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The Time is Now for Building Collaborative Relationships with Post-Acute Providers

March 26, 2018

Barry Bittman, MD, Senior Fellow of Health Care Innovations & Management, is leading the charge to bring post-acute care providers into the conversation at Estes Park Institute. And along with our sponsor, Health Dimensions Group, we are taking the next important step in care coordination. Estes Park Institute continues to fulfill its mission of exercising leadership and shaping health care in our communities and as a whole. Our latest focus is to provide education that shifts the thinking away from the current silo-based perspective and helps everyone to understand both the challenges within the hospital and outside its walls.

“As we expand and improve care coordination, Estes Park Institute is on the forefront of showing hospital leaders and post-acute providers how to implement strategies that improve patient care and reduce risk. There’s never been a better time to build collaborative relationships with current and emerging post-acute providers,” says Dr. Bittman.

A longtime proponent of the care coordination movement, Dr. Bittman is the founder of an innovative and successful health coaches program promoting partnerships between colleges and their local hospitals. The program uses students, under physician-directed interdisciplinary teams, to communicate and coordinate care for patients after a hospital stay and has proven to reduce readmissions.

Together with skilled nursing facility expert, Ray Washburn, Dr. Bittman will present “Seeing Long-Term Care from a New Perspective: Creating Tomorrow’s Complete Care Continuum.” Join them on a journey that extends into an exciting realm that every hospital must discover. With a practical and humanistic focus, Washburn and Bittman explore the prospect of integrating and optimizing care coordination for the aging population you serve in ways you have never imagined. This unique session will provide a new perspective of tomorrow’s complete continuum of care.

Erin Shvetzoff Hennessey, MA, LNHA, CPG, of Health Dimensions Group, will bring her passion for seniors to the Estes Park stage as she presents “Post-Acute Care: Cornerstone to Success in a World of Value Based Transformation.” Achieving sustained, superior performance from post-acute care is critical for hospitals and health systems—both for those who own post-acute assets and those that must partner with post-acute providers. Post-acute care performance provides opportunities to drive revenue, minimize risk, and increase patient loyalty. Ms. Shvetzzoff Hennessey will provide attendees with a summary of the drivers of post-acute care optimization in light of value-based transformation, examples of success, partnership challenges and opportunities, innovative models, and actionable steps for hospitals and health systems to drive post-acute care success in their organizations.

Ms. Shvetzoff Hennessey will also present “Post-Acute and Senior Care Facing Historic Changes — Top Trends for 2018,” an optional breakfast presentation where she will outline the top trends in post-acute and senior care and their impact on hospitals and health systems, both those who own post-acute and senior care assets, and those who partner along the continuum.

Register now to attend our Health Care at a Historic Crossroad conference in San Antonio, April 22-25.

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