August 10, 2017 Webinar to Feature MSKCC's Integrated Case Management Approach to Transition Planning

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will share its team-based case management approach to transitioning patients through the care continuum during an August 10, 2017 webcast sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Sea Girt, NJ, August 02, 2017 --( An integrated case management approach across the continuum of care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) has improved the quality of care for patients while also enhancing clinical metrics for this specialty hospital.

During "Integrated Case Management: A New Approach to Transition Planning," an August 10, 2017 webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, MSKCC will outline its team-based approach to following patients as they transition across the health system.

Following this 45-minute live webcast, this Healthcare Intelligence Network program will be available in on-demand and recorded formats for educational and training purposes.

Learn more about MSKCC integrated case management for transition planning at

News Facts:

Scheduled Speaker: Laura Ostrowsky, director, case management at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).

Conference Highlights:

- How MSKCC's case management model follows the four "C's" of case management... collaboration, communication, coordination, and consistency... to improve care;

- When and how patients are assessed for case management referral;

- The importance of incorporating case managers as part of the practice care team by rounding with the team and participating in daily huddles to improve communication;

- How MSKCC has increased timely referrals to hospice and palliative care for patients who want to maximize the quality of end-of-life care;

- The impact of MSKCC's integrated case management approach on key clinical indicators, including hospice length of stay and identification of post-acute care needs; and

- How MSKCC uses case management extenders as support personnel to enable case managers to practice at the top of their licensure.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on August 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm Eastern, including Q&A; On-Demand replay available August 11, 2017; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available August 31, 2017. Participants may add an on-demand replay, DVD or CD to live session registrations to share with colleagues.

Learn more about MSKCC integrated case management for transition planning at

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

"It is commonly acknowledged that transitions of care can be particularly vulnerable to error and miscommunications. Although MSKCC is a specialty hospital, the clinical and quality results it has achieved by fostering cohesion between case managers and care teams, particularly when it comes to movement of patients, should prompt healthcare organizations of all sectors to model its transitioning approach."

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