Coordinated Care Management

July 13, 2011

Collaborative Care Conference For Physicians to be Held in Long Beach

CollaborativeCARE Conference (C3), a health care conference held to foster regional coordinated care by bringing together specialists, primary care physicians and patients, today announced agreements to work with medical associations and societies, a leading medical journal and other prominent organizations in the health care industry to publicize its 2011 conference in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 15–20.  

C3 has held two conferences at Penn College, to help area medical students learn how to adopt a collaborative approach to patient care.

C3 announced it has built relationships with state medical associations in each region of the first three events in Long Beach, Philadelphia and Chicago, according to a press release posted at

The California Chapter, American College of Cardiology; the Medical Oncology Association of Southern California, and the California Neurology Society have all announced plans to participate in Long Beach, according to the press release.

 “Our association with such reputable organizations that share our goals of a more coordinated, team-based health care system is essential to providing C3 attendees with the best possible conference experience that will ultimately result in improved patient outcomes,” said C3 Co-founder John Mooneyin the press release. “We are thrilled to be working together with such prestigious organizations, each with their own areas of expertise and leadership, to make C3 a success for everyone involved.”

According to the press release, The New England Journal of Medicine will publicize C3 to its physician readers, letting them know they will learn about medical developments and stay connected to clinical science by attending the conference.

Best Doctors, Inc. and C3 will also work together to offer continuing medical education to the specialists and primary care physicians within Best Doctors’ national network, who are “ranked among the top five percent in their fields,” according to the press release at

Lighthouse Learning, LLC, will provide the curricula, creating educational opportunities across 12 medical specialty areas that are customized to specialist, primary care practitioner and patient audiences, according to the press release. HIMSS, a non-profit organization that promotes healthcare IT and management systems to improve healthcare.

Deborah DiSesa Hirsch is an award-winning health and technology writer who has worked for newspapers, magazines and IBM in her 20-year career. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves
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