow and the differences between push versus pull methods for delivering data to providers.

AmeriHealth Mercy uses NaviNet Clinical Messaging to deliver care gap alerts into the provider office along with NaviNet eligibility and benefits inquiry results. The plan was able to demonstrate that members with alerts presented have care gaps resolved at a higher rate. There was a better than 25% improvement where gaps were viewed.  When breaking down the data and looking at specific care gaps, the two largest groups, Asthma and Preventive Health Screens, showed similar results in closed care gaps.  AmeriHealth Mercy also expected to see other benefits, such as improved HEDIS and P4P scores.

Health plans and providers both have the goal of improving the quality of care for patients, and plans can be a rich source of data to enable the practice of preventative medicine and improve population health. Health plans have a holistic view across the spectrum of a patient’s care and can provide a wealth of clinical data from outside the office setting that the office-based provider may not otherwise see. This could include inpatient stays, emergency room visits, specialist visits and prescriptions filled.  This data can be harnessed and delivered along with evidence-based guidelines to help providers deliver better and more timely care.

Catherine and Joe showed how health plans can take advantage of already-in-place administrative solutions to more effectively deliver pertinent clinical information about the right patient, to the right provider at the right time. Today, administrative transactions are the most often used electronic transactions in healthcare. Millions of transactions occur daily through a secure network of portals and system-to-system exchanges.  There is untapped opportunity to adapt these networks to transmit clinical information.

Administrative transactions herald important events where care management could be needed and beneficial. For example, an eligibility request can signal an admission to the ER or an office visit, and a referral can signal a transition in care. Administrative transactions also have a clearly defined footprint in the workflow of the provider office or facility, offering a pathway to insert contextual information into the providers’ existing process.  These transactions can be leveraged to deliver relevant clinical information at a time when it is actionable, such as when the patient is actually in the office for a visit. This can make a true difference in providing an opportunity for proactive and preventative care, as the AmeriHealth Mercy care gap alerts indicate, which in addition to improving quality can also reduce medical and administrative costs.

We left Washington energized about workflow and solution integration, patient-centric approaches to health data exchange and the potential for unified patient information management to have a quantifiable impact on improving care management and outcomes.

NaviNet is America’s largest real-time healthcare communications network.

12th Annual Women Ambassadors Conference Washington DC

Women Ambassadors, Broadway and Hollywood took on tough diplomatic issues at 12th Annual Conference in D.C.

Ambassador Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika of Zambia, in her opening address at the twelfth annual conference of the Women Ambassadors Foundation in Washington D.C., told the audience, ?If we can prevent one rape, we must keep trying. We must focus on long-range prevention of war, as well as peace negotiation in areas of conflict. The concept of a culture of peace must start now with elementary education, and more student exchanges.?

Her talk signaled the start of a match with a strong cast of women ambassadors, representatives from academia, Hollywood, Broadway and United Nations affiliated organizations wrestling with the conference theme, The Challenges of Diplomacy in a Volatile and Increasingly Interdependent World. They went to the mat, taking prevailing ideology to task by examining such topics as, the role of women in African government, the sustainability of globalization, the world as a unipolar entity and the role of the arts in diplomacy.

The annual conference is sponsored by Howard University, The Ralph J Bunch Center, The Departments of Modern Languages & Literature, Political Science, African Studies and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. Dr. Marilyn Sephocle is Founder and President of The Women Ambassadors Foundation as well as Director of the prestigious Simultaneous Interpretation Unit of Howard University. The Women Ambassadors Foundation is an organization that promotes gender parity in the field of diplomacy. The Women Ambassadors foundation includes as honorary members current and former ambassadors.

Students and professors from Howard University participated in the poignant and sometimes unsettling presentations and discussions but the conference also featured some star glitter from Broadway and Hollywood, with a serious note.

Bob Blume, Executive Director of The Drama Desk Awards, attended last Thursday and spoke on the panel “The Role of the Arts in Public Diplomacy” Also peaking were New York Times bestselling author, Linda Grover, founder GlobalMothers.org and panel moderator Bunny Dubin, documentary producer “Answering the Call; Ground Zeros Volunteers” A New York Times acclaimed, moving film tribute to volunteerism in the face of the terrorism of 9/11/01.

Golden Globe Award winner Jenna Elfman was presented with the Goodwill Ambassador Award for her work in the field of human rights and criminal rehabilitation..

Honoree Jenna Elfman was also in Washington DC to lobby for criminal reform measures. She spoke about her work and pride helping inmates regain self-esteem and worth to society with the highly effective and internationally recognized Criminon criminal rehabilitation program developed by American author and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard, now used in over 1700 institutions in 35 nations.

“Again and again, I have been amazed to see individuals who are considered by society and the government as the ?worst of humanity? completing this program and realize for themselves that they can lead a life without crime,” Ms. Elfman told the audience. “I have seen them walk out of prison for good ? no revolving door.”

The Women Ambassadors Foundation
Dr. Marilyn Sephocle founder

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