Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, December 14, 2015
What's NEW at Athena Forum

Orientation Webinar Rescheduled

"Advancing Your CM Practice on Athena Forum"

Tuesday, December 15th at 12 Noon ET - 30 min

Internet: www.athenaforum.com

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Thomas A. Rasmussen
CEO & Publisher
Athena Forum Institute

Tips from our featured course

Discharge Planning Course Updated

Please note: We recently updated the Discharge Planning course.

This course remains focused on the case manager's role in discharge planning. The course modules describe key elements of discharge planning:

  • Philosophies and standards
  • Patient-centered focus
  • External forces
The course provides information for nurse and social worker case managers to assist them to safely and optimally support and guide the planning process in order to discharge or transition patients to an appropriate lower level of care.

[Improving Outcomes in Discharge Planning]


Discharge Planning: Critical for Safe,
Cost-Effective Care Transitions

"As healthcare costs continue to increase and the United States healthcare quality decreases compared nationally, we find ourselves needing to create cost savings from within healthcare to prevent bankrupting the future of our children with the mounting costs of Medicare. One of the ways to ensure that patients stay healthy and independent is to provide the safest and most comprehensive discharge planning possible."

Beth Heinz, MHA, MSW, LICSW

[Discharge Planning, Module C, External Forces]

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I want to thank our 20,000 healthcare professionals for requesting new topics on Athena Forum.

Thomas A. Rasmussen
CEO & Publisher
Athena Forum Institute

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