Population Health Demands New Workforce Thinking

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Comcast Center, 1701 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103

The overarching goal of Population Health is spurring major changes in provider organizations. In response to new “value-based” payment models, leading providers have launched a range of initiatives. These are mostly centered around improved care coordination, better application of data and technology, and addressing gaps in care – particularly those related to psychosocial needs.
Provider organizations have developed different strategies for tackling the problem, each with its own approach to organizational and process redesign.  The likely result will be the redefinition of existing roles and the creation of new roles requiring new skill sets. To thrive in this environment, every individual within provider organizations will have to accept the urgency of the Population Health mandate ... and honestly assess their capabilities.

At the same time, institutional leaders need to recognize soberly which activities are no longer needed in care delivery operations -- and what new functions and workflows need to be developed and adopted.  Simply adding a position titled “Population Health leader” will not fully address the far-reaching changes required across the organization.  Instead, progressive leaders need to think about transformation on a larger scale, with a holistic approach to managing change at the ground level.
The Philadelphia Health IT Circle is pleased to have assembled an exemplary panel of local healthcare leaders who have embarked on this journey and have offered to share their perspectives on the practical, “nuts and bolts” of executing their organization’s Population Health vision:

  • Dr. Susan Freeman – President & CEO, Temple Center for Population Health
  • Dr. Matthew Press – Medical Director, Penn Medicine Primary Care Service Line
  • Michael Lachenmayer – Vice President, Business Development and Contracting, Tandigm Health

Panelists will share examples of what’s working and not working, and provide practical tips on how each of us can evolve into the necessary new breed of caregivers and healthcare leaders.
Please join us for what’s sure to be a thought-provoking discussion!