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Women’s Health & Menopause Women’s Health & Menopause
A recent summer movie highlights a group of 40+ year old women living life and being sexy. In recent years other movies have highlighted 50+ year old women with a sex life – and having fun. So if you are 60+ does your sex life continue? Visit Athena Forum’s course on Women’s Health, Module C, focused on sexuality and the mature woman.
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COPD Management What are the primary objectives in managing COPD? Although care plans are specific to each patient, there are common objectives in managing this condition such as improving exercise tolerance. Visit Athena Forum’s course on COPD, Module A, Chapter 5 to review. Athena Forum: COPD, Module A, Chapter 5
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Summer Eye Care
Where are your sunglasses – in the car? In your purse? Or looking ever-so-cute worn as a headband? Summertime, and the sun is feeling great, but those rays can be damaging to your eyes. The American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives and the National Eye Institute stress the importance of wearing sunglasses – even on days that are cloudy. Be sure those fashion ‘shades’ protect your eyes by blocking 99-100% of UV rays. If you are enjoying summer sports and activities be sure to have the correct eye protection such as goggles or safety glasses.
In the Headlines . . .
With the signing of the Affordable Care Act into law, the U.S. healthcare system faces almost immediate – and substantial – transformation. See the Reference article (in this memo) for more information.

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The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Chronic Care

With the signing of the Affordable Care Act into law, the U.S. healthcare system faces almost immediate – and substantial – transformation.

Among the numerous health policy implications, the law requires health plans to ensure quality of care and improve patient outcomes by means of quality reporting, effective case management, care coordination, chronic disease management, patient-centered education, medical error reduction, and implementation of wellness and health promotion activities.

The new law also raises a number of other policy issues for providers. In 2012, for instance, hospitals and physicians are invited to provide leadership in voluntary Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) with the opportunity to share in cost savings from improved patient care management.

The Jefferson School of Population Health’s online Master of Science in Chronic Care Management (MS-CCM) program prepares leaders to critically analyze, design, implement and evaluate systems to improve chronic illness prevention and care management across various health care settings and populations.

For more information about Jefferson’s MS-CCM program, click here.

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or call (215) 503-5305.

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Cathy Wright Cathy Wright, BSN, RN
Clinical Editor
Athena Forum


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