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. 

This panel of 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.  Discussion will include innovations such as direct-to-employer contracting and the growing trend of establishing micro-hospitals in smaller communities.  Crafting a realistic strategic plan for implementing innovations that are right for your organization and for patients is vital.

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.
Hector Boirie
Senior Vice President and Chief Resource Officer for the Resource, Engineering, and Hospitality Group
Providence St. Joseph Health

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.
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
Scripps Health
Senior Corporate Vice President, Ancillary Operations