URAC Conference to Focus on Trends in Medical Management and Internet Technology

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from URAC

    WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest medical management trends
 will be the focus of URAC's Second Annual Quality Summit "Looking to the
 Future," at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, May 2-4.
 URAC's annual conference will provide news on the future of medical management
 and the evolving role of information technology in health care.  Registration
 information is available on URAC's web site at www.urac.org, or by calling
 URAC at (202) 216-9010.
     Integrated utilization management, case management, disease management and
 related medical services are transforming the management of seriously ill
 patients and providing more personal, outcomes oriented health care.  Health
 care companies are increasingly using data mining to identify patients in need
 of augmented services and evidence-based guidelines to improve the quality of
 services.
     In addition, enhancements to the medical management system are emerging
 through new Internet communication links and information technology (IT)
 platforms including administrative service provider (ASP) solutions.   As a
 result, a variety of economical yet incredibly robust IT applications now
 exist to improve patient care.
     As an accreditation organization, "URAC is in a unique position to observe
 up-and-coming practices that are transforming health care delivery. Like many
 other health organizations, we are also trying to keep pace with the rapid
 changes in our health care system, so that we can establish benchmark
 standards and disseminate best practices." said Garry Carneal, URAC President
 and CEO.  "This educational event will provide some insight into these
 changes, and highlight some of the leaders who are driving evolution of the
 medical management model."
 
     Leading thinkers in health care will be presenting on numerous topics such
 as:
     -- The Future of the Internet in Health Care
     -- The Future of Medical Management Services
     -- The Evolving Role of Clinical Review Criteria
     -- Assessing Clinical Outcomes:  Are Health Plans Part of the Solution or
        Part of the Problem
     -- A Primer on Evidence-Based Medicine
     -- Implementing Evidence-Based Guidelines
     -- Does Quality Really Make a Difference
     -- Using the Web to Enhance Customer Relations
     -- The HIPAA Challenge:  Understanding the New Federal Privacy and
        Security Law
 
     URAC is also hosting a focus group for clinical leadership of health care
 organizations to discuss changing practices in utilization management, disease
 management and case management.  Discussion will address integration and
 evaluation of medical management now and in the future.
     The Quality Summit will also provide specific training for URAC's
 accreditation standards. Workshops and roundtables are scheduled covering all
 of URAC's accreditation programs.  Highlights include a primer on URAC's new
 Health Web Sites Standards, the new Health UM Standards, and URAC's new
 scoring methodology for all of its accreditation programs.
     In conjunction with the Quality Summit, URAC and the Internet Healthcare
 Coalition are teaming together to offer a pre-conference workshop entitled
 "eHealth Ethics: Getting Ready to Do Business on the 'Net."  This daylong
 seminar on May 2 will equip health care managers with the knowledge to cope
 with the many ethical challenges posed by the intersection of health care and
 information technology.
     More information about the Quality Summit: "Looking to the Future" is
 available by calling URAC at (202) 216-9010, or visiting URAC's web site at
 www.urac.org.
     URAC, a leading health care accreditation organization, has issued 2,000
 accreditation certificates to more than 500 health care programs doing
 business in all 50 states. URAC offers a series of accreditation programs that
 reflect the range of managed care services.  The companies accredited by URAC
 provide health care services to more than 120 million Americans.
     To obtain more information about URAC, call (202) 216-9010 or visit
 www.urac.org.
 
 

SOURCE URAC
    WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest medical management trends
 will be the focus of URAC's Second Annual Quality Summit "Looking to the
 Future," at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, May 2-4.
 URAC's annual conference will provide news on the future of medical management
 and the evolving role of information technology in health care.  Registration
 information is available on URAC's web site at www.urac.org, or by calling
 URAC at (202) 216-9010.
     Integrated utilization management, case management, disease management and
 related medical services are transforming the management of seriously ill
 patients and providing more personal, outcomes oriented health care.  Health
 care companies are increasingly using data mining to identify patients in need
 of augmented services and evidence-based guidelines to improve the quality of
 services.
     In addition, enhancements to the medical management system are emerging
 through new Internet communication links and information technology (IT)
 platforms including administrative service provider (ASP) solutions.   As a
 result, a variety of economical yet incredibly robust IT applications now
 exist to improve patient care.
     As an accreditation organization, "URAC is in a unique position to observe
 up-and-coming practices that are transforming health care delivery. Like many
 other health organizations, we are also trying to keep pace with the rapid
 changes in our health care system, so that we can establish benchmark
 standards and disseminate best practices." said Garry Carneal, URAC President
 and CEO.  "This educational event will provide some insight into these
 changes, and highlight some of the leaders who are driving evolution of the
 medical management model."
 
     Leading thinkers in health care will be presenting on numerous topics such
 as:
     -- The Future of the Internet in Health Care
     -- The Future of Medical Management Services
     -- The Evolving Role of Clinical Review Criteria
     -- Assessing Clinical Outcomes:  Are Health Plans Part of the Solution or
        Part of the Problem
     -- A Primer on Evidence-Based Medicine
     -- Implementing Evidence-Based Guidelines
     -- Does Quality Really Make a Difference
     -- Using the Web to Enhance Customer Relations
     -- The HIPAA Challenge:  Understanding the New Federal Privacy and
        Security Law
 
     URAC is also hosting a focus group for clinical leadership of health care
 organizations to discuss changing practices in utilization management, disease
 management and case management.  Discussion will address integration and
 evaluation of medical management now and in the future.
     The Quality Summit will also provide specific training for URAC's
 accreditation standards. Workshops and roundtables are scheduled covering all
 of URAC's accreditation programs.  Highlights include a primer on URAC's new
 Health Web Sites Standards, the new Health UM Standards, and URAC's new
 scoring methodology for all of its accreditation programs.
     In conjunction with the Quality Summit, URAC and the Internet Healthcare
 Coalition are teaming together to offer a pre-conference workshop entitled
 "eHealth Ethics: Getting Ready to Do Business on the 'Net."  This daylong
 seminar on May 2 will equip health care managers with the knowledge to cope
 with the many ethical challenges posed by the intersection of health care and
 information technology.
     More information about the Quality Summit: "Looking to the Future" is
 available by calling URAC at (202) 216-9010, or visiting URAC's web site at
 www.urac.org.
     URAC, a leading health care accreditation organization, has issued 2,000
 accreditation certificates to more than 500 health care programs doing
 business in all 50 states. URAC offers a series of accreditation programs that
 reflect the range of managed care services.  The companies accredited by URAC
 provide health care services to more than 120 million Americans.
     To obtain more information about URAC, call (202) 216-9010 or visit
 www.urac.org.
 
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