This is a tentative program, subject to change. Check back often as we update the 2018 program.
Thursday, May 17
8 a.m. Registration opens.
9:45 a.m. Exhibits open.
10 a.m.: Welcome and introduction, Roger Plothow.
10:10 a.m.: Description and framing of IHS’ goals: Tyler Norris, followed by an update on where Idaho health care stands today (speaker TBA). Also, updates on major issues discussed at the 2017 IHS. (
11 a.m.: Keynote: Dr. Susan Frampton, Planetree International. Topic: Idaho and patient-centered healthcare.
Noon: Break and lunch service begins.
1 p.m. Luncheon speaker: Creating an Idaho road map to change in behavioral healthcare – report on WICHE Behavioral Health Study and plan: Ross Edmunds, Behavioral Health Administrator, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
1:45 p.m.: Ana Fuentevilla, MD, MHCDS, Chief Medical Officer, Optum Population Health Solutions. Big data and patient-centered healthcare. Plus: Observations and further discussion, TBA.
2:30 p.m.: Framing for the afternoon: Tyler Norris.
2:40-4 p.m. Dr. Lauren Smith: What it takes to create a collective impact in communities. Plus:
• Launching a trial balloon: How people of common interest can move things forward – a report from the 2017 collaboration team.
• A report on the Advance Directives project, a public/private collaboration. Stephanie Bender-Kitz, Honoring Choices Idaho.
4-4:15 p.m. Networking break.
4:15-5 p.m.: Demonstration of Live Better Idaho by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Presenters: Lori Wolff, Deputy DHW Director, and Greg Kunz, Deputy Administrator, Division of Welfare.
5-5:30 p.m.: Discussion of the day’s presentations and themes: Tyler Norris and Lauren Smith.
5:30-7 p.m. Reception, sponsored by ICOM.
6-8 p.m. Speakers and Sponsors Dinner (invitation only)
Friday, May 18
8 a.m. Breakfast service.
8:30-9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dean Cameron, Director, Idaho Department of Insurance.
9:30-10:30 a.m. Solutions to providing effective primary care: Panel discussion, moderator TBA.
10:30-11 a.m. Break for networking and exhibits.
11 a.m. Break-out sessions:
NOTE: The goal for the remainder of the IHS is to identify and recruit stakeholders, identify potential goals, and establish anchor/facilitator for the ongoing initiative.
Breakout No. 1: Behavioral health road map, details coming soon.
Breakout No. 2: Approaches to primary care system issues. Panel presentation and discussions. Presenter and moderator: Dr. Jon Schotts.
- SHIP sustainability: Cynthia York, Idaho DHW.
- Efforts toward more fully integrated patient-centered healthcare workforce: TBA.
12 p.m. Break and lunch service begins.
12:30 p.m. Lunch speaker TBA.
1:15 p.m. Break.
1:30 p.m. Breakout sessions:
Breakout No. 3: Behavioral health, part two. A work group facilitated by Ross Edmunds, Idaho Division of Behavior Health.
- Topics and panelists: TBA.
Breakout No. 4: Effective primary care part two. Panel presentation and discussion. Moderator: TBA.
- Idaho’s rural healthcare crisis: Dr. Rhonda Robinson Beale, Blue Cross of Idaho.
- Project ECHO: Jeff Seegmiller.
2:45 p.m. Break.
3 p.m. Tyler Norris and others: Facilitated interactive plenary session to assess what we’ve learned and look forward:
- Topics and assignments for trial balloon work in 2018-19.
End of conference