Embedded Case Managers: Navigating Care Transitions, Gaps in Care and Patient Compliance


The contributions of an embedded case manager to the practice quickly become evident, explains Diane Littlewood, R.N., regional manager of case management for health services, Geisinger Health Plan, which in turn bolsters physician buy-in for the program. She describes the upfront basics that help to ensure that health plan and provider expectations for embedded case management are met.

Ms. Littlewood examined an embedded case manager program, from the factors that will help determine if a program is right for an organization and deciding on the placement to defining roles and responsibilities for the program, during Embedded Case Managers: Navigating Care Transitions, Gaps in Care and Patient Compliance, a 45-minute webinar on March 10, 2010.


Length: 3:48 minutes

Achieving Medication and Care Plan Adherence Through an Integrated Care Team


While neither colocation of team members nor an electronic health record is a prerequisite for a successful integrated care team, explains Dr. Jan Berger, chief medical officer of Silverlink Communications Inc., there are four essential factors that contribute to the confidence and comfort levels of both patients and team members.

Dr. Berger shared practical examples on how the integrated care team can work together to support patients in adhering to care plans, including a model of care that places the pharmacist on the care team and another that incorporates technology, during Achieving Medication and Care Plan Adherence Through an Integrated Care Team, a 45-minute webinar on March 17, 2010.


Length: 4:07 minutes