- January 13, 2012
- 7:30am — 2:30pm
- Niagara University - St. Vincent's Hall
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Endorsed by: "The Health Executive Forum of Western New York, a member affiliate chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is most pleaed to announce and endorse this health care management educational program being offered by Niagara University.” ACHE members seeking Category 2 Credits for attendance should inquire and make application directly via the ACHE website www.ache.org
Exploring the Elements of the High Performing Health System:
The Next Generation of Healthcare Service Delivery
Niagara University, in collaboration with its partner in education, Catholic Health, announces a unique half-day symposium. “Transformation of Healthcare." Catholic Health, which provides internships for Niagara University students enrolled in its executive healthcare MBA program, continues to explore opportunities to make healthcare more affordable and accessible.
Discussion topics include:
- The High Performing Health System
- The Physician Model
- Financial Evolution
- Transformation of Healthcare
Businesses and individuals across the country struggle with ways to balance healthcare needs while controlling rising costs. What does the future hold? For the payer of healthcare, either the self-insured business or the insurer offering coverage to businesses, high-performing health systems pursue high-quality services while seeking to reduce and control the rising cost of care.
At this symposium, you will learn firsthand how Catholic Health is deftly navigating the twists and turns of healthcare reform, leading the evolution of healthcare to become a high performing health system by delivering the right care, in the right place, while decreasing rising costs. Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurers are endorsing and financially supporting new models of delivery piloted by the Centers for Medicare Services and being developed right here at home by Catholic Health.
Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president of Niagara University, will welcome guests to Niagara University and set the stage for the day’s discussion.
Joseph McDonald, president and C.E.O. of Catholic Health and chairman-elect of the Healthcare Association of New York State, will provide an overview of the development of Catholic Health and the organizations that comprise its system of care. He will also explain the steps taken in cooperation with Catholic Medical Partners, a group of over 900 physicians who, in partnership with Catholic Health, design and direct the care models offered to patients.
Michael Edbauer, D.O., Catholic Medical Partners chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs for home care and primary care at Catholic Health, will address the evolution of Catholic Medical Partners in collaboration with Catholic Health to become a high-performing health system. His discussion will include the conversion to electronic medical records, implementation of standardized medical paths of care and the use of care coordinators in the physician’s office to enhance care for patients with chronic medical conditions to not only improve their quality of life, but also control the cost of care for those who use the most healthcare services.
James A. Dunlop, Jr., Catholic Health C.F.O. and executive vice president of finance, will discuss the financial aspects of a high-performing health system, how this model will be financed and what economic benefits it offers the payers of healthcare, including the federal and state government, as well as private insurers such as BlueCross BlueShield, Health Now and United Health Care.
Michael Moley, Catholic Health senior vice president of human resources, will discuss how Catholic Health has capitalized on its quality, delivery and cost model to develop a benefit plan being offered to Western New York employers at a significant cost savings.
Peggy Choong, Ph.D., professor and AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) director of continuous improvement at Niagara University, will present closing remarks.
7:30 – 8:30
Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 – 9
Welcome & Introduction
Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., President, Niagara University
The High Performing Health System: Its Elements & Evolution
Joseph McDonald, President & CEO, Catholic Health
9 – 9:45
The Physician Model & How it Will Change the Delivery of Services
Michael Edbauer, D.O., Chief Medical Officer, Catholic Medical Partners Vice President of Medical Affairs, Catholic Health Home Care & Primary Care
9:45 – 10
10 – 10:45
The Financial Evolution of the High Performing Health System
James A. Dunlop, Jr., CFO & Executive Vice President of Finance, Catholic Health
10:45 – 11:30
The Transformation of Healthcare Into a Value-Based Employer Benefit Plan
Michael Moley, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Catholic Health
11:30 – 11:40
11:40 – 12:30
Panel Discussion, Q & A
Michael Edbauer, D.O., James A. Dunlop, Jr., & Michael Moley
12:30 – 1:30
Lunch & Closing Remarks
Peggy Choong, Ph.D., Professor & AACSB Director of Continuous Improvement, Niagara University
1:30 - 2:30
This symposium is accredited for five Niagara University contact hours.
All attendees will receive a certificate of completion at the event. To obtain credit from your organization, participants should submit proof of completion to their respective organization for credit.
Registration due no later than January 6, 2012.
Missed the registration deadline? Call 716.286.8173 to see if seating is still available.
Panel of Experts
Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., has led Niagara University on a process of transformation that has significantly developed the physical character of the university’s campus and its 21st century approach to teaching and learning. Close to $100 million has been invested in new construction, renovation, improvement and redevelopment projects. He was ordained as a Vincentian Priest in 1967, was assigned to Niagara in 1970 as a lecturer in religious studies, and received his doctoral degree in theology from The Catholic University of America.
Joseph McDonald leads one of the largest health systems in WNY, with annual operating revenues of over $800 million and an economic impact of over $1.8 billion. During his tenure, Catholic Health has experienced a growth in services and advanced technology, improved quality and safety, and returned to fiscal stability, finishing the last eight years with positive operating margins. He is Chairman-Elect of the Healthcare Association of New York State; serves on the regional policy board of the American Hospital Association; is a board of directors member of WNED, Stella Maris and the HSBC Advisory Board; serves on the Canisius College Board of Trustees; and is the 2011 Recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Award.
Michael Edbauer, D.O., has over 15 years of experience in medical management and healthcare consulting. He developed and implemented the clinical integration program for Catholic Medical Partners (CMP), including transformation of 19 primary care practices to PCMH level 3 status, and has been integral in developing an ACO model for CMP. Under his leadership, CMP received NCQA accreditation for Disease Management in CAD, CHF and Diabetes in 2011. At
Catholic Health, Dr. Edbauer provides medical leadership, furthering integration between Catholic Health and Catholic Medical Partners. A board certified pediatrician, he will complete his MBA in May 2012.
James A. Dunlop, Jr., was instrumental in leading Catholic Health’s success in attaining financial stability. A certified public accountant, he received his MBA with a dual concentration in healthcare systems management and accounting from the University at Buffalo. He was one of 12 healthcare executives, age 40 and under, selected for Modern Healthcare’s “Up and Comers” honor in 2008, and was also named to Business First’s Forty Under Forty list in addition to receiving CFO of the Year honors from Business First in the non-profit category in 2009.
Michael Moley leads Catholic Health’s personnel, compensation and benefits, organizational development, recruitment and retention, safety, associate health, labor relations, and physician recruitment efforts. He is on the Healthcare Association of New York State HR Council and the University at Buffalo WNY Nursing Workforce Collaborative. His prior experience includes serving as vice president of Human Resources and Administration for Dunlop Tire Corporation and roles at the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Fund and the Travelers Insurance Companies.
Peggy Choong, Ph.D., is a Professor and the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) Director of Continuous Improvement at Niagara University. She received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1998. Her research and publications are in areas of ethics, consumer satisfaction, consumer research, and advertising.
About Catholic Health
Formed in 1998 under four religious sponsors, Catholic Health is a non-profit healthcare network. Named one of the Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Systems in the nation by SDI, Catholic Health is known for award-winning cardiac, maternity, women’s services and orthopedic care; state-of-the-art technology and robotic surgery; advanced stroke care; extensive rehabilitation services; home care; primary care; innovative wound care; and more. In becoming a high performing health system, Catholic Health provides care through all stages of life, ensuring patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time, and at the right cost. Catholic Health’s high performing health system is comprised of acute care hospitals, primary care clinics, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, reference laboratories, imaging companies, insurance products, associate training through Niagara University, and collaborations with many regional organizations.
For more information on Catholic Health, visit www.chsbuffalo.org.
About Niagara University
For more than 150 years, Niagara University has been educating students in the Catholic and Vincentian tradition which emphasizes ethics, lifelong learning, and service to others, preparing graduates for lives and careers that are both successful and fulfilling. An integral part of the community and home to the Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University has an extensive liberal arts program and participates in 15 NCAA Division I sports in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Its men’s and women’s hockey teams play in the College Hockey America conference. Undergraduate enrollment is approximately 3,300. An additional 950 students are enrolled in the graduate division. The 160-acre main campus runs along the top of picturesque Monteagle Ridge overlooking the Niagara River gorge just four miles north of the world-famous waterfalls. The location of the main campus adjacent to the international border between the United States and Canada and relatively near the American and Canadian cities of Buffalo and Toronto, creates an international milieu.