2017 Presentations

Morning Keynote

Payment Reform and the Move from Volume to Value – Prospect for Better Patient Outcomes – Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH, MACOI, FIDSA

Morning Breakout Sessions 11:00am – 12:00pm

Motivational Interviewing- How to Engage Patients and Help them Change – Thomas Broffman, PhD, LICSW, CAADAC, CCS, CEAP

Planning for End-of-Life-Care: The MA Coalition for Serious Illness Care –  Richard Averbuch

Engaging Providers and Patients: Lessons Learned From Implementing Choosing Wisely® – Tiffany Donelson (Moderator) Eric Barbanel, MD Internist, Crystal Run Healthcare Christopher Kolker, MD Medical Director, United Community and Family Services L. Scott Sussman, MD, FHM, FACP

Lunch Keynote 

Volume to Value: Opportunity Amidst Turmoil  – Donald H. Crane

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship: Why it Matters – Francis Kissi, PharmD, MBA

Care Management Solutions: Promoting and Supporting V-BIDS by Activating Employees through High Touch Engagement and Innovative Support – Karen Possidente-Leibiger, Sandra Czunas, MPH

Population Health: One Person At a Time – Scott Cleary, Gina Muslim, Gayle Kataja, MS, RNS, CMC, David LaPlatney

Patient Experience as a Quality Metric – Tracy Weber Tierney, MSN, RN

Afternoon Breakout Sessions 3:00pm – 4:00pm

The Role of Health Information in Improving Outcomes for Vulnerable Populations – Meshie Knight, MA

Keeping the Patient as the North Star: Stories About How Providers, Payers and the State are Adapting and Innovating to Move from Volume to Value – Daren Anderson, MD, Allan Hackney, CISM, CRISC, Moderator: Thomas P. Agresta, MD, MBI,




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