Monday Memo
Monday Memo
Monday, January 9, 2017
What's NEW at Athena Forum

Athena Forum Institute® @
CCMC New World Symposium in January

Athena Forum Booth #300 at
CCMC Symposium in Dallas - January 26-28, 2017

Please stop by booth #300 and meet our team!

Case Managers: Let us show you how you can use Athena Forum courses to prepare for certification exams.

Case Management Directors: You can assign Athena Forum courses to optimize staff performance and directly impact organizational excellence. We have data to support this.

Case Manager Express: New Course is Now Live

Check out the new CM Express 2017. Why? Because:

1. You can accelerate the performance of new case managers

2. You can decrease new case manager training time

Diabetes Course Updates - FDA Combo Drug Updates Added

Important Drug Update

New Combination Injectable Drugs of Insulin and a Incretin Mimetic (GLP-1 Agonist) specific for use in management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, approved for use in the United States.

Soliqua™ 100/33 (Sanofi), a combination of U100 insulin glargine and lixisenatide (GLP-1 Agonist), will be available in retail pharmacies in the United States as of January 2017.

Xultophy™ 100/3.6 (Novo Nordisk), a combination of U100 insulin degludec and liraglutide (GLP-1 Agonist), will not be available until some time in the first half of 2017, the date has yet to be established.

Note: These drugs are actually a new drug category specific for use in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. You will find this new drug category included in the drug tables of the new diabetes course being released summer of 2017.


Tips from our featured course

CM Express: Activate and Engage the Patient

"Patient activation" refers to a patient's knowledge, skills, ability, and willingness to manage his or her own health and care.

"Patient engagement" is a broader concept that combines patient activation with interventions designed to increase activation and promote positive patient behavior, such as obtaining preventive care or exercising regularly. Patient engagement is one strategy to achieve the "triple aim".

[CM Express, Module D, Enhanced Care Transitions]

Case Manager Hack - The Pillars of Success

Helping patients engage in their care is the key to improving patient care outcomes and reducing readmissions.

Four Pillars of Patient Engagement

1. Define the patient's role

2. Give control to the patient

3. Educate the patient

4. Transition the patient

CMs know these four pillars and use them on a daily basis.

[CM Express, Module D, Enhanced Care Transitions]

Notice from the Publisher

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

Thomas A. Rasmussen
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Athena Forum Institute

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