Developing opportunities and solutions

How can we navigate the challenges we face at the intersection of quality, cost, access, payment models, information systems and--ultimately--the patient experience?  The Summit will feature a range of thought leaders chosen to introduce diverse and stimulating ideas to advance your understanding and thinking around these complex issues. 

But we'll also focus on practical outcomes for each attendee.  We'll leverage the "wisdom of the crowd" by conducting creative and collaborative strategy sessions, working in teams to help address your challenges and to identify opportunities and action steps you'll be able to implement when you return to work.  

Reframing Reform: From Dialogue To Action

Monday, May 5th


4:30-5:30 pm

Registration & Welcome Reception, Hilton Burlington

5:30-6:30 Keynote Address: 
"Healthcare: The Past As Prologue"

Working Dinner Cruise on Lake Champlain aboard The Spirit of Ethan Allen:
Identifying your key issues & challenges

7:30-8:30 Shuttle and Breakfast,Champlain College campus
Welcome from President David Finney
8:30-9:45 General Session Address:
"Home on the Range: An Okie Doc's Adventures in Affordable Health Care"
10:00-11:30 Constructive Collaboration: Delivering Results - Session #1
After three focused 15-minute presentations, participants will collaborate in small groups with presenters for reflection and application to challenges in their own work
Healthcare Leadership in a Changing World  
Quality Initiatives                                                
Business Owners' Perspective                         
11:45-12:45 Networking Lunch
12:45-2:15 Constructive Collaboration - Session #2
Patient Outcomes & Costs
Clinical Management & Quality: Financial Impacts
The Patient Advocate Perspective
2:30-4:00 Constructive Collaboration - Session #3
Public Health Perspective
Improving Healthcare Through Broadband Connectivity
Deconstructing the Value Equation
4:00-5:30 "Taste of Vermont" Reception
Evening Roundtable Dinner Conversations (optional, at downtown restaurants)
Wednesday, May 7th Day 3: DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS
7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast, Hilton Burlington
Graduating MS Student Capstone Presentations
8:30-8:45 The Vermont Perspective:  Lessons Learned & Where To From Here
8:45-10:15 The Solution Room, Round 1
your opportunity to gather your colleagues' insights and recommendations regarding your primary challenges
10:45-12:00 The Solution Room, Round 2
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Featured Presentation:  "From Competition To Collaboration"

The Big Ideas: which insights & opportunities will you act upon?
Connecting For Action: building your collaborative resource network

2:30-3:00 Closing Address: "Making Meaning Going Forward"


Topics you can expect to be discussed:

  • High-value healthcare: increased quality and affordability
  • Creating healthy communities to improve outcomes
  • New delivery models: cross-industry partnerships
  • ACOs at one year:  Accountable care and new payment and coordination methodologies
  • Population health improvement strategies: risk management, coordinated care, patient-centered medical homes
  • Role of IT in patient outcomes and operational efficiencies
  • Team-based delivery strategies
  • Leading Change in Healthcare


Meals & Refreshments

Your event registration entitles you to the Monday evening Networking Dinner & Lake Cruise, Continental Breakfast and Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, a Taste of Vermont reception on Tuesday and refreshment breaks during the program.  Beyond that, Burlington offers a robust and diverse dining scene, with dozens of restaurants within a 5-minute walk from the headquarters hotel.

Tuesday Night Roundtable Dinner Conversations (optional): On Tuesday evening, dinner will be on your own, but we have reserved a limited number of Tables for 6 at a few select dining establishments for our attendees who are interested in exploring particular focus areas with other like-minded event participants.  More details about specific dinner conversation topics and how to reserve your seat at the table will be available soon.  The following restaurants will be featured:

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