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April Education Program

  • April 07, 2016
  • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Cambia Grove


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April 7 Educational Program
Note New Venue  —  Cambia Grove

2 CEs has been approved by the WAOIC for this program

The Power of Shared Decision Making

What is shared decision making (SDM) and why does it matter to the future of patient-centered care?

  1. How Providers Can Work with Patients to Make Better Informed Decisions
  2. Evidence for Using SDM
  3. Washington State Legislation Supporting SDM
  4. How Group Health’s Experience is Shaping the Future of SDM Nationally
    • Results of Group Health’s demonstration project
    • Patient Education - Video-based patient decision aids
    • Preference sensitive conditions related to elective surgeries
    • Results of qualitative provider interviews
  5. Review Outcomes To-Date on Group Health Implementation of SDM for Knee and Hip Replacement; Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia; Early Stage Prostate Cancer; Benign Uterine Conditions
  6. The Future of SDM
    • Need for more provider training
    • Integrating knowledge and preference assessment into Electronic Health Records

Presenter David E. Arterburn, MD, MPH
Group Health Research Institute Senior Investigator
Group Health Physician, Internal Medicine

David Arterburn's main research focus is on finding safe, effective, and innovative ways to treat obesity. Dr. Arterburn joined Group Health Research Institute (GHRI) in 2006 to forge a new program of research spanning behavioral, pharmaceutical, and bariatric surgical care.

Dr. Arterburn's current research covers a broad range, including policy-level interventions for health plans, pharmaco-epidemiology, pharmacogenetics, the long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery, and shared decision making related to elective surgery. Dr. Arterburn's prior research in obesity pharmacotherapy has had a significant impact on clinical practice guidelines issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the American College of Physicians.

A New Path Toward Collaborative Innovation in Healthcare

How local innovation is improving healthcare cost and quality

  1. Overview/Landscape of Healthcare Innovation Startups in WA
  2. Overview of the Digital Health/Health IT Landscape in WA
  3. Economic Impact of Healthcare innovation in WA
    • Review findings of the 2015 Cambia Grove Economic Impact Report
    • Review recommendations to usher in a Triple Aim (better care, better health, lower costs) in healthcare
  4. Review First Year Innovative Programs and Pilots
    • Evergreen’s pilot with EHR.works
    • Spring Forward for Women Leaders
    • CHI Franciscans’ results
    • Carena’s rural telemedicine in WA State
    • Pilots from Multicare, UW Medicine and Regence

Presenter Nicole Bell
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Cambia Grove
Director of Business Development, Direct Health Solutions (DHS)

Nicole's additional responsibilities include identifying and driving value creation of the Direct Health Solutions (DHS) portfolio companies via partnership with the Regence health plans and other key stakeholders. Prior to joining DHS in 2012, Nicole was the Director of Network Strategy for The Regence Group. Nicole joined Regence in April 2008 and was responsible for development and implementation of delivery system reimbursement transformation initiatives including Accountable Care Organizations and the Intensive Outpatient Care Program, a medical home that won the 2012 Best of Blue award for Clinical Distinction.

Nicole has seventeen years of experience in healthcare strategy and management, including reimbursement methodologies, finance, and payer/provider collaboration. Prior to joining Regence, Nicole spent ten years at a leading hospital revenue review firm, working with principal hospital clients nationwide to secure business, direct project teams, and open the firm's second office.


Online registration deadline is April 5.
Register by phone until noon on April 6 at 206-623-8632.
No refunds after April 5.
Members must log in to get the member rate.

Cambia Grove
1800 9th Ave, Ste 250, Seattle 98101  •  map  •  parking

7:15-8:00 am  Registration, Breakfast, WAOIC sign in
8:00-8:50 am  Program
8:50-9:00 am  Break
9:00-9:50 am  Program
9:50-10:00 am  Q&A, WAOIC sign out

$60 members; $85 non-members and guests by registration deadline.
$75 members; $100 non-members and guests after deadline or at door.

Your WAOIC number is required on the sign in / sign out form in order to qualify for CE credits.




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