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Webinar: The Future of OB Hospitalist Programs: The Unexpected Deliverables

Posted on Wed, Sep 07, 2016
Webinar: The Future of OB Hospitalist Programs: The Unexpected Deliverables

As patient safety, clinical quality and outcomes consume increasing portions of the financial risk and penalties, OB hospitalists programs are growing and evolving to help risk for women and children’s services.

You might expect that with an OB hospitalist onsite 24/7, hospitals are better equipped to manage obstetric and gynecologic care and emergencies, providing the ultimate in patient safety while reducing liability and risk. That’s true. But there are unexpected benefits as well.

Join us September 21 as Wayne L. Farley, Jr., D.O., FACOG, presents “The Future of OB Hospitalist Programs: The Unexpected Deliverables,” a webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Participate in the webinar to learn: 

  • What this specialty has achieved since its inception just over 10 years ago
  • The unexpected beneficiaries: medical staff physicians, nursing, hospital administration and career OB hospitalists
  • Why a safety-focused hospital shouldn’t go without an OB hospitalist program
  • How OB hospitalists programs are evolving and predictions for the future
  • Obstacles to implementing an OB hospitalist program
  • Key considerations for outsourcing the program

Register to learn what your hospital needs to know about the future of OB hospitalist programs.

Wayne Farley

Dr. Wayne Farley is Chief Medical Officer Women’s and Children’s Services for Questcare, an affiliate of Envision Healthcare. In this role, Dr. Farley facilitates engagement between Questcare’s senior executive team and client hospital leadership. He provides medical oversight, expertise and leadership to ensure the delivery of affordable, quality healthcare services. Additional responsibilities include the strategy, development and implementation of innovative clinical programs that include collaboration with client facility leadership.

Following completion of residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Farley practiced OB/GYN in Texas for 18 years. In 2008, he left private practice to help develop Questcare Obstetrics.



Webinar Seeks to Demystify Bundled Payments

Posted on Mon, May 02, 2016
Webinar Seeks to Demystify Bundled Payments

If you are seeking the meaning of bundled payments relative to your hospital or health system’s interests, May the 4th be with you!

EmCare and Becker’s Hospital Review have formed an alliance to deliver "Care Wars: The BPCI Force Awakens," an epic webinar to help hospital leaders better understand Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI).

Many of the metrics included in the BPCI initiative implemented by CMS will be owned by hospitalists. To learn how hospitalists may be your best co-pilots on the journey from volume to value, join us Wednesday, May 4, from 1 to 2p.m. CDT.

There are important lessons being learned in the BPCI demonstration sites, which will have a major impact on the delivery of care in the future. Be prepared to harness the power of payment bundles for inpatient services before more demonstrations become mandates.

Learning Points:

  • Discover a new way of looking at care redesign
  • Learn how shared risk can be your light saber
  • Using the force – a global strategy for managing population health
  • Strategies for managing resources outside the hospital walls
  • The future of payment reform

The webinar will be presented by Alexander Strachan, Jr., MD, MBA, Executive Vice President of EmCare, and Asim Usman, MD, Regional Medical Director, EmCare.

If you participate in the webinar, we encourage you to live tweet about it using the hashtag #CareWars!

Register now


How to Improve Engagement with Community Physicians

Posted on Thu, May 14, 2015
How to Improve Engagement with Community Physicians

EmCare presents a webinar on improving engagement with community physicians

For most hospitals, the referral process is complex and inefficient, creating dissatisfaction for community physicians and patients alike. Improving that process can make a huge difference not only in satisfaction, but in referral preferences. Join us for a free webinar that will examine the opportunity and impact of engaging independent practitioners with electronic tools for managing the referral process. You will learn: 

  1. The opportunity costs associated with an unmanaged referral process
  2. Best practices for managing direct admissions for hospital care and referrals from physician to physician
  3. New tools which can impact referral preference as well as physician and patient satisfaction
Presenters are Fransisco Loya, MD, MBA, CEO of EmCare Hospital Medicine, and
Mirza Baig, Chief Technology Officer for EmCare Hospital Medicine. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT (1:00 CDT, 12:00 MDT, 11:00 PDT). Register here