Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, May 9, 2016
What's NEW at Athena Forum

Athena Forum Celebrates National Nurses Week
May 6 to 12, 2016

Happy Nurses Week!

"In honor of the dedication, commitment, and tireless effort of the nearly 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide to promote and maintain the health of this nation, we are proud to recognize nurses everywhere for the quality work they provide seven days a week, 365 days a year. Being a nurse is very special. Be proud and celebrate this recognition".

Barbara Leach, RN, BSN, MS
Nurse Planner, Director of Nursing Education
Athena Forum Institute®
Rockville, MD

Coming Next Week: Renovated UM Course

May 16, 2016 the updated UM 2.0 course will be published on the Athena Forum Institute website. The new course includes ANCC CEs, NASW CE and the following modules:

  • Dynamics and Structure
  • External Forces
  • Electronic Info Tech
  • Transdisciplinary Care
  • Key Quality Measure

The purpose of Improving Outcomes in Utilization Management is to provide education techniques and resources on the role of the case manager (CM) in implementing the full spectrum of effective and appropriate utilization and resource management.

***New Feature: Listen to Learn: This course will soon be available in audio as well, so you can listen to learn, while sipping your coffee, cleaning the house or driving the car. Watch the Monday memo for announcements throughout the summer.

[Athena Forum News, May 9, 2016]


Tips from our featured course

UM Knowledge - Do you know?

High utilization of expensive technologies, including diagnostic imaging and pharmaceuticals, are ongoing with the U.S. remaining a top consumer.

Healthcare spending growth has slowed in recent years both in the United States (U.S.) and internationally. Americans, however, continue to far outspend other wealthy nations on healthcare but without achieving better health outcomes.

[UM 2.0, Module E, Key Quality Measures]


UM: Achieving Value

Value in healthcare is defined through the relationship of two factors:

  • Quality of care
  • Price paid for the care

The healthcare community and the business community today share a fundamental interest in finding ways to achieve higher value in healthcare.

[UM 2.0, Module E, Key Quality Measures]


Notice from the Publisher

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

Thomas A. Rasmussen
CEO & Publisher
Athena Forum Institute

Monday Memo Editor

Cathy Wright, BSN, RN

Clinical Editor

Athena Forum

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