Optimizing Home Health Care: Enhanced Value And Improved Outcomes

Feb 25, 2013, 11:45 ET from Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation together with the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine will present a journal supplement featuring articles from leading experts, researchers, and medical professionals in home health.  The authors discuss new advanced models of home care, innovative technologies including telehealth, and the valuable role home health has in reducing hospital admissions and improving care transitions.  

Home health care services are increasingly in demand as our nation struggles to care for a rapidly aging population that is living longer with more chronic conditions. This supplement serves as a resource to policy makers as they look to reform post-acute care, keep patients healthy and independent at home, and reduce the financial burden on our current health care delivery system.

A panel of supplement authors will present their articles in detail and discuss how public policy will impact the delivery of home health and the value it brings to our healthcare delivery system.

Steven Landers, MD, MPH,
President and CEO, VNA Health Group
Board of Directors Chairman, Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation

Peter Boling, MD, Chair, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

Michael Fleming, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Amedisys, Inc.

Mark Froimson, MD, MBA, President, Euclid Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health System

Eiran Gorodeski, MD, MPH, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic

Margherita Labson, RN, MSHSA, CPHQ, CCM, Executive Director, Home Care Program, The Joint Commission

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Russell Senate Office Building, U.S. Senate
Room 432

View the live webcast at www.ahhqi.org

The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (the Alliance) is comprised of leaders in the home health care community.  The mission of the Alliance is to foster research and education on the value of home health care to patients and the overall U.S. health care system. The Alliance is dedicated to improving the nation's health care system through development of high quality and innovative solutions aimed at achieving optimal clinical outcomes.  To learn more, visit www.ahhqi.org.

SOURCE Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation