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 compelling formats from lectures with Q&As to case studies, panels, and more.

Sessions are organized by theme so 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 Innovation   Technology and Innovation

Patient-Centered Care   Patient-Centered Care

Operations and Finance   Operations and Finance

Independent Group Led Presentation   Independent Group Led Presentation

Chief Executive Officer Presentation   Chief Executive Officer Presentation

Friday, March 27, 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Leadership, Governance, and Culture  Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Gaining Influence by Losing Control: Building a New Kind of Employed-Physician Organization and Culture

Richard D. Rolston, M.D., FAAP, Senior Vice President, Saint Luke's Health System, Chief Executive Officer, Saint Luke's Physician Group; and Michael Munger, M.D., FAAP, Family Practice Physician, Vice President, Advanced Primary Care Transformation, Saint Luke's Physician Group [+]

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Swarm Leadership: How a Collective, Decentralized, Self-Organized Leadership Approach Resolved a Crisis and Led to Cultural Transition

J. Michael Scalzone, M.D., M.H.C.M., Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs, The Guthrie Clinic [+]

Operations and Finance
Back in (the) Black! Our Structured, Disciplined Approach to Creating Margin to Achieve Our Mission

Christine A. Schon, M.P.A., M.H.C.D.S., FACMPE, Chief Operating Officer, Cheshire Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and Jason C. Vallee, M.A., MAOM, Ph.D., Vice President, Patient Experience, Cheshire Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock [+]

Operations and Finance  Independent Group Led Presentation
Building a Quality-Driven, Narrow SNF Network

Richard P. Morel, M.D., M.M.M., FACP, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, CareMount Health Solutions [+]

Technology and Innovation  Independent Group Led Presentation
Using AI to Improve Chronic Disease Outcomes

Francis R. Colangelo, M.D., M.S.-HQS, FACP, Chief Quality Officer, Premier Medical Associates, P.C.; and Robert E. Matthews, Vice President for Quality, PriMed Physicians, President and Chief Executive Officer, MediSync [+]

Technology and Innovation  Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Houston Methodist Virtual Urgent Care: Leading Medicine through Innovation

Stephen Spielman, M.B.A., M.H.A., President and Chief Executive Officer, Houston Methodist Primary Care Group, Chief Operating Officer, Houston Methodist Specialty Group; Laura Matthews, M.S., SHRM-SCP, Director, Human Resources, Rebecca Linn, M.B.A., Manager, Telemedicine Services, and Josh Hjelmstad, M.H.A., Administrative Fellow, Houston Methodist Physician Organization [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Community Partnerships and Health Equity Strategies

Beth Averbeck, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Primary Care, and Leslie Dockan, R.N., M.H.A., Vice President, Primary Care and Clinic Operations, HealthPartners [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Structuring Antimicrobial Stewardship to Improve Patient Care, Population Health, and Align Incentives

Eddie Stenehjem, M.D., M.Sc., Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Whitney Buckel, Pharm.D., PCPS-AQ ID, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist Manager, Intermountain Healthcare [+]

AMGA Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update
Chet Speed, J.D., LL.M., Chief Policy Officer, Darryl Drevna, M.A., Senior Director, Regulatory and Public Policy, and Jamie Miller, M.B.A., Senior Director, Government Relations, AMGA [+]

Operations and Finance  Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Solving Physician Burnout: Targeted Operational Improvements Are More Effective than Physician Resiliency

Rob Schreiner, M.D., FACP, FCCP, President, and Ivy Spencer, M.N., R.N., FNP-BC, WellStar Medical Group [+]

Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Leading in the Future: Driving Quality Care through Intelligent Technologies

Richard S. Isaacs, M.D., FACS, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group; President and Chief Executive Officer, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group; Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Permanente Federation, LLC [+]

Friday, March 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Leadership from the Ground Up: Growing Leaders, Building Culture

Kelly Derbin, M.D., M.S.Ed., Medical Director and PAFMG Leadership Development, and Suzanne Golden-Riley, M.B.A., Director, PAFMG Leadership Development, and Amy Maramag, Project Manager, PAFMG Leadership Development, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group [+]

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Creating an Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Structure: It’s Not Just Dollars, It’s Sense

Bonnie Proulx, DNP, APRN, PNP-BC, M.S.N., Director, Advanced Practice Providers, Emory Healthcare [+]

Operations and Finance
Group Practice Standard Staffing Models: How to Create Them Since They Don't Exist

James Demopoulos, M.H.A., Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lehigh Valley Physician Group [+]

Operations and Finance  Independent Group Led Presentation
Effective Referral Management: Lowering Costs for Specialty Care

Keith Fernandez, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, and Mark Foulke, Executive Vice President, Transformational Value-Based Care, Privia Medical Group [+]

Operations and Finance  Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Cutting Cost of Care Within a Learning Collaborative: Identifying and Improving High-Cost Areas Within the Total Cost of Care

Panelists: Beth Averbeck, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Primary Care, HealthPartners; Jeff James, M.B.A., CPA, Chief Executive Officer, Wilmington Health; Nina Taggart, M.D., M.A., M.B.A., Senior Medical Director for Accountable Care - Lehigh Valley PHO, Medical Director - Lehigh Valley ACO; and John Cuddeback, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Informatics Officer, AMGA
Moderated by: Jill Powelson, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.B.A., R.N., Senior Director, Collaborative for Performance Excellence, AMGA [+]

Technology and Innovation
AI and Health Care: The Benefits and the Risks

Parsa Mirhaji, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Systems and Computational Biology, Director, Center for Health Data Innovations, Montefiore Medical Center; and Kerin Bashaw, M.P.H., B.S.N., RN, Senior Vice President, Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Bring It on Home: Geisinger at Home Program

Janet Tomcavage, R.N., M.S.N., Chief Nursing Officer, Geisinger Health System [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Improving Outcomes in Your Group Practice with Palliative Care Training

Mark P. Rutkowski, M.D., Nephrologist and Regional Lead, Chronic Kidney Disease, Susan E. Wang, M.D., FAAHPM, HM.D.C, Medical Director, Life Care Planning, and Jeffrey de Castro Mariano, M.D., AGSF, Regional Lead, Clinician Patient Communication, Southern California Permanente Medical Group [+]

Patient-Centered Care
It’s Not a Scribe: The Collaborative Visit Model Optimizes Team-Based Care in a Community Practice Setting

Kimberly Hawthorne, M.B.A., FACHE, Operations Administrator, Kevin Fitzgerald, M.D., Chair, Family Medicine, Megan Eddy, M.S.N., R.N., Nursing Administrator, Sandra Elsen, M.B.A., Health Systems Engineer, Management Engineering and Internal Consulting, Mayo Clinic Health System [+]

Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Treating the Whole Person: Lessons Learned at Allina Health

Penny Wheeler, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Allina Health [+]

Friday, March 27, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Leadership, Governance, and Culture  Chief Executive Officer Presentation  Independent Group Led Presentation
Formation of a Supergroup: A Governance Structure for Growth That Allows Retention of Culture

Daniel Duncanson, M.D., CPE, Chief Executive Officer, and Scott Johnson, M.A., M.B.A., Administrator, DDA Section, SIMEDHealth, LLC [+]

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Winners and Losers: Rolling Out a New Compensation Plan and Avoiding Physician Departures

Elisabeth Stambaugh, M.D., M.M.M., Chief Medical Officer, Wake Forest Health Network, and James Anderson, M.D., Compensation Committee Chair, Wake Forest Health Network Pediatrics [+]

Operations and Finance
Defining and Selling the Value Proposition of the Physician Enterprise

Mark Behl, M.B.A., M.H.A., Senior Vice President, CommonSpirit Health Physician Enterprise, CommonSpirit Health [+]

Operations and Finance
Aligning Incentives: How to Transform Your Physician Compensation Plan in the Era of Value-Based Payment

Kenneth B. Robbins, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Hawaii Pacific Health, Straub Clinic Hospital [+]

Technology and Innovation
How to Build Technology-Enhanced Care Management Model to Scale Care Management to the Rising Risk, Increase Patient Engagement, and Reduce ED Visits

Katie Nowak, MSPT, M.B.A., FACHE, Vice President, Care Management Informatics and Business Support, Mercy [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Hot Off the FDA Press! Implementing and Using the First Autonomous AI System Authorized by the FDA

Christina Taylor, M.D., Chief Quality Officer and Internist, and Brad Whipple, MSW, Director, Primary Care, The Iowa Clinic, P.C. [+]

Technology and Innovation
Out of the ED and into the Home: Leveraging Innovations in Community Paramedicine to Lower Unnecessary Utilization

Harry Reese, Jr., M.B.A., B.B.A., Vice President, Continuum of Care and Post-Acute Partnerships, Ochsner Health System; and Victoria Sale, M.S.N., B.S.N., B.S., Senior Vice President, Patient and Community Care Development, Ready Responders [+]

Patient-Centered Care  Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Innovative Community Partnerships to Address Population Health

Scott Rathgaber, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Gundersen Health System [+]

Patient-Centered Care  Chief Executive Officer Presentation
Food for Thought: Better Clinical Outcomes through Better Nutrition

Susan Hawkins, M.B.A., FACHE, Senior Vice President, Population Health, Henry Ford Health System, and William A. Conway, M.D., Executive Vice President, Henry Ford Health System, Chief Executive Officer, Henry Ford Medical Group [+]

Saturday, March 28, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Choosing Medicine All Over Again: A Systematic Methodology for Restoring Joy to the Practice

Rupal Badani, M.D., Medical Director, Organizational Advancement, Cedars-Sinai [+]

Leadership, Governance, and Culture
Journey to Integrate Multiple Medical Groups into a Single, Self-Governing, High-Performance Medical Group in an Integrated Healthcare System

Eugene (Gene) Monroe, M.D., Vice President, Strategic Projects, and John Konkel, M.D., Chairman, Board of Directors, Aurora Health Care Medical Group [+]

Operations and Finance
A Case for Integrated Case Management: A Budget Neutral Model for Wraparound Patient Care

Mark Gwynne, D.O., President and Executive Medical Director, Robert Malone, Pharm.D., CPP, Chief Operating Officer, and Stephanie Turner, R.N., FNP-BC, CHCQM, Director, Population Health Clinical Services, UNC Health Alliance [+]

Operations and Finance  Independent Group Led Presentation
A Medicare Advantage Cautionary Tale: Pay Attention to Newly Attributed Patients

Frank Colangelo M.D., M.S.-HQS, FACP, Vice President, Chief Quality Officer, Board Member, and Robert Crossey, D.O., President, Premier Medical Associates [+]

Technology and Innovation
The AI Culture-Shift: A Systems Approach for Implementing Predictive Analytics and Healthcare AI

Stephen Parodi, M.D., Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Communications, and Brand, The Permanente Federation, Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Pursuing Top Decile in Medical Group Quality

David Overton, R.N., M.H.A., CCM, FACHE, Vice President, Quality, Stanford University Healthcare Alliance, and Joceliza Chaudhary, M.D., Medical Director, Population Health, Stanford Medicine Partners, Samaritan Family Practice [+]

Patient-Centered Care
"Now I Can Fish With My Brother": 100% Virtual Integrated Behavioral Health

Emmanuel Dizon, M.D., Physician-In-Charge; Division Head, Internal Medicine, Doree Ann V. Espiritu, M.D., Medical Director, Behavioral Health Integration, Behavioral Health Services, Eunice Yu, M.D., Senior Staff Physician, Physician Lead, Design and Innovation, Henry Ford Medical Group [+]

Patient-Centered Care  Chief Executive Officer Presentation  Independent Group Led Presentation
Care Transformation: Taking Global Capitation to Achieve the Quadruple Aim

Stuart Levine, M.D., M.H.A., Founder, Agilon Health, Assistant Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Google Health, Director, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine; J. William (Bill) Wulf, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians, Inc.; Anas Daghestani, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Austin Regional Clinic, P.A.; and John Notaro, M.D., Medical Director, Buffalo Medical Group, P.C. [+]

Patient-Centered Care
Achieving and Sustaining Improved Cardiovascular Risk Care for Diabetes Patients: Building Lessons of the Together 2 Goal Innovator Track CVD Cohort

Panelists: Jon Brady, Pharm.D., Assistant Director, Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Programs, Geisinger; Janet Appel, R.N., M.S.N., CCM, Director, Population Health and Informatics, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers; and Samuel Bauzon, M.D., M.M.M., CPE, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Documentation and Quality Initiatives, Southwest Medical Associates
Moderated by: John Kennedy, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, AMGA; President, AMGA Foundation [+]

Technology and Innovation
Partnering to Modernize the Clinical Trial Process Through an Integrated Digital Model

Jeff James, M.B.A., CPA, CE0, Wilmington Health and Innovo Research; Lauren Neighbours, Ph.D., RAC, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Optum Digital Research Network; Stephanie Abbott, Pharm.D., Director of Research, Western Washington Medical Group [+]

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

Speakers to Be Announced [+]