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Shanah Tirado is a senior consultant at COPE Health Solutions. In this role, she serves as a strategic partner to clients in achieving healthcare delivery transformation. She has previous experience in business strategy and public policy across the healthcare industry, including patient advocacy, project management, and resource utilization optimization.  Her experience with inter-agency partnerships and […]

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On May 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) approved a 15-month temporary extension for Texas’ Section 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver. This is the first extension and it will serve as an opportunity for the state to preserve the existing Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) as it continues to negotiate a […]

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With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, millions of previously uninsured Americans have gained coverage and the ability to access a regular source of primary care. Payors and health care providers alike have had to scramble to accommodate the influx of new patients while adapting to new payment models. All of this comes at […]

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As the US healthcare industry explores new opportunities to capitalize on population health management; health insurers, hospital systems, physician groups and other ancillary service providers are finding more innovative ways to collaborate and leverage technology and data to improve the episode of care for their customers. California has been and continues to be at the forefront of innovation in the health care industry and our distinguished group of panelists will provide insight into where they see the market heading.
Presenter: Allen Miller

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Brytani Garnett, Regional Manager with COPE Health Solutions, oversees workforce development programs within the Southern California Adventist hospitals including Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Simi Valley Hospital and White Memorial Medical Center. She oversees operations across all sites, implements new service lines and value-add projects based on the client’s organizational goals, and identifies resources to enhance […]

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Health systems across the nation serving the Medicaid population have recognized the dynamic interplay between an individual’s social needs and their health. Medicaid and uninsured patients have frequent unmet needs related to behavioral health, substance abuse, housing, access to food, unemployment and other core health-related social needs. Emerging research has shown that the lack of […]

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Background: : Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) implemented the Health Scholar Program in March 2012. The program immerses aspiring pre-health professionals, including college students, career transitioners and veterans, into both clinical and administrative settings within health systems. The program provides structured experiential education and hands-on professional development. As stated in a previous article titled Community […]

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As healthcare delivery in the US matures from a fee-for-service payment model to one that incentivizes quality and outcomes through value-based-payments, coordinated redesign of clinical processes is foundational on the pathway towards transformation. Siloed care delivery must become a vestige of the past, and highly-integrated, patient-centric care must become the new focus in order to […]

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With data now available from the first three quarters of DSRIP, most Performing Provider Systems appear on track to collect the lion’s share of their first-year awards. Among the 25 PPSs, 12 were awarded all of their achievement values, or AVs. The worst-performing PPS, Advocate Community Providers, was on track to earn 93% of its AVs, according […]

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State of Reform
April 08, 2016

Redesigning our Workforce for 21st Century Care
Presenter: Leah Rosengaus, Director

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