Avoiding the hidden wave of costly chronic disease hospitalizations post-pandemic

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT

Healthcare leaders are guiding their organizations and patients through the COVID-19 pandemic, working to minimize infection risk and mortality. However, research on past pandemics shows that vulnerable patients with chronic conditions, and particularly ambulatory care sensitive conditions such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes, are at disproportionate risk for avoidable hospitalizations due to reduced access and poor self-management. This presents an imminent financial risk to health systems.

To stay ahead of the curve, health system executives must take immediate action to look into the future and to identify and implement strategies that will protect and support ACSC populations, retain revenue, and maintain or increase geographic market share by strengthening remote patient relationships. During the protracted and necessary reduction of in-person care for sensitive populations, this webinar will examine how leaders are proactively implementing processes and technologies to maintain high-quality care and defend financial performance.

During this webinar, attendees will learn to:

  • Recognize ACSC populations that pose the greatest financial and operational risk, depending on organization and contract types.
  • Analyze a leading health system's approach to scaling care to rising-risk CHF and COPD patient populations during, and after, the primary COVID-19 wave.
  • Identify opportunities and solutions for responsible proactive remote patient care during periods of limited staff capacity.
  • Construct a plan to support patients with ACSCs and chronic conditions when in-person care is unsafe or unfeasible.



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Blake Marggraff

CEO, CareSignal

Beckerle Carla

Carla Beckerle, DNP, APRN-BC

Vice President of Clinical Programs, Esse Health

Erin Stamm

Erin Stamm

Chief Operations Officer, Esse Health


Rob Jennetten

Director of Innovation Partnerships, OSF Healthcare System