October 8 Webinar: Ochsner Health System's Financial & Quality Returns from System-Wide Care Coordination and Risk Stratification

HIN examines Ochsner Health System's gains from an innovative system-wide care coordination approach during an October 8, 2014 webinar.

Sea Girt, NJ, September 10, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The decision to centralize care coordination after reaching a tipping point of patients for which they are at financial risk for medical management has netted substantial financial and clinical gains for Ochsner Health System.

"Moving the Metrics: Financial and Quality Returns from System-wide Care Coordination and Risk Stratification," an October 8, 2014 webinar, will explore the motivation behind Ochsner's innovative Care Coordination Center (C3), the severity index at the heart of the initiative and financial returns and quality metrics this program has achieved.

The 45-minute webinar is sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Learn more about system-wide care coordination at Ochsner Health System at http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=4956

News Facts:

Scheduled Speaker: Mark Green, system director of C3 (Care Coordination Center) at Ochsner Health System.

Conference Focus: How Ochsner's C3 program: achieves a consistent approach to care coordination and enabled Ochsner's clinical staff to practice at the top of their licensure; assigns roles, responsibilities and staffing protocols for its three functions of inbound nurse triage, outbound post-discharge care transition management and outbound care gaps; reduces avoidable ED use and improves ED efficiency through a daytime and after-hours nurse triage line; qualifies for CMS' post-hospital discharge care coordination CPT codes and the financial implications of this program; uses a registry tool to identify care gaps based on HCC codes and assigns potential ROI to patients to maximize shared savings agreements; and benefits from a partnership with a non-owned hospital to manage patient discharges.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on October 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, including Q&A; "On-Demand" replay available October 10, 2014; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available October 29, 2014. Participants may add an on-demand, DVD or CD to their live session registration to share with colleagues.

Learn more about system-wide care coordination at Ochsner Health System at http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=4956

Quote Attributable to Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO:

Read Melanie Matthews' profile at http://www.hin.com/bios.html#mm

"Ochsner's centralized, system-wide approach to care coordination leaves few stones unturned in terms of improvements to healthcare quality, efficiency and patient access. The health system also derives full benefit from its staff's professional licensure and maximizes financial gains from both data analytics and careful application of care transition CPT codes. Organizations that have taken a pilot or piecemeal approach to care coordination until now have much to learn from Ochsner's C3 experience."

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

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Patricia Donovan