BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DST Health Solutions, will host "Integrated Care Management Beyond the Health Plan Walls," an industry panel discussion, during AHIP (America's Health Insurance Plans) Institute 2012, June 20-22, in Salt Lake City, UT.
DST Health Solutions is taking a leadership role in helping health plans be proactive in their efforts to dramatically improve care management coordination and quality of care. This session, led by DST Health Solutions Strategy Officer Teri Mullaney, and featuring health plan executives, industry analysts and health plan consultants, will highlight best practices and critical elements supporting the continuum of care management, including:
"The healthcare industry is experiencing a period of tremendous change and uncertainty that serves as the catalyst for health plans to address new and emerging models of care collaboration and member management," said Steve Sabino, President, DST Health Solutions. "This panel was developed to address these uncertainties and provide the AHIP community the opportunity to increase their education of leading solutions and understand how to implement and use them successfully by gaining firsthand knowledge from industry experts."
The panel discussion will take place on Friday, June 22, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, North Foyer Upper Concourse – Room 251A. Featured panelists include:
Mehrdad Shafa, MD, MMM, CMQ, FAAP, DFACMQ, Principal, Medical and Healthcare Consultants, LLC
Dr. Mehrdad Shafa is a pediatric emergency medicine physician and healthcare consultant with excellent clinical and superb leadership skills with extensive experience in healthcare management working with managed care organizations, technology companies, small hospitals, large tertiary care centers, physician groups, universities, health systems, self-funded employers, regional and national organizations, state and federal governments, and other entities on all aspects of healthcare. Dr. Shafa's areas of expertise include organizational transformation, project execution, strategic planning, physician practice management, information management, resource and complex care management, medical quality, patient safety, benefits administration, international health, and graduate medical education. Dr. Shafa is a nationally recognized expert in turn-around operations and implementation of effective Utilization Management and care delivery models.
Larry Loo, MPH Director, Business Development and Operations, Chinese Community Health Plan
As Director of Business Development and Operations, Loo is responsible for business development and operations and is known for his keen ability to breakdown traditional health plan barriers and efficiently implement complex programs with short turnaround times. Loo is a managed care executive with over 20 years of experience in small regional start-ups to large national health plans specializing in health care organizational change, business process redesign, systems development and strategic planning. Loo's previous experience includes time as the CEO of Puget Sound Health Partners (now SoundPath Health).
Janice W. Young, Program Director, IDC Health Insights' Payer IT Strategies
As Program Director of IDC Health Insights' Payer IT Strategies program, Janice Young identifies the key emerging trends and technologies impacting payer business success and IT portfolio management today. A renowned industry veteran with extensive research experience, Young is dedicated to helping healthcare stakeholders establish strong strategic, business and operational plans supported by integrated and aligned IT strategies. Her research focuses on solutions to improve market positioning, product development and execution, operational efficiencies, customer satisfaction, quality of care and care outcomes. Specific hot topics include future healthcare business and IT scenarios, consumer directed health plans (CDHP), outsourcing trends and directions, advanced analytics and pay for performance. Young spent eight years as vice president and research area director for Gartner Research Advisory Services, where she led research strategy for the company's healthcare payer market initiatives prior to joining IDC Health Insights.
DST Health Solutions invites conference attendees to stop by its booth (#319) to participate in demonstrations as well as learn more about how to support emerging business models, optimize care management activities to achieve successful member outcomes and accomplish complete enterprise transparency.
About DST Health SolutionsDST Health Solutions, LLC delivers systems and services that help improve efficiency, reduce operational costs, increase speed to market, and facilitate medical cost management and price containment. Our clients include commercial health plans, consumer-directed plans, government plans (Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicaid) and physician practices. DST Health Solutions' enterprise applications and outsourcing services include claims processing, member and provider management, benefit plan management, new product development, care management and medical management, and decision support/analytics. DST Health Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DST Systems, Inc. For more information about DST Health Solutions, contact 800.272.4799, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dsthealthsolutions.com.
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