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Alliance Book Club Pilot Session: Avera Health Plans on the 4 Disciplines of Execution

Event Date: 5/5/2021

Event Overview

Wednesday, 5/5/2021
2:00 PM CT – 3:30 PM CT (90 minutes)
Hosted by: Avera Health Plans

If you've heard the adage that those who read more earn more, then join us for the pilot series kick-off of the Alliance book club*, a networking and learning forum for Alliance health plan leaders. Whether you’re a seasoned executive or an up-and-coming leader, this forum encourages you to challenge your thinking while connecting with, learning from, and supporting your Alliance colleagues.

The May 5th kick-off features Avera Health Plans, and we welcome Sara Hansen, director of quality and clinical risk, back to the stage.  She is joined by her colleague Luke Merkel, director of pharmacy services. Together, they will lead an exploration of our first book: The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling. Sara introduced the Alliance membership to 4DX during her recent case study on how Avera implemented the approach and saw a $1.2M impact on their business. Fast Company says that applying the 4DX and “focusing on a wildly important goal (WIG) is like punching one finger through a sheet of paper – all your strength goes into making that hole.” Avera’s quality and clinical risk services team’s experience certainly makes one think there is something to this 4DX thing.

This virtual event is part book club, part real-world application, and part networking.  (READ: Audience participation is required!)
We’ve scheduled 90 minutes together, and it will be fast-paced and fun: 

  • Hear Sara and Luke’s perspective on the book and how it felt to take the concepts and apply them in the real world of a fast-paced health plan!
  • Participate via lightning chat prompts and audience polls as we grapple with the book’s concepts – what are the barriers to trying this approach, and what ideas do we have to overcome them?
  • Engage directly with your peers in small discussion groups: Dig deeper into your reactions to the book, and embrace curiosity while listening to others’ perspectives

Pre-WORK! (Yep, we’re serious about this book club thing):

  1. Buy or borrow your copy of The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling
  2. Read the book before May 5
  3. Download the discussion guide and make notes as you go
  4. Run a BigMarker system check on your computer to make sure your technology setup is ready for full participation

*Have a better idea for our book club name? We’re all ears. Earn a gift card with your winning idea!


Audience

Do any of these descriptors sound like you? Then you should JOIN US!

  • Maintaining a growth mindset is important to you and you enjoy challenges and new ideas from unexpected sources
  • You’re a seasoned leader who values the opportunity to mentor or share your experience with new leaders
  • You’re new to leading people a/or projects and are eager for the opportunity to learn from those who have more experience
  • You enjoy reading, learning and engaging with others in small group settings


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Documents
4/1/2021

Discussion Guide: Avera Health Plan on the 4 Disciplines of Execution
Avera Health Plan leaders share real-world experience on how they implemented the approach and saw a $1.2M impact on their business. Read the book in advance and join us for a high-energy, highly participatory learning session.

Attendees

Below is a list of all delegates registered to date for this event

  • Donald Bladt
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Manager of Pharmacy Services at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • Geovani Bonilla
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President, Medical Operations at IU Health Plans
  • Amanda Buck
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Manager, Quality at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • Michelle Burnham
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • RN, Clinical Auditor at Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Lisa Carlson
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • Marty Cerier
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Manager Regulatory Audit and FDR Oversight at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Shane Clemans
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Clinical Pharmacist at Providence Health Plans
  • Nicholas D'Isa
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Compliance Officer at Physicians Health Plan
  • Ann De Weerd
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director, Self-Funded-Products at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • Sara DeGrofft
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Manager, Provider Contracting at Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • Jessica Dupont
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director of Risk Adjustment at Health New England
  • Sarah Engle
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Risk Adjustment and Claims Analytics Supervisor at Western Health Advantage
  • Christopher Fiorino
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP, Operational Support Services at Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Robin Fisk
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Deputy General Counsel at MetroPlusHealth
  • Elizabeth Goff
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Manager - Medicare Project Management at IU Health Plans
  • Kristin Griego
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • SIU Supervisor at Prominence Health Plan
  • Christine Harder
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP, Provider Operations at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Cari Haug
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Manager of Nursing Services at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • Erin Heckethorn
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director of Compliance and Product Management at FirstCarolinaCare Insurance Company
  • Jeremy Jones
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director Consumer Sales at Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • Celeste Keeton
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Operations and Communications Specialist at Health Plan Alliance
  • Matthew Kroeze
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Manager, Risk Adjustment at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • Debbie Lancto
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Wellbeing Services Manager at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • Ed Lee
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Exec Director Healthcare Economics Outcomes at IU Health Plans
  • Revecca Lopez
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Management Analyst at Valley Health Plan
  • Lisa Maynard
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP Physician Contracting HNS at Capital District Physicians' Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Joyce Petermann
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Coding validator/risk adjustment specialist at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • Sherrie Petersen
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director of Care Innovation & Health Management at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • Dean Ratzlaff
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Actuary at Sentara Health Plans (Optima)
  • Robynn Roy
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Quality and Risk Adjustment Specialist at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • Ari Schwartz
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director, Strategy and Analytics at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Steve Selinsky
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • VP Product Strategy, Marketing and Community Outreach at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Kirsten Selley
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Sr. Management Engineer at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Brian Smolich
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Vice President of Medical UM and Pharmacy Services at Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • Margaret Solma
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Director of Plan Structure & Integrity at Avera Health Plans (DAKOTACARE)
  • Jayne Stroin
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Manager at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Teodor Todhe
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Clinical Quality of Care Manager at MetroPlusHealth
  • Jered Wilson
  • ALLIANCE MEMBER
  • Chief Operating Officer at Paramount Health Care
  • Tammy Davis
  • SPONSOR
  • AVP, Director, Marketing Communications at Summit Re
  • Thomas Joyer
  • SPONSOR
  • Chief Commercial Officer at Altruista Health, Inc
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