HealthLeaders Media Announces a Half-day Seminar Seamless Systems of Care: Better Alignment, Coordination, and Outcomes, Hosted at Geisinger Health, Danville, PA

Press Releases, May 17, 2010

HealthLeaders Media, the premier producer of information resources for senior healthcare executives, announces a half-day seminar, Seamless Systems of Care: Better Alignment, Coordination, and Outcomes, hosted at Geisinger Health, Danville, PA on June 2, 2010.

This limited-seating event is the third in the HealthLeaders Media Rounds series held at leading hospitals across the country and available to attend onsite or remotely via Webcast. Go to for more information.

Seamless Systems of Care: Better Alignment, Coordination, and Outcomes features top executives from Geisinger Health System, The Nebraska Medical Center, Methodist Health Partners, and Gundersen Lutheran Health System — all achieving the highest quality and most cost-effective outcomes through innovative systems of care. Including an introduction by the host facility, a roundtable discussion, and an open Q&A session, participants will get strategies to: 

  • Prepare for the future of acute care episode bundling, from CABG to pregnancy.
  • Manage readmissions, care transitions, and handoffs.
  • Apply lessons learned from two competing health systems that came together to craft an accountable care organization.
  • Engage patients and providers in systems of care design.
  • Build an effective and measurable population health management program, including medical home and chronic disease optimization.

"Geisinger has been a model for integration and coordination for some time, and the refrain I usually hear from others in the industry is that they are in a unique situation and many of their solutions would not apply to traditional community hospitals," says Jim Molpus, strategic relationships director for HealthLeaders Media. "But as I think you'll learn, the foundation of Geisinger's success is built on solid fundamentals that could apply to anyone looking to achieve better integration."

Speakers at the half-day seminar include leaders from three top organizations: Glenn D. Steele, Jr., MD, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA; Marcel Devetten, MD, Chief Quality Officer, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; Kenneth W. Klaasmeyer, President, Methodist Health Partners & Vice President, Methodist Health System, Omaha, NE; Ronald A. Paulus, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations at Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA.

"We are pleased to be bringing a series of thought leadership events into hospitals, where the real work of healthcare happens," says HealthLeaders Media Publisher Matthew Cann. "We're not just meeting with executives. We're on campus with physicians, nurses and the other care team members nearby. That gives our unique events a new level of authenticity." 

About Geisinger Health System
Geisinger is a $2.1 billion integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development and implementation of innovative care models including advanced medical home and the ProvenCare ("warranty") program. The system serves more than 2 million residents throughout 41 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania.

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