New HIN Webinar: Patient Activation Measure(TM) Developer, Client to Share Tips for Assessing the Healthcare Consumer for Self-Efficacy

The developer of the Patient Activation Measure(TM) and a disease management director who is using the measure will describe the use of the tool to more appropriately tailor healthcare interventions during the June 18, 2009 webinar, "Patient Activation Measure(TM): Assessing the Engaged Healthcare Consumer for Self-Efficacy."

MANASQUAN, NJ, USA - The Patient Activation Measure(TM) a 13-item scale that asks people about their beliefs, knowledge and confidence for engaging in a wide range of health behaviors is increasingly used by health coaching and disease management organizations to customize healthcare interventions for their populations.

The developer of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) and a disease management director using PAM will explain its utilization and outcomes during a June 18, 2009 webinar, "Patient Activation Measure(TM): Assessing the Engaged Healthcare Consumer for Self-Efficacy."

Scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Eastern on June 18, 2009, this Healthcare Intelligence Network webinar is also available in Training DVD, On-Demand and CD-ROM formats with printed materials. Learn more about the Patient Activation Measure in disease management by visiting: http://www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?pam.

NEWS FACTS:

--- Scheduled Speakers: Dr. Judith Hibbard, professor of health policy at the University of Oregon and developer of PAM, and Diane Bellard, R.N., M.S., director of disease management and wellness services for American Health Holding, which uses the Patient Activation Measure(TM) in a disease management setting.

--- Conference Highlights: Measuring a patient's activation level; implementing strategies for increasing patient activation; developing appropriate health behavior change interventions based on a member's PAM score; and results from healthcare interventions using PAM.

--- Target Audience: CEOs, medical directors, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health coach managers, health coaches, health plan executives, care management nurses, physician executives and business development and strategic planning directors.

--- Webinar Formats: 60-minute live webinar on June 18, 2009 includes a 15-minute Q&A; "On-Demand" rebroadcast available June 22, 2009; 60-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available July 9, 2009. Get more information on the Patient Activation Measure's role in reducing healthcare costs, at: http://www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?itpam.

QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MELANIE MATTHEWS, HIN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO:

To view Melanie Matthews's profile, please visit: http://www.hin.com/bios.html#mm.

"With as much as 85 percent of healthcare costs linked to lifestyle choices, the Patient Activation Measure is another tool that healthcare organizations can use to determine a patient's --- and population's --- readiness to adopt healthier behaviors, develop customized health improvement programs and begin to reduce the costs of caring for these individuals."

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network --- HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 292-3073, e-mail info ( @ ) hin dot com, or visit http://www.hin.com.

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