‘Navigating Uncertainty’ is Focus of National Healthcare Summit

Napa, California—August 24, 2017— National experts, health system administrators, and physicians will provide guidance and expertise for navigating the uncertainties of today’s healthcare environment when they convene this week in Northern California.

These healthcare leaders will focus on some of the key issues facing providers, group practices, and hospitals today—including the transition to value-based care, the challenges of payment reform, and managing increasingly complex businesses while continuing to meet patients’ needs—at The Doctors Company's annual Executive Advisory Board meeting, held August 24 in Napa.

“We are honored to convene healthcare leaders from across the nation at our Executive Advisory Board meeting,” said Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. “They are on the frontlines of Health Care Delivery and experience the challenges and triumphs of contemporary medical practice. They work every day to make it even better. We are proud to partner with them in support of our mission to advance, protect, and reward the practice of good medicine.”

Topics and speakers include:

• Keynote speaker Harry Greenspun, MD, chief medical officer and managing director, Korn Ferry Health Solutions, Washington, DC, will address attendees on “Transition to Value: Reinventing Health Care Delivery.” A former practicing cardiac anesthesiologist, Dr. Greenspun is a physician executive and noted author and speaker who focuses on healthcare transformation.

• As healthcare providers face the complexities of today’s environment, some turn to professional management companies for assistance. John Kalix, COO, NAPA Management Systems, Melville, NY, will address whether this trend is creating better businesspeople or better clinicians.

• The nation’s movement toward payment reform is also a source of uncertainty and will be discussed by Paul MacLellan, CEO, Medical Advantage Group; Michael Lewis, senior director, healthcare analytics at Cleveland Clinic; and Robert Frank, MD, president, Robert A. Frank MD, PC.

• Kevin Manemann, CEO, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare and Suzanne Cooper, RN, MSN, FNP, director of clinical operations, Mission Heritage Medical Group, will describe a successful program – “Own It” – that is helping their physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners enhance the patient experience through improved communications and empathy when dealing with patients during these uncertain times.

About The Doctors Company
Founded and led by physicians, The Doctors Company (www.thedoctors.com) is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company takes the mal out of malpractice insurance by helping practices of all sizes manage the complexities of today’s healthcare environment—with expert guidance, resources, and coverage. The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, with 80,000 members and over $4 billion in assets, and is rated A by A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings. To learn more about data-driven insights and to stay up to date on industry trends, follow and subscribe to The Doctors Company on Twitter (@doctorscompany), YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+.

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