Put your Utilization Management Process on Steroids

  • March 09, 2017
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

American healthcare wastes nearly $1 trillion dollars on overuse, poor care coordination and overly complex and burdensome administrative processes. There is a need for advanced software tools that help to reduce the variance in decision making that contributes to this wasteful spending only to deliver average clinical quality.

Join this webinar on March 9 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm to learn how the Curion Platform from Applied Pathways can help you rapidly build, improve and manage your utilization management processes based on clinical best practices without depending on engineering resources. Using these software tools from Applied Pathways, you are able to make appropriate UM decisions that are evidence-based, consistently applied and allow you to maintain complete control over customization and full transparency into the decision-making process – no black boxes needed.

Dr. Jim Woodburn, Chief Medical Officer for Applied Pathways, will discuss how payer goals have evolved and provide an overview of how the Curion Platform can help you achieve your goals. He will also share examples from several clients who are using the software platform to transform their utilization management processes.

Webinar participants will learn:

  • How software from Applied Pathways can help payers to model and execute clinical scenarios – based on clinical best practices and rules – in a standard process to make appropriate and cost-effective utilization management decisions
  • How tools are being utilized at several client organizations to deliver meaningful results

Who should attend: Payers


jim-woodburnDr. Jim Woodburn, Chief Medical Officer, Applied Pathways
As Chief Medical Officer of Applied Pathways and over the course of his career, Dr. Woodburn has focused on providing strategic guidance to accelerate quality improvement and consumer-centered systems change. Dr. Woodburn previously held the position of Vice President of Clinical Initiatives for United Healthcare and Optum Health, where he was a leader of the TeleMedicine ConnectedCare enterprise. He has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Lemhi Ventures and as Chief Medical Officer for MinuteClinic, where he helped to lead the national expansion of retail clinics and acquisition by CVS Pharmacy. Dr. Woodburn also spent over a decade at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, where he was a founder and leader of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Medical Management Forum. He is a residency and fellowship trained Emergency Medicine physician and holds two engineering degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


John “JD” DeLongJohn “JD” DeLong, Executive Vice President, Product Management
Mr. DeLong serves as Executive Vice President at Applied Pathways responsible for product strategy and management. Mr. DeLong served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Medicalis Corporation. Mr. DeLong’s successful entrepreneurial experience within the medical software industry spans 20 years.  His focus on technology strategy, product marketing, and sales has led to numerous successful product launches in competitive technology environments. Prior to joining Medicalis, Mr. DeLong held various sales, marketing and General Manager positions with Mitra Imaging in Waterloo, Canada, a leading radiology integration and solutions provider for OEMs worldwide. While at Mitra, Mr. Delong was responsible for taking Mitra from Waterloo to Europe, Asia, and Australia by establishing corporate sales and support offices in Holland, Denmark, and Australia. Mr. DeLong is a graduate of University of Guelph, where he earned a Bachelor of Science. He earned a post graduate diploma in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and graduated from Mohawk College with a diploma in Health Radiation Sciences. He is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).