HCAT Quarterly Newsletter
Summer 2017
In This Issue
Message from Your HCAT President
Member Reflections
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research at 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2018 Slate
Tapping Community Physicians for Innovation Ideas
The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program - Now Accepting Applicants
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2017 HCAT Board

Executive Officers:

President: Samantha Kern

President-Elect: Meredith Strand

Treasurer: Mandeline Smith

Secretary: JD McCoy

Past President: Eric M. Young, FACHE

Members at Large:

Keith Buckley, FACHE

Ruth Holmes

Mary Cothran, FACHE

Leigh Starr, FACHE

Maria Kronenburg

Stephen Friedrich, FACHE

Michele Carroll

Regent - John Harding, FACHE 


Tapping Community Physicians for Innovation Ideas


Community physicians who work outside major medical centers represent a wealth of expertise that could guide innovation efforts, if mobilized, according to Adam O. Kadlec, MD, a board-certified urologist at Western Michigan Urological Associates. Kadlec provided tips to help inspire community physicians to get more involved in a recent blog for NEJM Catalyst.

Learn the process. “Many physicians are simply unaware that innovation is a process and that entrepreneurship is a discipline ... Teaching community clinicians that there is a process—and that they can play a part—is the first step toward engagement,” wrote Kadlec.

Look for meaningful partnerships. Many major healthcare and academic medical centers have launched innovation hubs in recent years. Community clinicians should be intentional about finding opportunities for innovation, and that may mean creating partnerships where innovation is already underway.

Network with like-minded physicians. Physicians who don’t have access to major medical innovation hubs can check out virtual opportunities, like online matching programs, and conferences, such as Medicine X and TEDMED, to network with other passionate clinicians.

—Adapted from “Engaging Community Physicians In Innovation,” by Adam O. Kadlec, MD, NEJM Catalyst, April 26, 2017.

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Upcoming Events

Topic: From Volume to Value: How Health Systems, Practitioner and Post-Acute Care Providers Navigate Value Based Care

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 5:30- 8:00pm  
  • 5:30-6:30 pm - Networking
  • 6:30-8:00pm - Panel presentations and discussion
  •  Location:Norfolk Yacht Club, 7001 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23505
  •  Details: Many healthcare organizations are partnering with practitioners and post-acute care providers to navigate the shift from volume to value. In this program, participants will learn how health systems are coordinating care with those providers through care pathways and technology. Participants will hear from thought-leaders who have led movements in their organizations to improve transitions of care. Specific focus will be given to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service’s (CMS) Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program and the JenCare model. This program will also take a closer a look at how health systems partner with organizations like Remedy Partners to improve patient outcomes.
  •   Speakers:
  • Grace Hines, Corporate Vice President, System Integration, Sentara Healthcare
  • Travis Ingrodi, Network Director, JenCare Senior Medical Centers
  • Kelly Best, Post-Acute Network Representative, Remedy Partner
  • Event Moderator:
  •   Patrick Whitaker, Vice President, Strategic Accounts, Remedy Partners

o   If readers are interested in attending, they can purchase tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/from-volume-to-value-how-health-systems-practitioners-and-post-acute-care-providers-navigate-value-tickets-34893218556

Topic: The Powerful Nurse Impact on our Healthcare World: Discussion with Chief Nursing Officers on Effective Management Techniques to Retain Your Staff

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 5:30 - 8:30pm
  • 5:30-6:30 pm - Networking
  • 6:30-8:00pm - Panel presentations and discussion
  • Location: Crowne Plaza Hampton - Marina, 700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton. VA 23669

  • Details:   Staff retention continues to be a top priority for most health care executives. Health care organizations rely on the support of engaged and loyal clinical workforce to support their mission. Over the last several years health care organizations across the country have faced the significant impact of nurse shortages. High nurse retirement rates, changing demographics, insufficient staffing and the impact on stress levels of nursing are a few of the many trends impacting nurse shortages. Retention efforts are critical to reduce the burden of nurse shortages on health care organizations.  This program will take a closer look at how local health systems are recruiting and retaining staff to position their organizations for continued success.
  • Speakers:
  • Elaine Griffiths, Chief Nursing Officer, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare
  • Genemarie McGee, Corporate Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Sentara Healthcare
  • Patricia Mook, Chief Nursing Information Office, Inova Health System
  • Event Moderators:

  • TBD 



2017 Programming Committee

Michelle Carroll, Programs Committee Chair, Samantha Kern, Chernelle Hill, Tyrone Davis, Mandi Smith, Kelly Lamping, Amanda Colley, Katie Heckard, JD McCoy

Please send any suggestions for topics, networking, or community events to Michelle Carroll, 2017 Programs Committee Chair (mgcarro1@sentara.com)


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