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February 10th, Carl Clark, MD, President & CEO, Mental Health Center of Denver

February 10th, Carl Clark, MD, President & CEO, Mental Health Center of Denver

Mental Health and Well-Being During COVID-19 Please join us February 10th at 11:30 am MST for a presentation with Carl Clark, MD, President and CEO of the Mental Health Center of Denver. In this presentation titled, Mental Health and Well-Being During COVID, Dr. Carl Clark will cover how this pandemic has affected the mental health of ourselves and those around us. The presentation will look at the psychological effects related to the shutdown, how social isolation is affecting individuals and families, and…

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January 21st, Tom Rennell, Senior Vice-President of Finance, Colorado Hospital Association

January 21st, Tom Rennell, Senior Vice-President of Finance, Colorado Hospital Association

“Disruption for Hospitals: Implications of COVID-19 and Impending Policies Will Shape the Future of the Industry” Please join us January 21st at 11:30 am MST for a presentation with Tom Rennell, Senior Vice-President of Finance for the Colorado Hospital Association. In the midst of a global pandemic, hospitals in Colorado are experiencing unimaginable implications from COVID-19 related to supporting new care delivery needs, changes in utilization patterns, deteriorating economic conditions, and continued uncertainty of the extent of the pandemic.  Meanwhile,…

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December 10th, Scott Becker, Publisher of Becker’s Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review

December 10th, Scott Becker, Publisher of Becker’s Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review

Please join us December 10th at 11:30 am MST for a presentation with Scott Becker of Becker’s Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review. Mr. Becker will be sharing his insights on the impact of our recent election on healthcare, and the directions spurred by the election results. More specific details, including his topic, will be shared closer to the event. About Our Speaker Scott Becker is the Publisher and Founder of Becker’s HealthCare and Becker’s Hospital Review.   He is a partner…

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October 22nd, Gary Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO Virginia Mason Health System: “Seeking Perfection; Reflections on the Journey”

October 22nd, Gary Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO Virginia Mason Health System: “Seeking Perfection; Reflections on the Journey”

Please join us October 22nd at 12:30 pm MDT for a presentation with Gary Kaplan, MD. This session will review the Virginia Mason journey over 18 years to transform its organization and culture.  From the early changes and challenges focused on old paradigms to the adoption of the Toyota Production System (Lean Management) as a management system, this session will highlight early resistance to change, the development of a new strategic plan, adoption of new compacts with physicians, leaders, and…

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October 1st, Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director, Colorado Dept. Of Healthcare Policy & Financing: COVID-19’s Impact on Colorado & Colorado Healthcare

October 1st, Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director, Colorado Dept. Of Healthcare Policy & Financing: COVID-19’s Impact on Colorado & Colorado Healthcare

Please join us October 1st at 12:30pm for a presentation and Q & A with Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (HCPF) on the impact from COVID-19 in Colorado. Director Bimestefer’s presentation will include information on Colorado’s rising unemployment rate, pressure on state budgets, defining the new normal in health care, COVID’s impact on Medicaid and public programs and other emerging issues. Kim will also discuss the statewide ramifications to the scheduled end…

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September 10th, Stacey Rizza MD, Infectious Disease Specialist: Living in a COVID World: What We Know Now

September 10th, Stacey Rizza MD, Infectious Disease Specialist: Living in a COVID World: What We Know Now

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the syndrome COVID-19, has swept the planet over the last 9 months. In a relatively short time, tens of millions of people have been infected and hundreds of thousands have died. Although much remains unknown, early scientific and epidemiologic data has provided insights into how this virus transmits, how the syndrome will present, who may be more likely to become very ill from the virus, and what immunity may linger. Many potential treatments are in…

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July 30th, Jill Kinney & Bill McBride: Fitness – Wellness – Medical Integration as a Viable & Effective Business Model

July 30th, Jill Kinney & Bill McBride: Fitness – Wellness – Medical Integration as a Viable & Effective Business Model

There are many challenges being faced by mission-driven healthcare organizations, especially during these Covid-19 times.  Some of the realities revolve around the reduction of elective procedures, overall shortages in revenue, changes in patient behavior, the increased cost of chronic care patient management and the rising sedentary and obese populations.  Jill and Bill will share an overview of the medical fitness opportunity and examples of successful business solutions that bring a new and appealing Win-Win-Win approach.  Patient – Health Care Provider…

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June 23rd, Dana Jacoby, M.B.A., M.H.S., Five Things You Need to Know About the Future of Healthcare

June 23rd, Dana Jacoby, M.B.A., M.H.S., Five Things You Need to Know About the Future of Healthcare

Efficiency and Evolution: The challenge of scale and sale in the brave new world of healthcare. The turn of the 2020 decade promised the most lucrative transaction market in the history of healthcare – until it didn’t. Instead, the COVID-19 crisis erupted across the world and changed the landscape of the medical industry and altered the course of everything from practice management to private equity transactions. A seasoned professional in the hospital and healthcare arena with sub-specialization in urology, oncology,…

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April 2nd, Stephen Hyde, MBA, “How America’s Employers Can Fix Health Care”

April 2nd, Stephen Hyde, MBA, “How America’s Employers Can Fix Health Care”

Important Changes for the Denver Medical Study Group’s Upcoming Meeting. We recognize that our country is in the midst of extraordinary circumstances due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Our primary concern is for the health of our DMSG Community, our guests, and our venue host, Saint Joseph Hospital, and all healthcare providers. To comply with the current CDC guidelines, we have made the decision to change our meeting venue to a virtual conference. This way, you will be able to participate from the…

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February 27, 2020, Robert K. Smoldt, MBA, Associate Director Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, ASU

February 27, 2020, Robert K. Smoldt, MBA, Associate Director Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, ASU

“Medicare for All? Something Else? What Would You Do?” Robert K. Smoldt, MBA, Associate Director Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, ASU Emeritus CAO, Mayo Clinic In this session, Mr. Smoldt will describe three different health reform directions which the US could use to get the country to universal coverage — one direction would be “Medicare for All/Single Payer”. The other two would include: (2) the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program w private insurance option and (3) build on the ACA…

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