• Innovations in  Population Health for PC Practices

    Topic Overview           

    A transformation of the nation’s largest platform for health care delivery, Primary Care Practices, is underway, attempting to broaden its focus on individual patients to panel and population health management in order to achieve the nation’s Triple Aim. This radical shift presents considerable challenges for the providers, practices, payers, and planners, and requires both innovation and growth of a supporting infrastructure. In this forum, we will hear from a panel of innovators efforts to grow infrastructure in support of Primary Care practice transformation to achieve population health, and discuss the barriers and opportunities to scale and expand such efforts nationally.


    Arthur Kaufman, MD

    Arthur Kaufman is the vice chancellor for community health at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Prior to this, he served in the U.S. Indian Health Service, caring for Sioux Indians in South Dakota and Pueblo and Navajo Indians in New Mexico. He is also director of the Rockefeller-funded Health of the Public Program in New Mexico. Dr. Kaufman's interests include creating innovative education and service models to better address community, indigent, rural, and population health needs.  

    Panel Presentation: Social Determinants of Health: New Primary Care Team Members

    L. Allen Dobson, Jr., MD

    L. Allen Dobson Jr., M.D. is a native of North Carolina and is currently the President and CEO of Community Care of NC,  and a Visiting Scholar at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Dr. Dobson has been actively involved in health policy on the state and national level. He was an early leader and developer of the national recognized “Community Care of North Carolina” program. This program received the 2007 Annie E Casey award for Innovations in Government, presented by Harvard’s  Kennedy School of Government.  He is formerly the Assistant Secretary of Health for the NC Department of Health and Human Services where he was responsible for the health divisions of the department as well as serving as the state Medicaid Director.

    Panel Presentation: Moving Primary Care Practices Towards Effective Population and Panel Management to Achieve the Nation's Triple Aim 

    Murray Tilyard, FRNZCGP, BSc, MB CHB, MD

    Murray Tilyard is a professor of general practice and past department chair of the Department of General Practice at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago and executive director of South Link Health, a not for profit incorporated society whose coverage area is South Island wide. His research interests are in general practice, health services utilization, medical informatics, and chronic disease management. He has published 115 papers in refereed journals. 

    Panel Presentation: Innovations in Population Health: New Zealand


    Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH


    Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH

    Marcie Nielsen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC). Previously, Marci held positions ans: Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs and Associate Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Executive Director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority (KHPA), the health lobbyist and assistant director of legislation for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (ALF-CIO), and legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Bob Kerry (D-Nebraska).