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Health Network: A Care Coordination Program for Patients Who Move

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Health Network: A Care Coordination Program for Patients Who Move
Date and Time
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Eastern (ET)
Description

*This webinar will be presented in English with simultaneous interpretation to Spanish*

To assure care coordination for mobile patients, MCNs Health Network offers continuity of care and treatment completion by providing comprehensive case management, medical records transfer, and follow-up services for mobile patients. During this webinar, you will learn how to enroll a patient in Health Network, strategies for incorporating Health Network into your existing clinic systems, and the steps Health Network associates take to ensure continuity of care for your patients while keeping your clinic informed of patient outcomes. Health Network has proven to be an easily modifiable patient navigation system for healthcare needs of mobile populations with application in disease surveillance and treatment management for any number of injuries, illnesses, or care needs among mobile populations.

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Learning Objectives
  • Understand which patients are eligible for continuity of care services provided by Health Network.
  • Describe the benefits to patients enrolled in Health Network for continuity of care services.
  • Describe the documents needed to enroll a patient in Health Network.
  • Understand the challenges to sustaining a continuity of care program for mobile patients.

Presenters

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Laszlo

Madaras

MD, MPH, FAAFP, SFHM

Chief Medical Officer

Migrant Clinicians Network

As the Chief Medical Officer for Migrant Clinicians Network, Dr. Madaras is responsible for the oversight of MCN clinical activities. Dr. Madaras spent his early childhood in Hungary and Sweden, arriving in the USA in 1968 at the age of seven. After becoming a US Citizen at 14, he graduated in 1979 with honors from the Boston Latin School, and Dartmouth College with a degree in biochemistry in 1983. He worked on a research team that investigated proteins involved in muscular dystrophy at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute. He served three years in the Peace Corps in Congo (Zaire) as a regional fisheries coordinator, and then as a PC Country Desk Assistant for Ghana/Liberia/Sierra Leone in Washington, DC. He also worked as a pesticide review manager in the EPA in Washington, with several publications in the Federal Register removing chemicals harmful to human health. Dr. Madaras received his MD and Masters in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1993, and worked in Gabon, West Africa as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow in pediatrics. Later he worked with the American Refugee Committee on the Congo/Rwandan border during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He also worked on the Hungarian border with former Yugoslavia in 1995. Since 1996, Dr. Madaras has worked in both inpatient and outpatient medicine in Pediatrics, Adult Medicine and Obstetrics in Chambersburg, PA at the Keystone Health Center which included treating mobile agricultural workers. He was the Assistant Medical Director at the Keystone Community Health Center from 2001 to 2005, when he joined the new hospitalist program at Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospitals in south central Pennsylvania where he continues to work now part time. In 2016 he became a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine. In 2020, he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP). In addition, Dr. Madaras has worked with MCN's Dr. Zuroweste as a staff physician in Tuberculosis control at the Pennsylvania State Health Department since 2012, and regularly teaches American medical students on an international health rotation in Honduras. Dr. Madaras also teaches hospital medicine to Penn State nurse practitioner and physician assistant students and medical residents at Summit Health. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine as well as the Medical Director of Educational Affairs at WellSpan Summit Health Dr. Madaras is married with two grown children. He enjoys language, travel, scuba diving, and hiking. He has been a nationally ranked age-group triathlete and completed several marathons and a dozen 50-mile ultra marathons.

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Camila
Velasquez
Health Network Associate

Camila Velasquez (she/her/ella) moved from Cartagena, Colombia to Miami, Florida with her family at the age of two. At the age of ten, Velasquez and her family had to move back to Colombia due to her father’s expired work visa. At the time she did not understand why she was so different from her peers. Her experiences going through the immigration process at a young age and acquiring citizenship at the age of nineteen put her on the path to becoming an advocate for her community. She graduated from Florida International University in Miami, Florida with a Bachelor’s in Psychology with aspirations of providing services to those in need. Velasquez is a strong mental health advocate which drives her to help the diverse community that surrounds her. In her downtime, she enjoys reading, painting, and hiking.

Continuing Education Credit (CEU)

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Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), is accredited as an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.