Peer-to-Peer Breakout Sessions

Educational sessions at the AMGA Annual Conference focus on the most relevant topics for healthcare leaders and are offered in a number of formats, from lectures with Q&As to case studies, panels, and more.

With sessions focusing on leadership, governance, and culture; patient-centered care; technology and telemedicine; and operations and finance, you can find content to address your most pressing issues and prepare your organization for what’s ahead. Invest in your own high-quality, professional learning and discover groundbreaking, innovative processes at the AMGA Annual Conference. As an added benefit to attending, you’ll earn CME, CPE, and ACHE credits.

Leadership, Governance, and Culture

Leadership, Governance, and Culture

Technology and Telemedicine

Technology and Telemedicine

Patient-Centered Care

Patient-Centered Care

Operations and Finance

Operations and Finance

Independent Group Session

Independent Group Session

Chief Executive Officer Presentation

Chief Executive Officer Presentation

Friday, March 29, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Leadership, Governance, and Culture / Chief Executive Officer Presentation
A Business Case for Diversity

Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health [+]

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
We Are Who We Recruit, Nurture, and Develop: Full Cycle Talent Management in a Medical Group

Lee Anne Wong, M.D., Director of Recruitment and Retention, Sutter Medical Group; and Kristin Hallmark, M.B.A., Director of Physician Services, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region [+]

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Opioid Management: Keeping our Patients (and Providers) Safe

Michael G. Charles, M.D., FAAFP, Medical Director, Clinical Quality, Sentara Medical Group, Medical Director, Sentara Quality Care Network, and Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Sentara Medical Group; Robert “Doug” Culling, D.O., M.S., CPE, Corporate Vice President, Sentara Healthcare, and President, Sentara Medical Group; and Allison Proffer, M.S., Information Analytics Specialist, Analytics Services, Sentara Medical Group [+]

Technology and Telemedicine
Acute Hospital Care in the Home: Year One Results and Lessons Learned
Eliza “Pippa” Shulman, D.O., M.P.H., Medical Director, Center for Healthcare Innovation, Atrius Health [+]

Patient-Centered Care
The Chef Will See You Now: Culinary Medicine as an Emerging Population Health Intervention

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D., FACP, CCMS, Associate Dean for Clinical Services, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Executive Director, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine; and Leah Sarris, R.D., LDN, CCMS, Director of Operations and Executive Chef, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, and Instructor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Primary Care Redesign: Implementing New Models of Care Through Operational and Technical Changes

Keith Boell, D.O., M.S.-H.Q.S.M., FHM, Associate Chief Quality Officer, and Juliann Molecavage, D.H.A., M.S.H.A., B.S.H.M., Associate Vice President, Quality and Primary Care Services, Medicine Institute, Geisinger [+]

Patient-Centered Care
The Path to High Performance: AMGA Acclaim Award

Peter McGough, M.D., Medical Director, UW Neighborhood Clinics, and Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Kimberly Herner, M.D., Chief Quality Officer, Paula L. Houston, Director, Healthcare Equity, Leah Marcotte, M.D., Associate Medical Director, Population Health, Van Chaudhari, Administrator, Population Health Management, Giana Davidson, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, Medical Director, Post-Acute Care, and David Reed Flum, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Chief Medical Officer, UW Medicine [+]

Operations and Finance / Independent Group Session / Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Aligning Compensation to a Value-Based Care World

Scott D. Barlow, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer, and Christopher Steen, M.B.A., FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Revere Health [+]

Operations and Finance
Reducing Unnecessary Emergency Room and Hospital Utilization

Carole Romano, Vice President of Accountable Care and Regulatory Compliance, ProHEALTH Medical Management, LLC [+]

AMGA Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update
Chet Speed, J.D., LL.M., Vice President, Public Policy, Darryl Drevna, M.A., Director, Regulatory and Public Policy, Christina Lavoie, J.D., Director, Government Relations, Jamie Miller, M.B.A., Director, Government Relations, Lauren N. Lattany, M.P.S., Director, Government Relations, and Sarah Skirmont, Government Relations Assistant, AMGA [+]

Friday, March 29, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Leading Leaders: Emotional Intelligence in Your Organizational Culture

Patrice M. Weiss, M.D., Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Carilion Clinic [+]

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Affordability: Taming the Cost Curve with Physician Engagement

Beth Averbeck, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Primary Care, HealthPartners Care Group [+]

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Integration by Evolution: Aligning and Integrating Physician Employment Models at Cleveland Clinic

Brian Harte, M.D., SFHM, President, Cleveland Clinic Akron General; Benito Alvarez, M.D., FACOG, M.B.A., CPE, J.D., FACHE, President, Partners Physician Group, Cleveland Clinic Akron General; and Steven Zerbini, M.B.A., M.P.H., Assistant Administrator, Colorectal Surgery and Enterprise Endoscopy, Cleveland Clinic [+]

Technology and Telemedicine / Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Precision Medicine and Provider Groups Panel: What Does the Future Hold?

Sharon Gabrielson, M.H.A., Chair, Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions; Terry Williams, M.B.A., Executive Vice President, Strategy and Administration, Wake Forest Baptist Health; and J. Stephen Jones, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer, INOVA Health System
Moderated by Grace E. Terrell M.D., M.M.M., President and Chief Executive Officer, Envision Genomics Inc.; Board Member, CHESS Population Health; and Board of Directors Member and General Internist, Wake Forest Baptist Health
[+]

Technology and Telemedicine
Optimizing Technologies to Succeed In Value-Driven Payment Models

Anthony D’Ambrosio, M.D., Practicing Family Medicine Physician, Health Quest Medical Practice; Kowsilliya Ramnaresh, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President Practice Transformation, Health Quest Medical Practice; and Donna Daniel, Ph.D., Senior Program Director, Clinical Quality Research, IBM Watson Health [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Developing a Population Health Care Delivery Model While Working in a Fee-for-Service Environment

Wendy Ferrell-Smith, M.H.I., R.N., B.S.N., CCM, Director of Value Based Performance, and Taylor Poore, B.H.S, L.P.N., Manager of Value Based Performance, St. Elizabeth Physicians [+]

Patient-Centered Care / Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Transforming Primary Care Using Lean Principles: Creating and Sustaining a Better Model for Care to Improve Efficiency and Prevent Physician Burnout

Steven Green, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Eunice Sanchez-Mata, M.D., Family Medicine Practice Transformation Champion, Daniel Nimoy,Transformation Healthcare Lead, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group; and Stacey Hrountas, M.P.H., Chief Executive Officer, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Managing Obesity as a Chronic Disease Starts in Primary Care

Barbara Hodne, D.O., Associate Quality Director, The Iowa Clinic; Regina A. Gordon, R.N., R.D., LDN, Bariatric Service Manager, Novant Health; and Andrew Toth, M.D., Family Medicine Physician, Confluence Health [+]

Operations and Finance / Independent Group Session / Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Strategies to Improve Quality and Engage Physicians to Achieve Shared Savings

Stephen W. Nuckolls, MAC, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Carolina Health Care, P.A. [+]

Operations and Finance
Compensation Plan Overhaul: Navigating the Whitewater

Venkat Prasad, M.D., M.B.A., M.H.A., FAAFP, CPE, Chief Medical Officer, Lee Physician Group; and Kristine Fay, M.H.A., CMPE, Chief Administrative Officer, Lee Physician Group, Home Health and Physician Services [+]

Friday, March 29, 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Leadership, Governance, and Culture / Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Total Integration: Merging a Not-for-Profit Health System with a For-Profit Physician Group

Michael R. Canady, M.D., M.B.A., CPE, FACS, Chief Executive Officer; John S. Cunningham, M.S., M.B.A., FACMPE, Executive Vice President; and Todd M. Fowler, M.B.A., FACMPE, Chief Operating Officer, Holzer Health System [+]

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Cultural Connection as the Catalyst for Performance

Lynne Fiscus, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, FACP, Chief Value Officer and Executive Medical Director, UNC Physicians Network; and Victoria Kline King, M.D., Clinical Physician Executive, Provider Onboarding and Engagement, Novant Health Medical Group [+]

Leadership, Governance, and Culture / Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Bless This Mess: A Story of Health Care in America

Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., M.B.A., President, Thomas Jefferson University, Chief Executive Officer, Jefferson Health, and Author, “Bless This Mess: A Picture Story of Healthcare in America [+]

Technology and Telemedicine / Independent Group Session
Using Frontline Tools to Bolster Quality Engagement

Andrea Cichra, HFA, Director of Population Health, The South Bend Clinic [+]

Patient-Centered Care
The Heart of Diabetes Care: A Practice’s Innovative Approach to Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Francis R. Colangelo M.D., M.S.-HQS, FACP, Chief Quality Officer, Lindsay Venditti, M.D., and Alicia Voll Pharm.D., Premier Medical Associates, P.C. [+]

Patient-Centered Care / Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Reducing Opiate Use in Children and Teens: A Strategic Approach to a National Challenge
Imelda Dacones, M.D., Hospitalist, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Permanente, P.C.; and Anna Grosz, M.D., Otolaryngologist; Northwest Permanente, P.C., Department of Medical Informatics; Physician Lead, Kaiser Permanente Northwest Surgical Services Optimization [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Reducing Administrative Burden Through Clinical Delegation and Centralization

David Y. Ting, M.D., FACP, FAAP, Chief Medical Information Officer, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization [+]

Operations and Finance
How to Develop an In-House Provider Recruitment and Acquisition Service to Support an Ambitious Growth Initiative

Patricia Lowicki, B.A., FASPR, Director, Provider Recruitment and Integration, Hartford HealthCare; Carla Nunziante, R.N., B.S.N., Vice President of Growth and Acquisitions, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group; and Jeffrey Cohen, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, CPE, Vice President, Physician Network Development, Hartford HealthCare, and Chief Physician Officer, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group [+]

Operations and Finance
A Data-Driven Approach to Improving Access to Care

Ira S. Nash, M.D., Senior Vice President, Northwell Health, and Executive Director, Northwell Health Physician Partners; Gail Greenwood, B.S., M.B.A., Vice President of the Ophthalmology and Dermatology Service Lines, Northwell Health; Jenna Grundfast, M.S., M.B.A., Director, Optimization Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Service Lines, Northwell Health; and Joe Barraco, M.P.A., Senior Director for Practice Innovations, Northwell Health Physician Partners [+]

Operations and Finance
Keys to a Successful Outmigration Mitigation Strategy

Denise Kaplan, M.S.A., Vice President, Operations, Molly Thompson Chavez, Director of Operations, and Ashley Follweiler, M.S., Director, EMR Operations, Lehigh Valley Physician Group; and Robert Murphy, M.D., Chief Integration Officer, Populytics [+]

Saturday, March 30, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Evolving Intermountain Medical Group’s Board and Governance Model

Mark Briesacher, M.D., Senior Vice President, Chief Physician Officer, and President, Intermountain Medical Group; Karyn Springer, M.D., Chair, Intermountain Medical Group Board, and Trustee of the Board of Trustees, Intermountain Healthcare; and Mark Milligan, M.D., Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, and Member, Intermountain Healthcare Board of Trustees [+]

Leadership, Governance, and Culture / Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Community Medical Groups: Integration and Transformation as Part of Stanford Medicine

Richard Sankary, M.D., Medical Group and IPA President, and Chief Medical Officer, Accountable Care, University HealthCare Alliance, Stanford Medicine; Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chair of the Board, University Medical Partners Medical Group; and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Affinity Medical Group; and Angela Montesa Deftos, R.N., M.B.A., DBA, Vice President, Medical Group Strategy and People, University HealthCare Alliance, Stanford Medicine [+]

Technology and Telemedicine
eHospitalist: Optimization of Your Hospitalist Practice Through Telemedicine

Amanda Trask, M.B.A., M.H.A., FACHE, CMPE, SFHM, National Vice President, Clinical Service Lines, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI); Thomas Frederickson, M.D., M.B.A., SFHM, FACP, Division Medical Director, Hospital Medicine, CHI Health; Ashwin Shivakumar, M.D., M.S.P.H., FACP, FHM, CPE, Division Medical Director, Hospital Medicine, CHI Franciscan Health System; and Brian Bean, M.D., Telehospitalist Pioneer, CHI St. Vincent Health System; with contribution from Abul Kawsar Kamal, M.D., M.S., FHM, Medical Director, Hospital Medicine, CHI St. Vincent Health System [+]

Technology and Telemedicine
Closing Care Gaps: Using Technology and Physician Governance to Improve Quality and Ease Physician Burdens

Fred Taweel M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Mid-Atlantic Privia Health, and Larry Tatum M.D., President, North Texas, Privia Health [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Care Coordination: Identifying, Stratifying, and Managing High-Risk Patients

Janisse Post, Ph.D., B.S.N., M.S.H.A., Director of Quality and Performance Improvement, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network [+]

Patient-Centered Care / Independent Group Session
How The Iowa Clinic Revolutionized Patient Experience by Bringing IT, Operations, and Marketing Together to Implement Online Scheduling

Beth McGinnis, Chief Information and Revenue Cycle Officer, Amy Hilmes, Chief Marketing Officer, and Tyler Dettmann, Senior Manager, Appointment Center, The Iowa Clinic [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Embedded Pharmacists in Primary Care: Healthier Patients, Happier Providers

Diane L. George, D.O., Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care, Henry Ford Medical Group; and James S. Kalus, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, Henry Ford Health System [+]

Operations and Finance
Direct-to-Employer Models Drive Patient Engagement and Outcomes

Eric Riley, Chief Administrative Officer, Lexington Clinic [+]

Operations and Finance
Employed Physician and APC Workforce Planning: A Data-Driven Approach to Proactive Recruitment

Sunshine Balistreri, B.S., Provider Workforce Planning Manager, and Craig Miller, B.S., M.B.A., FASPR, Vice President, Clinician Services and Recruitment, Advocate Aurora Health [+]

Operations and Finance
Physician Compensation Redesign: Reexamining Incentives for Primary Care

Kevin Gebke, M.D., Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Primary Care, Service Line Leader, Indiana University Health Physicians [+]

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