Hospital Case Management 1003 - Hospital Case Management - Mar 01, 2006

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Mary Booth Thomas

Editorial Group Head
Coles McKagen
AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants

Managing Editor
Russell Underwood
AHC Media, formerly Thomson American Health Consultants

Consulting Editor
Toni G. Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN
Vice President, Administration
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Great Neck, NY

Guest Columnist
Mindy Owen, RN, CRRN, CCM
Chair, Commission for Case Manager Certification

Patrice Spath, RHIT
Health Care Quality
Brown-Spath & Associates
Forest Grove, OR


  • Make sure your patients understand their medication, discharge plan
  • Take the lead in filling your patients’ ‘perception gap’
  • Outcomes managers take lead in quality initiatives
  • Case managers take the lead in throughput initiatives
  • Tiered structure helps ED improve flow, satisfaction
  • Is it time for case management redesign?
  • Initiatives help cut write-offs, improve compliance


  • identify particular clinical, administrative, or regulatory issues related to the profession of case management
  • describe how those issues affect patients, case managers, hospitals, or the health care industry in general
  • cite practical solutions to problems associated with the issue, based on independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions or other authorities

Financial Disclosure:

Managing Editor Russ Underwood, Editorial Group Head Coles McKagen, and Editor Mary Booth Thomas report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Consulting Editor Toni Cesta discloses that she is principal of Case Manager Solutions LLC. Guest Columnist Mindy Owen discloses she is on the speaker’s bureaus of Amgen and Roche. Guest Columnist Patrice Spath discloses she is principal of Brown-Spath & Associates.

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