Clinical Retreat

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wolstein Research Building, 2103 Cornell Rd, Cleveland, 44106
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Retreat Agenda

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Arrival and continental breakfast
8:20 - 8:30 a.m.

Introduction and Goals of the Retreat by Robert Salata, MD (Wolstein 1413/Auditorium)

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session 1: "The Accountable Care Organization" by Eric Yasinow, MD
Accountable Care Organization Presentation

  • Understand and describe the function and scope of the UH Accountable Care Organization (UHACO)
  • Understand and describe quality metrics considered by the Medicare Shared Savings Program
  • Understand and describe the services available to members of group insurance plans covered through UHACO contracts to enhance care

"Shared Team Responsibilities" by Rajesh Chandra, MD, and Jane Dus, RN
Shared Team Responsibilities.ppt

"Models of Chronic Disease Management" by Sri Madan Mohan, MD
Models of Chronic Disease Management.ppt

"Telemedicine" by James Coviello, MD, Brook Watts, MD, and Andrew Moleski
Telehealth and Telemedicine.ppt

10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Breakout Session 1 (Please see sessions below)
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Breakout Session 2 (Please see sessions below)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Plenary Session 2: Summary reports from Breakout Sessions leaders and discussion (Wolstein 1413/Auditorium)

Moderated by Robert Salata, MD

Boxed lunches will be served

University Hospitals designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 hours of LIVE Clinical Risk Management Education credit for those physicians participating in the UH Sponsored Physician Program.

Breakout Sessions: Each attendee will register for two Breakout Sessions from the list below. Sessions will run during each breakout time.

Session 1: Patient Engagement (Wolstein 1402)
Session Leaders: Todd Zeiger, MD, Jane Dus, RN, Chrissie Blackburn


Session 2: Transitions of Care (Wolstein 1403)
Session Leaders: Keith Armitage, MD, Stefan Gravenstein, MD, Lori Margevicius, RN

  • Appreciate the consequences that arise from poorly coordinated transitions of care
  • Identify communication gaps that affect quality, patient safety and patient satisfaction
  • Identify areas of communication breakdown and potential solutions involving transitions of care
  • Identify ways to improve systemwide communication that involve transitions of care

Session 3: EMR: The Positives and Prioritizing Suggestions for the Future (Wolstein 1406)
Session Leaders: John Dumot, MD, Jeffrey Sunshine, MD, Brook Watts, MD

  • Share positive expriences with the current EMR functionality
  • Discuss pitfalls in EMR documentation and communication
  • Prioritize suggestions for enhancements in the EMR

Session 4: Get Paid for Your Performance: The Relationship between Documentation and Demonstration of Severity (Wolstein Auditorium)
Session Leaders: Erica Remer, MD, Kristen Bates, Sally Steiber, William Steiner, MD


Session 5: Future Measurable Outcomes and Quality Metrics (Wolstein 1203/Library)
Session Leaders: William Annable, MD, Karen Boyd, RN

  • Ambulatory: MACRA Bill, SGR Fix: Definitions, implications and impact to clinical practice
  • Inpatient value-based purchasing: Metrics for 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Discussion: Where are we now, and how can we prepare ourselves to meet them in the future?

Session 6: Referral Practices: Inpatient and Ambulatory (Wolstein 2505/Boardroom)
Session Leaders: Sri Madan Mohan, MD, Cynthia Zelis, MD, Nancy DeSantis, Heidi Elliot, MD, Jason Schreiber

  • To outline the importanc and barriers of clinical integration, providing the continuum of care within the UH system
  • To discuss best practices and current tools to support the ambulatory and inpatient referral process
  • To determine common barriers and opportunities to improve referral process
  • To leave with "I will" statement on commitment to improve the referral process