Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

2018 Annual Conference

Iowa Healthcare Collaborative 14th Annual Conference at the Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona.


Convening leaders from across the state to work toward the common goal of exceptional healthcare in Iowa.


7:00 am       Registration, Continental Breakfast and Vendor Tradeshow
8:00 am       Welcome and Introduction

Tom Evans, MD, FAAFP, President and CEO, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Des Moines

8:15 am       Keynote: Accelerating Transformation and Thriving in Times of Great Change

Dennis Wagner, Director, Quality Improvement and Innovation Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality

9:15 am       Break with Vendors

9:30 am       Plenary: Are You Ready?: Consumerism Driving Transformation

Knitasha Washington, DHA, FACHE, President and CEO, ATW Solutions Inc., Chicago, IL

10:45 am     Break with Vendors

11:00 am     Plenary: Growing Excellence in Quality Care

Brian Dieter, FACHE, President and CEO, Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames

12:00 pm     Lunch (included) and Visit Vendor Tradeshow
1:00 pm       Breakout Sessions

1A – Sustaining a Culture of Excellence

Steve Simonin, President and CEO, Micki Disney, Provider Recruitment Coordinator and Kimberly Heller, PhD, Organizational Development Coordinator, Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics, Clarion

1B – Health Equity in Rural America: An Opportunity and Necessity

Knitasha Washington, DHA, FACHE, President and CEO, ATW Solutions Inc., Chicago, IL

1C – Refuel, Reduce, Repeat

Kate Carpenter, BHA, CPHQ, RT(R)(M)(CT), Program Manager, Compass HIIN, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Des Moines and Denise Helmick, RN, Clinical Reimbursement Specialist, Van Diest Medical Center, Webster City

1D – Integration of Behavioral Health Within a Primary Care Setting

Steve Johnson, LISW, CADC, Behavioral Health Administrator, Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines

1:55 pm       Break

2:05 pm       Breakout Sessions

2A – Disruptive Technologies and Patient Activation: How Best to Lead Through a Storm

Doug Patten, MD, FACS, Associate Dean, Southwest Campus, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, August, GA

2B – Defining and Responding to Population Health Needs

Julie Raasch, RN, CCM, Director of Quality, Primary Health Care, Des Moines and David Faldmo, MPAS, PA-C, Medical Director, Siouxland Community Health Center, Sioux City

2C – Understanding the Data of Falls and Injury Science

Amy Hester, PhD, RN, BC, Chief Scientific Officer, HD Nursing, Benton, AR

2D – Building Economically Viable Healthy Communities

Pam Halverson, Lead Executive, Operations, UnityPoint Accountable Care, West Des Moines

2:55 pm       Break with Vendors

3:10 pm       Breakout Sessions

3A – Burning Platforms and Burnt Out Physicians: Will We Ever Get To to Healthcare Reform?

Mike Romano, MD, MHA, CMO, Nebraska Health Network, Omaha, NE and President, Iowa Medical Society, Des Moines

3B – Partnerships in Population Health

Kristine Jones, Vice President Employee Benefits and Angie Nelson, Group Vice President, Retail Pharmacy, Hy-Vee, West Des Moines

3C – Hospital Data: How to Use Reports to Drive Results

Kathy Trytten, Senior Director, Information and Quality Services, Iowa Hospital Association, Des Moines and Ellyn Cowan, MPH, Director, Data and Informatics, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Des Moines

3D – Medication Management Strategies: A Tale of Two Clinics

Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, CGP, BCPS, FAPHA, Co-Owner and Director of Clinical Services, Towncrest Compounding Pharmacies, Iowa City and Faculty, Pharmacy, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Des Moines and Ryan Jacobsen, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Ambulatory Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City

4:00 pm       Adjournment


Brochure and Registration (Link)

Attendee Roster (PDF)

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