November 5, 2019

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Healthcare Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog

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HEALTHCARE MEMBER NEWS

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Mimi Grant’s Vlog:  Primary Care Centers Are Popping Up Near You

xWith 9,600 CVS Health locations and 1,500 HealthHUBs on the way, the neighborhood pharmacy – that used to sell cigarettes – has become one of the most innovative healthcare companies in America — Find out how! . . . CLICK HERE TO WATCH MIMI GRANT’S 4:52-MINUTE VLOG

UPCOMING ABL HEALTHCARE ROUND TABLES

          • 11/06 – Orange County Round Table
          • 11/12 – Silicon Valley Round Table
          • 11/13 – San Francisco Round Table
          • 11/14 – East Bay/Oakland Round Table
          • 11/15 – Los Angeles Round Table

         

          • December 4 – 21st Innovations in Healthcare Event, Costa Mesa, 10 am-2 pm (Combined Orange County-Los Angeles session), where keynoter Greg Buchert, MD, President and CEO of Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan,, will be presented with the “Leadership in Innovation” Award, in recognition of his 20 years of leadership of managed Medi-Cal health plans throughout California, sharing the growth trajectory of Medi-Cal coverage – which now insures one-third of Californians. Additionally, four “Innovator in Healthcare” Award recipients will present how their companies’ technologies and approaches are reducing the cost and increasing the accessibility of quality healthcare; including: Lora Ivanova, CEO of myLab Box, which offers the first at-home, easy and affordable STD testing service – with certified results ready in days, without any co-pays or follow-up exam costs; Eric Neuner, CEO of Health Coach Institute, has transformed the lives of over 30,000 certified health coaches – and those of their clients, promoting habit change and healthy lifestyle design; Arup Roy-Burman, MD, CEO of Elemeno Health, offers a customized, app-based micro-learning solution that provides frontline staff with tools and resources to improve outcomes with the delivery of best practices; and Mike Epstein, Managing Director of The Tay Group’s careKA$H program, offers an innovative way for employers to help employees cover their deductible expenses – saving costs for both.

         

        • December 11 – 22nd Innovations in Healthcare Event, San Francisco, 10 am-2 pm (Combined San Francisco-East Bay-Silicon Valley Session), where keynoter Artie Southam, MD, EVP, Health Plan Operations at Kaiser Permanente, will be presented with the “Leadership in Innovation” Award, in recognition for his 18 years heading marketing, sales, service and administrative activities for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, nationally – serving 12.3 million members with $64 billion a year in health services. Additionally, four “Innovator in Healthcare” Award recipients will present how their companies’ technologies and approaches are reducing the cost and increasing the accessibility of quality healthcare; including: Bob Rose, President of MedWand Solutions, whose handheld device includes a digital stethoscope and a range of sensors that captures and transmits clinical data in real-time during televisits; Robbins Schrader, CEO of SafeRide Health, has enabled plans and providers to solve the patient “no-show” problem through their NEMT platform that’s already enabled the safe transport of nearly 2 million patients; Mike Epstein, Managing Director of The Tay Group’s careKA$H program, offers an innovative way for employers to help employees cover their deductible expenses – saving costs for both; and Mike Milwand is both CEO of Hospice of Santa Cruz County and Co-Founder of the California Hospice Network, which was created as a “Stronger Together” model committed to sustaining local nonprofit, community-based hospice care in California.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Ken GrahamDebi Stebbins is Executive Director of the City of Alameda Health Care District, whose mission is to oversee the maintenance and operation of the District-owned Alameda Hospital (which is now affiliated with and managed by Alameda Health System – AHS), and other District-owned healthcare facilities; collect, disburse, review and educate the community on the use of parcel taxes collected under the authority of the District, to be used for the operation of and long-term capital investments in Alameda Hospital; to be a leader for the health and well-being of the residents of and visitors to the District; and to do any and all other acts and things necessary to carry out the provisions of the Bylaws and the Local Health Care District Law. Previously, Debi was CEO of Alameda Hospital, which she led through a major financial turnaround, expansion/addition of several new programs, and ultimately, the affiliation with AHS. Earlier, she was Chief Executive of the Masonic Homes of California; Senior VP and COO of Catholic Healthcare West’s Bay Area Region; President and CEO of Seton Medical Center; and held various executive roles at Alta Bates Hospital and Alta Bates Corporation. A returning ABL Member, Debi has joined the East Bay/Oakland Round Table.

Art HoffmanJim Glafkides is VP of Managed Care Services at Satellite Healthcare, a leading not-for-profit provider of kidney dialysis and related services since 1974. Jim has executive oversight for the Managed Care Services team which includes Payer Contracting, Credentialing, and Integrated Care. Through its affiliated services – Satellite WellBound (for in-home kidney treatment solutions), Satellite Dialysis and Satellite Research, the company provides unparalleled early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services, and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. In addition, Satellite has a well-recognized, enduring commitment to philanthropy and community service, from funding millions of dollars in research grants to sponsoring kidney programs nationwide. Satellite serves 7,500+ patients in 80 locations with 2000+ employees. Previously, Jim was Senior Contracts Manager at Kaiser Permanente, where he managed a portfolio of hospital, skilled nursing, mental health, home health, and dialysis contracts with a value of $250+ million. Jim has joined the Silicon Valley Round Table.

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Beyond their Round Tables, ABL Members stay connected with each other through the ABL Healthcare Online. This bi-weekly emailed publication provides Member News, Healthcare Industry & Government Trends. And, for those interested in the latest in Healthcare IT Member News and Trends, the ABL Technology Online is also available.  For a complimentary subscription, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

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