Optimizing Home Health Care: Enhanced Value And Improved Outcomes

      Optimizing Home Health Care: Enhanced Value And Improved Outcomes

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 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
WHO:       of Directors Chairman, Alliance for Home Health Quality and
           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
           Margherita Labson, RN, MSHSA, CPHQ, CCM, Executive Director, Home
           Care Program, The Joint Commission
WHEN:     Tuesday, February 26, 2013
           10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:    Russell Senate Office Building, U.S. Senate
           Room 432
REGISTER: www.ahhqi.org/register

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

Website: http://www.ahhqi.org
Contact: Rebecca Reid, +1-410-212-3843
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