Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, June 8, 2015
What's NEW at Athena Forum

Athena Forum at CMSA Orlando Conference JULY 22-26

Our sales team is getting excited about meeting new friends at CMSA.

Booth Captain: Sarah Hill. Booth Staff: Bev Gulvin and Kim Billings. AF will be marketing to attendees in four industry categories with new brochures for:

(1) Hospitals,

(2) Health plans,

(3) ACO companies, and

(4) Home Health companies.

Stop by and visit the AF booth!

Tips from our featured course

Diabetes Mellitus: The "Keep Healthy" Challenge

"ACOs like Beacon Health are charged with keeping patients healthy rather than treating them when sick. As soon as a health system becomes an ACO, they accept responsibility to care for patients regardless of location, meaning they need to care for patients who are not even in the hospital in many cases."
Becker's Hospital Review

Case management of patients with DM has been shown to significantly improve health and psychosocial outcomes in both primary care and community settings. By improving diabetes management in their patient population, CMs can help reduce the tremendous burden of this common disease on individuals and families.

Diabetes Mellitus: Engaging the Patient for Success

Caring for patients outside the hospital, particularly in remote areas, poses challenges. To help engage patients, CMs at Beacon Health are offered training on Athena Forum in motivational interviewing. It's critical that care coordinators have a thorough understanding about how to engage patients in their care.
Becker's Hospital Review

Instead of "pushing" the patient to change, which can result in resistance, the CM elicits from the person their own motivations for making changes in the interest of their health. The tone of MI is nonjudgmental and encouraging. The patient decides what and when to change.

Notice from the Publisher

I want to thank our 15,000 healthcare professionals for continually requesting new topics on Athena Forum.

Thomas A. Rasmussen
CEO & Publisher
Athena Forum Institute

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Cathy Wright, BSN, RN

Clinical Editor

Athena Forum

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