UMass Medical School sponsors meeting with Southern New England Practice Transformation Network

September 01, 2015

As part of an ongoing conversation related to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative grant application, UMass Medical School hosted a Day of Sharing with the Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNEPTN) partners Sept. 1 at the UMass Center at Springfield. 

Hospitals and health care systems across the country are engaged in practice transformation efforts as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based payment reform. SNEPTN partners gathered at the meeting to share their current activities related to managing population health, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) challenges, and the importance of using data in the planning and execution of quality patient care. 

The speakers were: 

  • David Polakoff, MD, MSc, chief medical officer and associate dean of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division.
  • John Greenwood, interim ACO president, senior vice president of UMass Memorial Population Health and chief financial officer of UMass Memorial Medical Group.
  • Ron Preston, PhD, director of health policy for the Center for Quantitative Medicine at UConn Health School of Medicine.
  • Evan Benjamin, MD, FACP, senior vice president for Quality and Population Health at Baystate Health.
  • Mark Pettus, MD, FACP, director of medical education and medical director of wellness and population health for Berkshire Health Systems.

 Hospitals and health care systems represented at the Day of Sharing included:

  • Baycare Health Partners
  • Baystate Health System, Inc.
  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Baystate Medical Practices
  • Berkshire Health Systems 
  • Connecticut Department of Social Services
  • Connecticut Office of State Comptroller
  • Connecticut Institute for Primary Care Innovation
  • Healthcentric Advisors
  • Massachusetts Council of Community Hospitals
  • Massachusetts eHealth Institute
  • Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
  • Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Inc.
  • Qualidigm
  • SMC Partners, LLC
  • UConn Health Center for Quantitative Medicine
  • UMass Medical School
  • UMass Memorial Health Care

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