Michigan Association for Home Care Conference Recap

unnamedLast month the Health Numeric team attended the Michigan Association for Home Care’s 27th annual conference at the Grand Traverse Resort in Williamsburg, Michigan. The event drew over 240 attendees from around the state and a few from home health companies across the country. These influencial people in the health care field continue to make leaps in the industry, and we enjoyed hearing about their innovations and impact.

“We take a whole year to plan this event,” said Barry Cargill, the executive director for Michigan Association for Home Care. The attendees included people of all different backgrounds including nurses, clinical supervisors, and sales and marketing members.

Building on the opportunities we gained at last year’s event, we are excited to collaborate with many of the groups and individuals serving the home care industry as the company expands. This includes Cynthia Gray, CEO of Cago Medical Services. At the conference, Gray gave an great presentation on decreasing hospital readmission rates for patients with COPD. In her presentation she explained the importance of the “health care team’s role in transitioning care from the hospital to the home” along with other key aspects that allow the patient to have the strongest care once he or she returns home.

11031063_576658982474173_3931566452039850316_nAlong with gathering experts in the homecare field, the event also gives back, giving two awards and two scholarships. The scholarships, each for $2,000, are awarded to students. One for a student in a health administration program and another for a student in the health field.

Health Numeric is excited to be a part of the growing home care community in Michigan and those who attended the event with the common goal of creating the most advance solutions. The event is already scheduled for next year, May 18th – 20th at the Traverse Williams Resort.