Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 19, 2023
4:00pm-6:00pm    Early Registration

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4:00pm-6:00pm    Networking Reception

Relax and Network! Reception is ages 21 and over only, please.

Friday, October 20, 2023
6:45am-7:45am    Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45am-8:00am    Welcome, Announcements, and CHCQM Achievement Award Presentation

Chairman of the Board - ABQAURP
Medical Director - Accord Hospice

CME Committee Chair - ABQAURP
Vice President Population Health and Quality - Sentara Health Plans

8:00am-9:00am    Key Trends in Federal Quality and Safety Policy
Akinluwa Demehin, MPH - Senior Director, Quality & Patient Safety Policy – American Hospital Association
  • Explain the public policy context for quality and safety in hospitals.
  • Provide an overview of key federal quality and safety programs affecting hospitals and health systems, including those from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Discuss overall challenges and trends for quality and safety policy.

9:00am-10:00am    Innovations in Population Health
Amy Berk, MSN, RN - Director, Population Health - Microsoft
  • Illustrate technologies and solutions to optimize population health.
  • Utilize data as the foundation of population health.
  • Describe what the future landscape of population health looks like.

10:00am-10:15am    Networking Break

10:15am-11:15am    Protecting Patients, Practice, License, and Livelihood!
Alok Arora, MD, MBA, FACP, FRCP (UK), CHCQM-PHYADV, CPE - Hospitalist – Advocate Aurora Medical Center – Bay Area
  • Identify methods to ensure you are protecting your practice.
  • Illustrate practicing safely and minimizing litigation risk.
  • Modify healthcare policies to improve compliance.

11:15am-12:15pm   Geriatric Emergency Departments Improving Quality of Care and Return on Investment
Kevin Biese, MD - Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Describe the key characteristics of Geriatric Emergency Departments (GEDs).
  • Examine the impact of GEDs on quality of emergency care delivered.
  • Illustrate the return on investment of GEDs to hospitals and health care systems.

12:15pm-1:15pm    Networking Lunch (Buffet Lunch Provided)

1:15pm-2:15pm    Patient Centered Care within the Value-Based Care Model
Douglas Keith Fernandez, MD - Chief Clinical Officer – Privia Health
  • Describe how value-based arrangements can deliver on improved quality and reduced costs within a physician-patient centric care model.
  • Demonstrate how team-based care, documentation and coding assistance, clinical decision support, and physician leadership training at the practice level can help reduce the administrative burden and improve resilience.
  • Explain how specific tools, practice models, and support arrangements can enhance physician and patient engagement.

2:15pm-3:15pm    Stabilize, Optimize, Energize: Achieving Next Level Performance in the New Healthcare Reality
Jeffrey Doucette, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN - Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer – Press Ganey Association
  • Identify the latest national level data for healthcare workforce engagement.
  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on patient and workforce engagement.
  • Recognize best practice, evidenced-based strategies for patient and workforce engagement.

3:15pm-3:30pm    Networking Break

3:30pm-4:30pm    Left Behind, Again? Addressing SDoH Barriers of Digital Equity of the Underserved in the Age of Web3 & the Metaverse

Ann Ingraham, PhD - CEO – Exponential HealthTech Advisors, LLC
  • Describe Web3 and the Metaverse.
  • Demonstrate the barriers faced and the impact on underserved patients in a Web3 and Metaverse era.
  • Explain the clinician’s role to promote health equity in a Web3 and Metaverse environment.

4:30pm-5:30pm    Federal Health Quality Measurement - Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
Ron Kline, MD - Chief Medical Officer - Quality Measurement & Value-Based Incentives Group – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Describe the broad architecture of federal quality measurement and reporting programs.
  • Identify new federal initiatives in quality measurement and reporting.
  • Illustrate the levers the federal government can use to improve health quality and equity.

5:30pm    Closing Remarks and Adjournment

*Schedule, faculty, and content are subject to change.

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