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Every day, the people of WellSpan work as one to create a better health care experience for those who call central Pennsylvania home. By sharing their experiences, insights and knowledge at meetings and conferences across the United States, these highly skilled, committed individuals are also helping to shape the transformation of the American health care delivery system. Here is a recent sampling of their efforts:


DatePresentationPresenterLocationAudience
10/8/2014Exlaining Master Data to the NovicePeter Ivers, Peter Ivers, Director Project Knowledge OfficePortland, MaineData Warehouse Professionals
10/7/2014Method to Enable End User Joins of Data Sets to a Large Data WarehousePeter Ivers, Diane Ahearn, Director PKO, Snr KM AnalystPortland, MaineData warehouse professionals
9/26/2014Psychosocial Distress Screening WorkshopSue Bowman, Nurse NavigatorDanville, PAPennsylvania Patient Navigator Network
9/22/2014The Transformation of Health Care - Trying to Make Sense to It AllKeith Noll, SVP, WellSpan HealthRed Lion, PA45 - York Area Transplant Support Group and South Central PA Colation on Organ & Tissue Donation
6/26/2014Transforming Care Delivery: Redesigning Case Management and Primary Care Roles in Population Health ManagementChris Echterling, Assoc Medical Director - Quality and InnovationYork, PANational Webinar – Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
6/20/2014Centralization of Release of InformationLori Genovese, RHIA, Manager, Release of InformationLancaster, PACentral Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association Members
6/16/2014Aligning Hospital Case Management to the Patient Center Medical HomeKathy Shelly & Stephanie Porta, Case ManagersCleveland, OHCMSA 24th Annual Conference and Expo
6/14/2014Health Promotion and Health Education Competency PresentationDiane McElwain, RN, OCN, M.Ed, Oncology CoordinatorAtlanta, GANational Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators
6/12/2014WellSpan Population Health Services: Aligning Hospital Case Management to the Patient Center Medical HomeAnn Kunkel, Laurie Brown, Jon Whitney, Barbara Sipe, Marsha Braucher, Amy Shuttlesworth, York, PACrozier Keystone Health System - Site Visit to WellSpan
6/10/2014Accountable Care – Transforming health care with employers, providers and membersAndy Seebold, Director, Business Services - WellSpan HealthAbbottstown, PAHuman Resource/Finance Executives throughout south central Pennsylvania
6/6/2014Transforming Care Delivery Redesigning Case Management and Primary Care Roles in Population Health ManagementChris Echterling, Associate Medical Director for Quality and InnovationPittsburgh, PAAll Together Better Health IV International Conference
6/5/2014Transforming Care Delivery: Redesigning Case Management and Primary Care Roles in Population Health ManagementKaren Jones, Chris Echterling, Laurie Brown, Ann Kunkel, Pittsburgh, PAAll Together Better Health
6/5/2014Improving in hospital resuscitation using a code bundleTim McFeely, Nurse ManagerLas Vegas, NVEmergency Cardiovascular Care Update
6/3/2014Future Impact of the Accountable Care Act on Behavioral Health ServicesBob Green, President, Quest Behavioral HealthReading , PAFocus on Psychiatry Lecture Series, Reading Health System
5/29/2014Transforming Care Delivery: Redesigning Case Management and Primary Care Roles in Population Health ManagementAnn Kunkel - Director of Case Management & Chris Amy - Project Coordinator Aligning Forces for Quality, Washington, D.CNCOA Self Management Alliance
5/22/2014Just Culture: A Path to Optimal Patient SafetyGary Merica, Director, Patient SafetyPhiladelphia, PAPhiladelphia Area Society of Healthcare Risk Management
5/16/2014Navigating Your Course in LeadershipLisa Woods, Manager of Access OperationsHollywood, FloridaNational Association of Healthcare Access Management
5/14/2014Wired for Transformation -- New Models In Video Conferencing Clinical Pastoral Education SupervisionDr. Ted Trout-Landen, Director, Spiritual Care and EducationAustin, TexasAssociation for Clinical Pastoral Education -- clinical supervisors and graduate level faculty
5/8/2014Blood Bank Transfusion Tracker mPageJames (Jim) Noll, APPLICATIONS SYS ANALYST (SR) Pittsburgh, PANorth Atlantic Cerner Users
5/5/2014Patient Self-Service and Portal EngagementAmy Repman, Corporate Director of Access/RegistrationClearwater , Florida2014 NEXT Summit for Healthcare Leaders
5/1/2014WellSpan's PCMH JourneyTom McGann, MD, Sr. VP, WSH and President, WMGCharleston Place, South CarolinaVHA Annual Trustee Institute
4/30/2014NICU and Pediatrics: A Partnership in Caring for Infants with AddictionDebi McNamara, Nurse ManagerJacksonville, FloridaNICU nursing leadership
4/28/2014The New Math of Clinical Outcome Data: Influencing Physician CompensationTom McGann, MD, Sr. VP, WSH and President, WMGLas Vegas, NV2014 VHA Navigating to Excellence Forum
4/23/2014Releasing Time to Care with Smart Device IntegrationKristen O'Shea, VP Nursing Practice & Clinical InformaticsLondon, EnglandPhysicians, Nurses, and IT Professionals in the United Kingdom
4/23/2014Releasing Time to Care with Smart Device IntegrationSharon Muller, Director Clinical InformaticsLondon, EnglandPhysicians, Nurses, and IT Professionals in the United Kingdom
4/22/2014Obstructive lung disease and sleep disorders- exploring the connectionKumar Vipul M.D., Attending physicianEphrata, PAPrimary care physicians and respiratory therapists
4/15/2014APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Jody Goodling, Jackie Shriner, Jill Fetter, York, PAPHarmacists in PA, MD, and NJ interested in immunization certification
4/15/2014A New Benchmark in Clinical Workflow: Bidirectional Patient AssociationMichael "Mick" Murphy, Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerKansas City, MOCerner CareAware Summit
4/9/2014Aligning Hospital Case Management to the Patient Center Medical HomeKathy Shelly & Susan Witmyer, Case ManagersChicago, ILACMA National Conference
4/9/2014Chronic Disease Management for High-Utilizer, Psycho-Socially Challenged PatientsChris Echterling, Associate Medical Director for Quality and InnovationWashington, DCLeadership Institute
4/9/2014Transcription Services: An Essential Tool for CliniciansLaura Rizzo, Director, Health Information ManagementPhoenix, AZNuance Conversations Conference
4/2/2014For Heart’s Sake: Cardiovascular Health Promotion among African-AmericansKevin Alvarnaz, Director, Community Health & WellnessHarrisburg, PAVaried - Health Care Providers; Community Members; Health Educators
3/29/2014Reducing Length of Stay for Patients Discharged from the Emergency DepartmentDavid D. Vega, MD, MBA, Medical Director and Chair of Emergency MedicineSan Diego, CaliforniaAlliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers
3/23/2014In-the-Trenches: Growing My Practice (What I Want To Do) - Practice Development in Interventional OncologyDanny Wang, MD MPH, Interventional RadiologistSan Diego, CASociety of Interventional Radiology
3/13/2014Focused Gratitude to Decrease AbsenteeismSusanlee Wisotzkey, Clinical DirectorOrlando, FloridaAONE (American Organization of Nurse Leaders)
3/8/2014The Use of Resident-Led Teams in a Performance Improvement CurriculumDavid D. Vega, MD, MBA, Medical Director and Chair of Emergency MedicineDenver, ColoradoCouncil of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine
3/6/2014Healthcare Reform - President's BreakfastKeith Noll, President, WellSpan York HospitalYork, PAInvited guests
3/1/2014Redesigning Case Management and Primary Care Roles in Population Health ManagementAnn Kunkel, Director, Case ManagementKing of Prussia, PAACMA Pennsylvania Chapter
2/27/2014Changing Demographics of CholecystectomyJames J. Tucker, MD, Chief ResidentSavannah, GASoutheastern Surgical Congress
2/22/2014Unnecessary Head CT Scans: A Level 1 Trauma Teaching ExperienceCarolyn Parma, Savannah, GeorgiaSoutheastern Surgical Congress
2/22/2014Appendicitis in the Absence of Leukocytosis: A Community Hospital ExperienceMartin Perez, Tyrone Galbreath, JJ Tucker, Savannah, GeorgiaSoutheastern Surgical Congress
2/9/2014Y-90 Advanced Discussion Course: Case-Based ReviewDanny Wang, MD MPH, Interventional RadiologistScottsdale, AZSociety of Interventional Radiology: 2014 Y-90 Complete Course
2/6/2014Perspectives from the Point of CareJohann Becker, Director of Clinical OperationsWashington, D.C., West Health/Office of National Coordinatorfor HIT Conference "Igniting an Interoperable Health Care System"
2/4/2014Appendicitis in the Community CenterTyrone Galbreath, Martin Perez, JJ Tucker, San Diego, CAAcademic Surgical Congress
2/4/2014Changing Trends in Robotic Surgery with an Emphasis on Teaching HospitalsEmily Faulks, San Diego, CAAcademic Surgical Congress
1/27/2014Patient safety in a changing healthcare environmentDr. Marian Damewood, Vice PresidentWashington, District of ColumbiaNational Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health
1/16/2014StrokeThomas Yeich, Emergency PhysicianYork, PAYork County Osteopathic Medical Society
1/8/2014Our Journey Towards Complete ICU ConnectivityRenee Howard, Clinical Informatics NurseSan Francisco, CASociety of Critical Care Medicine - Outcomes Forum Pre Conference
1/7/2014APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization DeliveryJody Goodling, Jackie Shriner, Jill Fetter, York, PAPharmacists from PA, MD, NJ interested in immunization certification
12/18/2013Transforming Care Delivery: Redesigning Case Management and Primary Care Roles in Population Health ManagementAnn Kunkel, Laurie Brown, Karen Jones, Jon Whitney, Barbara Sipe, Amy Shuttlesworth , York, PAThe Advisory Board - Site visit to WellSpan
12/2/2013The Business of Health CareKeith Noll, President, WellSpan York HospitalYork, PAYork College Integrated Business Students
11/18/2013Comparing outcomes of robotic and abdominal hysterectomy Nic Packer, ResidentOrlando, FloridaSociety of Robotic Surgery
11/13/2013Farm To Table Efforts in York County (Panel Presentation)Kevin Alvarnaz, Director, Community Health & WellnessYork, PABusiness leaders
11/11/2013Health Care ReformKeith Noll, President, WellSpan York HospitalYork,, PANursing Congress
11/9/2013Evaluating IRB Member Performance Using Lean Metholodology Melissa Schlenker & Tara Moore, Director, HRPP Program / Quality Assessment Specialist for ResearchBoston, MassachusettsAttendees at the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) AER Conference
11/9/2013Benefits of Conducting a Scientific review Prior to IRB SubmissionMelissa Schlenker & Tara Moore, Director, HRPP Program / Quality Assessment Specialist for ResearchBoston, MassachusettsPublic Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) AER Conference
11/7/2013Population Health, PCMH, Care Management Redesign – Putting it All TogetherChris Echterling, Associate Medical Director for Quality and InnovationHarrisburg, PAVHA Mid-Atlantic Physician Integration Symposium Joint CFO Council / Physician Integration Advisory Group Meeting
10/31/2013Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Instructor CourseMark Goedecker, M.D.Philadelphia, PAphysicians, nurse midwives
10/25/2013Leadership Succession StrategiesLisa Woods, Manager of Access OperationsGrantville, PAKeystone Association of Healthcare Access Management (KAHAM)
10/21/2013"There's a hospital-shaped hole in my brand"Rick Ayers, VP Marketing & PRChicago, ILSociety for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development
10/16/2013Using Data to Improve Pre-Registrations CentersAmy Repman, Corporate Director of Access/RegistrationNew Orleans, LouisianaNational AAHAM ANI - Access and Billing leaders in Healthcare
10/9/2013Use of Medical Device Technology in the Home Setting: Challenges and MitigationsJohann Becker, Director of Clinical OperationsArlington, VirginiaAAMI/FDA Summit
10/7/2013Infusion Management and BeyondRenee Howard, Clinical Informatics NurseKansas City, MOCerner clients from across the world
10/3/2013Non-Robotic versus Robotic Cardiac Surgery: An Investigation of Clinical OutcomesFranz Yanagawa, Washington, D.C.Clinical Robotics Surgery Association
10/2/2013Community Health Needs Assessment (Panel Presentation)Kevin Alvarnaz, Director, Community Health & WellnessChambersburg, PACommunity Member; Health Care Professionals
9/25/2013Community Hospital Survivorship Planning SessionDiane McElwain RN, OCN, M.Ed, Oncology CoordinatorGettysburg, PAPACR Annual Conference ( Cancer Registrars)
9/18/2013Population Health – Improving the Health Status of Your CommunityChris Echterling, Associate Medical Director for Quality and InnovationReading, PACentral PA Healthcare Executive Forum
9/16/2013ED Community PresentationKeith Noll, President, WellSpan York HospitalYork, PACommunity
8/27/2013APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization DeliveryJody Goodling, Jackie Shriner, Jill Fetter, York, PAPharmacists from PA, NJ, MD interested in immunization certification
8/23/2013What's New in Nutrition?Alisha Mutch, Pharm.D., BCPSHershey, PAAACN Conference - Nurses, providers, pharmacists
6/12/2013SuperUtilizer Programs and Ambulatory ICUs: WellSpan Health Initiatives and PerspectivesChris Echterling, Associate Medical Director for Quality and InnovationYork, PAMCOL HealthcareWebSummit
6/5/2013Local SuperUtilizersChris Echterling, Associate Medical Director for Quality and InnovationYork, PARadio Smart Talk – WITF
5/16/2013Utilizing Data to Improve In-House ResuscitationTim McFeely, Nurse ManagerKing of Prussia, PAAmerican Heart Association
4/30/2013You Can Afford to Be a Family PhysicianMark Goedecker, M.D.Philadelphia, PAJefferson College of Medicine
4/23/2013Health Care ReformKeith Noll, President, WellSpan York HospitalYork, PAStaff
4/18/2013Community Education and Outreach for African Americans who are at higher risk for cardiovascular diseaseJoAnn Henderson, Community Health WorkerOrlando, FloridaHealth Educators, Healthcare Providers
4/18/2013Latino Lay Health Leaders as Effective in Forging Relationships Between Community Members and Healthcare ProfessionalsYeimi K Gagliardi, Health EducatorOrlando , FLHealthcare Professionals
4/9/2013Environmental Overview and Financial Perspective for WellSpan HealthKeith Noll, President, WellSpan York HospitalYork, PAMedical Staff
4/9/2013APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization ProgramJody Goodling, Jill Fetter, Jackie Shriner, York, PAPharmacists from PA, MD, NJ
4/3/2013Should Pennsylvania Expand Medicaid?Chris Echterling, Associate Medical Director for Quality and InnovationHarrisburg, PATV Smart Talk – WITF
3/23/2013Meeting ACGME Requirements –A Residency Performance Improvement ProgramRon Benenson MD, Associate Research DirectorNaples, FloridaAlliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers
3/21/2013Significant changes in practice style, work habits, and outlook regarding patient care and qualityTom McGann, MD, Sr. VP, WSH and President, WMGBonita Springs, FloridaThe Healthcare Roundtable
2/19/2013You Can Afford to Be a Family PhysicianMark Goedecker, M.D.Scranton, PAThe Commonwealth Medical College
1/29/2013You Can Afford to Be a Family PhysicianMark Goedecker, M.D.Pittsburgh, PAUniveristy of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Family Medicine Interest Group
1/12/2013APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization ProgramJody Goodling, Jill Fetter, Jackie Shriner, York, PAPharmacists from PA, NJ, MD
12/3/2012Design for Reliability - A Presentation on the Maintenance Reliability Award for the WSRH InfrastructureBill DeFelice, Director - Facility ManagementOrlando, FloridaReliability Engineers and Maintenance professionals
10/6/2012Health Promotion to Include Cancer SurvivorsDiane McElwain, RN, OCN, M.Ed, Oncology CoordinatorNashville, TNNational Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators
10/4/2012Targeting Change in an Integrated Delivery Network with SQLServer 2012Peter Ivers, Director, Project Knowledge OfficeOttawa, CanadaHealthcare Data Warehouse Association
9/20/2012Planning in a Multispecialty Physician Group Kelly Dearman, Director, Operational PlanningPhiladelphia, PAHealthcare Planners & Marketers
9/12/2012Physician Dashboard for Physician DevelopmentTom McGann, MD, Sr. VP, WSH and President, WMGDenver, COThe Healthcare Roundtable
9/8/2012Pharmacy-Based Pain Services: Trials and Tribulations of a 10-Year JourneyAlisha Mutch, Pharm.D., BCPSLas Vegas, NVPainWeek 2012
8/8/2012Physician Performance Evaluation DashboardTom McGann, MD, Sr. VP, WSH and President, WMGSan Francisco, CALeadership Institute
7/7/2012Human Factoring inclusion in Palliative Physician EducationJohann Becker, Director of Clinical OperationsWashington, D.C., Congressional Briefing on behalf of Hospice and Palliative Care Association
6/12/2012Application Aware Network Performance MonitoringRandy Echterling, Network ArchitectSan Diego, CaliforniaCisco Live Conference + global webcast
5/3/2012Health Promotion to Include Cancer SurvivorsDiane McElwain, RN, OCN, M.Ed, Oncology CoordinatorNew Orleans, LANational Oncology Nursing Society
3/1/2012"Professional Challenges in Super-Utilizer Work" with Jeff Brenner MD and Jeff Martin MD Chris Echterling, Associate Medical Director for Quality and InnovationPhiladelphia, PAPopulation Health and Care Coordination Colloquium
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