UPMC Conference on Accelerating Stakeholder-Driven PCOR/CER in a Learning Health System

Conference Agenda and Session Descriptions

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8 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
9 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Diane Holder; UPMC, UPMC Insurance Services Division, and UPMC Health Plan
Donna J. Keyser, PhD, MBA; UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care
9:15 a.m.
Panel 1: Opportunities to Improve Health System Performance Through PCOR/CER
Moderator: Steven Shapiro, MD; UPMC and UPMC Health Services Division
Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT; University of Pittsburgh
Conducting pragmatic clinical studies in rehabilitation settings to reduce inefficiencies and improve patient-centered outcomes
Kevin Kraemer, MD, MS; University of Pittsburgh, UPMC
Applying PCOR and CER to develop and implement strategies to prevent unsafe opioid prescribing in primary care
Tracy Carney, CPS, CPRP; Community Care Behavioral Health
Cara Nikolajski, PhD, MPH; UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care
How PCOR and the expansion of the behavioral health home model can improve outcomes important to patients
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Panel 2: Methods and Tools for Facilitating PCOR/CER in Health Systems
Moderator: James Schuster, MD, MBA; UPMC Insurance Services Division
Pat Deegan, PhD; Pat Deegan PhD & Associates, LLC
Collecting patient behavioral health data through health IT applications to support recovery through PCOR/CER
Sally Wenzel, MD; University of Pittsburgh, UPMC
Improving therapeutic approaches to asthma management through collaborative research programs and clinical research networks
Ajay Wasan, MD; University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance
Tracking pain treatment outcomes through multiple data sources and utilizing big data analytics for treatment decisions
12 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote
Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH; Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
1:30 p.m.
Panel 3: Strategies for Accelerating Stakeholder-Driven PCOR/CER in a Learning Health System
Moderator: Jonathan C. Silverstein, MD, MS, FACS, FACMI; University of Pittsburgh
Andy Bindman, MD; University of California, San Francisco
How health systems are systematically using research and evidence to improve performance and patient outcomes and ways policy-makers can accelerate this process
Kathleen McTigue, MD; University of Pittsburgh
Leveraging PCORnet networks to develop strategies to engage patients, families, providers, and researchers through comparative effectiveness research
Jane Kogan, PhD; UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care
Leveraging and studying innovative care models through payer-provider partnership toward a culture of continuous learning and improvement
2:45 p.m.
3 p.m.
Workgroup Sessions and Online Survey
4 p.m.
Next Steps and Concluding Remarks
Tami E. Minnier, RN, MSN, FACHE; UPMC Beckwith Institute
5 p.m.