2016 Case Management Education Programs Announced

by Web Master
Published on Jan 07, 2016

As it turns out, we can learn by simply observing the behaviors of others. But are you sure that it's the best method for case management programs? Often the undesirable habits of others are replicated and newcomers are caught up in the 'that's the way we've always done it" cycle of learning. Instead, do what the Missouri Hospital Association and the Louisiana Hospital Association is doing: Bring in the PhoenixMed experts to help case managers and utilization review specialists understand the new marketplace, how to engage their medical and clinical colleagues in efficiently managing progression of care, and to translate the concept of advocacy into practical resource management monitoring.

Classroom education is a tradition among health professionals. Most of these programs employ didactic methods, demonstrated to be effective at transmitting new knowledge or delivering updates.  The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2003 released Health Professions Education: a Bridge to Quality, which called on the health professions to examine and redesign the way all health professionals are educated for the future of patient-centered care as members of an interdisciplinary team, emphasizing evidence-based practice, quality improvement approaches, and informatics. Continuing education is essential to keep experienced case managers current and to prepare future care manager practitioners and utilization review specialists for lifelong learning to address the shifts in the nation’s patient population, marketplace expectations, growing complexity in the healthcare system, and exponential growth of knowledge and advances in the health care industry and the professional practice of care management.

Through considerable experience, PhoenixMed has carefully studied the elements necessary to sustain a successful case management  training system: Relevant curriculum tailored to priority needs, a course design built around critical thinking and competency-based objectives which employs adult learning principles, well-trained facilitators, and interactive case review discussions. We even offer an optional robust post-training mentoring system.  Please log onto to WEB SITE to review the line-up of newly released 2016 programs.