CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), the leading multimedia peer-reviewed journal dedicated to issues in managed care, presents its most recent “Peer Exchange” panel discussion, “COPD Treatment Updates: Impact on Daily Life.” The video series features several experts in the field of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), who discuss the latest in therapeutic developments for the treatment of COPD and considerations for coverage and utilization in daily practice.
“Moderated by Dr. Neil B. Minkoff, the panel of experts come together in this video series to give a comprehensive overview of COPD, including the current state of care and an explanation of how the disease and treatment affects patients,” said Michael J. Hennessy Jr., president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences™, the parent company of AJMC®. “This peer exchange will help all our viewers gain a better understanding of COPD and help them improve patient care in their practices.”
This AJMC® “Peer Exchange” panel features four distinguished experts:
- Neil B. Minkoff, M.D., former senior medical director, HPHC and founder of FountainHead HealthCare, who serves as moderator.
- Maria Lopes, M.D., MS, medical director at AMC Health and former chief medical officer for Magellan Rx Management.
- Frank Sciurba, M.D., FCCP, professor of medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; medical director of the Pulmonary Physiology Laboratory and director of the Emphysema/COPD Research Center in the division of pulmonary, allergy and critical care medicine.
- Byron Thomashow, M.D., professor of medicine, medical director of Jo-Ann F. LeBuhn Center for Chest Disease and Respiratory Failure and medical co-director of the lung reduction program in emphysema, Columbia University Medical Center, chief medical officer of the COPD Foundation.
The “Peer Exchange” begins with an overview to help viewers understand the progressive nature of COPD, and how to recognize the signs and symptoms. Throughout this series, experts will review the current standard of care in COPD and burden this disease can cause patients. The discussion also moves beyond exacerbations to assess the impact of current treatment options on patients’ quality of life measures, such as lung function and productivity.
For more information and to view the video series, click here.
About The American Journal of Managed Care®
The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) is a multimedia peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed journal that keeps industry leaders on the forefront of health policy by sharing digital research relevant to industry decision-makers. Other brands in the AJMC® family include The American Journal of Accountable Care®, Evidence-Based Oncology™ and Evidence-Based Diabetes Management™. These comprehensive multimedia brands bring together stakeholder views from payers, providers, policymakers and other industry leaders in managed care. AJMC® is a brand of MJH Life Sciences™, the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels.