Summit to feature post-acute care insights from distinguished U.S. healthcare leaders, including ARCHANGELS co-founder and CEO Alexandra Drane
Forcura, a healthcare technology company that enables safer patient care transitions and coordination, today opened registration for its annual CONNECT Summit, which takes place virtually Jan. 18-20, 2022.
The 2022 CONNECT Summit’s theme, “Earning a Seat at the Table: Are Post-Acute Providers Ready to Compete in a Value-Based Care Economy?” sets the table for discussions around three critical issues in post-acute care today: integrated and inclusive care coordination, actionable clinical intelligence and seamless connectivity among health industry providers.
The Summit features a speaker lineup of several distinguished healthcare leaders, headlined by Alexandra Drane, U.S. entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Rebel Health and ARCHANGELS, who will deliver the keynote address. Drane has recently co-authored a range of studies evaluating the mental health of unpaid caregivers, and ARCHANGELS is continuously monitoring this population using its proprietary Caregiver Intensity Index™ tool. Some startling statistics from their research includes 56% of unpaid caregivers have clinically significant anxiety or depression, and that one in three caregivers have suicidal ideation, ten times the rate of non-caregivers.
“My goal for speaking at Forcura’s CONNECT Summit is to reach their audience of post-acute providers who may not realize that many of their own employees – just based on demographics – are what we call ‘double-duty caregivers,’ or people employed as caregivers but who are in unpaid caregiving roles, too,” says Drane. “While the staffing crisis in the health industry is making headlines nationally, we can help these very special employers recognize how to identify their double-duty caregivers and work with them both to address their employees’ needs and match them to resources in the community.”
“The future of the health economy will be driven by value-based care, and the CONNECT Summit will showcase how, and why, the post-acute care sector deserves a seat at the table of the most innovative ecosystems,” said Forcura founder and CEO, Craig Mandeville. “We open our event with Alexandra Drane’s ‘Any Care Counts’ keynote though because honoring and supporting all caregivers among us is perhaps the best investment any healthcare provider can make in being their competitive best and ultimately thriving in this post-pandemic world.”
As part of the three-day Summit, Forcura will also break down its forthcoming industry study, “2022: The State of Connectivity in Post-Acute Care,” which will deliver data and insight into the increasing and emerging roles of post-acute providers across the entire care continuum. The study will be released in the weeks leading up to the Summit. In addition, Forcura will present the recipient of its first-ever Forcura CONNECT Award, honoring a post-acute care provider organization for their exemplary approach or achievement in empowering better patient care.
The Summit brings together several healthcare leaders each year to discuss trends, survey findings and crucial issues affecting the entire healthcare ecosystem. For more information about the 2022 CONNECT Summit, including the full schedule and speaker lineup, visit https://www.forcura.com/connect-summit.
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