Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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GGRK CMSA Membership Chair Dawn Lubben 

 CMSA GGRK is proud to present to you

Health Care Ebbs & Flows...Opportunity or Obstacles 


Mealnie Prince CMSA National President, MSS, MS, BSN, NE-BC, CCM, FAAN

This is a two (2) hour presentation with CCM Ethics, SW from ASWB, and RN hours

Melanie is current the President of Case Management Society of America (CMSA). She is retired as an Active Duty Military Colonel assigned to Headquarters Air Force where she was responsible for developing strategies to eliminate interpersonal violence in the military. Melanie is now the Chief Executive Officer, Care Associates Consulting. Melanie is a certified case manager and medical-surgical nurse with over 25 years of progressive leadership responsibilities and diverse clinical experiences in emergency medicine, inpatient care, disaster management, ambulatory health, population health and medical management. Her excitement and confidence in the principles of case management inaugurated the Air Force’s first independent Nurse Managed Clinic staffed exclusively by case managers, where patient outcomes were game-changers for medical management and population health. Recognized for fusing business acumen with clinical expertise to launch award-winning programs, Melanie is considered a subject matter expert in case, disease, and utilization management.

ABSTRACT "Ebb and flow" is a metaphorical phrase that depicts a recurrent or rhythmical pattern of coming and going or decline and regrowth. What does a changing healthcare landscape mean for case managers? What is the nature of this change trajectory? This session will debate the ebb and flow of a changing healthcare system or a changing landscape. The conclusion of this session will be an interactive exercise and participants are encouraged (but not required) to watch the movie Hidden Figures for a richer experience.

OBJECTIVES 1. Validate the influence of social change on healthcare demands.

2. Define global economic changes on requirements for more or less case management.

3. Debate the ethical neutrality of professional case managers...real or fictional.

4. Discuss the above implications for case management opportunities or obstacles in the next 50 years.

5. Assess professional case managers' "Hidden Figures" mindset.