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Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM PST
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OHSU School of Nursing 
3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

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Michael Blankenbeckler 
OHSU School of Nursing CE Department 

OHSU School of Nursing Continuing Education

Power of Care Coordination: Patient Activation 

This seminar series provides a roadmap for nurses as we meet the challenges and leverage the opportunities to improve health and healthcare. Building on our overview session this past September, this seminar session will focus on the “nuts and bolts” of patient centered care coordination through health literacy and patient engagement strategies.

The Keynote speaker is Cliff Coleman, MD. Dr. Coleman received his medical degree from Stanford University in 2000, and completed a combined residency in Family Medicine and Public Health & General Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), with a Master’s of Public Health from Portland State University in 2004. He joined the faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at OHSU in 2004. He practices at a Federally Qualified Health Center clinic, where his clinical interests include care delivery for medically complex underserved patients.

Dr. Coleman is a nationally recognized expert in the field of health literacy. His teaching and research activities focus on workforce training to improve the clinical and public health response to low health literacy.

Expand your expertise in patient centered care coordination by attending any one or all of the workshops in our Continuing Education series focused on this rapidly evolving area of nursing practice.

Seminar Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014

Seminar Fee: $75.00

Continuing Education Units: 4.00 for successful completion of the seminar [Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 5464, for 4.0 contact hours.]

Location: OHSU School of Nursing, 4355 SW US Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland, OR  97239

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. in the 3rd floor lobby. The Plenary Session will begin in conference room SN 358/364 followed by a break-out session with guided group activites. The seminar is scheduled to end at approximately 12:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - Check-in

8:00 a.m. - Welcome and Introduction

8:30 a.m. - Keynote

10:00 a.m. - Small group session/guided activities

12:30 p.m. - Closing and Evaluations

Future Session Dates:

March 8, 2014: Team Based Care

 April 12, 2014: Transition Models

 May 17, 2014:  Panel Management

Nurses are pivotal to the design and delivery of care in an improving system that meets the goals of the Triple Aim.  In today’s fragmented healthcare system patients are often cared for by multiple providers and in multiple settings. As patients transition from one provider or setting to another, the potential for poorly coordinated care, resulting in suboptimal patient outcomes, increases.  Efforts to support patient-centered care coordination have proven to be successful at decreasing rates of costly hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations of patients.