SOURCE: Phytel


November 17, 2011 07:35 ET

Phytel's Steve Schelhammer to Speak at Saint Francis Healthcare Partners Conference

Address on Automation Technologies for Accountable Care in Population Health Management Solutions

FARMINGTON, CT--(Marketwire - Nov 17, 2011) - Steve Schelhammer, CEO of Phytel, will be presenting today at the tenth annual conference of Saint Francis Healthcare Partners at the Hartford Marriott Farmington in Farmington, Conn. Entitled "Automating Population Health Management by Leveraging Health Information Technology," his presentation will focus on the technologies that accountable care organizations (ACOs) will need to improve healthcare quality and lower costs.

Schelhammer will discuss the challenges of deploying care management models to address the needs of high-risk patients and will show how automated approaches can extend the reach of care managers while making them more effective and efficient. In addition, he will explain how automated outreach and patient engagement can help organizations achieve their goals related to quality improvement, patient-centered medical homes, pay for performance, and ACO readiness.

This year's conference of Saint Francis Healthcare Partners, a large physician-hospital organization affiliated with one of Connecticut's leading medical centers, is called "Accountable Care Organizations: Learn From The Leaders." Besides Schelhammer, the speakers will include Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH, Director, Population Health and Policy, and Director, Center for Population Health, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, N.H.; Mark Shields, MD, Senior Medical Director for Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, Ill.; and representatives of four major insurance companies and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

"I am honored to be presenting within the select group of distinguished leaders at Saint Francis Healthcare Partners' summit on accountable care," said Schelhammer. "To be successful, accountable care organizations must manage population health which is impossible to do well without having the right kind of information technology. Information is absolutely key to accomplishing healthcare quality improvement objectives."

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