Slideshow Key highlights from HDM's Value-based Care Conference

  • September 26 2016, 7:07am EDT
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Insights from presenters at HDM's Value-Based Care Conference

Health Data Management’s conference last week on Best Practices in Value-Based Care showcased speakers who provided insights into the latest trends affecting the healthcare industry as it tries to adjust to changes in reimbursement approaches. What follows are some of the comments from presenters at HDM’s first-ever VBC conference.

Richard Gliklich, MD

At Health Data Management's inaugural Best Practices in Value-based Care Conference, Gliklich, CEO of OM1, highlighted the importance of incorporating patient-reported information and clinical outcomes data into medical records will be crucial if providers want to thrive under value-based care reimbursement systems. In addition, that information can help providers optimize care and predict risk, he says.

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Mike Biselli

Biselli, president of Catalyst HTI, an emerging Denver-based healthcare technology incubator that is working collaboratively to bring together innovators, providers, entrepreneurs, corporations and foundations in the region to identity and test new health IT technologies. More incubators are emerging to help retool IT to better support the move to value-based care.

Adam Kautzner (center)

Participating on a wide ranging panel of participants in the healthcare industry, cooperation between segments in the industry was highlighted by Kautzner, vice president of formulary and drug trends solutions for Express Scripts. He believes industry segments will need to work more closely for all to achieve success with value-based care.

Shannon Vincent

Vincent, an advisor with Press Ganey Associates, provided an industry overview on provider performance with regards to managing patient care, and how it is being redefined under value-based care, particularly how a patient-centric culture is becoming the foundation for competition in this new system.

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Jim Walton, DO

Genesis Physicians Group in Dallas provided a local example of how a practice is adapting its approach to care to position itself for success in value-based care. Walton, as president and CEO of Genesis, interacted with Shannon Vincent of Press Ganey Associates and responded to questions from the audience to explain the workings of Genesis, one of the region’s only physician-led, clinically integrated accountable care organizations.

Terry Olson, MD

Oak Street Health goes against many of the common perceptions of what healthcare organizations need to do to survive—its clientele live in many of the poor, underserved areas in the Chicago area. Olson described how the clinics operated by Oak Street are able to provide care and services to patients that meet health and other social needs, while succeeding as a for-profit entity.

George Terrazas

Terrazas is president of Texas Care Alliance, an organization that represents 12 hospitals and hospital systems that are banding together in a partnership that improves care delivery and technology adoption at member hospitals. He spoke on a panel discussing how providers are using new information technology to achieve post-acute care integration.

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Jeff Micklos

The work of the Health Care Transformation Task Force was described by Miklos, its executive director. He described the federal view of the transition to value-based care and perceptions of members participating in the task force. Survey results of those members shared by Micklos identified information technology as an area needing improvement for VBC initiatives to succeed.

Chris Storer, Bill Brodie, Vaughn Kauffman (left to right)

Digital health will support the move to value-based care in ways that will enable providers to monitor patients from a distance and head off serious healthcare concerns, said these three participants on a panel on the topic. Storer is chief marketing officer for Twine Health; Brodie is chief commercial officer for Vital Connect; and Kauffman is the healthcare new entrants leader for PwC.

Clive Fields, MD

Fields, president of Village Family Practice, described how the Houston-based practice is re-inventing care delivery, how that new model fits into the accountable care era, and how technology is playing a role in enabling the shift.

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Melissa Gerdes, MD

Gerdes participated on a panel that described new perspectives on quality, how the stakes are raised for improving care under value-based care, and how technology can play a role in assessing improvement. Gerdes is vice president and CMO for outpatient services and ACO strategy for Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Colby Lutz

With value-based care, outcome improvement will be closely tied to financial health. Lutz, business intelligence analyst for the Trivergent Health Alliance supporting the Western Maryland Health System, described how the use of information technology from Dimensional Insight in helping the system radically reverse its ability to improve care and financial performance.

Scott Hines, MD

As chief quality officer and medical director of medical subspecialties at Crystal Run Health, Hines gets a first-hand look at how IT and other initiatives are being used to support physician efforts to improve quality of care.

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Wendy Gerhardt Dorfman, left, and Heather Hagan

Dorfman and Hagan provided an overview of MACRA and how the new federal reimbursement methodology is expected to affect care delivery in the coming years. Dorfman is a research manager with the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, while Hagan is senior manager of Deloitte Advisory.