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August 8th, Peter Kung, Vice President of Innovation and Virtual Health, SCL Health

August 8th, Peter Kung, Vice President of Innovation and Virtual Health, SCL Health

The Innovation Imperative:  People Matter, Build a Tribe

August 8th, Peter Kung, Vice President of Innovation and Virtual Health, SCL Health

 

It is often said, culture eats strategy for breakfast.  In this conversation, we will explore how culture can also eat Innovation for breakfast and how one can help an organization to embrace Innovation by becoming a ‘Learning Culture.’ Today’s most profoundly impactful organizations are using a completely different operating model; they are lean, mean, learning machines.

Strategy/innovation and culture are among the primary levers in the never-ending quest to maintain organizational viability and effectiveness. The best leaders are fully aware of the multiple cultures within which they are embedded, can sense when change is required, and can deftly influence the process and to align the organization to its strategy and innovation mandates.

 3 Takeaways:

  • Understanding that We Are in ‘new ball game’
    Our Industry Continues to be Transformed
  • Defining Innovation
  • Becoming a ‘Learning’ Culture
    Case Study: Social Determinants of Health

 

Peter Kung serves as the Vice President of Innovation and Virtual Health for SCL Health. He is responsible for developing the full continuum of innovation and virtual health services; focusing on creating consumer-oriented solutions to improve access and experience, and forming new avenues for system growth.

Previously, he worked with UCLA Health System and Health Sciences in Los Angeles for 13 years, where he most recently served as the Director of Strategic Technologies. Kung earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine; a master’s degree in information systems and technology from Claremont Graduate University; and a MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

 

WHEN: Thursday, August 8th from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  COPIC offices, 7351 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230

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COPIC Financial Service Group, Ltd.

 

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Eide Bailly

May 22nd, Donna Lynne, Chief Operating Officer of Columbia University Medical Center and CEO of Columbia Doctors

May 22nd, Donna Lynne, Chief Operating Officer of Columbia University Medical Center and CEO of Columbia Doctors

“Transforming Health Care in an Academic Medical Center”

Donna Lynne, DrPH, Chief Operating Officer of Columbia University Medical Center and CEO of Columbia Doctors

Donna Lynne

Academic medical centers (AMCs) are dealing with the same challenges their non-academic counterparts are—financial pressure from purchasers, managed care organizations and insurance companies, as well as from Medicare and Medicaid.  Regulations and compliance activities for AMCs are often more burdensome, and of course, since AMCs have the role of providing clinical care, research and training, as well as an inherent bias towards specialty care, their cost structure is higher.  This session will describe some of the strategies AMCs are using to thrive in today’s complex health care environment, from affiliations with community based hospitals, to ACO formation, and internal cost management strategies and efforts to develop more consistency and efficiencies in what are often decentralized systems.

Lessons from AMCs in NY and other states, including Colorado, will be highlighted.

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Donna Lynne, DrPH, is the Chief Operating Officer of Columbia University Medical Center and the CEO of Columbia Doctors, an 1800 faculty practice organization.  Until early 2019, she was Colorado’s 49th Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to assuming her roles in Colorado state government, Dr. Lynne served as the executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and as group president responsible for its Colorado, Pacific Northwest and Hawaii regions – overseeing an $8 billion budget, 1.4 million members and 16,000 employees. She participated in numerous boards and commissions during her time at Kaiser Permanente, including the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Public Schools Foundation Board and many others.

She is recognized as one of the top women business leaders in Denver and one of the top 25 Women in Healthcare in the nation. Dr. Lynne also spent 20 years working in various positions in New York City government including First Deputy Commissioner at the Office of Labor Relations, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Operations, and Senior Vice President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from University of New Hampshire, a Masters of Public Administration from George Washington University, and a Doctor of Public Health from Columbia University. In 2014, Dr. Lynne received an honorary doctorate of public service from the University of Denver, and in 2017 an honorary bachelor of science degree in nursing from Colorado Mountain College. She resides in Denver with her husband and enjoys activities such as climbing all of Colorado’s fourteeners, participating in Ride the Rockies and going on ski challenges around the world. Dr. Lynne has three children and two stepchildren.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22nd at 5:30 p.m.  Heavy Hors’d’oeuvres from 5:30-6:30, Meeting from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Children’s Hospital Conference Center, 13123 East 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO

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Denver Medical Study Group will donate a portion of your registration fee for this event to the Medical Career Collaborative (MC2) sponsored by Children’s Hospital Colorado and Denver Health. If you would like to join us in supporting this program, please send us an email through the Contact button at the top of this page. 

 
The Medical Career Collaborative Program is an incredible way to engage students from under-represented groups in the healthcare workforce. Similar to the Denver Medical Study Group catering to all professions that touch healthcare in some way, the MC2 program is working on engaging students in both clinical and administrative paths so they have an opportunity to learn about available career paths in the medical field. For more information about this program, click here to download a PDF.


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March 21st, Gary Herschman, Attorney, Epstein Becker Green

March 21st, Gary Herschman, Attorney, Epstein Becker Green

Private Equity in Healthcare:
What is it and How Will it Impact Colorado?

Gary W. Herschman, Attorney, Epstein Becker Green

     Gary W. Herschman

The pace of healthcare industry consolidations, including mergers and acquisitions, has dramatically increased in each of the last 3 years, and industry experts predict that this trend will be even more robust in 2019.  The key impetus for this trend is the desire to reduce out-of-control costs of healthcare in the U.S., by moving to a value-based reimbursement system which rewards the provision of quality, cost-effective and patient-centric healthcare services.  To be successful in achieving this objective, providers must invest large amounts of capital into advanced EMR and IT platforms, care management staff, care coordination capabilities, and less-expensive care-delivery settings.  This demand for substantial capital has favored larger organizations and their ability to benefit from economies of scale and sophisticated corporate infrastructure.

Thus, healthcare providers – such as hospital systems, physician groups, home health companies, and urgent care, retail and behavioral health clinics – have expanded in size through strategic consolidation and affiliation transactions, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.  Likewise, the demand is growing for healthcare EMR and information technology companies to develop software, apps and other IT platforms to assist providers in providing quality, cost-effective and consumer-friendly care.

Key “takeaways” from Gary’s presentation will be: (1) The Value of a Private Equity Partner; (2) Why are Practices Aligning with Investors? (3) Private Equity Investment Successes; and (4) Private Equity Trends in Physician Specialties.

WHEN: Thursday, March 21st from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  COPIC offices, 7351 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230

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January 23rd, Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, President and CEO Medical Group Management Association

January 23rd, Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, President and CEO Medical Group Management Association

Back to Balance: The Art, Science, and Business of Medicine

Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, President and CEO Medical Group Management Association

     Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright

Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright presents a unique prescription for fixing America’s healthcare woes based on her 30 years of experience as a physician and industry leader. The problem, Dr. Fischer-Wright asserts, is that we have lost our focus on what has always been at the heart of effective healthcare: strong relationships between patients and physicians, informed by smart science and enabled by good business, that create the trust necessary to achieve the outcomes we all want. Drawing from personal stories and examples from popular culture, supported by scientific studies and rock-solid logic, Dr. Fischer-Wright shows how the business and science of medicine can combine to achieve what she calls the art of medicine. She then details the three questions necessary to guide us toward true solutions and the five paradigm shifts crucial to bring the art, science and business of medicine Back to Balance … before it’s too late.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 23rd from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  COPIC offices, 7351 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230

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December 5th, Scott Becker, Publisher and Founder of Becker’s HealthCare

December 5th, Scott Becker, Publisher and Founder of Becker’s HealthCare

Healthcare as a Zero-Sum Game–Who are the Winners and Losers Past and Future?

Scott Becker, Publisher and Founder of Becker’s HealthCare and Becker’s Hospital Review; Healthcare Partner McGuireWoods, LLP

scott becker

Over the past several years, there have been dramatic changes in healthcare. These changes have occurred at such a rapid pace that they’ve been difficult to keep up with. The result has been a lot of winners and losers in healthcare!

What will be the impact as we go forward over the next five to ten years? How will it affect health systems, providers, pharma companies, payors and beneficiaries/patients? Who will be the winners and losers in the future? What are some of the headwinds facing the healthcare industry? How will you be affected?

That’s what our internationally recognized keynote speaker, Scott Becker, Becker’s Healthcare, will be sharing with us on Dec. 5th at Children’s Hospital. This is a “can’t miss” opportunity to learn what we can expect going forward. The “takeways” from Scott’s presentation will be: (1) gaining an understanding of who the winners and losers have been over the last several years and (2) getting a sense of who will likely survive and thrive over the next five to ten years and who will struggle and possibly fail.

Scott is the Publisher and Founder of Becker’s Healthcare and Becker’s Hospital Review.   Over the last 25 years, Becker’s Healthcare has grown into the digital leader in healthcare business news. It is constantly striving to be the Wall Street Journal of Healthcare. Scott has served as chair of the national health care practice at McGuireWoods for more than 12 years.   He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a CPA.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 5th at 5:30 p.m.  Heavy Hors’d’oeuvres from 5:30-6:30, Meeting from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Children’s Hospital Conference Center, 13123 East 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO

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September 25th, Robert K. Smoldt, Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, ASU

September 25th, Robert K. Smoldt, Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, ASU

U.S. Healthcare From an International Perspective – What Can We Learn From Others?”

Robert K. Smoldt,  Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, Arizona State University; Chief Administrative Officer Emeritus, Mayo Clinic

     bob smoldt asu mayo clinic

In this session Bob will describe some key issues involved in evaluating a country’s healthcare system.  The results of a variety of organizations ranking of countries on their health systems will be reviewed.  In addition, a construct for describing and categorizing a country’s health system from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will be used to look at selected health systems around the world.   The audience will be split into three groups before the session and each group assigned a country that reflects one of the three major types of healthcare systems under the OECD framework.   A short description of the assigned country will be provided to each person that has registered for the meeting.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 25th from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  COPIC offices, 7351 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230

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Sponsored by:   

First Bank

Hosted by:   

COPIC Financial Service Group, Ltd.

August 22nd, Patricia Gabow, M.D., MACP, Retired CEO Denver Health

August 22nd, Patricia Gabow, M.D., MACP, Retired CEO Denver Health

“Can the American Healthcare System Deliver Health?”

Patricia Gabow, M.D., MACP, Retired CEO Denver Health, Professor Emerita, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Master of the American College of Physicians

Patty Gabow

As we engage in a national dialogue about our healthcare system, we should ask the most basic question, “Can the American healthcare system deliver health?” To answer this question, we will explore three related questions:

  1. What is health–is it more than the absence of disease?
  2. What is our healthcare systems performance in terms of cost, coverage/access, quality, and equity/disparity?
  3. What really are the determinants of health and what is the impact of each of these determinants?

As we address these questions, we will compare the United States to other countries and compare states and counties within the United States. After addressing these three questions, we will try to lay out a way forward for health for all Americans.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 22nd from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  COPIC offices, 7351 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230

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New Health     Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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June 27th, Benjamin F. Miller, Psy.D., Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust

June 27th, Benjamin F. Miller, Psy.D., Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust

“Systems Wanted: Programs Need Not Apply”

Benjamin F. Miller, Psy.D., Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust
Former Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Founding Director, Eugene S. Farley, Jr., Health Policy Center

The problems that exist in health care are so pervasive that new programmatic solutions are not going to solve them. Simply put, programs matter, but we need more thoughtful connection of these programs into a true system of care that can take into account the various pieces of health that health care has fragmented. Consider the problem our nation is facing with addiction – specifically, the opioid crisis. If all we did was to create a new program to decrease the amount of opioids on the street (supply side) we have done little to address the underlying issues driving our disease of despair, which are predominately social in nature (demand side). To this end, the last thing we need are more disconnected programs in this country without first creating a true system where people do not fall through the cracks.

This presentation will highlight some of the problems, elevate solutions, and most importantly help underscore the importance of making thoughtful systemic decisions for how we begin to address health. Using examples from business, health care, and on the ground experience, a framework will be proposed to help evaluate how we approach complex solutions to complex problems.

  • Attendees will be able to describe some of the problems around fragmentation in health care, specifically the impact this has on mortality;
  • Attendees will leave able to explain some of the solutions to addressing mental health and substance use in the larger context of health and community; and,
  • Attendees will be able to list the elements associated with a National Resilience Strategy and specific actions we could take together

WHEN: Wednesday, June 27th from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE:  COPIC offices, 7351 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230

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Our Evening with Glenn Steele, MD, PhD on April 4, 2018

Our Evening with Glenn Steele, MD, PhD on April 4, 2018

Our Evening with Glenn Steele, MD, PhD Talking about Value-Based Healthcare: What It Looks Like, What it is, How to Achieve it.

Dr. Steele shared with the group how Geisinger developed its “Warranty” or “Money Back Guarantee”, and it’s effectiveness through Proven Care, systematic implementation of surgical procedures from one provider to another. He also spoke about xG Health Solutions that Geisinger developed to help other health systems develop more effective healthcare strategies.

With Dr. Steele’s role as Vice Chair of Health Transformation Alliance (HTA), Glenn talked about the efforts the 46 of the country’s largest employers working together to take population health management innovations out to markets where Geisinger has not expanded its provider component.

Sponsors, Key Bank (Melissa Whitmer) and Eide Bailly (Bruce Kirkpatrick) join Dr. and Mrs Steele (and Chris) for a photo of the speaker during the reception hour prior to the meeting.

We thank both Melissa and Bruce and their employers for their support of the Denver Medical Study Group this year. They are greatly appreciated!

Glenn and Chris listening intently to one of our attendees who is asking question about the HTA program and its similiarity to the recently publcised announcement of JP Morgan, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway announcement of their intent to form their own health insurance plan for their employees.

 

Bobbie Kite and Dave Baker, DMSG Advisory Board members welcoming guests in the Children’s Hospital lobby.

 

 

Jennifer Brin and Dea Robinson, DMSG Advisory Board members, registering guests before they join the rest of our group in the reception lobby for hot appetizers and drinks.

 

 

Below: DMSG guests intently listening to Dr. Steele’s presentation about how HTA is going to expand its clinics in other parts of the country during 2018. They currently have clinics open in six different cities in the eastern part of the U.S. Their plan is to expand into six more cities in central and southwest U. S. in 2018.

Below: DMSG guests visiting about Dr. Steele’s presentation after the meeting. Dr. Marjie Harbrecht on the left is a long time supporter of the DMSG and has spoken to the group at previous meetings.

The meeting was a success and our guests left with a greater understanding of what can be done to provide effective value-based healthcare in Colorado.

Join Us on April 4th to Meet Dr. Glenn Steele, Geisinger Health System and xG Solutions

Join Us on April 4th to Meet Dr. Glenn Steele, Geisinger Health System and xG Solutions

WARRANTIES, PROVEN CARE AND VALUE-BASED REIMBURSEMENT ALL IN ONE EVENING!

Glenn D. Steele

Glenn Steele, Jr., MD, PhD

On April 4th at Children’s Hospital Conference Center, we’re going to meet and hear from the physician who originated the “Warranty” concept in healthcare and took it to the “next level” as told in the article below from The New York Times on May 17, 2007. “The group, Geisinger Health System, had overhauled its approach to surgery. And taking a cue from the makers of television sets, washing machines and consumer products, Geisinger essentially guarantees its workmanship, charging a flat fee that includes 90 days of follow-up treatment.”

You might have seen this article by Reed Abelson from 2007.

The Geisinger phrase of a “money back guarantee” was coined by the current CEO at Geisinger, David Feinberg. Read more in Becker’s Hospital Review:

This is a “can’t miss” and “cutting edge” opportunity all in one to hear Glenn Steele, Jr., MD, PhD, Chairman, xG Health Solutions, Vice Chair, Health Transformation Alliance and Past President & CEO, Geisinger Health System, 2001-2015 to share with us what has happened since February 2006, when Geisinger began its experiment focusing on elective heart bypass surgery,

Register here for this educational and networking experience as it may be some time before a speaker of this national recognition visits Denver again:

http://denvermedicalstudygroup.com/april-4th-glenn-d-steele-jr-md-phd-ceo-emeritus-geisinger-health-system/

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening, April 4th from 5:30 to 6:30 for food and drink followed by Dr. Steele’s presentation from 6:45 to 8 p.m.

Best to you,

Chris

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