Cracking the Code on Healthcare - June 20 and November 21, 2014

You are cordially invited to join us for our two 2014 Cracking the Code on Healthcare events.

Our first event is scheduled for June 20, 2014 at Locust Hill Country Club.  The event title is Improving Quality – Reducing Costs; Moving from Fee for Volume to Fee for Value.

Our second event is scheduled for November 21, 2014 at Locust Hill Country Club as well.  The event title is Creating a Memorable Patient Experience.

The June 20th event will include three esteemed speakers.

Our first speaker, Trilby de Jung, Chief Executive Officer for the Finger Lakes Health Services Agency (FLHSA), will bring us up to date on the latest healthcare initiatives currently underway and in the planning stages within our community.

Ms. de Jung will be followed by Jean Moody-Williams, RN, MPP, Director for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Quality Group. Ms. Moody-Williams has responsibility for the operation of the Quality Improvement Program and the End Stage Renal Disease Networks. Jean also leads many of the agency’s Value Based Purchasing programs.

Jean will discuss the current direction, status and results of the CMS Quality Improvement Program and other initiatives within her Agency to promote efficient, effective, timely, equitable, person-centered and safe care for Medicare beneficiaries.

Our third speaker is Mr. Charles N. (Chip) Khan III, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), the national public policy organization for investor-owned hospitals.

Mr. Khan will share his thoughts on the current state of for-profit providers in this era of health reform.  He will discuss the short term direction and long term goals of his organization's member hospitals. He will provide insights into what he sees as the major influencers on his organization's future strategies and the challenges and plans for successfully implementing those strategies.

Our second 2014 Cracking the Code on Healthcare event is scheduled for November 21st.  The November event will include these two national thought leaders.

Susan Sheridan, M.B.A., M.I.M., is the Director of Patient Engagement at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She is responsible for creating networks and engaging patients across the nation to provide broad-based input on the development and execution of PCORI’s research. Sheridan became involved in patient safety after her family experienced two serious medical system failures. Her husband, Pat, died in 2002 after his diagnosis of spinal cancer failed to be communicated. Their son, Cal, suffered brain damage called kernicterus five days after his birth in 1995 when his neonatal jaundice was untreated.

Susan will discuss the roles of the patient, the family and the provider in delivering better patient-centered care.

Our second speaker is James B. Conway, adjunct lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and Senior Consultant, Safe and Reliable Healthcare, Evergreen, CO. From 2006-2009 he was Senior Vice President of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and from 2005-2011, Senior Fellow. His areas of expertise and interest include governance and executive leadership, patient safety, change management, crisis management, and patient-/family-centered care.

Jim will discuss the role of the patient in providing information, data and guidance aimed at helping providers with work process initiatives that improve the patient experience.

These two events build on the knowledge-sharing from the previous 8 events. It is our intention to provide you with the latest thinking on current healthcare challenges as we continue our journey towards Cracking the Code on Healthcare.

Please join us.