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2017 Value-based Healthcare Delivery Seminar

September 6-7, 2017 

The healthcare landscape is changing rapidly, with new policy developments altering the way that healthcare is delivered, measured and reimbursed. Central to most policy initiatives is an effort to restructure healthcare delivery around value for patients, where value is defined as the health outcomes achieved per dollar spent. Value-based healthcare delivery starts with providers, and we believe it is essential that physicians in training have a thorough understanding of this concept.

We are excited to announce our next Value-based Healthcare Delivery Seminar, to be held from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 and 8:00 am - 5:30 pm on Thursday*, September 7, 2017 in the Executive Education Classroom at the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University. 

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

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Darin J. Gordon

Darin Gordon is the former Director of Tennessee’s Medicaid program,TennCare, an $11 billion health care enterprise that provides services to over 1.5 million Tennesseans. Under Gordon’s leadership, the TennCare program had maintained record low cost trends while patient satisfaction scores reached record highs of 95%. During his time there, the program was also nationally recognized for a variety of innovations and leadership in managed care and payment and delivery system reform. As the longest-serving Director of TennCare, Gordon has served with both Democrat and Republican Governors.  

He has also been involved in health care policy and innovation nationally through consultations with over 35 states; in his leadership roles as Vice-President, President and Immediate Past President of the National Association of Medicaid Directors; and his involvement in a variety of National Governors Association, health care related initiatives and task forces. 

Gordon is a Fellow of the Medicaid Leadership Institute and a member of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program, and Board member of Leadership Health Care.

Gordon is the President & CEO of Gordon & Associates, LLC providing solutions to complex health care issues, strategic planning and consulting to clients throughout the country and across the entire health care ecosystem including government, payers, providers, investors and other consulting practices. Gordon is also a Founding Partner of Speire Healthcare Strategies, LLC where he advises executives on navigating and responding to the continually changing health policy landscape and assists his clients with designing and implementing successful solutions. 


What previous attendees have said:

[This is an] eye-opening seminar for trainees that are not exposed to this much needed approach to thinking.

Definitely a must if you are interested in policy, prevention, [and] learning health systems.

Comprehensive and engaging program about value and the complexity of implementing this change--also taught by very thoughtful, intelligent, engaging experts in the field.

It will change your practice and life.


Who should attend?

The Value-based Healthcare Delivery Seminar is designed for healthcare management-track professionals, residents, and fellows with an interest in health policy, executive leadership, and quality improvement. We will also consider other types of students, including 3rd and 4th year medical students and health policy students, who express a strong interest and as space allows. 

Seminar sessions will focus on current healthcare policy, measuring outcomes, measuring costs, and implementing delivery system reform. Seminar participants will leave the course with a thorough understanding of value-based healthcare delivery principles and will have the opportunity to network with seminar faculty and other attendees. Space is limited.

What is the cost?

Executive Participation: We are reserving a small number of slots for non-Vanderbilt affiliated healthcare management-track professionals. Executive level participation in this 1.5 day seminar is $950 and covers all course materials and catering. 

Vanderbilt Student and Faculty Participation: A majority of slots in this program are reserved for Vanderbilt residents, fellows, students and faculty.  Course materials and catering costs for this group are covered as part of Vanderbilt School of Medicine's graduate programming.

Non-Vanderbilt Affiliated Student Participation: A limited number of slots in this program are reserved for non-Vanderbilt residents, fellows, and students.  Course materials and catering costs for this group are $300. 

Resident and fellow applicants will need to provide confirmation that their program has released them from clinical duties for the day.

50% of fees must be pre-paid upon acceptance to the program. Final amount due on or prior to September 5th. 

All Participants are expected to complete assigned reading before the course begins.

*Times are tentative - final agenda TBD.


Deadline for Applications

All web-based applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on August 18th, 2017 and decisions will be returned by August 22, 2017 along with reading materials and more details about participation. Late applications will be reviewed only if space remains. 

Please contact HPevents@vanderbilt.edu with any questions.