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Summer Update | August 2010

What Health Care Leaders are Thinking
By Mary Ellen Wells

Vice-President Client Development

Over the past several months, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with many leaders throughout Minnesota’s health care industry.  Whether they are part of a large integrated system, an independent group practice, a tweener community hospital, or critical access hospital, these leaders have provided very similar answers when I ask the question, “What’s keeping you busy these days?”

The overwhelming response is: 

How can I help my organization understand and change to meet the new demands that are coming?

There is strong agreement that a new care model must be developed.  The old ways of reimbursement incentives that favor procedures and tests and result in fragmented care must give way to a new approach that reinforces prevention, wellness, and coordinated care.  With or without health care reform, this change must occur if we are to have a sustainable health care system.  The demographic changes that we’ve been talking about for years are finally upon us and demanding that paradigm shift.

I would encourage you to take a look at the results of a recent survey by The Commonwealth Fund, Health Care Opinion Leaders’ Views on Delivery System Innovation and Improvement.  Gain some comfort in knowing that as a leader during these very trying times you’re not alone, and keep persevering in your efforts to make the necessary changes.

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In the Community

Experienced Resources was a Bronze Sponsor for the Minnesota Medical Group Management Association (MMGMA) Summer Conference, August 4-6.

Mary Christensen and Mary Ellen Wells attended the Minnesota Hospital Association’s (MHA) Trustee Conference, July 9-11.

Mary Christensen and Mary Ellen Wells were joined by Steve Gerberding, Administrator of Adult and Pediatric Urology and Geoff Sylvester, President Aspen Medical Group for the MMGMA golf event on June 17th.

Experienced Resources was a Gold Level Sponsor for the 6th Annual Mille Lacs Area Health Foundation Charity Golf Tournament held on June 12th.

Mary Ellen Wells attended the Healthcare Human Resources Association of Minnesota (HHRAM) Region 4 Happy Hour networking event on June 3rd.

Geoff Sylvester, President Aspen Medical Group and Mary Ellen Wells, Experienced Resources
Harlan Dahl, Mary Christiansen and Mary Farr, Experienced Resources

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