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HMA Conference on Integrated Delivery Is Just a Month Away, More than 200 Already Registered to Attend

This week, we are providing an update on HMA’s inaugural conference on The Future of Publicly Sponsored Healthcare: Building Integrated Delivery Systems for Vulnerable Populations, October 10-12, 2016, at The Palmer House in Chicago. More than 200 industry leaders have already registered to attend, including top executives from hospitals, health systems, clinics, provider practices, community-based organizations, and Medicaid managed care plans. Featuring 37 high-level industry speakers, conference panels and breakout sessions are designed to inspire discussion about real-world approaches to helping provider organizations improve the health status of patient populations, lower costs, and ensure a more satisfactory patient experience. Visit the conference website at for complete details.

Important Sessions on Integrated Care Delivery

HMA’s inaugural conference, The Future of Publicly Sponsored Healthcare: Building Integrated Delivery Systems for Vulnerable Populations, October 10-12, 2016, in Chicago, will identify best practices, resources, tools and approaches to help providers deliver integrated care effectively within single systems and through collaboration among multiple providers and community-based services.

Among the Featured Sessions:

  • Rush University Medical Center Chief Executive Larry Goodman, MD, will outline a new care model for academic medical centers, with an emphasis on provider collaboration, building communities, and fostering integrated care delivery for vulnerable patient populations.
  • Representatives of leading public health systems will engage in a frank and high-level assessment of their ongoing efforts to re-evaluate every aspect of how they coordinate, integrate and deliver care. Speakers will include Frederick Cerise, MD, President and CEO, Parkland Health & Hospital System; Barbara Garcia, MPA, Director of Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health; Ramanathan (Ram) Raju, MD, President and CEO, NYC Health + Hospitals; and John Jay Shannon, MD, CEO, Cook County Health & Hospitals System.
  • Eliot Fishman, PhD, Director of the State Demonstrations Group at CMS’ Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, will discuss the role of government in supporting innovation in Medicaid.
  • Representatives from health systems, health plans, and community-based organizations will outline strategies for integrating behavioral health and addressing social determinants of health. Speakers will include Frances Isbell, CEO, Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston; Marcia Guida James, National Lead, Value-Based Solutions, Aetna; Ross Owen, Director, Hennepin Health; Rachel Solotaroff, MD, Chief Medical Director, Central City Concern; Teri Trivisonno, Interim National Director, Healthcare Operations, Planned Parenthood Federation of America; and Martha Whitecotton, SVP, Behavioral Health Services, Carolinas HealthCare System.
  • Medicaid managed care executives and health systems executives will discuss best practices for collaborating on integrated care delivery for vulnerable populations. Speakers will include Catherine Anderson, Vice President of State Programs, UnitedHealthcare Community & State; Andrea Gelzer, MD, Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Medical Officer, AmeriHealth Caritas; Beth Marootian, Director of Business Development, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; and Alvia Siddiqi, MD, Medical Director, Advocate Physician Partners.
  • Arthur Gianelli, President of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai PPS, LLC; Bruce Goldberg, MD, Former Director, Oregon Health Authority; and Cindy Mann, Partner, Manatt Health, will show how states are fostering integrated care delivery through provider-led organizations that coordinate care for Medicaid patients under global or capitated payment arrangements.
  • Bill Barcellona, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, CAPG; Wendy Burkholder, Chief Clinical Operating Officer, Arizona-based District Medical Group; and Dan Castillo, Chief Executive, LA County USC Medical Center, will outline the type of system-wide operational, organizational, and policy changes required by health systems when transforming into integrated delivery systems.
  • Healthcare IT experts from hospitals, health plans and government will outline how the right type of IT framework can be used to target, profile, and stratify vulnerable populations. Speakers will include David Horrocks, President, Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients (CRISP); Jim Sinkoff, EVP, CFO, Hudson River HealthCare; Hope Glassberg, VP, Strategic Initiatives & Policy, Hudson River HealthCare; and Rick Hopfer, Chief Information Officer, Molina Healthcare, Inc.
  • How to design a successful, evidence-based care management program for vulnerable populations will be the topic of a panel of speakers including Bonnie Pilon, Alexander Heard Distinguished Service Professor, Vanderbilt School of Nursing at Scarritt Place; Kate Erickson, Integrated Care Program Manager, Community-University Health Care Center; Molly Siegel, Executive Director, Coordination of Healthcare for Complex Kids (CHECK), University of Illinois at Chicago; and Kenita Perry-Bell, Director of Care Coordination, CHECK.
  • Sharon Youmans, PharmD, Professor, Vice Dean, UCSF School of Pharmacy; Lee Francis, MD, President & CEO, Erie Family Health Center; and Anthony Perry, MD, VP, Population Health and Ambulatory Services, Rush University Medical Center, will discuss the need to develop new skill sets among providers taking on increasingly managerial roles.
  • A special session including case studies of successful integrated delivery models will include as speakers Doug Elwell, Deputy CEO for Finance and Strategy, Cook County Health and Hospitals System; Cheryl Lulias, Executive Director, Medical Home Network; Sean Jessup, Director of Medicaid Programs, Moda Health; and Chuck Hofmann, MD, Clinical Consultant, Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization.

Unparalleled Lineup of Speakers; Plus Post-Conference Workshop

Keynote speakers and panelists from provider organizations, health plans, and government will identify proven strategies for implementing accountable care models, developing population health management infrastructures, and reengineering operational capabilities around care integration.

Breakout sessions and workshops will focus on the nuts and bolts of building integrated delivery systems, including important insights into care management, social determinants of health, behavioral health integration, leadership training, operational priorities, and information technology needs.

HMA will also join Rush University Medical Center to host a special Post-Conference Adaptive Leadership Workshop on October 12 to help your organization identify and foster a unique, real-world approach to driving system transformation.

For additional information on the conference or the Workshop, visit our conference website at or contact Carl Mercurio at 212-575-5929 or [email protected]. Group rates are available.