NTOCC WebinarDemonstration of NTOCC's Transitions of Care Evaluation Software

originally presented on
Friday, April 13, 2012 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT)

Watch the recent demonstration of the new web-based Transitions of Care Evaluation Software. Ed Davidson, PharmD, MPH, creator of the program and long standing NTOCC Advisors Council member, walks through the program, provides tips for individuals and organizations, and answers attendee questions regarding this tool.

Watch the Recorded Webinar

Sponsorships & Exhibits

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Ms. Lindsay Harp
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Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015
11 a.m. CDT


This educational session will demonstrate how JANSSEN CONNECT® offers comprehensive information and assistance to help patients stay on their Janssen long-acting injectable atypical antipsychotic after their healthcare professional has deemed it to be the most clinically appropriate treatment option.   JANSSEN CONNECT® can provide the information and assistance you and your colleagues need to support patients as they transition their care between settings within your health systems.



  1. Discuss barriers patients with schizophrenia face due to healthcare-system-related challenges.  
  2. Define how JANSSEN CONNECT® program offerings are here to help fill some of the gaps patients face through comprehensive information and assistance to help patients stay on their Janssen long-acting injectable atypical antipsychotic after their healthcare professional has deemed it to be the most clinically appropriate treatment option.



Makis Papataxiarchis holds a PhD in pharmaceuticals, an MBA in marketing management, and an MS in pharmaceutical chemistry. He has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical business with 19 years in various executive roles, general management, and marketing and sales positions in Europe, including 5 years at Novartis and 14 years at Johnson & Johnson. During these years he has worked both operationally and strategically, managing the business while also contributing to the development of the healthcare system in several countries in Europe. Makis is an active member and coordinator of many teams for strategic planning for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He was also responsible for various projects of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., strategic road map for Johnson & Johnson on healthcare access in Europe. He is currently the national director for systems of care at Janssen in the United States, and prior to that he was managing director of Johnson & Johnson and Janssen in Romania and Greece. Makis also served as president of the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Eastern Europe.


Kristine Hutto, in her current role at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, serves as an ambassador for the

JANSSEN CONNECT® program by helping national and regional behavioral health and payer organizations understand how this information and assistance program can be helpful to patients.  Prior to her current role at Janssen, Kristine had diverse positions within marketing, sales management, and large-account management. 

WEBINAR: Creating Interdisciplinary Care Teams that Work

Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015
11 a.m. CDT


In order to efficiently and safely provide transitions of care to ensure patient safety, to reduce loss of information, and optimize the continuum of care all members of the care team must participate and collaborate effectively. Why do some teams seem to work proficiently and seamlessly together while other groups struggle at every step?  

In this webinar, we will exam the dynamics of interdisciplinary healthcare team interactions. We will highlight the key elements of high performing teams including:

  • mutual respect;
  • effective communication;
  • common purpose, goals and plans;
  • clearly defined performance objectives;
  • rotating leadership; and
  • accountability.

We will also discuss an innovative and coordinated approach to education and training for all team members. The education is designed to maximize the performance of interdisciplinary teams that results in cohesive, coordinated and efficient units that can handle challenges and support better patient care.


  1. Describe the major elements of teamwork, including mutual respect, communication, common goals and plans, and accountability.
  2. List major barriers to effective team interactions.
  3. Describe aspects within an institution, including its local organizational culture, which can impact the structure and function of multidisciplinary teams.
  4. List factors that positively and negatively affect formation and effective performance of multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Describe an education approach that improves competency, coordination and proficiency of interdisciplinary healthcare teams


Dr. Jeffrey Levy is a physician, educator, entrepreneur and an internationally recognized expert in e-Learning. He is the Founder and CEO of CaseNetwork, a medical education company that provides the highest quality case-based medical education coupled with social media and delivered conveniently on mobile devices. He is also a co-founder and member of the board of directors for the Institute for Surgical Excellence, a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to improving surgical care and patient outcomes. Prior to this, Dr. Levy was co-founder, CEO, and Chief Educational Officer of MedCases, an online medical education company providing continuing education through a case-based approach to physicians across the world. Dr. Levy has been in the forefront of innovations in medical education for over 2 decades. Some of his accomplishments include developing one of the first surgical simulators – the Virtual Reality Hysteroscope, creating some of the first interactive laser discs and CD-ROMs in medicine, producing some of the most sophisticated 3-D medical/surgical animations, and facilitating the development of Fundamentals of Robotics Surgery curriculum and validation trial. He has worked with hundreds of experts and dozens of societies to advance medical/surgical education and training. Through his award winning programs, Dr. Levy has educated over 400,000 physicians globally. Dr. Levy has also served as the Medical Director of Education and Technology Initiatives for the University of Pennsylvania Health System where his responsibilities included development of computerized physician and patient education systems. His other academic roles have included Associate Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of Resident Education and Medical Student Education at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Levy has presented over 150 national and international lectures, has authored numerous abstracts and scientific papers and has developed several patents and inventions. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He had a clinical practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology for fourteen years.



 WEBINAR: Care Coordination for the Medically Complex Patient

Pending CE's: 1.2 Nursing, 1.0 CCMC

Cost: $35

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015
11 a.m. CDT


The presentation will update attendees on updated conceptualization of assist and support activities, of which one is care coordination. It will review the concept of health complexity, common definitions, and how it is best viewed for purposes of the delivery of value-added assist and support to patients and for their clinicians.

This will be followed by a description of a specific form of assist and support activities (care coordination) called adult and pediatric integrated case management (ICM and PICM), the tools associated with its use, the CMSA ICM and PICM training program, and the ICM and PICM document and follow-up software. Finally, use and outcomes related to ICM and PICM will be discussed. Time will remain for questions.



  1. Define and describe core features of care coordination with special emphasis on adult and pediatric integrated case management, i.e., care coordination designed for complex patients.
  2. Describe ICM and PICM complexity based tools and the Case Management Society of America sponsored training curriculum.
  3. Review ICM and PICM software and its applications.
  4. Review ICM and PICM based clinical outcome methods and participant graduation criteria.



Dr. Roger G. Kathol, President of Cartesian Solutions, Inc.™, is a health consultant who assists employers, government agencies, health plans, hospitals and clinics, and case management vendors develop value-added integrated health-related programs for patients with health complexity, many of whom have concurrent general medical and behavioral health (BH) disorders. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed articles, 10 authored or edited books, and 25 book chapters. In collaboration with the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), for which Dr. Kathol is Chief Medical Officer and physician Board Advisor, he and co-authors wrote, The Integrated Case Management Manual: Assisting Complex Patients Regain Physical and Mental Health (June 2010) and helped develop the Integrated Case Management training and deployment program.