COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Feb 26, 2013) - Kara Trott, CEO of Quantum Health, has been selected to participate on the faculty at the Thirteenth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium, to be held March 13-15, 2013, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Trott was invited by Dr. David Nash, MD, MBA, FACP, Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health, to serve as a panelist for "Health Leaders Panel -- What Does the Future Hold?" on Friday, March 15 from 11:15am-12:00pm.
"Innovation in health care -- specifically as it relates to care coordination -- is crucial in order to effect meaningful change in the industry, and in the nation," said Trott. "I'm grateful to be part of such a prominent list of faculty, leaders and decision-makers, all of whom have a shared goal of transforming health care."
With over 300 regional and national attendees, the Colloquium brings together industry-leading speakers and panelists to address issues such as the impact of health reform, the importance of collaboration and innovation, shared decision making, new wellness and prevention initiatives, health information technology, and the importance of educating current and future leaders in health care. In its thirteenth session, the event has been an important building block in providing health care professionals with meaningful continuing education about population health and policy issues.
"Population Health is an important issue and has become a key component of health care reform," said Dr. Nash. "Our conference will provide new insights about issues related to chronic care management, wellness and prevention, health promotion, consumerism, and access to care. We are excited to share the latest innovative thinking regarding this critical national priority."
The 3-day program will be a hybrid event with both onsite and online participants, and will be co-located with the 5th National Medical Home Summit.
For full program details, including speakers, sessions, and contributing sponsors, please visit: http://www.populationhealthcolloquium.com/brochure/PopHealth2013.pdf. To learn more about Quantum Health and Kara Trott's expertise in care coordination, visit www.quantum-health.com.
About Quantum Health
Founded in Columbus in 1999, Quantum Health is an award-winning care management and health improvement company serving the health care needs of more than 330,000 members at nearly 80 self-funded public and private sector organizations including hospital systems, manufacturers, coalitions, school districts, technology, entertainment, and retail companies across the U.S. Through its real-time, "virtual medical home" concept that saves employers 5-8% in health care costs without reducing health benefits, Quantum Health Care Coordinators help patients, their families, and their physicians work together to ensure proper care, eliminating redundant, delayed and questionable care -- literally driving unnecessary medical costs and confusion out of the system. For more information about Quantum Health, visit: www.quantum-health.com.
About the Thirteenth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium
The Thirteenth Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium, sponsored by the Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, has a tradition of providing forward thinking, meaningful continuing education for health care professionals to help prepare them to find solutions to the myriad challenges in health care today. These challenges include: finding patient-centered solutions to managing chronic conditions; educating health care leaders about systems approaches to improve health care; teaching patients to make better decisions regarding the health care services they require; making health information personal, accessible and useful while retaining individual privacy; and finding new ways to motivate Americans to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The Colloquium, with its innovative sessions and prominent faculty, addresses these issues and showcase the current initiatives, products and programs being implemented around the country and abroad. The event is managed by Global Health Care, LLC. For more information, visit: www.populationhealthcolloquium.com.