Strengthening Integrated Care to Meet Complex Needs
Highlights from 2019
Near Horizon, Far Horizon: A Policy-Focused SessionThis fast-paced, multi-media session will bring together policy leaders from around the country to discuss how policy will change within the next 5 years and should change healthcare delivery over the next 20 years.
John Daley, Health Reporter for Colorado Public Radio, Denver, CO
John McCarthy, Founding Partner, Speire Healthcare Strategies, Nashville, TN
Marvin Figueroa, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources for Governor Ralph Northam, Richmond, VA
Leslie Herod, Colorado State Representative, Denver, CO
Improvisation and the Art of Medicine: Adaptable skills for an Uncertain WorldThe practice of medicine is unpredictable. Every day, clinicians must communicate with an ever-changing cast of patients and colleagues, in ever-changing environments and circumstances. To practice compassionate, collaborative medicine in this environment, clinicians must constantly think on their feet in order to navigate difficult situations and care for others while caring for themselves. In other words, clinicians must improvise. Improvisation is the expertise of adaptation, a cultivated intuition that guides spontaneity. Medical improvisation is the adaptation of improvisational theatre training methods to the healthcare context, promoting collaborative patient care through improved communication, cognition, and wellbeing. In this session, Dr. Belinda Fu describes her experiences with Medical Improv as a physician, patient, and educator, and explains its power to improve communication skills through experiential learning. With compelling stories and interactive exercises, she explores how improvisation can increase awareness, create rapport, and improve one’s ability to thrive in unpredictability. Belinda shares personal examples of how improv skills can deeply connect clinicians to the humanity of others during the complex communication challenges that pervade the practice of medicine.
October 19th, 2019
Building Integrated Care at the Statewide Level: The Colorado StoryThe State of Colorado set the audacious goal of building an infrastructure to ensure that 80% of Coloradans have access to integrated primary care by 2019. Through sharing narratives and outcome metrics, this session will demonstrate the outcomes of the initiative and the stories behind its development.
The overall vision for this session is that about 2/3 of it will tell the story of integrated behavioral health services in Colorado and the other 1/3 will be from 2 well-known discussants who react to the story and frame it within the larger context of the growth of integration nationwide. The story-telling will be short, highly evocative narratives (5 minutes each, 10 minutes for SIM narrative) that use multi-media to increase the impact. We will work closely with the presenters to write the narratives and to create a central metaphor and images to create a coherent, holistic production.
October 18th, 2019
Increasing pressures on primary care to screen and respond to social determinants of health (SDoH), manage patients with complex care needs, and to provide opioid use disorder care create a practice environment ripe for provider burnout. As health care teams seek to innovate and respond to these pressures with new practice models, they do so within the landscape of health policy reform heating up during the 2020 presidential election cycle. This conference will enable implementation of evidence-based practices in IBH, OUD, and SDoH, promote the uptake of training models to enhance provider skills and prevent burnout, and explore solutions to future challenges brought on by proposed health policy reform (M4All) that address care delivery and payment systems.
- Learn from the early adopters of models of enhanced community-clinical linkages.
- Learn from emerging evidence on the impact of SDoH models of care on clinical and utilization outcomes.
- Learn from first responders to new policy models (AHC, CMMI, CPC+) to address the behavioral and social needs of patient populations.