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Strategic Health Group’s Dennis Eder Tapped by Leading Organizations to Help Explore Better Ways to Care for the Nation’s Elderly

(BURBANK, Calif. – February 9, 2015) — Dennis Eder, managing director of Strategic Health Group, has been asked to lend his expertise and thought leadership in geriatric care management at three upcoming programs focused on finding new and better ways to care for the nation’s elderly population.

Next month Eder will serve for his third year as a senior leader as part of the 2015 Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health program held in Phoenix, Arizona. The meeting is part of a national think tank and mentoring program designed to develop, support and expand the influence of organizational leaders who are committed to achieving improvements in care for older adults. The program focuses its efforts on enhanced primary care, accountable care organizations, transitional care/hospital readmission reduction, and programs designed to meet the needs of dually eligible (Medicare and Medicaid) beneficiaries.

Also in March Eder will, for the fourth year, address the UCLA Leadership & Management in Geriatrics Conference held in Long Beach, California. The conference brings together healthcare professionals from clinical and academic settings to explore ways to improve geriatric health while honing their leadership and management skills. Attendees work in small, collaborative groups with faculty mentors to develop and implement action plans in worksite-specific quality improvement and then work on a one-to-one basis with a mentor post-conference to implement their action plans.

Eder has also been named to the faculty of the pre-conference meeting of the annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatric Society (AGS) to be held in Washington, D.C., in May. There Eder will be part of a prestigious team conducting an interactive half-day workshop on “creating geriatrics value in health systems and communities.” The workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills for leading change; creating geriatrics value in health systems, academic medical centers and communities; and using proven communications strategies to drive such changes. The AGS meeting is the premier scientific meeting in geriatrics with attendees including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, social workers, long-term care and managed care providers, healthcare administrators, and others involved in geriatric care and research.

Eder brings to each of these events more than three decades of financial and operational experience with some of the nation’s leading health plans, integrated delivery systems, third party administrators, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Prior to co-founding Strategic Health Group in 2011 with partner Hank Osowski, Eder was the chief financial officer of SCAN Health Plan where he was named “CFO of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has also served as CEO of CareAmerica Health Plans, and CFO at both Long Term Care Group and Alpha Therapeutic Corporation.

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