CMSA Today - Issue 3, 2015 - (Page 9)

CMSA Association News REGISTER NOW! CMSA'S CAREER & KNOWLEDGE PATHWAYS (CKP) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM Launched earlier this year, CMSA's Career & Knowledge Pathways (CKP) educational program was developed to fill a longstanding gap in case management education. Theoretical content has been available for many years, but practical instruction of basic concepts of case management, as well as skills opportunities, have been left to the individual case manager and employers to determine and deliver. These circumstances have led to great variation in educational quality, content, and case management skill sets across the health care continuum. The debut CKP course, CMSA Standards of Practice: The Foundation for Professional Excellence in Coordination of Care Across the Continuum, was developed by thought leaders and your fellow CMSA colleagues to contribute to the basic understanding of the standards that govern our practice. Based on CMSA's Standards of Practice for Case Management, this tool is a contextual learning program that covers each of the standards and gives you the opportunity to learn at your own pace. Where traditional educational programs are limited in content, structure, mode of delivery, or timing, CKP uses multiple delivery methods including video, simulations and case studies to encourage a collaborative and flexible learning experience. CKP is made up 16 modules, providing 60 hours of continuing education for nurses, social workers, and case management certification. The relative cost for groups of 20 or more case managers is less than one academic college course in an undergraduate program. Learn more at 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO * ORLANDO, FL * ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK * JUNE 23-26, 2015 Registration is now open for CMSA's 25th Annual Conference & Expo on June 23-26, 2015, in Orlando, FL! In June 2015, join CMSA for an epic celebration, as case managers from around the globe descend upon Orlando to celebrate 25 years of case management growth and advancement as an essential health care practice. CMSA's 25th Annual Conference & Expo will take you on a transformative journey of education and inspiration, empowering you to craft your most evolved case management practice. Your experience during the event's educational sessions, symposia, forums, and renowned expo will enable you to break down organizational silos, build energetic, interdisciplinary teams, and use the power of storytelling as tools for more effective patient engagement. Are you ready to change the world? View more information at EXTENDED CONFERENCE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES For the first time, CMSA is offering the case management community the opportunity to pre-order 2015 Extended Conference packages, featuring content that will be presented at CMSA's 25th Annual Conference & Expo this summer in Orlando, FL. Extended Conference is a cloud-based education solution that delivers content in audio and visual formats, providing you with on-demand access to content required to fulfill your continuing education needs. Take advantage of Extended Conference to gain timely updates from industry thought leaders; also, fulfill the requirements of your employer, professional association, as well as credentialing and licensing boards, all at once! In addition to the pre-order option for 2015's offering, Extended Conference 2014 packages are available through July 31, 2015. Public policy, transitions of care and disease process management, and other important updates await you. Visit to pre-order packages and start taking active sessions today! CONNECT WITH THE CMSA COMMUNITY ONLINE If you'd like to communicate with other case managers and health care industry professionals across the country, connect with CMSA on LinkedIn™, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! The LinkedIn™ group alone has more than 15,000 members, where new discussions emerge daily. We look forward to seeing you there! Facebook: /cmsanational Twitter: @CMSANational LinkedIn™: Search CMSA Pinterest: /CMSANational Issue 3 * 2015 * DIGITAL CMSA TODAY 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CMSA Today - Issue 3, 2015

PRESIDENT’S LETTER: Technology Is Here to Stay
Improved Collection and Access
Clinical Trials
Applications as Credible Tools

CMSA Today - Issue 3, 2015