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Integrated Case Management

Source: CMSA Today BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN In 1996, the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) began work to develop a foundation that highlights the importance of integrated case management. At a foundational level, integrated case management considers the individual as a whole person. Integrated case management specifically considers an …

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The Right Tech Can Help Doctors Get Back Time With Patients

While AI and technology can simplify most processes, an overreliance on them can be counterproductive or even detrimental to patients. The best way to use technology is to integrate it with human skills and capabilities. Technology should be supplemental and not a replacement for the work of medical professionals. A variety of technological tools can …

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Advancing the Roles of Case Managers in Quality Improvement

Source: CMSA Today BY KATHLEEN MOREO, RN-BC, BSN, BHSA, CCM, CDMS Quality improvement (QI) has been woven into the fabric of case management practice since the first CMSA Standards of Practice for Case Management were released in 1995. Since then, and through three revisions to the Standards of Practice, the consistent delivery of improved care …

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Becoming an Influential Case Manager

Source: CMSA Today BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN Case managers throughout the healthcare continuum often find themselves in the most complex situations. This means case managers need the necessary negotiation skills, process improvement techniques, knowledge base and skills to influence a complicated and transforming healthcare system. How many times have we …

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Transitions of Care: The Importance of Post-Acute Continuum Relationships

Source: CMSA Today BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN The summer has come to a close quickly after such a wonderful CMSA Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago. Each year, this event allows me to network and learn from peers on innovative ways to tackle the intricate supply and demand relationships within …

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