POP HEALTH FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT
Boston, MA - April 3 - 4, 2017
Maria Kronenburg, Ph.D., M.B. A. is the lead faculty, assistant professor of Healthcare Management in the College of Business and Management at Colorado Technical University. She received her Ph.D. in Urban Services-Health Services and her M.B.A. from Old Dominion University. She received her B.S. in Math from The College of William and Mary. She has taught healthcare administration courses and management courses at several universities for over 12 years. She has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, as a Director of Cost Management and Quality Improvement at a large health plan, a Senior Evaluator-health policy analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), a Manager of Physician Decision Support at Children’s Health System, Norfolk, VA, and a Project Manager for health information systems projects. She is also a consultant and program evaluator for several community health research projects in Virginia. She serves as a Board member for the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater (HCAT).
In the U.S., the burden of chronic disease affects over one-third of adults and accounts for 75 percent of U.S. aggregate healthcare spending, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In order to manage the health of the population of those with chronic diseases, healthcare organizations will need to determine how to acquire, manage, and analyze data to improve quality of care, health outcomes, and reduce unnecessary healthcare costs for this population. This presentation will provide an overview of the importance of these processes in managing population health for patients with chronic diseases. It will provide strategies on how organizations can help build and develop specific competencies and skills of healthcare managers, clinicians and staff for more effective utilization of resources in managing population health and to improve patient outcomes for those with chronic diseases.
One of the most valuable ways to learn is through interaction with your peers. Our “Speed Networking” session will provide an opportunity to meet speakers and attendees who have similar pop health challenges and discuss solutions to those potential obstacles. Mingle, share and learn in this unique, rapid fire and interactive environment.
If you missed a speaker during Monday’s concurrent afternoon sessions on data, care coordination, and patient engagement, here’s your chance to talk to that speaker.
Each speaker will be stationed at a table in the ballroom and attendees can circulate and speak one-on-one with individual speakers.
This is a great opportunity to gather information that addresses your organization’s specific pop health challenges.