CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Geneia, a company of experienced change agents creating analytic and technology solutions to improve healthcare, has entered a strategic partnership with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA). Through its education arm The Geneia Institute, Geneia will deliver skills-based population health management programs to IHA's 209 hospital and nearly 50 health system members. The Geneia Institute will also serve as an expert resource for IHA's population health learning and action network initiative and their growing healthcare system physician group, #ILDocsLead.
"Our hospitals are in the midst of a shift to value-based care and simultaneously improving care, enhancing the health of their patients, returning joy to the profession, and lowering costs," said IHA's Chief Health Officer, Jay Bhatt, DO. "Our leaders, physicians, nurses, and other staff need new tools and skills to transform healthcare delivery. That's why we're excited to partner with Geneia to offer cutting-edge population health and patient engagement courses to our members."
The Geneia Institute has created a series of engaging courses to help hospitals, health systems, physicians, and their teams gain the skills they need to successfully transition to a value-based, population health management environment, including Motivational Interviewing, Patient Engagement for Effective Disease Management, and the Changing Role of the Medical Assistant in the Delivery of Team-Based Care. To meet the challenging schedules of healthcare providers, the courses are delivered via self-paced e-learning modules, and range from as short as 10 minutes to several hours, and in some cases, multiple sessions.
"At Geneia, we understand that hospitals and health systems are being challenged to change rapidly from fee-for-service to a focus on value," said Geneia's Chief Executive Officer, Mark A. Caron, CHCIO, FACHE. "IHA's commitment to help their hospitals and health system members develop new skills to improve health and tools to meet changing healthcare needs is exceptional."
Geneia specializes in the development of advanced clinical, analytics, and technical solutions for healthcare. Our dedicated team of physicians, nurses, technologists, analytics experts, and business professionals brings significant experience in all aspects of healthcare to create solutions that improve healthcare cost, quality, and accessibility. Geneia helps hospitals, physicians, health plans, brokers, employers, and consumers succeed in the post healthcare reform environment. The company has offices in Harrisburg, PA, Manchester, NH, and Nashville, TN. To learn more, visit geneia.com or connect with us Twitter and LinkedIn.
ABOUT THE ILLINOIS HEALTH AND HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), with offices in Chicago, Naperville, Springfield, and Washington D.C., represents more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems as they care for their patients and communities. Its members range from major academic medical centers and teaching hospitals that train tomorrow's doctors and nurses, to community hospitals that transform advances in medicine and technology into better lives for patients, to rural and critical access facilities that bring high-quality patient care to the less populated regions of Illinois, to specialty institutions that care for patients in need of behavioral health, long-term care, or rehabilitation services. IHA is dedicated to strengthening and uniting hospitals and making high-quality, affordable healthcare available to all Illinois residents at the right time and in the right setting. To make this possible, IHA advocates for a redesigned health system and sustainable funding -- including new models of healthcare delivery and payment -- that support the Triple Aim of healthcare. For more information, see www.team-iha.org. Like IHA on Facebook. Follow IHA on Twitter.