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PCPI 2017 Fall Conference Presentations

Driving Innovation and Leading Improvement for Better Outcomes

Closing Keynote:

Innovation as a disruptive force for improved health outcomes

John Toussaint, MD
CEO at Catalysis and formerly CEO of ThedaCare

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Education Session:

Risk adjustment: surviving the collision of cost and quality
Discover risk adjusted patient outcome metrics in alternative payment models

Susan Nedza, MD, MBA FACEP

SVP, Clinical Outcomes Management, MPA Healthcare Solutions, Inc

Arnold Huang, PhD
Statistician, MPA Healthcare Solutions Inc.

Leadership Circle:

Scaling/generalizing value-based care: The Geisinger experience

Focusing on the most challenging issues in health care performance improvement today



Glenn D. Steele Jr., MD, PhD
Chairman, xG Health Solutions and former CEO of Geisinger


Improvement in Action Breakout Session:


MACRA: One year later, where are we with improvement?
We are one year in! Understand where we are going with improvement


Julia Skapik, MD, MPH

Chief Health Information Officer at Cognitive Medical Systems


Going with the flow

Learn how establishing flow can lead to great leaps in quality improvement and may be applied to nearly any clinical practice, regardless of specialty



Craig A. Grimes, MD 

Medical Director, North Shore Medical Group



 Measuring What Matters Breakout Session:


From PROMs to PRO-PMs – From instruments to measurements
Uncover best practices in development and use of patient reported outcome measures



John Spertus, MD, MPH FACC
Chair and Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City


Susan Yount, PhD
Clinical Health Psychologist, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Tales from the front

Hear experiences in measurement to help you navigate the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP)



Lynn M. Pezzullo, RPh, CPEHR 

Senior Director, Quality Innovation, Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA)

Elvia Chavarria, MPH

Senior Program Manager, PCPI Measure Development

Jamie Lehner, MBA, CAPM

Program Manager, PCPI Measure Specifications


Meaningful measures
Receive a range of perspectives on how different groups determine what is important to measure and their strategies for addressing it



Ellen Schultz, MS
Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research 

Gary Puckrein, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Minority Quality Forum 

Michael Hassett, MD, MPH
Member & Chair-Elect, ASCO Measures Task Force