GLEN ALLEN, Va., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) announced that Dexter Shurney, MD, CMO of HR/Employee Health Plan at Vanderbilt University and Medical Center will present the keynote address "Lifestyle Competencies: The Fix to Failing Wellness Programs" at 8:00 a.m. on April 15, 2011 at the Spring Managed Care Forum in Orlando, Florida.
The Spring Managed Care Forum provides medical directors, nurse case managers and administrators from purchasers, plans and providers, IPAs, PHOs and other integrated delivery systems with the appropriate tools, resources and knowledge to improve patient outcomes in Managed Care environments and global network systems.
This keynote address will focus on prevention and lifestyle medicine, which is the key to controlling healthcare costs.
"Lifestyle Medicine effectively addresses the root causes of nearly 80% of the chronic conditions that drive U.S. health care expenditures," says Dr. Shurney, who chairs the Executive Leadership Committee of NAMCP's Lifestyle Institute. "It is the most powerful and cost-effective tool available for controlling this nation's health care costs."
The purpose of the NAMCP medical director's Lifestyle Institute is to provide current information and resources to medical directors, nurse case managers and other healthcare professionals from Purchasers, Health Plans and Provider Systems to help them manage, navigate and work towards improving patient outcomes across a wide spectrum of clinical conditions. The Lifestyle Institute is guided by an Executive Leadership Council of medical directors and nurse executives charged with developing lifestyle prevention and health promotion policies, best practices and implementation strategies related to lifestyle interventions.
This year's forum is being held at the beautiful Gaylord Palms. Following the keynote address, the agenda features four different tracks, which includes a Business track, a Health Management track, an Oncology track, and a Genomics/Biotech/Emerging Medical Technologies track.
The Spring Managed Care Forum provides continuing education for physicians and nurses. Visit www.namcp.org or call 804-527-1905 for more information.
Click on the following link to visit our conference website: www.namcp.org/conferences/SMCF/11/index.htm
SOURCE The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP)