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D'Youville Hosts Panel Discussion on the Future of Healthcare

D'Youville Hosts Panel Discussion on the Future of Healthcare

Buffalo, New York – February 26, 2018 – The D’Youville Health Services Administration Department will host a presentation and panel discussion entitled The Health System of the Future on Wednesday, April 11.

Registration and check-in begin at 4:30 PM and the presentation and discussion will begin at 5:15 PM, featuring opening remarks from D’Youville President, Lorrie Clemo, PhD. An opportunity for networking and refreshments will follow at 7:00 PM. Sponsored by the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York, the event serves as a part of D’Youville’s Public Health Week.

The keynote speaker for the event is Josh Luke, PhD, a former hospital CEO who now travels the country offering his expertise on value based care transformation. Considered a “futurist” on the Affordable Care Act, Luke also authored a book titled, “Re-admission Prevention: Solutions Across the Provider Continuum,” which is the best-selling management series book of the year for the American College of Healthcare Executives.

"I am excited to share how policy changes will impact care delivery and how you can prepare as a patient, student and healthcare professional," said Luke. "We don't just talk about the changing laws, we talk about their impact and how we can prepare for that anticipated impact."

Rounding out the panel are local healthcare executives which includes Jody Lomeo, president and chief executive officer of Kaleida Health; Nora OBrien-Suric, PhD, president of the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York; and Tom Quatroche, Jr, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Erie County Medical Center; and CJ Urlaub, president and CEO of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, and president of D’Youville’s Board of Trustees.

The panel will discuss the relevance of “Continuum of Care” to the futuristic Health System on a national and local level, incentives that will be created to facilitate the coordination of post-acute care in Western New York, the role of new technologies in the development of quality driven healthcare systems, and how the “Value Based Payment” influences the development of the U.S. Health System of the Future.

Attendees may earn 1.5 hours of American College of Healthcare Executives face-to-face credits as well as Category II Professional Development credits for physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Lisa Rafalson, PhD, chair of the D’Youville Health Services Administration Department, says “D’Youville is known for its many high-quality healthcare programs so this is a natural fit for us.”

“At the Health Foundation, we believe that partnerships between healthcare and community-based organizations are vital to address all of the issues that impact our health and quality of life,” says Health Foundation President Nora OBrien-Suric. “With this event, we want to open a dialogue about how we can continue to develop strategic partnerships and collaborate as a community to create a healthier future for all of us.”

D’Youville looks to attract current professionals working within the healthcare delivery system, as well as students, and that attendees can take away something important from the discussion. “We want D’Youville to be the place in Western New York that offers continuing professional education to a wide range of health care professionals,” added Rafalson.

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York is an independent private foundation that advocates for continuous improvement in health and healthcare by investing in the people and organizations that serve young children and older adults.

To register for the event and read more on each panelist, visit the Health System of the Future page.


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