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Hear from a CFO’s perspective, the changing culture of one organization to bring clinical and financial teams together to help drive out variations in cost and quality. This partnership enables the organization to assess its readiness to support the myriad of payment designs within healthcare reform.

Workshop 3: Melinda Hancock, VP Strategic Finance, Bons Secours Health System

In this session, Participants will hear many of the lessons learned in the process, focussing on how to:

• Build a cross functional team of clinical, financial and administrative staff
• Pair financial and clinical leaders to uncover variances, determine best practices and quantify cost savings
• From an IT perspective create a roadmap for clinical/financial data integration for improved decision making, more accountable and better coordinated care

Tuesday, 03.00pm – 04.00pm January 17, 2012
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Melinda Hancock, VP Strategic Finance, Bons Secours Health System
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Melinda Hancock is the Vice President of Strategic Finance for Bon Secours Richmond Health System, a Catholic not-for-profit health care system with more than 6,000 employees. She is not only a CPA and Certified Healthcare Financial Professional, but also holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix. She currently pursues initiatives to improve the system’s overall financial performance.

Under her leadership, Bon Secours Richmond has been able to maximize reimbursement and cost saving opportunities, resulting in a system-wide savings of $1.2 million. Her efforts to improve compensation at one particular hospital yielded an increase of $1.7 million in patient payments. She also created a knowledge-sharing network, used by all local systems within the Bon Secours Health System national network, to deal with reimbursement regulations.

Working at the national level, Ms. Hancock serves on a committee of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. The group meets twice a year to discuss and publish a white paper on issues such as payment reform and transparency in health care reporting. Recently, she served on a national committee wrestling with proposed payment changes for Medicare.

Ms. Hancock began her career at two of the Big Four accounting firms: Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young. Prior to joining Bon Secours Richmond in 2004, she spent four years at Culpeper Regional Hospital, in Culpeper, Virginia, as Controller of the hospital and Executive Director of the Foundation.

 

 

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In September 2011, the Bon Secours Virginia health system launched an ACO in partnership with inHealth and MedVirginia, to coordinate care for 12,000 beneficiaries. e initial focus of this effort is on 1) care coordination for employees with diabetes, HTN, asthma, and high-cost cases; 2) medication management; and, 3) a variety of wellness initiatives.

Gerard Filicko, SVP Clinical Services, InHealth/Central Virginia Health Network 

This session will focus on the role of Health Information Exchange, health risk appraisals, analytic engines and other platforms to provide for the successful stratification, identification and engagement of patients, as well as the management of integrated clinical data throughout an ACO network.

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Wednesday, 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m January 18, 2012

Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies Summit

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Gerard Filicko is the Senior Vice President of Provider Services. Gerard joined CVHN in 2005 with over twenty years experience in healthcare administration. His experience includes working as a hospital executive for HCA Healthcare, where he supervised operations for numerous hospitals throughout the Southeast. Recently his focus has been on physician practice management, specializing in EMR adoption & systems integration, business development, and process reengineering. He is an ACMPE Board Certified Medical Practice Executive. 

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The concept of “connected health” extends healthcare beyond the traditional confines of hospitals and doctors’ offices, bringing healthcare to our everyday surroundings. The availability of technology in the home, our aging population and the increase of patients with chronic diseases are some of the factors fueling increased interest and growth in connected health.

Keynote and Introduction: Meet the Innovators Lunch
Dr Joseph Kvedar, Director, Center for Connected Health, Partners Healthcare

This session will focus on by leveraging information technology – cell phones, computers, networked devices and simple remote health monitoring tools – connected health is helping providers and patients manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. 

Objectives:
• Discuss insights into the changing roles of the provider and patient
• Present examples of how connected health can better utilize healthcare resources
• Discuss lessons learned from integrating connected health programs across a large healthcare system
• Discuss how connected health acts as a building block of ACOs

Meet the Innovators Lunch 

Working Lunch Roundtables: Leading HIT Innovators from Health Systems, ACOs and Solution Providers will lead a series of working lunch roundtable discussions around specific technology and project initiatives at the leading edge of health system transformation. Attendees will have the opportunity to join a discussion group best aligned to their planning priorities.

Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. January 18, 2012
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Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, creating a new model of healthcare delivery, by developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. His programs leverage information technology – cell phones, computers, networked devices and simple remote health monitoring tools – to help providers and patients manage chronic conditions, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He is internationally recognized for his leadership, and serves as a Board member for a number of organizations, including Continua Health Alliance, Care Continuum Alliance and the American Telemedicine Association.

 

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Many health care organizations will have to make significant additional investments in IT-related capabilities to help address the shifting of risks for costs, quality and outcomes to providers and individual consumers under accountable care.

Workshop 1: Jim Adams, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company 

This session describes the various types or levels of risk that organizations will likely assume under accountable care and the IT-related capabilities that they will need for each type of risk to be successful.

Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. January 17, 2012
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Jim Adams, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company 

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Mr. Adams leads the research for the Advisory Board’s IT Strategy Council. Previously, he was executive director of IBM’s Center for Health Care Management, focused on global thought leadership. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Adams was a senior leader at Healthlink and Gartner and has C-suite experience in a variety of industries. Mr. Adams serves on national committees and advisory boards for health care organizations and is a frequent speaker on strategic health care IT topics, including accountable care, meaningful use, and ICD-10. Mr. Adams holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Texas Tech University and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.

 

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Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies – Health IT Roadmap for Accountable Care

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies Summit

Building the Technology Infrastructure to Facilitate Payments in a Shared Savings Model

Terry Carroll, SVP for Transformation and CIO, Fairview Health Services

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 Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies – Health IT Roadmap for Accountable Care

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies Summit
Track 1: Clinical Integration and Transformation

Engaging ACOs and patients Marketplace with Managed Health Information Systems

Gerard Filicko, SVP Clinical Services, InHealth/Central Virginia Health Network 

 

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 Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies – Health IT Roadmap for Accountable Care

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies Summit

Track 2: Payment System Transformation
Economics of Care at the Point of Care: How to Engage Physicians and Patients in Healthcare Cost Reduction

 

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Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies – Health IT Roadmap for Accountable Care

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies Summit

Keynote:
Building the Intelligent Accountable Care Enterprise

Jim Adams, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company

 

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Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies – Health IT Roadmap for Accountable Care

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies Summit

Keynote Panel:Managing the Transition to Accountable Care: Ensuring profitability under new (more accountable) payment approaches. 
Catherine Dodd, Director, San Francisco Health Service System

 

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Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies – Health IT Roadmap for Accountable Care

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Accountable Care and Health IT Strategies Summit

Track 2: Payment System Transformation

ACO Risk and Revenue Cycle Management

 

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