Friday, October 19
Noah's Event Venue, Cranberry, PA
1.5 Face to Face Credits & 4.5 Qualified Education Credits
Meet the speakers from our Administration and Management Track
Session: Implications of Recent Disruptive Changes in Healthcare: What does the Future Hold?

Recent announcements that bring unexpected vertical integration as well as the new retail giant entrants, such as Amazon and Walmart, into traditional health services, suggest that health care is about to be disrupted. The announced CVS-Aetna merger, Walmart-Humana partnership, Amazon venturing into health care; and a newly created hospital consortium that will be manufacturing generic drugs, are harbingers to the changing healthcare landscape. We are entering a new era considering how little change there has been in how healthcare has traditionally been delivered. What do these innovative partnerships and mergers mean and how will they affect traditional health care stakeholders? This presentation will delve into these topics and other strong influences in health care with a view to understanding the larger forces in motion to truly disrupt health care.
Dr. Marylou Buyse
VP, Integrated Health Solutions, Highmark
Marylou Buyse, MD, MS, is a new addition to Precision for Value’s Quality and Population Health Solutions team in the role of Vice President, Integrated Health Solutions. Marylou has 4 decades of experience in the medical field, including 25 years in a managed markets capacity with both integrated delivery systems and health plans.

Prior to joining the PFV team, Marylou was a Senior Medical Director at Highmark, Inc., and a Senior Medical Director at Pacific Source Health Plan. Over the course of her career, she has held C-suite-level positions at multiple health plans and integrated delivery systems, including Scott & White Health Plan and Harvard Community Health Plan’s staff model HMO. Her areas of expertise include managed care, quality care, preventive health management, disease management, population health, Medicaid, Medicare, medical policy, and health information technology.

Marylou received a Medical Degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Preventive Health and Medical Administration from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. She is a board-certified physician in pediatrics, medical genetics, and medical management.
Stephanie Dorwart, MHA
CEO, Altius Healthcare Consulting Group
Ms. Dorwart currently serves as the CEO of ALTIUS, supporting all active consulting engagements by overseeing project timelines, analyses, and client deliverables to ensure successful outcomes. In addition, she often lends an on-site presence when specific engagements call for her help and expertise. Stephanie primarily focuses on providing consulting services in the areas of labor management, workforce optimization, and productivity. Her analytical and mathematical skills, combined with in-depth practical healthcare experience, contribute to the overall success of the engagements she manages. Stephanie specializes in performance improvement consulting, management education and reporting tools, as well as developing staffing budgets and accountability structures. In addition, Stephanie designed an industry leading labor management solution that ensures organizational goals are met and expectations are exceeded. 
Stephanie has worked with over 100 clients in the industry, and she has over 10 years of experience in labor management and productivity. Her hands-on approach has supported clients from small, rural hospitals to large, urban academic medical centers. In all engagements, Stephanie focuses on the alignment between margin development, quality outcomes and patient and employee satisfaction. This focus has led her team to deliver in excess of $400M in savings to client hospitals.
Session: Beyond Benchmarks: Two Perspectives, One Goal – Operational Excellence

This session highlights the experiences of two local hospitals as they worked to improve performance over several years. Best practice scenarios and real life examples of department changes will be shared as both hospitals strived to improve efficiency, decrease costs and improve employee engagement. Examples of Key Performance Indicators, benchmarks and accountability structures will be explored, as well as pertinent topics such as the management of observation day patients, behavioral health patients and opportunities to cross train staff across multiple departments. In addition, the link between quality and productivity will be explored based on both hospitals' experiences.
Session: Cultural Competency in Healthcare: A 21st Century Differentiator in Healthcare Delivery and Outcomes.

This discussion examines the potential role of cultural competency in reducing racial and ethnic disparities among patients and the possibilities for better health outcomes for those patients and the hospitals and clinicians that serve those patient populations. Better health outcomes not only benefit minority and disenfranchised patient populations, but provide for better efficiency, reduction in costs and increase in profitability for healthcare organizations and institutions.
Dr. Lonie Haynes
VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Highmark Health
Dr. Haynes is the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Highmark Health, an $18 billion dollar health and wellness organization, the second largest integrated health delivery network in the nation, with 41,000 employees, serving nearly 50 million customers throughout the nation. Highmark Health has businesses in several health categories including health insurance, dental and vision care, healthcare delivery and health technology. As the organization's Chief Diversity Officer, he drives the development and implementation of a broad based diversity and federal compliance strategy for a multifaceted health enterprise.

Dr. Haynes is a national board member of the AAPD -American Association of People with Disabilities in Washington DC., a US Army Veteran, and an occasional commentator for media outlets such as: Bloomberg Media and Huffington Post. Dr. Haynes has been a guest lecturer at Emory University, Boston University, Northeastern University and the Chan School of Public Health at Harvard. In addition, he volunteers with the National Black MBA Association, the 100 Black Men of America and is active in the African-American Episcopal Church.
Brooklynn Riordan, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Session: Opioid Epidemic
SA Riordan will be presenting on the Opioid Epidemic facing the nation and in particular, the Western PA region.

SA Brooklynn Riordan became a Special Agent in 2005 after working for several years as a Forensic Drug Chemist in a state crime laboratory. After graduating from Quantico, she was assigned to the Chicago Division and worked Criminal Enterprise Investigations focused on African American Gangs.

After 5 years in Chicago, she was transferred to the Pittsburgh Division. For the past 8 years, SA Riordan has been assigned to the Complex Financial Crime Program which investigates various violations to include Health Care Fraud. SA Riordan has worked both traditional Medicare/Medicaid/Private Insurance Fraud cases and Drug Diversion investigations. 

In addition to her work as a Special Agent, she is the coordinator for Division’s Fitness Program and a team leader of the Evidence Response Team. 

Additional Speakers and Sessions include:
  • Analytics: Dr. AI will See You Now: Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Healthcare - Sam King - Professor, University of California Irvine
  • Enabling Precision Medicine and Immunotherapy through UPMC’s Genome Center - Samantha Mentch - Bioinformatic Analyst, UPMC Genome Center
  • Bending the Execution Curve: Implementing Successful Organizational Change in Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations - Mark Kissinger - Executive Director, Genesis Medical Associates, Inc; Atul Vaidya - Physician, Genesis Medical Associates; Eric Scott Griffin - Physician, Woodburn and Griffin Family Medicine, a division of Genesis Medical Associates; Lana Savrese - Population Health Performance Specialist, Highmark Inc.
  • Current Cyber Security Trends and How to Protect your Organization - Anthony Catalano, Director, Secure State
  • Data Governance Roles and Responsibilities - Anthony E. Roscoe, Manager, Core Architecture, Highmark Health Solutions
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