Midwest Regional Meeting

2017 Midwest Regional Meeting
Minneapolis, MN
June 16, 2017
Supported by
AbbvieMerck, SA Ignite, and Optum

This meeting will be held at the
Grand Hotel Minneapolis
615 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Friday, June 16

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Industry Trends: Hot Topic Panel Discussion
Thought Leaders: Tim Weir, MHA, MBA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Olmsted Medical Center; and Sharon Gabrielson, MHA, Chair, Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions, Mayo Clinic

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Culture-Driven Patient Experience: A Journey to Improve Patient Satisfaction by Paying Attention to Physician Satisfaction
Charles Ireland, DO, Board Member, Advocate Medical Group
Over the course of their patient experience journey, Advocate Medical Group has learned that great service is delivered by people, place, and process. Learn from Advocate Medical Group’s Dr. Charles Ireland about how strategically addressing service and culture has dramatically advanced morale, satisfaction, and burnout for at their 1,500 physician group in Illinois. This presentation was ranked among the best presentations at AMGA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Dallas by attendees.


11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Emerging Impacts on Artificial Intelligence on Healthcare IT
Christopher J. Ross, MBA, Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic
Approximately 30% of global electronic data storage is occupied by the healthcare industry, according to the Harvard Business Review. Are artificial intelligence and machine learning potential solutions to address the problems of clinical data and information overload for physicians? Mayo Clinic’s Christopher Ross will highlight real-world examples and potential ways to incorporate artificial intelligence into medical groups and health systems to achieve the triple aim.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

High-Performing Access
Rose Wagner, RN, MHS, FACMPE, Interim President and Chief Administrative Officer, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group
Many medical groups and health systems use access metrics solely as an incentive component for provider compensation. In this presentation by Northeast Georgia Physicians Group’s Rose Wagner, discover how high-performing organizations use access as an operational platform to gain market share, improve patient satisfaction, prepare for pay-for-performance payment models, and remain competitive in an environment driven by consumerism.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Compensation Trends: Glimpse at the Data
Discover the latest trends on compensation and productivity for the physician workforce, clinical staff, and key administrators from experts at AMGA Consulting. Trends are based on data from the nationally recognized AMGA Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey. The 2017 survey report will be available later this summer.


Grand Hotel Minneapolis
615 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

For attendees wishing to spend the evening before the event, AMGA has reserved a block of rooms at Grand Hotel Minneapolis. Please contact the hotel at 612.288.8888 and request the AMGA rate of $169 per night. However, this rate is only being held until Thursday, May 25. After this date, rate and availability are not guaranteed.

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions

Members: Cancellations received more than 72 hours in advance and substitutions will not incur any fees. However, no-shows or cancellations within 72 hours will incur a fee of $125.

Non-members: Cancellations must be submitted in writing no later than two weeks prior to the event date in order to receive a refund, less a $75 processing fee. No-shows are not eligible for refunds. Substitutions are welcome and will not incur a processing fee. Cancellations after the date are not eligible for refunds.


For more information, please contact Beth Sutter at 703.838.0033 ext. 322 or