Managing the Unique Needs of Different Patient Populations
May 16, 2012
Join the American Hospital Association's (AHA) Physician Leadership Forum to hear two unique approaches to the role of care coordination among different patient populations.
The session will begin with an overview of Access DuPage, a program in DuPage County in Illinois that's a collaborative effort by hundreds of individuals and organizations to provide access to medical services to the county's low-income and medically uninsured residents. Richard Endress, President, DuPage Health Coalition, will discuss how this program is able to coordinate care through the use of medical homes for a patient population set with unique needs while at the same time containing costs.
Rahul Koranne, MD, MBA, FACP, Medical Director, HealthEast Bethesda Hospital, will next discuss how Bethesda Hospital, a 145-bed not-for-profit freestanding long-term acute care hospital in St. Paul, Minn., cares for a large population of Medicare and Medicaid recipients and how they are able to effectively manage their care and reintegrate them back into the community by coordinating with local health care and social agencies.