New LinkedIn Forum, CaseTalk, for Healthcare’s Case Managers

Friday, February 22nd, 2013
This post was written by Cheryl Miller

We are happy to announce the recent launch of CaseTalk…a Forum for Care Coordinators, a new online interactive resource for case managers and other healthcare professionals on LinkedIn, where members can weigh in on best practices, news analysis, and network with others.

We’ve assembled a panel of prominent case management professionals to oversee the forum, who will consistently advise on current issues and advances in case management, and discuss the needs of patients and professionals. They are:

Stacey Hodgman, MS, RN-BC, CCDS, CPUM, senior director of care management at Kindred Healthcare, has been an RN for over 20 years with 16 years of case management expertise and experience working for managed care organizations, short and long term acute hospitals and work site wellness programs. She has worked for Kindred Healthcare since 2007 in care management leadership roles. Stacey is ANCC Board certified in case management, a certified case manager administrator (CMAC) and has served two terms as an elected member of the executive board of directors for the Case Management Society of New England (CMSNE.) She received her nursing and undergraduate degrees from Rivier College and her Masters degree from George Washington University. Stacey volunteers for the Massachusetts Registered Nurses Association (MARN) as a career guide/counselor for new nursing graduates. She has authored articles in professional journals including Professional Case Management, the official journal of the Case Management Society of New England. Stacey is committed and passionate to patient advocacy and improving transitions of care as patients move throughout the healthcare continuum.

Teresa “Teri” M. Treiger, RN-BC, MA, CHCQM-TOC/CM, CCM, principal at Ascent Care Management, LLC, has over 30 years of healthcare industry and 20 years of care management experience. Following years of bedside nursing, Teri worked in managed care, acute hospital, rehabilitation and long term care settings eventually focusing in program design and implementation. Teri has published on case management topics such as patient-centered medical home, advancing technology use, and future trends in care management. She was primary investigator in the 2010 Health Information Technology Survey and participant in the 2012 Survey Update. Teri co-authored chapters on interdisciplinary care transition teams for the American Gerontological Society and business considerations legal nurse consultants for the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. She serves on the Editorial Board of Hospitalist Program Management, Lippincott’s Professional Case Management, Case Management Monitor, and CMSA Today.

Ms. Jan Van der Mei, RN, MS, ACM, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra’s regional director for care management programs supports four hospitals with 800+ average daily census, two medical groups and one multi-specialty IPA. As the care management director, she is responsible for planning and operations for disease management including heart failure, asthma, diabetes, heart health and care coordination/medical office case management for patients with chronic illness, as well as anti-coagulation management. Ms. Van der Mei speaks to national audiences on case management and disease and population management issues and also serves as a Sutter Health internal consultant for system improvements in case management models.

We welcome all healthcare case managers and other healthcare professionals to join our discussions, here.

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