This year marks the 20th anniversary of the American Case Management Association (ACMA), a milestone that will be celebrated at the 2019 ACMA National Conference in Seattle, April 14-17. From its founding with seven board members and 200 professionals, ACMA is now the largest case management association in the U.S., both in membership and revenue.
On Tuesday, April 16, CarePort is partnering with case management veteran Charleeda Redman, RN, MSN ACM, FAACM, for a session titled, “You’ve Got Data. Now What?” Charleeda is Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia, an organization comprised of 30,000 employees, two universities, and 14 acute care hospitals, where she is responsible for providing strategic guidance for clinical operations and electronic medical record configuration and integration. A nurse for over 20 years, with 18 of those in case management, she is the recipient of numerous honors, and has been a member of the ACMA since 2005.
Ahead of this year’s conference, we asked Charleeda a few questions about her background and what she’s most looking forward to.
Q: You’ve been a member of the ACMA since 2005. Can you tell us a little bit about the organization and your involvement in it?
A: ACMA is a remarkable organization that continues to transform as the case management profession evolves. The organization is active in public policy and raising awareness and setting standards of practice in case management. In addition to being a member since 2005, I have been involved with the ACMA board at both the national and regional level including, but not limited to, Past President of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter and National Board of Case Management (NBCM).
Q: What will you be covering in your session, “You’ve Got Data: Now What?”
A: This session will focus on use of internal and external data to support Population Health. I will highlight the journey my organization has embarked on to improve clinical workflows by leveraging data from our electronic medical record and interoperable connections with regional and national Health Information Exchanges.
Q: What other sessions are you looking forward to at this year’s conference?
A: ACMA has a history of dynamic and inspiring keynote speakers so I can’t wait to hear Carey Lohrenz’s story! In addition, Monday’s session C8: Best Practices in Population Health Management and Tuesday’s session G6 Achieving the Triple Aim: Hospitals and Health Systems Align with Post-Acute Care Partners sound intriguing.
Q: What’s your favorite part of the ACMA Conferences?
A: Networking has always been one of my favorite things about the ACMA National Conference. There are so many professionals gathered together that you can learn from. In addition, the energy that surrounds the Win the Wheels is always entertaining!