2013 Annual Conference

Pre-Conference Immersion Sessions

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pre-conference Immersion Session 101
Collaborative for Clinical Integration and Value

This workshop highlights recent advances in clinical integration and challenges participants to consider innovative ways to move their organizations to the next level of clinical integration.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to describe how various organizations are achieving clinical integration, aligning physicians, and creating collaborative cultures to improve access and outcomes for patients; and describe how these strategies can be applied in their own organizations.

Setting the Stage:  Clinical Integration and ACOs
Lawrence Casalino, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Outcomes and Effectiveness Research, Weill Cornell Physician Organization

Connecting the Dots to Clinical Integration
Gregory Sheff, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer, Seton Health Alliance ACO, and Norman H. Chenven, MD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Austin Regional Clinic

Humana/Norton:  Collaboration to Ensure Clinical Integration Success
Steven Hester, MD, System Chief Medical Officer, Norton Healthcare Physician Services; and Worthe Holt, MD, Vice President Clinical Innovation and Regional Lead, Humana, Inc.

Effective Physician Alignment Models:  The Vanderbilt Experience
David Posch, CEO, Vanderbilt Hospital & Clinics, and John Lutz, Director, Navigant Healthcare

Clinical Integration at Memorial Hermann
Shawn P. Griffin, MD, Chief Quality and Informatics Officer, MHMD, the Memorial Hermann Physician Network

Wrap Up Message and Comments
Lee B. Sacks, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Advocate Health Care and Chief Executive Officer, Advocate Physician Partners

Pre-conference Immersion Session 102
Engaging Employees as We Transform to a Value-Based Healthcare System

The focus of this immersion session will be on engaging employees in the transformation to a value-based system, and working towards reducing the cost curve. A group of employee engagement experts from around the nation-including government employers, corporations, and medical groups-will explore strategies for building and sustaining an energized, engaged workforce.
Upon completion of this activity, participant should be able to delineate strategies from various industries for enhancing employee engagement and building and sustaining an energized, engaged workforce.

Welcome, Introductions and Setting the Stage for the Day
J. Peter Johnson, Western Regional Workshop and Retreat Director, American Medical Group Association

Market Overview of Employer Benefit Plans Engaging Employees
Mikel Gray, Partner, Mercer

King County's Program of Engaging Employees
Brooke Bascom, Communications Director, King County Strategic Benefits Planning, King County, Washington

Pushing Beyond Participation: Using Measurement and Evaluation to Create Sustainability
Susan Tufts, Wellness Program Manager, L.L.Bean, Inc.

Exploring a "Medical Neighborhood" and In-Depth Population Stratification to Transform Employee Health Care
Brian DeVore, Director of Healthcare Strategy & Ecosystem, Intel Corporation

Engaging Employees: Heartland Health
R. Scott Koelliker, Administrator, Heartland Clinic

 Medical Groups and their Community Employers:  A Panel Discussion
All presenters

Pre-conference Immersion Session 103
Patient Engagement Strategies in the New World of ACOs
Institute for Quality Leadership Semi-annual Meeting

This workshop will explore innovative patient engagement strategies designed for ACOs and how groups are navigating the challenges set forth by CMS and commercial payers.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to describe best practices for enhancing patient engagement and the patient experience, including promoting effective communication techniques, creating organizational culture change, developing robust patient portal tools, incorporating shared decision-making, and improving skills in physician coaching.

Cleveland Clinic's Patient Experience Journey
James I. Merlino, MD, Chief Experience Officer, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Patient Portal
Albert Chan, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Medical Director, My Health Online and Medical Director, PAMF's Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation

Shared Decision Making
Richard Wexler, MD, Director of Patient Support Strategies, Informed Medical Decisions Foundation

Physician Coaching: Train the Trainer Part 1
Stephen Beeson, MD, Author, Practicing Excellence: A Physician's Manual to Exceptional Health Care

Physician Coaching:  Train the Trainer Part 2

Pre-conference Immersion Session 104
Walk in the Woods: Renegotiating Health Care

Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom I
Leonard J. Marcus, PhD, and Barry C. Dorn, MD, Healthcare Negotiation Associates
Learn the essential art of negotiation in this pre-conference workshop. Participants will be led through a four-step process that the speakers have used with hundreds of groups in a wide variety of situations to align interests in any negotiation. Additionally, the speakers will spend time with an interactive component designed to help participants master the art of negotiation and conflict resolution.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to use negotiation techniques for align interests and resolve conflicts.

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