Chronic Care Management Webinar

December 2, 12:00pm, PST - 1:00pm, PST


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Chronic Care Management

Jointly sponsored by your Northern CA HIMSS chapter, HFMA, and the Bay Area Nursing Informatics Association

CMS Chronic Care Mgmt. Program and the impact of new sensor technologies on chronic care management

This month’s webinar provides a background into Chronic Care Management, provides an overview of the new CMS Chronic Care Management Program, and addresses the advances in data science and new sensor technologies on chronic care management. Healthcare has been traditionally provided in response to patients’ symptoms in a reactive manner.  People with chronic conditions cost the health care system $1.5 trillion, or roughly 75% of total health care expenditures. 
CMS estimates that 2/3rds or 35 million patients have two or more chronic conditions, and are eligible to participate in the new CMS Chronic Care Management Program under which CMS is paying providers to work with patients to help them manage chronic diseases. The advent of new sensor technologies has presented a new opportunity to monitor patients at home and analyze this data that could result in a comprehensive understanding of a patient’s health state and condition. One of the key requirements for taking advantage of this data is the availability of a platform that allows the integration of data from different bio medical sensors. There is plenty of data available from other sources such as electronic medical records (EMR) from hospitals and healthcare providers but due to the proprietary nature of many of them, it is costly to integrate data across disparate EMRs.

Mark your calendars for an exciting and educational webinar on Chronic Care Management jointly sponsored by your Northern CA HIMSS chapter, HFMA, and the Bay Area Nursing Informatics Association to be held on December 2, 2015 at 12:00 Noon.  This webinar consists of two parts. The first part will be an overview of the CMS Chronic Care Management Program and solutions to address it conducted by James B. Kuhn, Strategic Health Industry Advisor for Computer Sciences Corp. Global Healthcare Practice. Jim has more than 30 years of Information Technology experience, 27 years in Healthcare with increasing levels of responsibility.  Jim also spent 15 years with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit Michigan where he held several positions including Interim CIO, Vice President and COO for IT, Director of Strategic Planning, and Director of Applications.

The second part of the webinar will address the high level architecture for technologies that help improve chronic diseases management and transform the healthcare system from a reactive to proactive one.  This part will be conducted by Dr. Jahan Ghofraniha, is the Chief of Technology and Analytics at Dynosense, a medical device and health monitoring startup in Silicon Valley.  Dr. Ghofraniha got his Ph.D. in Signal processing, Pattern Recognition and communication systems from University of British Columbia in 1997. He has extensive experience developing new technologies in sensor development and communication systems for over 20 years as a design lead and the director of the systems group. He has been a professor, researcher and administrator teaching graduate courses in pattern recognition, machine learning and business analytics. He was the Dean of School of Engineering from 2006 to 2012 in one of local universities in the Bay Area.

Attendees at the Webinar will learn about:

  • The new CMS CPT code 99490, which pays for non-face-to-face care coordination services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries.
  • How to create, maintain and share an electronic comprehensive care plan
  • The management of care transitions, the coordination of care, and Medication Reconciliation & Adherence
  • The requirements and characteristics of state of the art bio medical devices used in the home and vital sign sensor data monitoring and analytics.
  • The challenges in data integration from different sources.
  • The impact of new health management platforms on chronic care management.

This program has been approved by The California Board of Registered Nursing for 1 CEU. The licensee must retain this certificate for four (4) years. Cancellations should be emailed to: 

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