Little Rock, AR - The Case Management Leadership Coalition (CMLC) has published a 42-page resource titled Insight Compendium: Industry Trends and Issues 2005 that includes brief papers authored by 19 well-known case management leaders. Contributors to the compendium include Catherine Mullahy, RN, BS, CRRN, CCM, Editor of The Case Manager magazine; Kathleen Moreo, RN, Cm, BSN, BHSA, CCM, CDMS, CEAC, President, Professional Resources in Management Education, Inc. (PRIME); Mary Smolenski, EdD, APRN, BC, FNP, FAANP, Director of Certification for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC); and other respected thought leaders. (Click here for a complete Contributor's listing.)###
"Today, the practice of case management is playing a significant role in solving the problems facing the healthcare system, and it will play a more significant role in the future," reflects Jeanne Boling, MSN, CRRN, CDMS, CCM, Executive Director of both the Case Management Society of America and the CMLC and Compendium contributor, about CMLC's mission. "As the first compilation of its kind, this Compendium of thoughts, issues, and trends brings together the strengths and synergies of the affiliate stakeholders as they share their views on the promise that case management offers."
CMLC members held their fourth annual meeting in San Antonio, TX, in January 2005 to discuss collaborative ways to move case management from past success to future significance. After having worked for over a year to craft a consumer-friendly definition of case management, the group formally adopted a definition and discussed plans on gaining its widespread acceptance. From this meeting also came the initiative to compile the viewpoints of attending members - all prominent leaders in the case management industry - addressing their positions on the latest trends and issues facing case management today in order to create an easily accessible resource for other case managers and stakeholders.
The publication contains the CMLC Mission and Vision Statement; the recently adopted consumer-friendly definition of case management; eight translations of said definition, including a Russian and Arabic translation; information on the Compendium contributors; and their 18 brief papers. Topics addressed include, "Disease Management - Turning the Corner to 2005," by Karen Fitzner, PhD; "CM Adherence Guidelines Research Project," by Liza Greenberg, RN, MPH; and "Military Case Management," by Major Melanie A. Prince, USAF, MSN, CCM, CMAC, CNA, CPUR.
The reference is expected to be well-received in case management circles as a valuable wellspring of thought-provoking ideas on the current status of case management, as well as a noteworthy forecast of its predicted future.
Proceeds from sales of the Compendium will be utilized by the CMLC to support further collaborative efforts.