New Health Literacy - Webinar by Mentorhealth

MessageThis Webinar is over
Date Feb 3, 2015
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $139.00
Overview: When I was in Medical School, we were simply trained to do things "My way or the highway". Over the last several years, the media and the Internet have vastly changed both the volume of knowledge and the accessibility of that knowledge to every stakeholder in health care. Increasing deductibles have made the patient more personally responsible and accountable in health care decision making. And patients are choosing where and when they want care. Medical decisions will no longer be made only by the physician. Health care will truly be delivered by an informed team working as a team - including the patient. Dr. Berkowitz will discuss how organizations can thrive in an environment of informed decision-making and high health care literacy. 

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Review the national goals of increasing health literacy
  • Review how transparency of quality and price has changed and will continue to change consumer behavior, especially in the face of higher deductibles and more consumer up-front costs
  • Discuss how social media, now the initial entry into medical care for many patients, is changing behavior and ultimately the care that the patient receives
  • It does take a village - discuss how optimum patient care is truly a community effort involving considerable input and effort from the patient and family and multiple community stakeholders
  • Discuss models of care coordination and how successful systems are using this methodology to improve outcomes and satisfaction, and move to the ultimate goal of population management

Who Will Benefit:
  • Physicians
  • Administrators of Hospitals and Medical Groups
  • Health Care Trustees
  • All Members of the Health Care Team
  • Patients

Dr. Steve Berkowitz Board certified in internal medicine, he is the Founder and President of SMB Health Consulting since 2011, specializing in: Clinical/ operational performance improvement, Health care presentations to hospitals, boards, societies and medical staff, Strategic planning facilitation, and One on one CMO mentoring 

He has worked with over 150 clients in all 50 states. 

Previously, for thirteen years he was Chief Medical Officer for St. David’s Healthcare, a six-hospital system in Austin, Texas, as well as the Division CMO for HCA Central and West Texas Division, which includes eight facilities in Austin and El Paso. As a member of the senior executive team, he had the overall responsibility of clinical outcomes improvement, physician development, strategic planning, and medical management for the Division. During this time he directed the implementation of numerous initiatives and programs to improve the system’s clinical effectiveness. St. David’s mortality index and CMS core measures are now among the best in the nation. STEMI times have reached national best practice levels, and SDH has been recognized at both the state and national levels for patient care quality and performance excellence. In 2014, St. David's was the recipient of the Malcom Baldrige Award. He was also Chairman of Capital Area Providers, a 5.01-(a) Texas medical foundation with over 850 physicians. 

Roger Steven
contact no: 8003851607
fax no: 302-288-6884
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