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2020 Symposium

Our 2020 Population Health and Value Management was held on September 18th, 2020.


7:45am – 8:00am: Welcome

    • Eric Weil, MD, Associate Chief Health Officer, Northeast Region, Cityblock Health

8:00am – 9:00am: “Strategies for Promoting Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Health Care”

    • Keynote Speaker: Ana McKee, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer of the Joint Commission


Break Virtual Exhibitors (15mins)

9:15am – 10:15am: “OPAT programs: Conventional Topics, Challenges, COVID response and Recommendations

    • Genève Allison, MD, Director of Outpatient Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) program & Attending Physician, Tufts Medical Center
    • Colleen Kershaw, MD, Medical Director of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Program & Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Break Virtual Exhibitors (15mins)

10:30am – 11:30am: “Pharmacy’s Role in Value-Based Care: Focus on Population Health Initiatives”

    • Pam Sherry, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, BILH Performance Network, Improving Quality of Care for Specific Patient Population

Break Virtual Exhibitors (30mins)

12:00pm – 1:00pm: “Understanding and Improving the Patient Experience”

Virtual Exhibitors open until 1:30pm (30mins)

Speaker Bios

Eric WeilEric Weil, MD

Eric M. Weil, MD, graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School and completed his Residency Training in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. His clinical home for twenty years was the Massachusetts General Hospital, Revere HealthCare Center, where he delivered care as a primary care physician. During his tenure in the organization, Dr. Weil served as Chief for the medicine practice and has chaired the city’s Board of Health. He has been a local, regional, statewide and national leader on a multitude of Educational, Primary Care, Care Coordination and Community Based initiatives.

Dr. Weil’s career has been driven by a desire to make healthcare systems successful. In 2006, he implemented a Medicare Demonstration Project that successfully coordinated the care for medically complex and high-risk Medicare patients. This program demonstrated significant positive outcomes and later became one of the cornerstones of the Population Health Strategy for Partners Healthcare.

From 2008-2016, he served as Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs for the MGH General Medicine Unit. Concomitantly, he was an Associate Medical Director for the Massachusetts General Physician’s Organization, overseeing all infrastructure and strategy for Primary Care at the institution. Most recently, he served as Chief Medical Officer for Primary Care within the Partners Healthcare Center for Population Health, focusing full time on the portfolio of strategies to advance the Population Health strategies of the organization, inclusive of development of the Partners Medicaid ACO.

Eric served as Medical Director for Population Health and Associate Chief of Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center from January 2019 to January 2020. He currently delivers care at BIDMC as a Primary Care Physician within the Division of General Medicine.

Starting January 2020, Eric began a new position of Associate Chief Health Officer, Northeast Region for Cityblock Health. His role includes supporting the development, implementation and clinical oversight of a new and impactful model of care delivery for some of our most vulnerable and at-risk populations across the urban Northeast.

Ana Pujols McKeeAna Pujols McKee, MD

Ana Pujols McKee, M.D., is the executive vice president and chief medical officer of The Joint Commission. In this role, Dr. McKee represents The Joint Commission enterprise as she focuses on and develops policies and strategies for promoting patient safety and quality improvement in health care. Her responsibilities include providing support to The Joint Commission’s Patient Safety Advisory Group; overseeing work related to the development of the Sentinel Event Policy and Sentinel Event Alerts; supervising the Sentinel Event Database; and overseeing the functions of the Standards Interpretation Group and the Office of Quality and Patient Safety. Dr. McKee also provides clinical guidance and support to the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International. In addition, Dr. McKee leads the Joint Commission’s efforts in supporting physician leaders through the annual physician leader forums, corporate CMO Council and serves as founding leader of the National Patient Safety Collaborative.

Prior to her current position, Dr. McKee served as chief medical officer and associate executive director at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She also served as medical director for the Philadelphia Health Department’s ambulatory network.

Dr. McKee is a former board member of the American Cancer Society, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, Philadelphia AIDS Consortium, and former board chair for the Pennsylvania Safety Authority. She has also served on the Food and Drug Administration’s Advisory Committee and several committees of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. McKee holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital in Philadelphia. She completed her residency at Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, and is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. McKee was named as one of Modern Healthcare’s 2014 and 2020 Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.

Geneve AllisonGenève Allison, MD

Dr. Geneve Allison received her undergraduate Bachelors of Arts degree from Harvard College followed by her MD from University of Massachusetts Medical School. Following medical school, she completed a residency in Internal medicine at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, CA and a clinical and research fellowship in infectious diseases at Tufts Medical Center. In 2013, Dr. Allison received her Masters of Science from the Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Clinical and Transitional Science Program at Tufts University. Currently, she holds the position of Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine along with Adjunct Facility for the Program in Immunology at Sackler School of Graduate Medical Sciences at Tufts University. Also serving as Attending Physician for the Department of Medicine, Dr. Allison is currently Director of Outpatient Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) program for the Department of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center.

Colleen KershawColleen Kershaw, MD

Dr. Colleen Kershaw was born and raised in rural northeast Ohio, and attended The Ohio State University for undergraduate studies. She received her MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and went on to complete Internal Medicine residency as well as Infectious Disease fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where her academic focus centered on medical education. She also completed a fellowship in Global Health through the Botswana-Harvard Partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess and Scottish Livingstone Hospital in Botswana. Her clinical interests are broad in general infectious disease but in particular include care of underserved and marginalized populations, with a focus on the intersection of infections disease and addiction. She has training and interest in medical education as well as quality improvement work, and currently serves as the Medical Director for the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Program as well as the Assistant Hospital Epidemiologist, with a focus on surgical site infections, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Pam SherryPam Sherry, PharmD, BCACP

Pam Sherry is currently the Director of Pharmacy at Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network, a clinically-integrated network in Eastern Massachusetts. Pam has held positions within Beth Israel Lahey Health since 1998 at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center as Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Assistant Director of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, and Interim Director of Pharmacy Services. She graduated from MCPHS University, where she received her BS in Pharmacy, and University of Illinois at Chicago where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy. Pam was the first pharmacy resident at Harvard Community Health Plan (now Atrius Health) in Boston, MA. She is a strong proponent a collaborative team approach and top-of-license patient care, and her training and experience has focused on the development and integration of pharmacy programs in patient care management, healthcare professional education, utilization management and informatics. Outside of work, Pam enjoys hiking, gardening, reading and spending time with her family.

Jessica DudleyJessica Dudley, MD

As Press Ganey’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Jessica C. Dudley is responsible for leading efforts to support organizations in increasing clinician engagement and improving patient care outcomes, particularly among physicians. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, clinical care redesign through outstanding teamwork, addressing clinician burnout, and advancing professional fulfillment.

Prior to joining Press Ganey, Dr. Dudley was Chief Medical Officer at the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization, where she was responsible for the strategic development and oversight of physician-led efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of clinical care. Dr. Dudley led the organization’s overall well-being efforts to address burnout and improve professional fulfillment for more than 1,700 physicians, and she participated in systemwide efforts supporting more than 5,000 physicians and 2,000 trainees. She also developed multiple training programs to advance the development of physician leadership skills and clinical performance, and she created a clinician incubator program to increase front-line clinicians’ engagement in identifying opportunities to redesign care to deliver improved outcomes and quality and reduce overall health care costs.

Prior to this role, Dr. Dudley was Vice President for Care Innovation at Brigham Health, where she coordinated institutional and physician-led efforts to develop population health management and care redesign programs supporting the delivery of high-value patient care. Prior to that, she was a Medical Director within the Partners HealthCare System, and she served as Medical Director for Partners’ Human Resources department.

Dr. Dudley received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in primary care internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she was a practicing primary care physician for 10 years. Dr. Dudley is board-certified in internal medicine and is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.