Bowie State University Clayton Steen as Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management
Jun 14 13
Clayton Steen has assumed the position of assistant vice president for enrollment management at Bowie State University. He previously served as senior manager for enrollment performance management for U.S. campuses and field recruitment at Laureate Education Inc.
Bowie State University Appoints Dr. Weldon Jackson as New Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Jun 2 12
Dr. Weldon Jackson was recently chosen as the new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Bowie State University, effective July 8. Dr. Jackson has more than 27 years of experience in higher education administration. Dr. Jackson has a widespread background in leadership of the academicenterprise, having served as the chief academic officer at both Morehouse and Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y. He was responsible for advancements in the academic and research programs of both institutions and planned a myriad of initiatives to support student and faculty development. His passion about student success spurred the Student Success Center at Morehouse. At Manhattan College, he expanded the use of technology in the teaching and learning process.
VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. Forms Partnership with The Maryland Center at Bowie State University and Intelaform, Inc., to Develop Community-Based Care Transition Program for the State of Maryland
Apr 19 12
VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. announced that it has formed a further partnership with The Maryland Center at Bowie State University, Inc., and Intelaform, Inc., to develop a Community-Based Care Transition Program (CCTP) for the state of Maryland. Care transitions occur when a patient moves from one health care setting to another. In the instance that people living with serious illnesses move from the hospital to home or a nursing center, they may be at risk for readmission to the hospital if they develop a complication. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has launched an initiative to reduce hospital readmissions by 20% by 2013. To begin with, the agency plans to spend $500 million or half of the $1 billion earmarked in the Affordable Care Act for improving patient safety to help hospitals and their community partners decrease readmissions over a five year period ending in 2016. The Maryland Center Transition Care Program (The Program) will focus specifically on the needs of elderly patients transitioning from a hospital setting back to the home environment. According to a 2007 report of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, readmissions to the hospital are estimated to cost Medicare approximately $15 billion, nearly $12 billion of which is for causes considered preventable. In Maryland, hospital readmissions are estimated to cost $300 million annually. The Program is designed to assist the patient during the critical transition period and thereby significantly decrease the number of preventable hospitalizations. The Maryland Center, an affiliated foundation of the University System of Maryland, has as its charter to eliminate disparities, including those in health, and simultaneously enhance research and development on behalf of Bowie State University. Its new public/private partnership with VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. and Intelaform, Inc. will have as a primary goal the development of a CCTP. The initial program will focus on Maryland, and could be expanded across the entire National Capital Region. The program will focus on five key areas for aging patients; cardiovascular, diabetes, urological, pulmonary, and dermatological; and seek significant reductions in each. This program is unique among CCTP programs in that it will provide patient surveillance and 'concierge' services to transitioning patients and will integrate the latest technologies in managing health information to enhance the capabilities of all involved parties -- hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers -- to respond to the needs of the transitioning patient. Intelaform will provide patient surveillance and concierge services, treatment management and patient care management systems to monitor and individually manage each patient's needs. VisualMED Clinical Solutions will provide mobile medical applications and the patient treatment infrastructure with secure access and tracking capabilities to enable real-time collection, aggregation, and sharing of information.