During National Case Management Week, Oct. 12-18, the Case Management Society of America recognized the vital involvement of case managers in the healthcare community.
National Case Management week provides a time for CMSA, its members and other organizations to honor, celebrate and increase appreciation for what case managers contribute to the healthcare community.
The national association collaborates on a number of initiatives that include the National Transitions of Care Coalition, the Hospital Care Collaborative, the National Quality Forum advisory panels and others.
CMSAs 2014 theme for National Case Management Week was Building Steps to a Brighter Future.
The association is committed to promoting the growth and value of case management with its international reach of more than 25,000 members and subscribers through a network of more than 75 affiliated and pending chapters. Case managers role increases as patients and their families become a more integral part of the healthcare team to improve communication, adherence and the patient experience.
In a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty in the healthcare industry, case managers are an essential part of the answer to Americans need for healthcare solutions that work for their unique needs, CMSA President Kathleen Fraser said. Our members help build those personal connections and reduce the fragmentation of healthcare services by facilitating interaction and communication on the patients team of care providers.
CMSAs 25th Annual Conference & Expo will be held June 23-26 in Orlando, Fla.
For more information, visit www.cmsa.org.