Program presented Oct. 11, 2012, at the Parc 55 Wyndham Union Square Hotel, San Francisco, Calif. or via Live Webcast
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With more than 346 million people worldwide having the disease, diabetes and its complications have a significant economic impact on individuals, families, health systems and countries.
"With an epidemic as widespread as diabetes, it is important to spotlight the latest information on programs for monitoring and managing the disease and effectively coordinating care, as well as measuring and reporting outcomes," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC President and CEO. "As part of URAC's mission to inform and empower consumers, we are proud to be able to help with this cause by bringing together experts from around the world to further the dialogue and look for ways to improve health care."
The Global Diabetes Management Mini Summit is scheduled for Thursday, Oct.11, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., immediately following URAC's 2012 Quality Summit. For those who cannot join in person, URAC will live-stream sessions from the Mini Summit, allowing attendees to participate from their home or office.
Speakers for the event include:
- Dr. Mohammed Abu Elkhair, Health Authority of Abu Dhabi
- Lenore T. Coleman, PharmD, President and Founder, Healing Our Village, Inc. and Executive Director and Founder, Total Lifestyle Change, Inc.
- Dr. Chris Keeys, PharmD, Co-founder and CEO of MedNovations, Inc.
- Joshua Klapow, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, ChipRewards, Inc.
- Nancy Wertz, RN, MSN, CDE, Chief, Case Management Disease Management & Special Needs Program, TRICARE Regional Office – West
- Raymond J. Zastrow, MD, Chief Medical Officer, QuadMed
Participants in this program will gain increased knowledge about diabetes management, both domestic and international. Participants will also receive an update on drug therapy used to treat diabetes and issues related to medication management—specifically, diabetes medication adherence and medication reconciliation. This program is pending approval for five hours of continuing education credits. Further information about the event, including how to register, can be found at https://www.urac.org/GlobalDiabetes/GlobalDiabetes.asp.
URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, promotes health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system and provides a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, call (202) 326-3943, or visit www.urac.org and our Twitter and LinkedIn sites.