Governor Kitzhaber to Keynote & Policymakers and Practitioners Come Together in Portland to Understand the CCO Landscape

Conference will offer perspectives on Oregon’s health care transformation from a national, state, and regional level.
On April 25, The Oregon Medical Association, a nonprofit membership organization representing  over 8,000 physicians, physician assistants, and medical and PA students, will host its annual meeting at The Nines hotel in Portland. The day-long educational event, which is open to the entire health care community, will feature speakers from Coordinated Care Organizations around the state reporting their experiences with the nuts and bolts of transforming health care. 
The event will offer five hours of CME continuing education credit to clinician attendees. Opening keynote speaker David Herman, MD, CEO of regional health system Vidant Health in North Carolina, will offer a national perspective on some of the most politically controversial aspects of the Affordable Care Act, and discuss the role of physicians and other providers in delivering better health and health care in their communities. 
Governor John Kitzhaber will deliver the closing keynote address. Panels will be moderated by Bob  Dannenhoffer, MD, past OMA President and CEO of Architrave Health in Roseburg. 
Featured panelists include: 
Janet Meyer, CEO of Health Share of Oregon 
Terry Coplin, CEO of Trillium Health 
Lyle Jackson, MD, Chief Medical Officer of All Care CCO 
Kim Whitley, COO of Intercommunity Health Network 
Rob Schwartz, Executive Director of the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association 
Kelly Hagan, JD, Attorney and Partner at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, PC 
Joe Henery, President of Henery & Associates 
Tom Gragnola, MD, Medical Director of Portland IPA 
Xiaoyan Huang, MD, Board Member of Portland IPA 
Ron Stock, MD, Director of Clinical Innovation at the OHA Transformation Center 
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On the evening of April 25th, from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, OMA members and other attendees will gather in the Nines ballroom to celebrate and raise money for the OMA Medical Scholarship fund at the Future RI Medicine party (formerly the Party in the Pearl), which will feature food, drink and dancing and will culminate with the third annual scholarship giveaway for medical and PA students. Ten lucky students representing the state's four major medical and PA programs will receive a total of $40,000.
On April 26th, OMA member volunteers and community partners will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland for Care Connection 2014, offering health screenings and health-supportive information and resources for free to the public from 8:30 am to 3:00 PM.
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