‘Health System of the Future’ presentation, panel discussion April 11

Former hospital CEO and health care “futurist” Josh Luke, Ph.D. will be the keynote speaker at the presentation and panel discussion “The Health System of the Future” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Blue Lounge in the College Center at D’Youville College, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo, NY.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. A reception with light refreshments will follow the event at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, “The Health System of the Future” is part of D’Youville’s Public Health Week.

Luke, author of the book “Re-admission Prevention: Solutions Across the Provider Continuum,” travels across the country offering his expertise on value-based care transformation.

“I am excited to share how policy changes will impact care delivery and how you can prepare as a patient, student and health care professional,” Luke said. “We don’t just talk about the changing laws, we talk about their impact and how we can prepare for that anticipated impact.”

Panelists at the event include Nora OBrien-Suric, Ph.D., president, Health Foundation for Western and Central New York; Jody Lomeo, president and chief executive officer, Kaleida Health; Tom Quatroche, Jr, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, Erie County Medical Center; and CJ Urlaub, president and CEO of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo and president of D’Youville’s Board of Trustees.

The panel will discuss the relevance of Continuum of Care to the future of the health care system on a national and local level, incentives that will facilitate coordination of post-acute care in western New York, the role of new technologies in the development of quality-driven health care systems, and how value-based payment influences the future of the health system in the United States.

“At the Health Foundation, we believe that partnerships between health care and community-based organizations are vital to address all of the issues that impact our health and quality of life,” OBrien-Suric said. “With this event, we want to open a dialogue about how we can continue to develop strategic partnerships and collaborate as a community to create a healthier future for all of us.”

Attendees may earn 1.5 hours of American College of Healthcare Executives face-to-face credits as well as Category II Professional Development credits for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Registration is required. To learn more about the event and register, visit the Health System of the Future page.