Improving Outcomes with Data and Technology

Description:

Turning a clinical data repository into actionable information is crucial in an evolving post-acute care industry. Learn how data and technology can be leveraged to improve patient care and outcomes and discover how predictive analytics and algorithms can help identify patients at risk for readmission.

A continental breakfast will be served. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Describe how electronic clinical decision support can help clinicians better manage chronic conditions
  • Describe how assessment and predictive analytics can be used to identify patients at risk for readmission
  • Outline strategies to improve patient outcomes through monitoring dashboard metrics

Speakers:


Dina Walker, RN, MSN, ACM, RN-BC
National Director of Case Management, Encompass Health

Dina Walker is the National Director of Case Management for Birmingham, Alabama-based Encompass Health, one of the nation’s largest providers of integrated healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based care in 37 states and Puerto Rico. She has been a Registered Nurse for more than 29 years and has a clinical background in cardiac critical care. Beginning in the earlier days of her career, Dina has held many leadership roles including managing inpatient and outpatient cardiac care services, leading multiple facets of case management for a large Medicare Advantage plan, and now overseeing case management services for a network of more than 130 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals. In addition, she served as a Clinical Informatics Nurse and Database Administrator for a three-facility hospital system. Dina holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing in addition to being a certified case manager.