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Population Health: Clinical & Administrative Implications

Webinar | July 21, 2020 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
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Webinar: Population Health: Clinical & Administrative Implications

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Description: Managing populations while continuing to provide care to the individuals in that population has gained considerable attention of late. Always a focus of attention for epidemiologists, population health has now entered the care delivery world for payers and providers, who must consider how care delivery and clinical decision making must change. Social determinants of health, clinical workflows, care coordination, communications, and interoperability–as well as the omnipresent challenge of nonadherence to clinical regimens—must be taken into consideration if organizations hope to successfully manage populations and people.

In a townhall format, this presentation will explore how these factors interoperate and will provide examples of how organizations have successfully navigated this complex environment. By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Give three examples of how care delivery must change if both population health and individual patient care are to be optimized.
  • Describe the current paradoxical state of care delivery in which providers are expected to achieve mutually incompatible goals.
  • Describe the critical role that care management, clinical communication, and electronic interoperability must play for successful population management to occur.


Speakers are volunteering their time for this presentation.

Event Speakers

Sharon Hicks, MBA, MSW
Featured Speaker

Sharon Hicks, MBA, MSW, has more than 20 years of experience in the health and human service field. She has extensive expertise and a wide range of experience in health plan management, clinical operations management, and technology. A recognized thought leader among her peers, Ms. Hicks is a regular keynote speaker at industry conferences and association meetings, as well as an author of hundreds of articles and resources for professionals in both clinical and executive roles. Prior to joining OPEN MINDS, Ms. Hicks spent two decades in a number of executive positions within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) system. She served as the Chief Operating Officer for Community Care Behavioral Health, UPMC’s managed behavioral health organization responsible for $800 million in annual revenue.

Richard Louis, III
Featured Speaker

Richard Louis, III, has extensive experience as a behavioral healthcare administrator, business development specialist, and innovator of new service lines for behavioral healthcare organizations and currently serves the Vice President – Western Region at OPEN MINDS. Previously, Mr. Louis was the Director of Development – Behavior & Addiction Medicine at Southern California Healthcare Systems Inc. / Prospect Medical. There, he was involved in many consulting projects focused on health care integration, developing new service lines, and health plan contract development. Most recently, he pioneered the development of a series of innovative and profitable integrated behavioral health treatment and population health management solutions that target high cost and complex behavioral health populations.

Paul Duck

Paul Duck currently serves as a Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS. He brings over 30 years of experience in leadership and management, focusing on managed care, health information technology organizations, strategy, business development and market expansion, and customer experience optimization to the OPEN MINDS team. Previously, Mr. Duck has served in roles such as Vice President, Strategy & Development for Beacon Health Options, the Vice President of Business Development for Netsmart Technologies, and Chief Executive Officer for Coastal Orthopedics. Mr. Duck earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Case Western Reserve University.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Electronic Engineering Technology from the Electronic Technology Institute.

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