Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare: How Four Organizations are Embracing Change and Managing Populations

This briefing summarizes the discussions at Intalere’s 2013 Executive Roundtable, which featured four healthcare providers of different sizes and geographic areas who are building comprehensive, future-based community care plans focused on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim. 

As part of the panel discussion moderated by Rich Umbdenstock, president and chief executive officer of the American Hospital Association, the healthcare leaders that shared their stories included:
  • Larry Mullins, president and CEO of Samaritan Health in Oregon
  • Dr. Michael Parkinson, senior medical director, health and productivity, UPMC Health Plan and Work Partners, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • David C. Pate, president and CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital, Boise, Idaho
  • Bill Sexton, CEO of Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin
Each enumerated how they are driving change in their organizations by: 

  • Focusing on integrating with the community through chronic disease strategies and taking proactive steps to reduce health risks and control risk conditions
  • Harmonizing delivery models and payment systems
  • Integrating quality and operational efficiencies
  • Partnering with physicians and letting them contribute to empowered process redesign

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