Innovations in Care Delivery
Innovations in Care Delivery
Seeking to learn the secrets to Geisinger’s successful innovations in improving healthcare quality and cost-effectiveness? If yes, join us at the Innovations in Care Delivery Conference at no charge!
What: Innovations in Care Delivery Conference
Provides operational, financial, clinical, IT and payer perspectives and insights into Geisinger’s success in improving healthcare quality and effectiveness at reduced costs.
Day 1 – March 23, 2016 – Welcome & Learning Sessions 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Reception/Dinner – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Day 2 – March 24, 2016 – Learning Sessions 7:00 am – 12:15 pm
Attendees: This program is primarily designed for senior level healthcare provider and payer executives or leaders responsible for the strategic planning for and operational leadership of innovation initiatives, including care redesign.
Michael Suk, MD JD MPH FACS
Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisinger Health System
Michael Suk, MD JD MPH FACS is currently Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery for the Geisinger Health System based in Danville, PA. Selected for the position in 2012, Dr. Suk became one of the youngest persons to head an academic orthopaedic department in the United States. Previously, Dr. Suk was Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida – Shands Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida, where he served as Division Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma, Associate Director of the UF&Shands Regional Trauma System and Associate Director of the Orthopaedic Residency Program. While there, Dr. Suk established a highly specialized orthopaedic trauma division designed to maximize efficiency and enhance patient outcomes. Dr. Suk is on the editorial board for several orthopaedic journals, is the author of numerous scientific articles, and is the lead author of a landmark textbook on orthopaedic outcomes measures and instruments, now in its second printing worldwide. Dr. Suk has gained international attention for his groundbreaking work on the link between patient expectations and clinical outcomes in orthopaedic trauma surgery.
Dr. Suk has spoken both nationally and internationally on a variety of topics relevant to orthopaedic fracture management, health care literacy, access and delivery. Stemming from his unique credentials as a fellowship trained orthopaedic traumatologist and health care attorney, Dr. Suk is frequently asked to speak on the interface between law and medicine and has received numerous awards for leadership and public service. In 2009, Dr. Suk was chosen to be a member of Leadership Florida (Class XXVII) – a statewide program to develop future community leaders in Florida. Most recently, Dr. Suk was selected as one of ten Leadership Fellows for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Prior to his current position, Dr. Suk was elected one of 5 representatives to the AAOS Board of Councilors representing the State of Florida and Secretary of the Florida Orthopaedic Society (FOS). Dr. Suk currently serves as Chair of the Health Policy Committee for the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), and is a member of the AAOS Board of Specialty Societies representing the OTA.
In 2003, Dr. Suk was selected as a White House Fellow by President George W. Bush and served as Special Assistant to Secretary Gale A. Norton at the U.S. Department of the Interior. At Interior, Dr. Suk spearheaded an initiative to develop the link between public health and recreation by coordinating five Interior bureaus which manage 1 in 5 acres of land in the United States and that collectively receive nearly 500 million visitors each year and co-authored with Secretary Norton the widely received law review article entitled “America’s Public Lands and Waters: Gateway to Better Health?” based on his belief that simple outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and camping on public lands and waters can serve as a gateway to a healthier lifestyle.
During his tenure as a White House Fellow, Dr. Suk organized Get Fit with US, designed to support President Bush’s domestic initiative, HealthierUS, a federal interagency program based on the premise that increasing personal fitness and becoming healthier is critical to achieving a better and longer life. To date, Dr. Suk has spoken to over 100 organizations and has engaged over a thousand leaders in health care, recreation and public health across the nation on this important issue. Dr. Suk was featured as a speaker at the TIME/ABC Summit on Obesity, and an invited panelist for the Kellogg Foundation Thought Leaders Gathering on Obesity to share his ideas.
In recognition of his unique set of interests and expertise, Dr. Suk was asked to serve as Senior Advisor on Health and Recreation to the National Park Service and is currently a Member of the National Forum on Children and Nature sponsored by the Conservation Fund – an initiative designed to transform the way we look at the interaction between children and their natural environments – nurturing future environmental stewards while promoting healthy lifestyles. the In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Suk is on the Board of Directors of America on the Move, the American Hiking Society and serves on the non-profit national coordinating body to develop a National Plan for Physical Activity. In 2011, Dr. Suk, was asked to serve on the National Parks Centennial Steering Committee to efforts celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the United States National Park System.
Throughout his career, Dr. Suk has been a vocal leader on public health issues and has spoken nationally on the role of organized medicine, resident work hours, obesity prevention and a variety of public health issues. Dr. Suk has been long active in organized medicine, achieving distinction as the first medical student and first Asian-American to be directly elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. In addition, Dr. Suk has served as a member of the American Medical Political Action Committee, the AMA Council on Medical Service and Chair of the AMA’s Resident and Fellows Section. Notably, Dr. Suk was recognized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea as an outstanding leader of Korean heritage worldwide.
Earl P. Steinberg, MD, MPP
Chief Executive Officer, xG Health Solutions
Earl Steinberg, MD is a nationally known expert in evaluation and improvement of the quality and efficiency of healthcare. In addition to his CEO responsibilities, Dr. Steinberg is also Geisinger’s Executive Vice President of Innovation & Dissemination, and Chief, Healthcare Solutions Enterprise. Prior to joining Geisinger, Dr. Steinberg was Senior Vice President for Clinical Strategy, Quality and Outcomes at WellPoint, Inc., and President and CEO of Resolution Health Inc. (RHI), a leading healthcare data analysis company that provides innovative quality improvement and cost reduction services to health plans, employers, PBMs and disease management companies.
Dr. Steinberg also is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining RHI, Dr. Steinberg spent six years as Vice President of Covance Health Economics and Outcomes Services Inc., Director of its Quality Assessment and Improvement Systems (QAIS) Division, and Co-Director of its Outcomes Studies Group (OSG). Dr. Steinberg also spent 12 years on the full-time faculty at Johns Hopkins University, where he was Professor of Medicine and of Health Policy and Management as well as Director of The Johns Hopkins Program for Medical Technology and Practice Assessment. Dr. Steinberg also served four years on the Federal Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC).
Dr. Steinberg received his A.B. degree from Harvard College (Summa Cum Laude), his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government. His residency training in internal medicine was performed at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Steinberg has received numerous awards, including the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Faculty Scholar Award in General Internal Medicine (1984), the “Outstanding Young Investigator” Award from the Association for Health Services Research (1988), and a Special Presidential Visionary Award from the National Kidney Foundation (2004) for his work as the scientific director of the NKF’s landmark Kidney Disease Outcomes and Quality Initiative, which produced over 250 clinical practice guidelines for management of patients with end stage renal disease. He is also a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and Academy Health and has published more than 125 articles in peer reviewed journals.
EVP, Clinical Operations, Geisinger Health System
Glenn D. Steele, MD, PhD
President & CEO, Geisinger Health System
Glenn Steele, MD, PhD is President and Chief Executive Officer of Geisinger Health System. Dr. Steele previously served as the dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine and vice president for medical affairs at the University of Chicago, as well as the Richard T. Crane Professor in the Department of Surgery. Prior to that, he was the William V. McDermott Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, president and chief executive officer of Deaconess Professional Practice Group, Boston, Mass., and chairman of the department of surgery at New England Deaconess Hospital (Boston, Mass.). Dr. Steele is past Chairman of the American Board of Surgery. His investigations have focused on the cell biology of gastrointestinal cancer and pre-cancer and most recently on innovations in healthcare delivery and financing. A prolific writer, he is the author or co-author of more than 481 scientific and professional articles.
Dr. Steele received his bachelor’s degree in history and literature from Harvard University and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in surgery at the University of Colorado, where he was also a fellow of the American Cancer Society. He earned his Ph.D. in microbiology at Lund University in Sweden.
A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Steele serves as a member on the Roundtable on Value and Science-driven Healthcare, was recently appointed to the Committee on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education and previously served on the Committee on Reviewing Evidence to Identify Highly Effective Clinical Services (HECS). A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Steele is a member of the American Surgical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and past president of the Society of Surgical Oncology.
Dr. Steele also serves on the following boards and national committees: Bucknell University Board of Trustees, Cepheid Board of Directors, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians Board at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Premier Inc. (Chair), Temple University School of Medicine Board of Visitors, Weis Markets Inc., Wellcare Health Plans Inc., the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) Singapore, Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) External Advisory Board (Emory University), Institute for Healthcare Optimization Advisory Board, Third Rock Ventures Business Advisory Board, Congressional Budget Office Panel of Health Advisers, Advisory Board of the Peterson Center on Healthcare Advisory Board, the State Health Care Cost Containment Commission, Healthcare Executives Network and the Commonwealth Fund’s Commission on a High Performance Health System. Dr. Steele is also Honorary Chair of the Pennsylvania March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign. A former member on the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, the AHA Systems Governing Council, the AHA Long-Range Policy, and Committee on Research, the AHA Physician Leadership Forum Advisory Committee and currently serves on the President’s Forum for Health System Leaders, also served as a member on the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Committee on Performance Measurement.
Dr. Steele is the recipient of several awards, including the CEO IT Achievement Award (2006); AHA’s Grassroots Champion Award (2007); 8th Annual (2010) AHA Health Research & Education Trust Award and HFMA Board of Directors’ Award (2011). He has been named consecutive times to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare, the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare,” and among Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Non-Profit Hospital Health System CEOs to know List (2012).
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