Implementing successful clinical integration involves the facilitation and coordination of patient care across a variety of settings and situations.  The goal is to achieve care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, patient-focused and affordable.  This track provides insights into improving clinical integration strategies and aligning incentives with behaviors for success.  Discussions cover a variety of timely clinical integration topics, including new delivery methods and population health management.
Monday, September 17, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Grand Canyon 6

Patients want better care that is more affordable and easier to obtain, and increased options of care from new sources are becoming more readily available to them. Today’s increasingly competitive healthcare landscape demands that traditional health systems be flexible, adaptable, and willing and ready to accept change.  New approaches to the delivery of healthcare are happening across the board and providers are using a variety of strategies to remain relevant in this complex environment.  Engaging physicians in clinical supply chain is crucial to understanding and optimizing physician preference item spend and crafting a realistic strategic plan for implementing innovations that are right for your organization and for patients is vital.  Employers, who have the most investment in the health of their workforce outside of the employees themselves, are looking for three aspects in providers, consistency in pricing, quality care and return to work as soon as possible.


These supply chain executives will share strategic initiatives their organizations have developed to improve care, increase access, lower costs, and ultimately remain the care provider of choice of their patients.  Kelley Moore, Vice President Supply Chain Sourcing, will discuss Dignity Health’s journey.  She will share insight on lessons learned and challenges as well as successes over the past few years.   Dr. Neeta Moonka will discuss how Virginia Mason Medical Center is working with third party administrators (TPA) and has developed innovative methods to meet these goals.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe three innovative approaches to healthcare delivery that can improve care and reduce costs.
  2. Explain how new methods of delivery can improve access to care for more patients.
  3. Identify the challenges that must be addressed when exploring new options for delivering patient care.
Neeta Moonka M.D.
Physician Advisor, Supply Chain
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Kelley Moore
Vice President, Sourcing
Dignity Health

Gunter F Wessels Ph.D., M.B.A.
Practice General Manager

Monday, September 17, 2018
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Grand Canyon 6

CMS continues to raise the bar on quality and standards of patient care, and as a result it is important that health systems are able to exceed these standards and be ready for even more stringent ones that are sure to come.  Maintaining the status quo is not enough.  As the culture of healthcare continues to transform, healthcare providers are looking to implement change across the board, and an effective clinical integration strategy is at the center of this change dynamic.  At the core of this transformation, one goal is first and foremost:  to improve patient care. 


This panel will engage in an open dialogue about:

  • Some of the options for enhanced coordination of care
  • The ultimate goal of keeping people healthy and out of the hospital
  • Value-based purchasing
  • The utilization of accountable care organization agreements
  • Implementing population health management programs
  • The challenges that these efforts present

It’s time to think differently — not only about population health and what it means for your organization — but also about traditional healthcare in general.  


Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the evolution of population health and how it will impact healthcare in the future.
  2. Identify strategies that improve patient outcomes through increased coordination of care.
  3. Analyze the role that supply chain data plays in value-based purchasing.
Alexandria Combs MSHS
Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer
NGA Healthcare Consulting

Gary M. May MBA
Vice President Managed Care & Payer Relations
Stanford Health Care/Stanford Children's Health

Patricia Vida RN, MBA
Continuum Administrator
Kaiser Permanente

Nick A Gaich BBA
Nick Gaich and Associates

Monday, September 17, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Grand Canyon 6

Changing healthcare dynamics are holding providers more accountable for quality and outcomes.  IDNs are increasingly implementing clinical integration strategies to respond to this reality, but developing the key components of practical clinical integration is a challenge.  Tracking data across the continuum of acute, post-acute, and ambulatory services is difficult as well.


With clinical integration now a strategic imperative in most markets, these supply chain executives will share their experiences, challenges and successes in implementing an effective clinical integration plan.  Learn the critical success factors needed to accelerate the realization of a successful and sustainable clinical integration network in your organization.  Identify steps you can take to build a clinical integration strategy that takes into account your organization’s hospital and medical staff capabilities, strategic plan and vision for the future.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Analyze and discuss the current state of clinical integration, as well as where it is headed.
  2. Formulate new strategies for evaluating health system objectives using clinical integration.
  3. Explain how to gain physician buy-in for the clinical integration process.
James Carl Olsen MBA
Atrium Health

David E Stumbaugh
Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Pharmacy
Hawaii Pacific Health

Lisa Marie Thakur CPA, MBA, FACHE, FHFMA
Senior Corporate Vice President, Ancillary Operations
Scripps Health

Gloria Graham DNP, RN, CVAHP
Clinical Value Analyst
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center