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Welcome to the 2014 Rural Health Association of Oklahoma Annual Conference! Enjoy your time at the conference and be sure to visit with the exhibitors & sponsors. Follow the conference on Twitter by using the #rhao14 hastag. WiFi access provided by Rural Community Hospitals of America, LLC. WiFi Username: Norman; WiFi Password: Norman5
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Wednesday, September 17 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Game Changes Coming Soon in Health Care Delivery

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Session Description
This presentation will address the following Game Changers in the delivery of healthcare in the United States in the next decade.
  • Shift of medical care from in-patient to out-patient settings under the care of a team of healthcare professionals lead by a physician. The emphasis will be on preventative care.
  • The “Viral” Influence of Transparency:  “Transparency is the best thing that’s happened to healthcare quality since antibiotics...by decreasing variance and improving results”.  Studies show that even when hospitals know their performance is not good, that's not sufficient motivation for them to do something. Making it public has made a big difference in motivating them to improve.
  • The increasing trend of higher deductible insurance to compel consumers to be more responsible purchasers of health care.
  • Information technology systems: with the electronic medical records and health Information exchanges it becomes possible to benefit from “evidence based medicine” by measuring patient outcomes and cross referencing outcomes with cost to determine the most effective, economical treatments and identify the highest quality providers.
  • New Technology- Personalized Medicine-Genomics.  Today the model for treating disease is to wait until symptoms appears and then respond with medications and treatments that are effective for only the average population of patients with that disease.  In the future a personalized model for treatment of diseases will use genomics to anticipate illness before it appears and prevent it from ever occurring.  Personalized medicine becomes a game changer in the war against disease. 


Jan Slater, JD, MBA

Jan Slater received a BA in Biochemistry from Ottawa University in Kansas and a duel Jurist Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Tulsa. She has served in the capacity of hospital administrator for acute care hospitals in Pawhuska and Ponca City, Oklahoma. Following law school, Ms. Slater was employed as Corporate Legal Counsel for the St. John Health System for 18 years. She subsequently served as CEO... Read More →

Wednesday September 17, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

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