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Join us for the kick-off of our virtual conference and hear from leaders reshaping the future of health care.

Friday, March 27: Keynote Event

12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. EDT
Opening Remarks

Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA

12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. EDT
The Dr. Scott Hayworth and the Honorable Dr. Nan Hayworth Lecture
Innovation and Disruption on the Road Ahead

Peter Diamandis, M.D., Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Singularity University, Founder and Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation
The only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing in health care. Advances in technology and medical practice are driving changes across the industry, impacting most every aspect of healthcare financing and delivery.

Disruption is coming not only from smaller tech startups, but from data-driven tech giants who are entering the healthcare sector from other fields, including Amazon, Apple, and Google.

During this keynote address, Peter Diamandis, M.D., will detail how this transformation is largely a result of rapidly accelerating exponential technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, infinite computing, and synthetic biology. Attendees will gain a real sense of exponential growth in information technology, and understand how the 6 Ds—Digitization, Deception, Disruption, Dematerialization, Demonetization, and Democratization—will impact healthcare products and services going forward.

Dr. Diamandis will provide conference attendees a true understanding of the immediacy of these disruptions, explaining why today’s healthcare organizations cannot remain stagnant: they must evolve to stay competitive. Embracing disruption and new technologies will be a critical test for all healthcare systems and medical groups seeking to improve the patient experience and advance their organizations.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how the growth of technology will impact healthcare products and services
  • Delineate the 6 Ds and their potential influence of the direction of healthcare delivery
  • Develop strategies to help their organizations successfully evolve while facing disruption and technological advances

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. EDT
The Path to High Performance: AMGA Acclaim Award Recipient

St. Elizabeth Physicians
Since 1999, the Acclaim Award, supported by AMGA Foundation, has recognized medical groups and other organized systems of care that are bringing the American healthcare system closer to the ideal delivery model one― that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. Each year, AMGA honors members for demonstrating successful system-wide change, delivering better patient outcomes, and embracing continuous learning and innovation leading to improved quality and value-driven patient care.

In addition to its ongoing efforts to promote AMGA’s attributes of a High-Performing Health System™ and the quadruple aim, 2020 Acclaim Award Recipient St. Elizabeth Physicians was recognized for the following initiatives:

  • Development of a comprehensive Opiate Use Disorder/Substance Use Disorder response
  • Development of a comprehensive ambulatory care management program
  • Development of a value-based performance department
  • Development of a focused strategy to improve patient perception of care
  • Development of a provider incentive plan with a single set of non-specialty specific measures

This session will spotlight the powerful initiatives of our 2020 Acclaim Award recipient. Representatives will describe their journey and explore their award-winning initiatives.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the initiatives of the 2020 Acclaim Award recipient
  • Evaluate which elements are replicable at their organization

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. EDT
Cityblock Health: Making Health Care a Better Experience for Everyone

Toyin Ajayi, M.D., Co-founder and Chief Health Officer, Cityblock Health
Health is local—it starts in the communities where we live. And to improve health at the individual and community level, we must address all factors of health, including, critically, what is going on in patients’ daily lives. These social determinants of health—ranging from access to transportation, nutritious food, and stable housing to family situations and social isolation—have a significant impact on overall health and well-being. This is the idea that Brooklyn-based Cityblock Health, the first technology-driven provider for communities with complex needs, was founded on in 2017.

Cityblock brings together primary care, behavioral health care, and social services to address the root causes of health with technology co-designed by care teams and engineers working side-by-side. In doing so, Cityblock aims to deliver better care for healthier communities—especially those that have historically had poor access to quality, affordable healthcare services. In just under two years since launch, Cityblock has grown quickly, now serving thousands of members and their communities in New York, Connecticut, and North Carolina.

During this presentation, Toyin Ajayi, M.D., will share her perspective on the need for providers and health plans to collaboratively shift to a value-based care model, with a focus on a shared goal of delivering a better experience of care for every member. She will give an overview of Cityblock’s care model and discuss how they leverage technology, multidisciplinary care teams, and a community-based approach to build a system of care that is worthy of members’ trust and is with them every step of the way in improving their health and well-being.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe a collaborative, community-based model of care
  • Develop plans to address social determinants of health and provide more holisitic care
  • Develop strategies to develop collaborations that foster the progression of value-based care

3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. EDT
Health 3.0 – The Force Awakens

Zubin "ZDoggMD" Damania, M.D., Founder, Turntable Health, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UNLV School of Medicine
Best known by his alter ego, “ZDoggMD,” viral sensation and AMGA’s highest-rated keynote speaker Zubin Damania, M.D., is back to give AMGA’s leaders his signature storytelling spin to educate them about today’s dysfunctional healthcare system and the need for revitalization and redesign. This will be a fresh take on the state of health care, based on extensive conversations with AMGA member groups. Even if you’ve seen him before, hold on to your seat. You’re in for something special.

As the founder of Turntable Health, an innovative healthcare startup spearheaded by Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh, Dr. Damania continues to tour the United States to effect change, pushing to make Health 3.0 a reality. Healthcare systems are starting to wake up to the possibilities of this model of care! In this high-energy, entertaining presentation, Dr. Damania will share stories about how provider groups are learning how to let go of antiquated care processes that are inefficient and ultimately harmful to the mental health of care teams and their patients and create an environment which puts the patients first.

He will share real-life examples of Health 3.0 in action and why it’s morally imperative that more high-performing care organizations move to this valuable model of care delivery. Following this presentation, you’ll be inspired to redefine your vision of health care, and rediscover why you are here.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe Health 3.0 and its implications for their organization
  • Describe how the Health 3.0 model can address some of the inefficiencies in healthcare delivery
  • Delineate how Health 3.0 can provide a model to reduce provider burnout

4:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Closing Remarks

Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA