2017 Agenda At-A-Glance
Plenary Address | June 8, 8:30 am
Kristofer L. Smith, M.D., MPP
Vice President & Medical Director, Northwell Health Solutions
Dr. Smith is vice president and medical director for Northwell Health Solutions, Northwell’s care management organization. He is also assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.
Board certified in hospice and palliative care, Dr. Smith was assistant professor and assistant program director at the Mount Sinai Department of Internal Medicine before joining Northwell to lead system-wide care continuum initiatives in the post-acute setting, as well as to direct the Advanced Illness Management program.
Dr. Smith has published a number of papers on advanced care models for the frail elderly and has been a co-investigator on a number of grants investigating the outcomes of high-intensity primary care programs. He has been invited to give regional and national talks on health policy, the frail elderly, and the intersection of payment reform and clinical redesign.
Dr. Smith has worked with regional and national associations such as the Greater New York Hospital Association, the American College of Physicians, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, and the American Association of Home Care Medicine on healthcare reform. He is the physician lead for a number of governmental demonstration projects including Medicare’s Independence at Home, Bundled Payment for Care Improvement and the New York State Health Home.
Dr. Smith received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He also received a Master of Public Policy degree in health policy from Harvard University, JFK School of Government.
Plenary Address | June 9, 8:00 am
Victoria McGhee Smith, M.D.
Section Head for Primary Care-Kenner Region & Site Lead for St. Charles Parish Hospital, Ochsner Health System
Dr. Victoria McGhee Smith serves as the Section Head for Primary Care in the Kenner region of Ochsner Health System and site lead for St. Charles Parish Hospital. She is the former Medical Director of Ochsner Physician Partners, a clinical integration network linking more than 1200 independent and Ochsner-employed physicians in collaboration to improve the quality and efficiency of health care for patients in Louisiana and Mississippi. Dr. Smith has spoken on clinical integration at medical management events.
Over the course of her medical career, Dr. Smith has worked as a solo private practitioner and served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Smith earned her undergraduate degree in New Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Yale University, medical degree from Harvard Medical School and residency in Family Medicine at the LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans / Kenner Regional Medical Center. ×
Plenary Address | June 9, 3:15 pm
Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer, OPEN MINDS
Monica E. Oss, M.S., Chief Executive Officer and Senior Associate, is the founder of OPEN MINDS. For the past two decades, Ms. Oss has led the OPEN MINDS team and its research on health and human service market trends and its national consulting practice. Ms. Oss is well known for her numerous books and articles focused on the strategic and marketing implications of the evolving health and human service field. She has unique expertise in payer financing models, provider rate setting, and service pricing. She has led numerous engagements with state Medicaid plans, county governments, private insurers, managed care programs, service provider organizations, technology vendors, neurotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations, and investment banking firms – with a focus on the implications of financing changes on delivery system design.
Innovation. An objective all organizations are chasing, but many struggle to achieve.
Many executive teams that pride themselves on being “innovative” are actually confused about what innovation really is. Being creative is not innovation – it is invention. Innovation is, by definition, developing something with commercial value – and that is exactly what many organizations need in order to keep their current customers and gain market share. The big questions for organizations serving complex consumers:
How do you structure your organization so innovation is the routine – and not the exception?
How do you create a leadership team that is able to manage rapid cycle innovation?
How do you move innovation from idea, to market?
Developing the skills to lead an innovative organization is one of the requirements for sustainability in an evolving health and human service market – but creating a team and a structure for an agile, customer-focused, data-driven, collaborative, and disciplined organization is no small feat. Success in this market will belong to the leadership teams that can identify disruptive opportunities and develop strategies for financially viable programs and service lines.
For the past five years, The OPEN MINDS Strategy & Innovation Institute has helped executives to develop and refine their value proposition, reframe market challenges into opportunities, and build innovation-competent organizations. This year, our focus is on helping organizations serving complex consumers link emerging innovations to strategy – and develop a sustainable position in a disruptive market.
Join 400+ industry thought leaders, innovators, and market experts this June in New Orleans for a deep dive into the innovations shaping the health and human service market – and the strategies your organization needs to gain the strategic advantage.