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Speaker Spotlight

We are excited to reveal the first of three highly-anticipated plenary sessions to be held at this year’s Joint AACOM & AODME 2017 Annual Conference.


The Path to Value: Care Systems and Medical Education
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (8:00 AM – 9:20 AM)

Under the conference theme "Educating Leaders for Integrated Health Systems," this plenary session will provide a global overview of how various models of health systems are mapping their journey to population health and what educators need to know to best prepare their graduates.

A diverse multi-speaker panel of integrated health leaders will provide unique perspectives on leadership in change management and a gap analysis regarding U.S. osteopathic medical schools and GME programs, as they explore future health system paradigms and population health issues. Panel speakers include: 


022117_John-BulgerJohn B. Bulger, DO, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Geisinger Health Plan

Dr. Bulger is a recognized leader in quality and patient safety and serves on regional and national groups aimed at improving the quality of medical care. As Chief Medical Officer for Geisinger Health Plan, Dr. Bulger is responsible for working with Geisinger Health System and community providers to improve the quality of care for its patients and members. 

Dr. Bulger is a member of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's standing workgroup on evaluation of its Quality Indicators™ and the National Quality Forum's All-Cause Admissions and Readmissions Steering Committee. He also chairs the Society of Hospital Medicine's (SHM) Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Committee. Dr. Bulger is a recipient of numerous leadership and teaching awards and has published on quality and education topics. Read more.

022117_Michael-ModicMichael T. Modic, MD
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Cleveland Clinic

In his role as Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Modic facilitates the pace of change and identifies synergies within the clinical enterprise. He has direct involvement and oversight over the areas of quality and patient safety, patient experience, continuous improvement, distance health, health enabling technology, and clinical data and analytics.

Dr. Modic chaired the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute from 2006-15—the first “institute” to use a new integrated care model adopted by the Cleveland Clinic. Within this institute, the departments of neurosurgery, neurology, psychiatry and psychology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation are integrated into an organ system/disease-based structure. Read more.

022117_Gregory-RosencranceJames G. Rosencrance, MD
Chairman, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic

The first decade of Dr. Rosencrance’s academic career was focused on general medicine and medical toxicology with an avid interest in medical informatics. He served as Medical Director of the West Virginia Poison Center from 1991-2000.

Dr. Rosencrance joined the Cleveland Clinic as a staff physician in February 2014 where he served as Center Director and Chairman of Internal Medicine for Cleveland Clinic Florida until January 2016. Dr. Rosencrance became Chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Medicine Institute in February 2016 where he currently works to “guide and collaborate with the institute team to deliver outstanding care while simultaneously transforming our care delivery model.” Read more.

022117_Ted-WymysloTed Wymyslo, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Ohio Association of Community Health Centers

With over 30 years of experience as a clinician, Dr. Wymyslo has held leadership roles in family practice residency training, medical student teaching, local and state professional associations, free clinic and homeless shelter health care delivery, public health, and patient-centered medical home (PCMH) advocacy across the state of Ohio and the nation.

As immediate past director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Dr. Wymyslo established the Ohio Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative in 2011 to affect statewide implementation of the PCMH delivery model. He led the development of statewide opioid prescribing guidelines, modernized maternity and newborn nursery rules, mandated accreditation for all local health departments, and addressed the infant mortality challenge. With this combined primary care and public health experience, he has championed the need for integration of public health and primary care to improve population health.

Today Dr. Wymyslo serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC), with 45 Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) members serving 620,000 patients in 250 sites across the state, 126 of which are PCMH-recognized. Read more.


Visit AACOM's Annual Conference web section to view the Schedule-at-a-Glance and to register.  


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