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May 2014 St@teside

Free Webinar Series: Transforming Health Care Payment and Delivery Systems on the Ground

To improve health care quality and contain costs we must reform both payment and delivery systems, but can every initiative overcome the challenges of operationalizing dual reforms? Join us for a free webinar series examining the integral connection between payment and delivery system reform by looking at on-the-ground approaches for transforming systems through innovative models of care management, clinical infrastructure redesign, and data sharing. This series provides a forum to continue discussions from a meeting hosted by AcademyHealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

You must register for each webinar individually; registration for the webinars is now open.

Webinar I: Population-Based Approaches to Care Management

The CDC reports that 75 percent of our health care dollars are spent on preventable disease, but how do we shift systems from volume to value and realize those savings? On-the-ground projects from Health Quality Partners and Geisinger Health Plan show that patient-centered care can improve health outcomes, particularly for high-risk populations who are the highest utilizers of health services. This free webinar will demonstrate innovative delivery system transformations that emphasize patient-centered and population-based strategies to care management, resource allocation, patient engagement, and implementation frameworks.

Date: May 29, 2014
Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m. EDT
Faculty: Ken Coburn, CEO and Medical Director, Health Quality Partners; Joann Sciandra, Associate Vice President, Geisinger Health Plan

Webinar II: Harnessing Your Organization's Big Data to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs, and Improve Service

How can systems improve care by harnessing their big data into an easy-to-use, web-based format that puts actionable information right into hands of physicians? University of Utah Health Care’s new Value Driven Outcomes tool enables users to do just that, and adjust for a variety of clinical situations, including the severity of a case and the type of patient. The tool engages providers to identify variations between processes, supplies, and causes of variability by provider; then allows the system to quickly change practices and boost cost efficiency. This free webinar will examine the University of Utah Health Sciences Center's model for leveraging data to empower providers, health care staff, and consumers, and to achieve value-driven outcomes.

Date: June 16, 2014
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Faculty: Vivian Lee, Senior Vice President, University of Utah Health Sciences, CEO, University of Utah Health Care, and Dean, University of Utah School of Medicine

Webinar III: Unlocking Capacity for Health Care Transformation

How can health systems keep their existing businesses operational while simultaneously innovating a new business model? One word: leverage. As health systems strive to move to value-based care, they must change the structures that enable them to carry out their day-to-day operations and support their patients, without sacrificing quality. The Wright Center has successfully implemented strategies to leverage human capital—from practitioners to front-desk staff to patients—to maximize the up-front investments needed for system redesign. This free webinar will show how a health center can tap into the capacity of its workforce and patients in order to promote value creation and transition to more patient-centered care.

Date: July 9, 2014
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT
Faculty: Linda Thomas-Hemak, President and CEO, The Wright Center