ProvenHealth Navigator®: Sharing Geisinger’s Operational Experience in Building a Successful Medical Home

ProvenHealth Navigator®: Sharing Geisinger’s Operational Experience in Building a Successful Medical Home

Looking for new population health strategies and tools? If yes, join us at the ProvenHealth Navigator® Conference!


ProvenHealth Navigator® (PHN) Results at Geisinger Health System

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PTMPY: Per Thousand Members Per Year
Source: Gilfillan, RJ, et al. Value and the Medical Home: Effects of Transformed Primary Care. The American Journal of Managed Care. 2010;16(8):607-614.

What: ProvenHealth Navigator®: Sharing Geisinger’s Operational Experience in Building a Successful Advanced Patient-Centered Medical Home

An intensive two-day conference that provides strategies and tools essential for strategic planning for, implementation and operational leadership of an advanced patient-centered medical home for successful management of your population’s health.


Day 1: 7:30am – 5pm – Learning Sessions, 6pm – 7:30pm – Reception & Dinner

Day 2: 7:30am – 3pm – Learning Sessions


Attendees: This program is primarily designed for senior level healthcare provider and payer executives or leaders responsible for successful strategic planning for, implementation, and operational leadership of an advanced patient-centered medical home.

Featured Speakers:

    • Richard Martin

      Department Director of Community Practice Service Lines (CPSL) in Scranton and Monroe Counties and Director of Care Continuum for Geisinger Health System

      Richard Martin, MD, FAAFP is the Department Director of Community Practice Service Lines (CPSL) in Scranton and Monroe Counties and Director of Care Continuum for Geisinger Health System.

      Dr. Martin supports the Geisinger Consulting Group in the dissemination of our innovations in healthcare delivery, specifically Geisinger’s advanced medical home program and physician alignment strategies.

      Dr. Martin was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1974 from the University of Scranton, magna cum laude, with a BS in Biology. He earned his MD from Jefferson Medical College in 1978. Dr. Martin did his residency in Family Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center from 1978 – 1981. He’s been with Geisinger Health System since 1984, serving in a variety of roles.

      Dr. Martin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice. He is a member of a variety of associations.

      He is married with three grown children.

        • Janet Tomcavage, RN, MSN

          SVP and Chief, Value–Based Care Strategic Initiatives

          Janet Tomcavage is the Senior Vice President and Chief, Value-Based Care Strategic Initiatives for Geisinger Health System and the Chief, Population Health for xG Health Solutions. In this role, she has responsibility for strategy development and oversight for Geisinger’s system-wide value-based re-engineering initiatives.  This includes population health management functions for Geisinger Health Plans including ProvenHealth Navigator® (Geisinger’s advanced medical home), disease and case management, wellness, medical management, clinical informatics, and population health information systems development.  Ms. Tomcavage also has administrative accountability for Geisinger’s hospital platforms care transitions including utilization and care management. Her role also involves specialty care redesign including performance management, pay for performance and other payment models.

          In addition to her role with Geisinger Health System, Ms. Tomcavage is also Chief of Population Health at xG Health Solutions™, an independently operated venture that will make Geisinger’s intellectual property and expertise available to other healthcare systems.  At xG Health, she has led efforts to export Geisinger’s population health tools and services specifically related to primary care practice redesign, care management and clinical informatics.

          Ms. Tomcavage earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Bloomsburg State University and her master of science in nursing from College Misericordia. She has co-authored many publications on patient – centered primary care, diabetes, disease management and the expanded role of nursing in health care.  Ms. Tomcavage has lectured nationally on successfully driving transformation within health care and leveraging population health to achieve high quality and affordable health care.

          Ms. Tomcavage was the first nurse at Geisinger to win the Pennsylvania Nightingale Award for clinical excellence in an advanced nursing role in 1994.  She is an active member and has served in various leadership roles in the American Nurse Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Alliance of Community Health Plans, and the PA Chronic Care Collaborative.

            • Tom Graf

              Chief Medical Officer, Population Health & Longitudinal Care Service Lines, Geisinger Health System

              Dr. Thomas Graf is the Chief Medical Officer for Population Health and Longitudinal Care Service Lines for Geisinger Health System. Dr. Graf is responsible for the Value Re-Engineering of the Care Continuum and other Population Health initiatives for Geisinger including the ACO portfolio and with CMS, the Physician Group Practice Transitions Demonstration and Bundled Payments for Care Improvement leading 16 hospitals from across the country in driving performance. He leads the Community Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Care Continuum Service Lines in coordinating and accelerating population health related activities across 22 counties in central and northeast Pennsylvania. In addition, he partners with Geisinger Health Plan leadership on system-wide population health delivery with a primary focus on facilitating improved service and value and increasing the connections between the various elements of the health care continuum.

              He is recognized nationally as a leader in medical home and post-acute care redesign, including the implementation nearly 40 NCQA Level III accredited Medical Home sites in the Geisinger ProvenHealth Navigator® model. He has extended this to include comprehensive nursing home care with dedicated providers tied to ProvenHealth Navigator clinics. Dr. Graf has established innovative care models for optimizing chronic disease with established systems of care enhanced by MyCare modules of care for individual disease parameters lead by mid-levels through the use of the Delta Innovation Incubator program he established. Dr. Graf serves as a content expert for the AHRQ’s Patient Centered Medical Homes Project, AHRQ’s I LIVEPC, international primary care improvement project, AHRQ’s Innovation Spread project, and AMGA’s Caring for Patients with Multiple Chronic Diseases Collaborative. The Value Re-engineering efforts of Geisinger were recently recognized as the AMGA 2011 Acclaim award winner.

              After graduating from University of Michigan Medical School and completing Family Medicine residency training at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, he served on the faculty of the Henry Ford Family Practice Residency and was Director of the Southwest Georgia Family Practice Residency prior to joining Geisinger.


              Henry Hood Center for Health Research
              Geisinger Medical Center
              100 N. Academy Avenue
              Danville, PA 17822

              CME Credits: 15 hours (key accreditation, credit designation, and disclosure info)

              Cost: $1,800 per person (Contact us re discounts for groups of 3 or more from the same organization.)

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