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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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Tuesday, September 16
 

1:30pm

Golf Scramble
Tuesday September 16, 2014 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Westwood Park Golf Course 2400 Westport Dr, Norman, OK 73069
 
Wednesday, September 17
 

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday September 17, 2014 7:30am - 5:30pm
Foyer Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

7:45am

Continental Breakfast
Wednesday September 17, 2014 7:45am - 8:20am
Foyer Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

8:20am

Welcome & Introductions
Speakers
CK

Corie Kaiser

Director, Oklahoma Office of Rural Health
JW

Joan Walters, RN

President, Rural Health Association of Oklahoma


Wednesday September 17, 2014 8:20am - 8:30am
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

8:30am

Game Changes Coming Soon in Health Care Delivery
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. 

Speakers
JS

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

9:30am

Hanging by a chad…What you will be doing more of in the Future: The Highest ROI Service Line to Hit Rural America Since the Plow
Session Description
Rural hospitals are closing at a remarkable rate never before seen. As of May 2014, 20 rural hospitals have closed their doors due to cash flow exhaustion. This presentation will provide both a case study of 5 facilities in Mississippi and Oklahoma to include both PPS and CAH designation but also how they used their local community to feed and flourish their hospitals with a designated outpatient IV infusion program among others. The keys to a successful evaluation analysis, program development (Gantt Chart), staffing and referral development, and finally, the ability to determine both the financial and clinical impact of the program. The methodology is easily transitioned to many other types of service lines such as vein, headache, wound care, and others. Many outpatient service lines can utilize that same space, labor, and overhead to minimize expense. Patients, all too often, are not moving into your market area, thus hospitals must provide a broad outpatient service offering to keep their patients local and not driving hours to the "Big" city. Many hospitals are literally, "Hanging by a chad", this level of creative thinking will open new or improved revenue streams that will begin flowing within weeks after the go-forward decision is made.

Speakers
MB

Mitchell Berenson, MPH

Mitchell Berenson has spent 20 years creating an evidence-based health care culture. Mitchell completed his Public Health Masters in Health Policy and Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma with post graduate fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He spent time with the Peace Corp in Togo, Africa evaluating their rural models. He has worked for heath systems across America in a myriad of roles from CEO to actuary. As a 2014 NRHA Fellow... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:30am - 10:20am
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

10:20am

Break
Break Sponsored By Oklahoma Heart Hospital


Wednesday September 17, 2014 10:20am - 11:00am
Oklahoma E,F Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

11:00am

Influential Leadership: A Prescription for Effective Organizational Leadership
Session Description
In this session you will discover and understand the concepts inherent to influential leadership/application and implications for your organization. You will learn to clarify leadership responsibility for relationships between management and their people. This session will also provide practical guidance through behavior strategies for achieving peak performance in your organization.

Speakers
NC

Nat Crawford

President, Cornerstone Leadership
Nat Crawford is president of Cornerstone Leadership Solutions and partner of The Center for Influential Leadership. His primary purpose is to help you do what you do better than anyone else. Mr. Crawford is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska. He has over 12 years of professional experience in entrepreneurship, employee motivation and management, leadership training, personal mentoring, and executive coaching. He has consulted with over 25 of... Read More →



Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

11:50am

Lunch
Lunch Sponsored By Rees Associates, Inc.


Wednesday September 17, 2014 11:50am - 1:00pm
Oklahoma E,F Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

1:05pm

From Small Test of Change to Big Results: The Journey of Three Oklahoma Hospitals in Decreasing Hospital Acquired Harm
Session Description
The science of improvement emphasizes creation of a clear goal (aim), with rapid-cycle improvement, learning from small test of changes, education of front-line staff, with support from senior leadership. The methodology of science of improvement, traced back to W. Edward Deming (1900-1993) includes identification of a measurable aim, steps designed to reach the aim, implementation of “small tests of change”, utilization of the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, and  learning from mistakes to set the stage for steps towards positive change. During the last 3 years, Oklahoma Hospital Association Hospital Engagement Network (OHA HEN) staff has worked with 51 Oklahoma hospital quality leaders, to apply the steps of the science of improvement to quality initiatives in 11 areas of patient harm. The positive changes experienced by the journey of three OHA HEN hospitals through learning about and implementation of steps of the science of safety resulted in a measureable decrease in hospital-acquired harm and also significant cost savings for hospitals.

Speakers
PG

Patrice Greenawalt, RN, MS

Patrice Greenawalt is the Manager for the Oklahoma Hospital Association’s Hospital Engagement Network (OHA HEN.) She and her team work with 47 Oklahoma Hospitals to decrease hospital-acquired conditions and avoidable readmissions by teaching leadership, the science of safety and just culture, data collection and analysis, and implementation of best practices to hospital quality and senior leaders. Patrice is a registered nurse with over... Read More →



Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:05pm - 2:00pm
Sooner Room Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

1:05pm

EMS Systems: Budgeting for Rural Emergency Medical Services
Session Description
This session will present information from “A Systems Development Guide for Rural Emergency Services: A Systematic Approach to Generate Budgets for Rural Emergency Medical Services.” The session will present the “Budget Generator” Excel spreadsheet that is designed to assist an individual EMS or multiplier EMS services to compare their expenses and revenues and consider consolidation or collaboration through regional budgeting alternatives.

Each participant will receive a copy of the Guidebook  and a CD with the Excel “Budget Generator” tool. The session will cover what is available in the guidebook in general and provide specific information on the “Budget Generator” tool.

Discussion will include how to estimate capital expenditures and how to establish a capital replacement fund. Estimating expenses of an EMS system, as well as revenues, will be discussed. All types of EMS funding alternatives available, including those specific to Oklahoma, will be discussed. The “Budget Generator” tool will be presented including the sample budgets for rural EMS systems with different numbers of annual EMS calls.

This session is designed to assist decision makers with EMS system development, modification, consolidation, collaboration, corroboration, system upgrades, regional system consideration, etc. The main emphasis will be the ”Budget Generator” tool, which provided information on capital expenditures, annual operating expenses, and revenue sources.

Speakers
DA

Dale Adkerson

Dale Adkerson began his EMS career in 1985, taking the EMT course while a senior in high school. Prior to beginning his employment at the Oklahoma State Department of Health in 2002, he worked at the Greer County Ambulance Service and the Alva Ambulance Service. In 2010, he was promoted to the Administrative Program Manager of the EMS Division within OSDH. He and his staff oversee the licensure and certification of approximately 10,000... Read More →
CS

Cheryl St. Clair

Cheryl St. Claire has over 30 years of experience in rural community development and five years experience in hospital administration, as well as experience in financial management, personal investments, and private business ownership. In her current position with the Oklahoma State University, Cooperative Extension Service, she is Associate Director of the National Center for Rural Health Works and partners with other 40 states. Ms. St... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:05pm - 2:00pm
Boomer Room Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

1:05pm

Telemedicine Programming Solutions: Financial and Clinical Care Impact In the Rural Healthcare Setting
Session Description
This session will provide an in-depth review of the clinical, financial and regulatory impact of telemedicine services in the Critical Access and Rural Healthcare Settings.  The presenter will provide a summary of basic telemedicine design strategies for a cost-effective care delivery model and the impact of telemedicine services to include improvement in value based care metrics, a reduction in unnecessary patient transfers and outmigration, improvement in community satisfaction and access to specialty care providers close to home.  ROI Case Scenarios will be presented.

Speakers
DJ

Donna Jennings, RRT, MBA, CPHQ, CPHRM, CHP

Donna Jennings has extensive experience and knowledge in conducting telemedicine needs assessments, comprehensive telemedicine programming and ongoing monitoring to evaluate financial and clinical impact of telemedicine services. She has several years of healthcare experience in risk, quality, and care management, in addition to regulatory compliance, healthcare accreditation (JC, JCI, AOA and DNV), clinical trials and research, enterprise... Read More →



Wednesday September 17, 2014 1:05pm - 2:00pm
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

2:05pm

Bridging the Gap: Hospital to Home
Session Description
SWOSU College of Pharmacy Office of Rural Health is dedicated to enhancing healthcare in the rural community. Our goal is to show the importance of involving the clinical pharmacist in the rural setting.

  • Medication order review: Through medication order review & medication reconciliation in small rural hospitals, errors are reduced and adverse drug events are decreased. A clinical pharmacist reviews drug therapy dosing (Beer’s list, creatinine clearance), therapeutic overlap, and drug interaction-incompatibilities thus reducing hospital readmission and providing a potential cost savings to the hospital.
  • Transitional Care: Transitional care by a clinical pharmacist performing hospital discharge consultation improves patient understanding of their medication, proper utilization, avoids duplication of therapy, and educates patients on any potential adverse effects. The clinical pharmacist can maximize the benefits of the hospital stay and increase adherence. The clinical pharmacist can bridge the gap by providing a continuity of care from the hospital to home.
  • MTM (Medication Therapy Management) :Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is an expanding area under new Accountable Care Act and Centers for Medicare Service guidelines. MTM focus is on Patient Centered Care attempting to maximize the patient’s treatment and reduce the number of drug related problems. MTM enhances the preventive care of the patient and quality outcome measures. CMS is expanding the number of Medicare patients required to have Medication Therapy Review. Also the 5 star ratings and pharmacy report card can impact healthcare in the rural setting. MTM has a positive impact on patient outcomes in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Speakers
RG

Randy G. Curry, DPh

Randy G. Curry grew up in rural Texas panhandle. He received a BS degree in pharmacy (’77) from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford. As a pharmacist and pharmacy owner, he served the people of north central Oklahoma rural communities by helping with their healthcare needs. Randy also served the community through his involvement in emergency management, the fire department, and city council. With over 30 years of... Read More →
KK

Kalie Kerth, DPh

Kalie Kerth is the clinical pharmacist for rural health services offered through Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) Rural Health Network. She was born and raised in Forgan, Oklahoma. She grew up in a small rural farming community and has long understood the importance of rural networking. Kalie graduated Summa Cum Laude from SWOSU College of Pharmacy in 2011 with her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. In recognition of high academic... Read More →



Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:05pm - 3:00pm
Sooner Room Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

2:05pm

Partnering to Decrease Obesity and Tobacco Morbidity in the State of Oklahoma
Session Description
The Center for Advancement of Wellness (The Center) located in the Oklahoma State Department of Health has recently restructured to form a technical assistance center, focused on reducing Obesity and Tobacco morbidity by concentrating on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Tobacco Use Prevention strategies throughout the state. The Center offers a variety of services serving multiple sectors including: Health Care Systems, Family Health, Schools, Worksites, Community and Places of Entertainment. The Center also has content focused specialists in physical activity, nutrition, obesity reduction, cessation, clean indoor air and tobacco use prevention as well as strategic planning, data and surveillance, evaluation and training. The presenters aim to lay out the variety of ways we can partner with participants to provide support to help achieve their outcomes.

Speakers
JD

Julie Dearing, MS

Julie Dearing currently works for the Oklahoma State Department of Health in the Center for the Advancement of Wellness as the Wellness Systems Manager. Her position focuses on providing consultation and technical assistance in areas such as: environmental strategies, policy development, and systems change across various sectors to reduce obesity and tobacco use prevalence across the state. Ms. Dearing held an adjunct position at the... Read More →
JF

Jon Friedl

Jon Friedl currently works for the Oklahoma State Department of Health in the Center for the Advancement of Wellness as the Interim Director. He has done work with promoting physical activity and preventing for more than a decade in a variety of different sectors. He has extensive experience working in corporate wellness with multiple large corporations. Mr. Friedl has instructed yearlong physical activity courses for pre-school children and... Read More →



Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:05pm - 3:00pm
Boomer Room Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

2:05pm

Improving Senior Healthcare Through Telehealth
Session Description
Oklahoma is rapidly aging and this increasing demographic is accompanied by the need for increased access to specialized geriatric care. Telemedicine is well suited for the care of older adults and expands the reach of a limited specialty. In addition, there exists a myriad of benefits to the patients, caregivers, and health care providers. In this session, presenters will expound on the utility of geriatric telemedicine as well as the benefits. Additionally, the panel will detail the geriatric telehealth network they have created through the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative.

The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) at the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine was designed to establish a senior health network across the state. OHAI particularly focuses on rural settings which present specific obstacles to improving health outcomes. Limited access to care and poor health literacy are only two of the challenges faced. Oklahoma’s health landscape is also impacted by the number of American Indian nations and their affiliated health systems.

To optimize health care for rural seniors, Oklahoma has launched a historic and unprecedented partnership creating a geriatric telemedicine network between three key partners: University of Oklahoma Department of Geriatric Medicine, the Choctaw Nation, the Memorial Hospital of Stilwell, and the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma. The network, which consists of two hub and ten spoke location, serves a rural, underserved, minority population and represents the first time such an undertaking has occurred in Oklahoma.

Speakers
AD

Andrew Dentino, MD

Andrew Neal Dentino is a Reynolds Professor, Vice Chairman, and Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is also the Co-Principal Investigator of the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI), as well as the Clinical Director for the OHAI Central Oklahoma Region... Read More →
CD

Claire Dowers-Nichols, MHR

Claire Dowers-Nichols has been active in the field of aging for 15 years, with much of that time spent in geriatric and gerontology program development at the state level. She is the Associate Director of the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, a statewide senior health network with special emphasis on rural communities. In this capacity, Ms. Dowers-Nichols oversees program development and outreach to seniors and healthcare providers with the... Read More →



Wednesday September 17, 2014 2:05pm - 3:00pm
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

3:00pm

Break
Break Sponsored By Windstream


Wednesday September 17, 2014 3:00pm - 3:35pm
Oklahoma E,F Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

3:40pm

Transitional Care: Understanding the Quality and Financial Impact to Your Critical Access Hospital
Session Description
Rural residents have access to fewer healthcare services, lower economic and insurance status, fewer physicians per capita, and higher chronic disease rates than their urban peers.  Maintaining long-term viability of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) will be essential for rural healthcare delivery.

Around the country, there are underutilized CAH beds and talented rural healthcare teams looking for opportunity and new models of care. Fortunately, an innovative post-acute care model has been developed that creates a new niche for CAHs and provides a desperately needed solution to address present gaps in our healthcare system.

Based on the Mayo Post-Acute Care Program, Dr. Mark Lindsay M.D. M.M.M., highlights the opportunity for Critical Access Hospitals to establish high quality post-acute care pathways to match the demands in acute care hospitals.

Key elements of the program include teamwork, staff empowerment, and collaboration across care settings. The program eliminates the notion of discharge, and promotes high quality programs, transitional and ventilator care as patients are most vulnerable as they transition from one setting to the next. Team centric processes, establishing key metrics, reliably implementing evidence based care are all important strategies for optimizing care across the continuum.

Speakers
ML

Mark Lindsay, MD, MMM

Mark Lindsay is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He serves as Medical Director for Allevant. He received his medical degree from the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine, where he also completed his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and remained on Faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He has practiced at Mayo Clinic Health System... Read More →


Wednesday September 17, 2014 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Oklahoma G,H,I,J
 
Thursday, September 18
 

7:30am

Registration
Thursday September 18, 2014 7:30am - 12:00pm
Foyer Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

7:45am

Legislative Update Breakfast (Sponsored by the Oklahoma Hospital Foundation)
Speakers
PA

Patrick Anderson, JD

State Senator, Oklahoma Senate
Senator Patrick Anderson was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2004. He represents Senate District 19, which includes Alfalfa, Garfield, Grant, and Kay Counties. After graduating from Oklahoma State University, Patrick received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma School of Law. Sen. Anderson currently serves as the Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Select Agencies and is a member of the Business and Commerce... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 7:45am - 8:30am
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

8:30am

The Big Picture of Rural Health
Speakers
avatar for Brock Slabach

Brock Slabach

Sr. Vice-President, National Rural Health Association
Brock Slabach currently serves as the Senior Vice-President of Member Services for the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), a membership organization with over 21,000 members nationwide.  Mr. Slabach has over 25 years of experience in the administration of rural hospitals. From 1987 through 2007, he was the administrator of the Field Memorial Community Hospital in Centreville, Mississippi. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma... Read More →



Thursday September 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:20am
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

9:20am

Break
Break Sponsored By PLICO


Thursday September 18, 2014 9:20am - 9:50am
Oklahoma E,F Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

9:50am

Oklahoma Pride: Customer Service Training Overview
Session Description
The Oklahoma PRIDE Program is a workshop designed to Produce Resourceful Informed Devoted Employees. The PRIDE program was developed because the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service believes that front-line workers are crucial to economic development in our communities. 

Front-line employees must provide “quality customer service” to keep their organizations and their communities competitive. In today’s ultra-mobile and tech-savvy world, customers/patients have many options. Obviously, your community wants/needs them to choose the options being offered right there at home. 

Oklahoma PRIDE instructors have trained convenience store workers, elected County Commissioners, school teachers, 911 dispatchers, and yes, even health care professionals. The more individuals in a community that are PRIDE trained, the better. Let’s face it. When good hospitality spreads throughout the community, everyone wins!

Participants in the PRIDE workshop will delve into what is meant by “quality customer service” in their own industry. For example what is the difference between meeting a customer’s basic needs and completely fulfilling their expectations? The answer can be found in our model called the Circle of Service.  

Also, the workshop will explore what is meant by “moments of truth.”  These are those moments at which customers interact with employees and form an opinion about the organization.  How can negative moments of truth be converted to positive ones?

The PRIDE workshop concludes with a refresher course on “Basic Hospitality Habits.” Good hospitality and quality customer service are not complicated subjects, but everyone…everyone…can use an occasional reminder about these basic skills.

Speakers
SB

Suzette Barta

I am a NACDEP Member, Payne County OSU Extension
Suzette Barta has served as the Payne County Extension Educator for Community and Economic Development since October 2008. Her primary audiences are community/civic groups, small businesses, and professionals in the field of economic development. Payne County is only one of two in the state to have an educator working specifically in the field of community and economic development. Prior to working in the Payne County Extension office, Dr... Read More →
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Merritt Taylor, PhD

Merritt Taylor is currently a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University responsible for Rural and Community Development, Risk Management of Resources of Production; Production Management; Marketing Management; Transfer of Agricultural Businesses to Next Generation; Marketing to the Hispanic Community, and the Oklahoma PRIDE Program (Producing Responsible, Informed, Dedicated, Employees) for businesses... Read More →



Thursday September 18, 2014 9:50am - 10:35am
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

10:40am

Economic Impact of a Typical Rural Nursing Home and a Typical Rural Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practioner (NP)
Session Description
The National Center for Rural Health Works will present the results from a research study to illustrate the economic impact of a typical rural nursing home. The session will include the research methodology and the final results. Each participant will receive a copy. The research is currently being conducted and the results are not available until the end of August.

The National Center has determined that the economic impacts of “typical rural health services,” (i.e., critical access hospitals, rural primary care physician, rural general surgeon) are useful to local, regional, and/or national policy makers. Policy makers can utilize the data resulting from this research to estimate the impact of adding or expanding nursing homes in rural areas. The economic impact of a typical nursing home, specifically, will include several scenarios based on nursing home beds and nursing home staffing levels.

The economic impact of a “typical” rural nursing home is not designed to replace the need for the actual, specific impact of a particular rural nursing home. The economic impact of a specific nursing home or a group of specific nursing homes can be determined, utilizing the data and multipliers specific to the rural community. This methodology is also available from the National Center.

Speakers
CS

Cheryl St. Clair

Cheryl St. Claire has over 30 years of experience in rural community development and five years experience in hospital administration, as well as experience in financial management, personal investments, and private business ownership. In her current position with the Oklahoma State University, Cooperative Extension Service, she is Associate Director of the National Center for Rural Health Works and partners with other 40 states. Ms. St... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

10:40am

Medicare Updates
Session Description
This presentation will give you guidance on proper claim submissions and if needed, how to fix any errors.  Updates on the Medicare guidelines for 2014 will be discussed.  You will receive a general overview of what Novitas Solutions is doing to give providers what they need to navigate the Medicare program. There will be a brief overview of the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing program.

Speakers
PD

Pam Davis, BBM

Pam Davis is in the Provider Outreach and Education department at Novitas Solutions. Pam has worked for Medicare for nine years. Her areas of expertise include Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Center, Critical Access Hospitals, Medicare Secondary Payer, Medicare Basics and FISS. Pam holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of LeTourneau University. She resides in Savoy, Texas.



Thursday September 18, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Sooner Room Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

10:40am

Quality Improvement: Interfaces Between Agencies and Primary Care Through County Health Improvement Organizations (CHIOs)
Session Description
There are currently 18 certified County Health Improvement Organizations (CHIOs) in Oklahoma, most of which are also identified as Turning Point Coalitions.  Many of these CHIOs have received funding to address health issues that were identified in their county’s County Health Improvement Plan through Turning Point’s MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership) process.

Panelists, representing a variety of CHIOs, will: 
  • provide examples of funded quality improvement projects;  
  • discuss how quality improvement projects in rural Oklahoma counties are linking the efforts of agencies in the community and primary care;
  • discuss how primary care became involved with the project, and
  • discuss their experiences with the CHIO, its formation, development, sustainability, and ability to affect change in the county.

Moderators
TH

Toni Hart, BS

Toni Hart has been involved in Education for many years. Over the past two years she has been involved with the IMPaCT grant and has developed County Health Improvement Organizations in Northeast Oklahoma. Ms. Hart has been employed by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and OSU Center for Health Sciences. She has been exposed to many issues experienced by health care professionals and patients. Ms. Hart has been a presenter at... Read More →


Thursday September 18, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Boomer Room Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

11:35am

A Data-Driven Approach to Coordinated Rural Health
Session Description
Oklahoma’s rural health care providers, including physicians, hospitals, nursing facilities, home health agencies and others, face similar challenges:  flattening admissions, scrutiny on readmissions, increasingly complex payment rates and an uncertain regulatory and fiscal future.

In this environment, it is increasingly important to have have open dialogue about how to care for patients in our communities.  To do that successfully, providers have to know their numbers.  Otherwise the dialogue descends into unproductive finger-pointing and incorrect perceptions about other providers.

We will provide participants key metrics to measure and tips and best practices for managing the dialogue, leading community providers to better integration.  In addition, we will focus on components of an effective community-integrated case management process, including tools to improve knowledge of post-acute care settings.

Speakers
RL

Robert Lane, MA, NHA, FACHCA

Robert Lane assists post-acute care providers with operational improvements, such as survey preparation and compliance, business process improvements, budget analysis, staff retention strategies, documentation and billing procedures, contract reviews, strategic positioning and Medicare/Medicaid certification issues. He has been involved in health care for more than 30 years, and long-term care for over 26 years as an administrator, field trainer... Read More →
CJ

Carol J. Smith, BSN, RN, RAC-CT

Carol J. Smith is a member of BKD National Health Care Group and provides nurse-consulting services for post-acute care units/facilities. An experienced instructor and senior services clinician, she helps clients keep current with Medicare coverage guidelines, provides assistance with clinical information and helps care teams keep up to date with any new CMS transmittals. Carol helps clients meet quality assurance guidelines by providing... Read More →



Thursday September 18, 2014 11:35am - 12:25pm
Oklahoma G,H,I,J

11:35am

Coordinating Care in Oklahoma

Session Description
Oklahoma features a new model of Information Exchange, Coordinated Care Oklahoma (CCO) a member owned Not-for-Profit Health Information Organization (HIO) operating as a Managed Service Organization (MSO) to facilitate clinical efficiencies across multiple clinical workflows including acute care and post-acute care patients cared for across a consortium of providers and Health Systems.

CCO is built with member funding and support to bring the healthcare community relevant technologies designed for the Healthcare community based on tested Use Cases at a reasonable cost. CCO’s primary focus is on improving provider handoffs to adjacent organizations for effective patient care via improved transition of care services.

CCO is looking forward to offering healthcare technologies to healthcare organizations small and large.

CCO will be offering a Global Medical Record Service (formerly known as Health Information Exchange, or HIE service) with service offerings for small physician offices, clinics, health systems, LTPAC services to connect to other Health Information Exchanges and healthcare organizations regionally.

Oklahoma will showcase a unique HIE designed with the help of true clinicians from all levels making it adaptable to a wide variety of care settings including the LTPAC spectrum, offering customizable views, different levels of integration and implementation as well as transitions of care services based on the tremendous success from the ONC Oklahoma Challenge Grant, with a unique view and goal towards care coordination for all settings.


Speakers
BY

Brian Yeaman, MD, CMIO

Chief Administrative Officer, Coordinated Care Oklahoma
Brian Yeaman is a primary care physician and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Norman Regional Health System in Norman, Oklahoma. He has been named Norman Regional Health System Physician of the Year. Dr. Yeaman has over ten years of informatics experience in helping organizations transform the capture, integration and delivery of clinical data, information, and knowledge. Dr. Yeaman was instrumental in establishing the Health... Read More →



Thursday September 18, 2014 11:35am - 12:25pm
Sooner Room Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

11:35am

Increasing Access to Healthcare Through Community Collaboration

Session Description
This presentation is centered on a pilot project in Texas County between the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA), Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth (OCCY), and community partners concerning Access to Care and would be presented as a “lessons learned” session for communities looking to take the first steps in improving their healthcare access within their community.  This presentation will highlight the steps taken to create committees that could focus on the barriers and develop solutions to allow those living in Texas and surrounding counties better access to healthcare, and ultimately to improve their health outcomes.  This strategy includes the exploration of bringing a Federally Qualified Health Center to the area, solving transportation issues, increasing dental services in the area, and more.

The panel will include a representative from OHCA, OCCY, the Access to Care coordinator hired by the grant, and a community partner.  Each panelist brings a separate perspective, but can also address the importance of community-wide collaboration in improving the health care available in rural areas.  As a team they would discuss the different types of partnerships and how roles and responsibilities are divvied up between the groups.  In addition, they can describe the teams they have in place and how they determined its relationship to the others and the appropriate personnel for each.  Along with the qualitative information, the panelists will be able to provide the logistical steps to creating a support system for the team’s goals.


Speakers
MR

Monica Ronne

Monica Ronne is currently the Texas County Access to Care Coordinator, a partnership between the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. She works to find barriers to accessing healthcare and creates initiatives to improve those barriers. She is also the Regional Family Support Navigator for the Oklahoma Family Network where she supports and helps families who are raising children with special needs... Read More →
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Melinda Snowden

Community Relations Coordinator, Oklahoma Health Care Authority
Melinda Snowden is a Community Relations Coordinator at the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA). Melinda holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma and has been serving the Northwest region of Oklahoma for OHCA since 2011 from her hometown of Enid. Prior to joining the OHCA, Melinda spent 11 years with Oklahoma Child Support Services, formerly the OKDHS Child Sup-port Enforcement Division.



Thursday September 18, 2014 11:35am - 12:25pm
Boomer Room Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center

12:30pm

Awards Luncheon
Lunch Sponsored By OSU Center for Rural Health


Thursday September 18, 2014 12:30pm - 1:45pm
University A,B Embassy Suites Norman - Hotel & Conference Center