CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Premier healthcare alliance member and executive experts will speak around the country this month to share insights on population health management and provider best practices with new payment models.
Premier Enterprise-wide Chief Medical Officer Richard Bankowitz, MD, will be a panelist during the general session at AMGA’s Institute for Quality Leadership Annual Conference on September 26 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Dr. Bankowitz will explore the challenges of designing and implementing innovative payment models that improve quality, enhance the patient experience, and reduce the total cost of care.
On September 18, Joseph Damore, Premier vice president, population health, and Alejandro Reti, MD, Premier senior director, population health, will discuss lessons learned from Premier’s PACT™ population health collaborative at VHC2013 in Orlando, Fla. The Many Journeys to Accountable Care, a recent Premier Research Institute™ white paper supported by The Commonwealth Fund, provides a firsthand look into the experiences of a diverse group of the nation’s earliest accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Dr. Reti and Damore will also provide an overview of the status of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), including current trends and lessons learned from MSSP participants. In addition, Jeff Petry, Premier vice president, strategic initiatives, will present during a panel discussion on how technology is reshaping the landscape to manage population health on September 19.
Kayla Sutton, Premier managing director, Economic Outlook, will discuss trends to reinvent the healthcare supply chain and improve efficiency during the 2013 Fall IDN Summit and Reverse Expo September 24-26 in Phoenix.
Premier Principal Performance Partner Jan Englert will speak at the 2013 Baldrige Regional Conference on September 25 in Dallas. Current and former Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients will discuss real-world industry best practices and give insights on world-class leadership. Premier won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2006.
Premier will also host the following Advisor Live® webinars, which are free and open to the public:
September 24 from 2-3 p.m. ET
under the Affordable Care Act: Reducing readmissions:
Hear best practices and results from members of Premier’s QUEST®
collaborative. QUEST closely aligns with many of the policies enacted
in health reform, so members are positioned to receive bonus payments
under value-based purchasing legislation, and avoid penalties for
readmissions and HACs. Speakers include:
- Susan K. Fannon, MBA, BSN, RN, assistant administrator/chief nursing officer, Indian Path Medical Center;
- Cathy Loving Maine, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, chief nursing officer and assistant administrator, Smyth County Community Hospital; and
- Tonya Kirby, BSN, MBA, MHA, senior director, quality and safety collaboratives, Premier.
September 19 from 2-3 p.m. ET
integrated anti-fungal analysis: Using data to optimize outcomes:
Get a better understanding of how variance from standards affects
patient outcomes, safety and total hospital expenses. Speakers include:
- Jerry Frazier, PharmD, pharmacy consultant and director of Center for Evidence-based Pharmacy Practice, Premier;
- Bruce Gordon, RPh, PharmD, pharmacy consultant , Premier;
- Anne Hauert, MBA, director, data optimization, Premier; and
- Raymond Perigard, director, data optimization, Premier.
About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Premier is one of the nation’s largest performance improvement alliances of approximately 2,900 U.S. community hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network that provided members more than $5 billion in savings in FY2012. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 U.S. community hospital discharges. A leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has one of the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. https://www.premierinc.com.