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Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here
Announcing New Course

EOL & Palliative Care Series
We are pleased to announce the following new course (300 + pages) is now available in the Athena Forum curriculum. All courses are specially designed to improve organizational performance in patient care, staff competencies and claims management.

EOL & Palliative Care www.athenaforum.com

EOL & Palliative Care Course includes

Mod A
The Evolving Role of EOL & Palliative Care
Mod B
Patient Goals & Care Planning
Mod C
Symptom Management
Mod D
Regulations & Reimbursements
Mod E
CM's Role in EOL & Palliative Care

EOL & Palliative Care
Excellence in Case Mgmnt
Hospital COO Using EOL Course as Blueprint

"This course is world-class and comprehensive. Thank you Athena Forum! We plan to use the course as a blueprint for our EOL program re-design.”

Chief Operating Officer
Multi-Hospital System Texas

In the Headlines . . .
Hospice and Non-Hospice Palliative Care

It is the responsibility of health care professionals to ensure that a person with any life-limiting illness has a chance at being cured and maintaining a sense of wholeness.

Non-hospice palliative care is distinguished from hospice palliative care as it is offered simultaneously with life-prolonging and curative therapies for persons living with illness.

Hospice palliative care is limited to patients with terminal prognoses.

[Reference: EOL and Palliative Care, Module A, Evolving Role of EOL and Palliative Care]

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JSPH & Athena Forum – Partners in Chronic Care

Master's Degree in
Chronic Care Management

Managing chronic illness is the key to true healthcare reform.

No matter what its appearance – diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancer or COPD – chronic disease is the greatest contributor to the cost of healthcare in the United States.

The Jefferson School of Population Health's online Master of Science in Chronic Care Management (MS-CCM) stresses chronic illness prevention and wellness, integrates evidence-based guidelines, includes behavioral health concerns, and appreciates cultural and individual variation.

The 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. 215-503-5305

The look of confidence
  CM Excellence® Series: 
  » Principles of Case
  » Patient Advocacy
  » Utilization Management
  » Discharge Planning
  » Hospital Revenue Cycle

  Clinical Series: 
  » Asthma
  » Behavioral Health
  » Colorectal Cancer
  » COPD
  » CV Risk: Stroke & MI
  » Diabetes
  » EOL & Palliative
  » GI Disorders
  » Heart Failure
  » Multiple Sclerosis
  » Obesity Management
  » Pain Management
  » Rheumatoid Arthritis
  » Women’s Health



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


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