Optimizing Home Health Care: Enhanced Value And Improved Outcomes

      Optimizing Home Health Care: Enhanced Value And Improved Outcomes

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013

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

  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

Website: http://www.ahhqi.org
Contact: Emily White, 1-703-548-0019
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