Geneia, a company of experienced change agents creating analytic and technology solutions to improve healthcare, has entered a strategic partnership with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA). Through its education arm The Geneia Institute, Geneia will deliver skills-based population health management programs to IHA's 209 hospital and nearly 50 health system members. The Geneia Institute will also serve as an expert resource for IHA's population health learning and action network initiative and their growing healthcare system physician group, #ILDocsLead.
"Our hospitals are in the midst of a shift to value-based care and simultaneously improving care, enhancing the health of their patients, returning joy to the profession, and lowering costs," said IHA's Chief Health Officer, Jay Bhatt, DO. "Our leaders, physicians, nurses, and other staff need new tools and skills to transform healthcare delivery. That's why we're excited to partner with Geneia to offer cutting-edge population health and patient engagement courses to our members."
The Geneia Institute has created a series of engaging courses to help hospitals, health systems, physicians, and their teams gain the skills they need to successfully transition to a value-based, population health management environment, including Motivational Interviewing, Patient Engagement for Effective Disease Management, and the Changing Role of the Medical Assistant in the Delivery of Team-Based Care. To meet the challenging schedules of healthcare providers, the courses are delivered via self-paced e-learning modules, and range from as short as 10 minutes to several hours, and in some cases, multiple sessions.
"At Geneia, we understand that hospitals and health systems are being challenged to change rapidly from fee-for-service to a focus on value," said Geneia's Chief Executive Officer, Mark A. Caron, CHCIO, FACHE. "IHA's commitment to help their hospitals and health system members develop new skills to improve health and tools to meet changing healthcare needs is exceptional."