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Health Care Outlook for 2019

 

During the 2018 mid-term elections, candidates faced off making big claims that they would be the ones to fix healthcare. Now that they are back to work, what can we anticipate with a new Congress? Will we finally see improvements or gridlock? Join Bobbi Brown, MBA and Stephen Grossbart, PhD as they tackle these questions along with a 2018 lookback of what went right and 2019 predictions of the most important trends that will impact our daily work.

Wednesday, January 16
1:00-2:00 PM EST

Beyond political maneuvering, in 2018 we saw material changes in the business of healthcare. The pace of mergers, acquisitions and partnerships was strong and deals like the pending acquisition of Aetna by CVS, could dramatically impact patient behavior and revenue streams. In addition, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to support existing programs while adding new measures to support transparency, interoperability and a continued shift to value-based payments. What does this mean for your organization in 2019? Attend the webinar to learn more across these areas:

  • The business of healthcare including new market entrants, business models and shifting strategies to stay competitive.
  • Continuous quality and cost control monitoring across populations.
  • CMS proposals to push ACOs into two-sided risk models.
  • Historic changes to Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
  • Fewer process measures but more quality outcomes scrutiny for providers.
  • Increased consumer demand for more transparency. 

There are many challenges and opportunities for all of us in healthcare. Join Bobbi and Stephen as they draw upon their decades of experience to make sense of the past year and look ahead to give you guidance for the new year. This is the fourth year running that Bobbi has presented her predictions at the turn of the new year and past attendees will remember that her knack for predicting is uncanny and her stories are unforgettable. This time will be no different. We hope you can join us.

Bobbi Brown
 
Bobbi Brown, MBA - Senior Vice President, Professional Services, Health Catalyst

 

Bobbi Brown is Senior Vice President, Professional Services for Health Catalyst. She brings more than thirty years of healthcare financial experience to Health Catalyst. Bobbi works with clients on financial projects to measure and define outcomes and has been involved in product development and installation of applications.

 

Prior to Health Catalyst, Bobbi was Vice President of Financial Planning and Performance for Kaiser Permanente, Northern California. Previously, she worked for Intermountain Health Care, in financial planning and analysis. At Intermountain Health Care, she partnered with clinical teams to analyze and measure financial impact of the clinical programs. Her accountabilities included long-range financial planning, cost accounting, budgeting, management reporting and managed care contracting.

Stephen Grossbart
 
Stephen Grossbart, PhD - Senior Vice President, Professional Services, Health Catalyst

 

Stephen R. Grossbart, PhD, is Senior Vice President of Professional Services at Health Catalyst in Salt Lake City, UT. As a nationally recognized leader and former Chief Quality Officer, Dr. Grossbart’s work includes providing subject matter expertise for hospitals and health systems seeking to improve their reporting and performance on measures of quality and patient safety. Dr. Grossbart works directly with health systems across the country assessing their analytic organization and infrastructure to identify and prioritize best opportunities for improvements in quality, patient safety, and population health.

 

Previously, Dr. Grossbart served as Senior Vice President, Chief Analytics and Quality Officer at the Mercy Health corporate office located in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2013, he was named one of the 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety by Becker’s Hospital Review. His published work has appeared in Medical Care Research and Review, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Journal of Healthcare Management and Archives of Surgery. In 2012, his book chapter, “Conceptualization and Definitions of Quality,” appeared in Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer edited by Dr. David Nash. He has served on and co-chaired multiple National Quality Forum committees, dating back to 2003. Dr. Grossbart currently serves on the NQF’s Primary Care and Chronic Illness Standing Committee and sits on the editorial board of the Journal for Healthcare Quality.