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Monday, November 2 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
A Physician-Initiated and Technology-Supported Innovation to Support Patient Engagement and Behavior Change

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Improving health behaviors, increasing patient self-management and reducing preference-sensitive surgeries represent key strategies for achieving the Triple Aim and optimizing provider and patient engagement as health care systems move toward an ACO model of care. Building on the AHRQ “Prescription for Health” findings, UPMC has applied Six Sigma tools to optimize a process to support providers in practicing lifestyle medicine. The model focuses on physician initiation with a prescription for healthy behavior change and care engagement, with a referral to a health coach for follow-up support. Building on known best practices, the process has applicability across practice settings (primary and specialty care) and EMR systems as a practical method for physicians to address key drivers of health and cost in population health management, while minimizing patient barriers to accessing support. This case study summarizes the approach, designs, early outcomes and lessons learned for this system-wide innovation.

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avatar for Rebecca Maners, RD, LDN

Rebecca Maners, RD, LDN

Sr. Clinical Product Analyst, UPMC Health Plan
Rebecca is a Sr. Clinical Product Analyst in UPMC’s Insurance Services Division, serving as a liaison between clinical staff and technical teams to design and implement optimal IT solutions to support population health and care management programs, with special emphasis and involvement... Read More →
avatar for Mike Parkinson, MD, MPH

Mike Parkinson, MD, MPH

Sr. Medical Director for Health and Productivity, UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners
Dr. Parkinson is the Senior Medical Director overseeing employer health and productivity strategies for UPMC Health Plan and WorkPartners. He formerly was Executive Vice President, Chief Health and Medical Officer of Lumenos, a national pioneer of consumer-directed health plans acquired... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2015 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Track 1 East/Center Ballroom

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