Healthcare beneficiaries suffering from behavioral health disorders have been falling through the cracks for decades, due to several issues such as a lack of education and attention to mental health issues, insufficient access to qualified providers, inadequate behavioral health insurance coverage and a fragmented healthcare system. Health plans and behavioral health providers are recognizing the need for new payment and care delivery models to enhance the overall well-being of their members.
Today, telemedicine is one of the fastest growing sectors in healthcare. It is reshaping the landscape of healthcare delivery in the United States, and is being recognized as the future of global healthcare. Telemedicine addresses and achieves the basic tenants of Healthcare Reform: providing the population with access to improved and convenient, high quality patient centric care, enhancing outcomes, while reducing per capita expenditures. Today, nearly 50 percent of hospitals throughout the United States are engaged in telemedicine programs. Studies have shown that the benefits of telemedicine include significantly improved outcomes, efficient care delivery as well as reduction in mortality rates, hospitalizations, length of stay, readmissions and healthcare costs. Telemedicine has greatly enhanced access to quality care in rural areas and patient satisfaction has increased due to its convenience and patient centric approach.
We are currently at a crucial point in time for corporate healthcare – employers are operating in a political and economic situation that has considerably evolved. Building and expanding on-site employee health clinics has become an imperative in enabling employers to offer competitive benefits, control costs, and provide quality healthcare to employees. Moreover, employers must redefine their corporate healthcare strategy, and innovation will be key to success!
Population Health Management is surging across the healthcare landscape in the effort to deliver the highest patient care, enhance quality, implement preventative measures and reduce healthcare spending by over a trillion dollars per annum. Innovative processes have been implemented and are continuing to evolve and expand, including collaborative efforts between Providers and Payers. The current political landscape and new healthcare policies are challenging both Providers and Payers to continue to transform the nation's healthcare and maintain a healthy population. The keys to success are being shaped by employment of technology and health information, innovative strategies in care coordination across the continuum of care, collaborative approaches, identifying high risk populations, and integrating preventative measures.
The 14th Annual Observation Patient Management Congress will allow you to walk away with an understanding of current trends and market practices, and innovative strategies to prepare yourself for the challenges that lie ahead. In addition to providing the latest, evidence-based intelligence on Observation Patient Management, the Congress will provide you with unprecedented networking and professional development opportunities. All sessions are designed to facilitate a high degree of interaction between speaker faculty members and fellow attendees.
The 2017 Urgent Care Centers Congress will prepare you with innovative strategies to position yourself as a leader within this competitive marketplace. This conference will feature topics and subject matter experts that will enable you to maintain a competitive edge within this rapidly evolving sector. The conference will specifically showcase business models and strategies from the nation’s experts that are pertinent to success within Urgent Care Centers. You will walk away with an understanding of current trends and market practices, and innovative strategies to prepare yourself for the challenges facing 2017 and beyond.
The state of U.S. healthcare has experienced significant changes during this past year, particularly regarding Medicaid legislation. Medicaid is on its way toward becoming the nation’s largest health insurer. More states are turning to Medicaid Managed Care to control costs and promote innovation in healthcare delivery. New policies and the expansion of coverage has led to extraordinary growth in Medicaid enrollments, and the number of Medicaid managed care enrollments is expected to exceed 61 million by 2021.