2015 Seminar Agenda

MNCM_2015Seminar_Logo_FNLJoin us to hear from Sharon Sayles Belton, former Minneapolis mayor and current chair of the Hennepin County Medical Center Board of Directors, who will speak about health equity and its impact on public policy, our workforce and health care; Jay Want, M.D., of Want Healthcare, who will speak about physicians’ role in influencing the total cost of care; and many other engaging and educational speakers.

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Earle Brown Heritage Center 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Minneapolis, MN  55430
Registration: $300

7:30 am: Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits

Pick up your name tags and packets, enjoy a light breakfast and explore the ten exhibit booths.

8:30 am: Welcome - Dr. Penny Wheeler

Welcome – Dr. Penny Wheeler

Penny Wheeler, President and Chief Executive Officer at Allina Health and MN Community Measurement Board Chair will kick-off the seminar with a short welcome to the attendees and set the stage for the day.

8:45 am: Keynote - Sharon Sayles Belton

“Health Inequity: Exploring the Social Determinants”

9:45 am: Connecting the Dots - Jim Chase

“Connecting the Dots: The Intersection of Health Equity, Cost and Patient Outcomes”

Jim Chase, President of MN Community Measurement will connect how improving health equity, reducing health care cost and strengthening patient outcomes combine to drive critical improvements in health and health care locally and nationally.

10:30 am: Keynote - Jay Want

“The Last Mile on the Road to Better Care: Turning Data into Change”

Simply supplying data isn’t enough; delivering those data in an environment of trust and collaboration is crucial to acceptance and eventual adoption of new practices that improve care and reduce cost.

11:30 am: Panel - Pioneering Online Patient Satisfaction Reviews

“Pioneering Online Patient Satisfaction Reviews”

Learn from Dr. Thomas Miller, Chief Medical Officer of University of Utah Health Care, how they became the first medical group in the country to publish online patient satisfaction reviews on their website, and hear reaction from Ann Carlson, Manager of Employee Benefits at Lifetouch, Inc.; Chris Norton, MA; and Dale Shaller, MPA, Shaller Consulting Group; about how Minnesota could and should publicly report patient reviews.

12:30 pm: Lunch and Exhibits

12:30 pm: Lunch and Exhibits

Use this time to network with fellow attendees and visit the ten exhibit booths.

1:30 pm: Breakout Sessions

1:30 pm: Breakout Sessions (Total Cost of Care, Health Equity, and Patient Reported Outcome Measures)

  • Breakout One: Total Cost of Care: Past, Present and Future

    Featuring Gunnar Nelson, MN Community Measurement; and Ann Robinow, health care consultant
    What do we know about the total cost of care in Minnesota? What is on the horizon for cost and resource use measurement? And how can our community get the most value out of this new information?

  • View the bio for Gunnar Nelson
  • View the bio for Ann Robinow
  • Breakout Two: Leveraging Data and Analytics to Improve Health Equity

    Featuring Anne Snowden, MPH, CPHQ, MN Community Measurement; Mollie O’Brien, MA, Allina Health and medical group representatives
    Minnesota released the nation’s first statewide and regional analysis of health disparities based on data from medical groups and patients earlier this year. Learn about the road that led to this groundbreaking report, what it tells us about health equity in Minnesota, and how one medical group is addressing disparities in its patient population.

  • View the bio for Anne Snowden, MPH, CPHQ
  • View the bio for Mollie O’Brien, MA
  • Breakout Three: Strategies for Integrating Patient Reported Outcome Tools into Your Practice

    Featuring Jasmine Larson, MBA, MN Community Measurement; Cynthia Ferrara, RN, MS, Essentia Health; Rachel Johnson, RN, CRRN, Northern Orthopedics; and Berit Swanberg, Twin Cities Spine Center.
    The regional and national focus on patient reported outcome measures continues to increase. How can medical groups integrate these tools into their practices seamlessly and effectively? Hear from several medical groups that have done it successfully for depression, total knee replacement and spinal surgery.

  • View the bio for Jasmine Larson, MBA
  • View the bio for Cynthia Ferrara, RN, MS
  • View the bio for Rachel Johnson, RN, CRRN
  • View the bio for Berit Swanberg
  • Breakout Four: How Patient Experience Data is Changing the Game

    Featuring Dina Wellbrock, MN Community Measurement; Dale Shaller, MPA, Shaller Consulting Group, Deb Hecimovich and Jessi Grajczyk, MD, Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility; and Rachel Skramstad, Scandia Clinic.

    With the 2015 Report Year Patient Experience of Care results less than a month old, learn about regional and patient demographic breakdowns of the data, as well as what strategies medical groups are using to improve patient experience and what to expect from patient experience measurement in the future.

  • View the bio for Dina Wellbrock
  • View the bio for Dale Shaller, MPA
  • View the bio for Deb Hecimovich
  • View the bio for Rachel Skramstad

2:30 pm: Breakout Sessions Repeated

2:30 pm: Breakout Sessions Repeated

3:30 pm: Feedback Session - The Value of Measuring and Using Data on the Social Determinants of Health

3:30 pm: Measurement and Use of Social Determinants of Health Data

Moderated by Dr. Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Phil Griffin, JD, Griffin Government Consulting, this interactive feedback session will feature discussion about the value of measuring the social determinants of health; which information would be most important to collect and report; how the data might be used; and how the information could be collected from patients. The feedback collected will inform future measure development, risk adjustment, segmentation and other efforts.

4:45 pm: Closing remarks - Jim Chase

4:45 pm: Closing remarks by Jim Chase, President of MN Community Measurement

5:00 pm: Cocktail hour

5:00 pm: Cocktail hour

A great time to mingle with MNCM staff and conference attendees. Light appetizers will be served. There will also be a cash bar.

6:00 pm: 10th Anniversary dinner

6:00 pm: 10th Anniversary dinner

Join us for dinner and a program to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The program will feature The Theater of Public Policy to help us creatively celebrate health care transparency in our community and the impact it’s had over the past decade.

We will also announce the winner of our Leadership in Health Care Innovation awards, as well as several other honorees.