2011 War College Updated Presentations

May 3-4, 2011 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans

(Plus! Optional Post Event Day Programs Thursday, May 5)

The speaker’s topic is the link to the presentation.

Some will have audio recordings and no Powerpoints to download,
such as the panel discussions or those not for public release
per the speaker’s request.


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Day One, Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Concurrent Master Classes:
 
 


Rodney Momcilovic 7:00 AM-7:50 AM
Unlock Major Performance Gains by Managing Your Lab’s Work Flow with Real-Time Performance Measures

R. Rodney Momcilovic, MBA, Consultant
ValuMetrix-OCD – Harlem, GA
R. Rodney Momcilovic, MBA


Lisa-Jean Clifford 7:00 AM-7:50 AM
Anatomic Pathology’s Latest Transformation: Local Practice Consolidation,
More CP Testing, and Regional "Test Exchange Networks" (TEN)

Lisa-Jean Clifford, Chief Executive Officer
Psyche Systems Corp – Milford, MA
Lisa-Jean Clifford


Susan Stegall
Susan Stegall, MBA


Paula McCreary
8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Beckman Coulter Benefactor Session:
Surviving Katrina – How Touro Infirmary Met the Challenges of the Disaster!
Paula McCreary, Technical Manager, Pathology Department
Touro Infirmary – New Orleans, LA
Paula McCreary


Rob Atlas
Rob Atlas



8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Fixing the Anatomic Pathology Lab’s Top Ten Disasters—Before They Happen!

Patrick Maul, MBA, Lean Sigma Black Belt – Principal Consultant
BD Diagnostics Healthcare Consulting – Franklin Lakes, NJ
Patrick Maul, MBA


Rina Wolf

Rina Wolf
8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Medicare and Private Payers’ New Attacks on Molecular Test Coverage: What Every Pathology Group and Clinical Laboratory Needs to Know
Rina Wolf, VP Strategic Commercialization, Consulting and Industry Affairs
XIFIN, Inc. – San Diego, CA

General Session:


Robert Michel
Robert L. Michel


Rhonda Becker 9:40 AM–10:20 AM
Designing, Building, and Operating the State-of-the Art Automated Laboratory

Rhonda Becker, Clinical Lab Manager
UC Davis Medical Center Specialty Testing Center
Sacramento, CA
Rhonda Becker


Rick Panning

10:40 AM-11:20 AM
Designing the Lab of the Future Today:
Preparing to Serve Medical Homes and ACOs

Rick Panning, MBA, Vice President, Laboratory Services
Allina Hospitals and Clinics – Minneapolis, MN

Rick Panning, MBA


Mark Bogusk

11:20 AM-12:00 PM
Using Whole Human Genome Sequencing to Improve Patient Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Mark Boguski, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Biomedical Infomatics
Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA
Mark Boguski, MD, PhD


  12:00 PM–1:00 PM
Networking Lunch with Speakers and Sponsors

Phil Chen

1:00 PM-1:40 PM
Preparing for HIEs and Integrated Health Informatics: Ways that Laboratories Can Add Major Value

Phil Chen, MD, PhD, Director of Informatics, Department of Pathology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine – Miami, FL
Phil Chen, MD, PhD


Special Session:


Peggy McKee, MBA

Tim Amato

3:00 PM–4:50 PM
NO POWERPOINT WAS USED

Sales and Marketing Manager Roundtable:
Addressing Common Threats and Creating Competitive Advantage to Win Market Share

Facilitator:
Peggy McKee, MBA, Owner & Senior Recruiter
PHC Consulting – Celina, TX

Tim Amato, Director of Physician Market
Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML)
Spokane, WA

 

 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:


Charles V. Wilson

Charles V. Wilson
2:00 PM-2:50 PM
Using Real-Time Dashboards to Maximize Hospital Laboratory Outreach Revenue: Simple and Effective Steps to Boost Net Collected Dollars While Reducing Lost Clients

Charles V. Wilson, Administrative Director of Laboratories
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ

2:00 PM-2:50 PM
Going Paperless Transforms AR Performance: How Work Flow Redesign Boosts Collected Revenue and Reduces DSO

Daniel Spragle, MBA, Executive Vice President, COO
Physicians Reference Laboratory – Overland Park, KS
Daniel Spragle, MBA


Pat Wolfram 2:00 PM-2:50 PM
Meaningful Use: How Your Lab Can Help Physicians Successfully Qualify for Their Federal EMR Incentives
Pat Wolfram, Vice President, Marketing & Customer Services Ignis Systems Corporation – Wilsonville, OR
Pat Wolfram


Hope S. Foster
Hope S. Foster


Michael Snyder
Michael Snyder


Jeff Smith 3:00 PM-3:50 PM
Target Your Lab’s Top Five Leadership Challenges: Simple, Fast Ways to Raise Managers’ Performance

Jeff Smith, Principal
Titan Group LLC – Roanoke, VA
Jeff Smith


Berle Stratton, MD 3:00 PM-3:50 PM
Bellingham Pathology Uses Digital Pathology to Support Clinical Services in Alaska Hospitals

Berle Stratton, MD, Pathologist
Northwest Pathology, PS, – Bellingham, WA
Berle Stratton, MD


Alan Mertz
Alan Mertz
Betty Kusel
Betty Kusel
Mark Birenbaum
Mark Birenbaum, PhD
Michael Arnold
Michael Arnold

3:00 PM-4:50 PM
Lab Regulation and Compliance Roundtable:
Latest Updates and Federal and State Actions

Co-Presenting:
Alan Mertz, President
American Clinical Laboratory Association – Washington, DC

Betty Kusel, President
Compliance Concierge Consulting – Voorheesville, NY

 

 

Mark Birenbaum, PhD, Administrator PRESENTATION HERE
American Association of Bioanalysts/National Independent Laboratory Association – St. Louis, MO

 

 

Michael J. Arnold, Legislative Advocate PRESENTATION HERE
California Clinical Laboratory Association – Sacramento, CA


Leo Serrano

Leo Serrano
Sam Terese

Sam Terese, MBA
Dawn Verhoeven

4:00 PM-4:50 PM
Solve Your Lab’s Scheduling Headaches with an Automated Work Flow Solution, plus a New Approach to Maintain the Lab’s Readiness for Surprise Inspections

Co-Presenting:

Leo Serrano, Director of Laboratory Services
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
Sioux Falls, SD

PRESENTATION
Sam Terese, MBA, Chief Operations Officer
Alverno Clinical Laboratories, LLC – Hammond, IN


Dawn Verhoeven, Laboratory Manager
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
Sioux Falls, SD

Dawn Verhoeven


Julie Coffey
Julie Coffey


General Session:




Leo Serrano
Michael Snyder
Michael Snyder

Khosrow Shotorbani, MBA

5:00 PM-5:30 PM NO POWERPOINTS FOR PANEL TALK
Deciphering How ACOs, Medical Homes, and Value-Based Reimbursement May Change Lab Testing Marketplace

Panelists:

Leo Serrano
, Director of Laboratory Services
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
Sioux Falls, SD

Michael Snyder, Vice President
Medical Spend Management Services, LLC – Flemington, NJ

Khosrow Shotorbani, MBA, Senior VP, Sales
ARUP Laboratories – Salt Lake City, UT


 





Day Two, Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Concurrent Master Classes:


Charles Halfpenny
Charles Halfpenny


Kathleen Murphy
Kathleen Murphy, PhD


Keith Chew 7:00 AM-7:50 AM
Understanding Developing Models of Care Integration Involving Hospitals and Physicians, and Its Implications for Pathologists and Clinical Laboratories

Keith E. Chew, Senior Consultant

McKesson – Chatham, IL
Keith E. Chew




8:00 AM-8:50 AM
Innovative Ways to Use Your LIS to Help Providers Meet "Meaningful Use" Criteria

Kelly Feist, Vice President of Marketing
Sunquest Information Systems – Tucson, AZ
Kelly Feist


Khosrow Shotorbani, MBA




Rosalee Allan


Matt Zubiller

Matt Zubiller

General Session:



Tom Williams
Tom Williams, PhD, MBA


James M. Crawford, MD, PhD

James M. Crawford, MD, PhD

9:30 AM-10:00 AM
Medical Homes’ Role in Advancing Integrated Patient Care and How Clinical Labs Can Add Value
James M. Crawford, MD, PhD
Senior VP for Laboratory Services; Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine – Lake Success, NY




George Lundberg, MD

10:20 AM-10:50 AM NO POWERPOINT USED
How Laboratories Can Serve the New Integrated Care Delivery Models and Deliver More Clinical Value
George Lundberg, MD
Editor in Chief, Cancer Commons; Editor at Large
MedPage Today, CollabrxLos Gatos, CA



Robert L. Michel
James M. Crawford, MD, PhD

James M. Crawford, MD, PhD
George Lundberg, MD

George Lundberg, MD
Tom Williams
Tom Williams
, MD, PhD

10:50 AM-11:20 AM
Perspectives on the Financial and Clinical Future of Laboratory Testing in a Value-based Reimbursement World
Panelists:
Robert L Michel, Editor-in-Chief
The Dark Report – Spicewood, TX

James M. Crawford, MD, PhD
Senior VP for Laboratory Services; Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine – Lake Success, NY

George Lundberg, MD
Editor in Chief, Cancer Commons; Editor at Large
MedPage Today, CollabrxLos Gatos, CA

Tom Williams, MD, PhD, Executive Director
Integrated Healthcare Association – Oakland, CA


Lynn Taylor

Lynn Taylor
11:20 AM-12:00 PM
Achieving the High-Performance Lab Management Team and Working Culture
Lynn Taylor, Chief Executive Officer
Taylor Protocols, Inc. – Tukwila, WA

   

Concurrent Breakout Sessions:


Special Sessions:
Ravi Sharma

Ravi Sharma
Sonny Varadan

Sonny Varadan


1:10 PM-3:00 PM NO POWERPOINT USED
Lab CIO Roundtable: Tackling New Challenges Involving LIS, Meaningful Use, and Payer Requirements

Ravi Sharma
, Consultant
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


Sonny Varadan
, Chief Information Officer
Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML)
Spokane, WA


Peggy McKee

Peggy McKee, MBA

1:10 PM-3:00 PM
Lab CFO Roundtable: What’s New and Innovative in Revenue Cycle Management, Managed Care Contracting, and Financial Management of Labs and Pathology Groups
Facilitator:
Peggy McKee, MBA, Owner & Senior Recruiter
PHC Consulting – Celina, TX


Adam Slone

1:10 PM-2:00 PM NOT FOR WEB CONTACT SPEAKER
An Update on Key Trends in Compensation and Benefits for Laboratory CEOs and Executives
Adam Slone, CEO
Slone Partners – Miami Beach, FL

Adam Slone


1:10 PM-2:00 PM
Generate Extra Value when Leasing, Buying, and Building Out Real Estate for Lab Facilities and PSCs
Marisa Manley, President
Healthcare Real Estate Advisory – New York, NY
Marisa Manley


Leo Serrano

Leo Serrano
Sandy Richman

1:10 PM-2:00 PM
Achieving Consultative and Value-Added LabTesting Services in Your Lab: Lessons from Hard-Won Experience

Co-Presenting:

Leo Serrano
, Director of Laboratory Services
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
Sioux Falls, SD

Download Presentation Here
Sandy Richman, MBA, Manager, Consultative Services
ARUP Laboratories – Salt Lake City, UT

Sandy Richman


Mark Schroeder
Mark Schroeder


Joseph M. Campos, PhD

Joseph M. Campos, PhD

2:10 PM-3:00 PM
Using Lean and Automation to Create the 24-Hour Hospital Microbiology Lab
Joseph M. Campos, PhD
Director, Microbiology Laboratory, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, and Laboratory Informatics
Children’s National Medical Center – Washington, DC


Chris Peters

2:10 PM-3:00 PM
Optimizing Your Laboratory’s Billing System to Produce Clean Claims
Chris Peters, Manager Patient Accounts
ACL Laboratories – West Allis, WI
Chris Peters


David Bosler, MD

2:10 PM-3:00 PM
Building the Right Esoteric Testing Laboratory for Cleveland Clinic: Successes and Lessons Learned

David Bosler, MD, Head, Cleveland Clinic Laboratories
Cleveland Clinic Laboratories – Cleveland, OH
David Bosler, MD


General Session:


Robert Michel
3:00 PM-3:30 PM NO POWERPOINT
Extracting the Important Lessons from the 2011 Executive War College

Robert L Michel, Editor-in-Chief
The Dark Report – Spicewood, TX
Robert L. Michel


End of Executive War College —


Optional Post-Conference Workshops:

Thursday, May 5, 2011
7:30 AM–8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast



Option 1:
Lean for Lab Leaders (See Full Details)

Steve Stone
Steve Stone
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
(For the full slide deck used onsite, please contact us so we can confirm that you were in the workshop)

Lean For Lab Leaders: Achieving Mastery with Concepts, Implementation, and Outcomes
Steve Stone, Managing Director
Argent Global Services – Oklahoma City, OK


Option 2:
Mergers and Acquisitions of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories:
The Complete Laboratory Mergers and Acquisitions Resource for Lab Buyers, Sellers, Investors, and Financiers (See Full Details)
Robert Michel
8:00 AM-8:10 AM
Mergers and Acquisitions Introduction and Overview

Robert L Michel, Editor-in-Chief
The Dark Report – Spicewood, TX
Robert L. Michel


Chris Jahnle

8:10 AM-8:30 AM
Acquisition and Deal Review for 2010 and 2011 Year-to-Date
Christoper Jahnle, ASA, Managing Director and Owner
Haverford Healthcare Advisors – Paoli, PA
Chris Jahnle, ASA


Chris Jahnle, ASA

8:30 AM-8:50 AM
Current Trends in Valuations of Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Practices
Christoper Jahnle, ASA, Managing Director and Owner
Haverford Healthcare Advisors – Paoli, PA
Chris Jahnle, ASA




Bill Bonello
Anil Asnani

Anil Asnani
Jim New
Jim New
Alan Morrison
Alan Morrison

9:10 AM-9:40 AM
Laboratory Buyers Panel: Gauging Buyer Interest During 2011 and Beyond

Moderator:
Bill Bonello, Managing Director
RBC Capital Markets – Minneapolis, MN

Panelists:

Anil Asnani, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Corporate Development
Laboratory Corporation of America – Burlington, NC

Jim New, Chief Executive Officer
Aurora Diagnostics – Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Alan Morrison. Managing Director
ZAC Capital Partners, LLC – Jenkintown, PA



Rick Cooper, Esquire
Jake Dougrey
Jake Dougrey, MBA

Rick Nicholson


9:40 AM-10:10 AM
Laboratory Sellers’ Panel: What Motivates Laboratory Sellers These Days

Panelists:
Moderator:
Rick Cooper, Esquire, Member, Chair-National Healthcare Practice Group, Co-Chair Healthcare Restructuring Practice Group
McDonald Hopkins LLC, Cleveland, OH

Jake Dougrey, MBA, President
ProMed Associates – Cambridge, MA

Rick Nicholson, CEO
West Pacific Medical Laboratory – Newport Beach, CA


   

Tim Johnson

Tim
Johnson

Anthony Konkoly
Anthony Konkoly, Esquire
John Erwin

John Erwin


10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Prepare Now for the Deal in Your Laboratory’s Future: Key Business and Tax Steps

Co-Presenting:


Tim Johnson
, MBA, Managing Director
England
& Company
– Washington, DC

PRESENTATION
Anthony Konkoly, Esquire, Member
McDonald Hopkins, LLC – Cleveland, OH

John Erwin, Partner
K&L Gates, LLP – Raleigh, NC


Jennifer Stapleton

Jennifer Stapleton
David Lowance Jr.
David C. Lowance Jr.


   


Concurrent Breakout Sessions:


Anthony Konkoly
Anthony Konkoly, Esquire

John Riddle

John C. Riddle
Jake Orville

Jake Orville

Lee Dilworth

Lee Dilworth


1:15 PM-2:05 PM
Specialty Labs: Sources of Capital and Key Considerations to Grow the Value of Your Lab and Its Intellectual Property

Panelists:
Moderator: Anthony Konkoly, Esquire, Member
McDonald Hopkins, LLC – Cleveland, OH

John C. Riddle, Managing Director & Principal
Brown Gibbons Lang & CO – Chicago, IL

 

Jake Orville, President and CEO
Cleveland HeartLab, LLC– Cleveland, OH

 

 

Lee Dilworth, Executive VP
American Pathology Partners – Brentwood, TN



Rick Cooper, Esquire
Anil Asnani
Anil Asnani
Thomas Tiffany
Thomas Tiffany


1:15 PM-2:05 PM
Hospital Laboratories: Business Strategies and Alternative Business Models to Optimize Value


Panelists:
Moderator:
Rick Cooper, Esquire, Member, Chair-National Healthcare Practice Group, Co-Chair Healthcare Restructuring Practice Group
McDonald Hopkins LLC – Cleveland, OH

Anil Asnani, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Corporate Development
Laboratory Corporation of America – Burlington, NC

Thomas Tiffany, PhD, CEO
Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories (PAML)
Spokane, WA

David W. Gee, Owner
Garvey Schubert Barer – Seattle, WA


Michael Rodriguez
Michael Rodriguez


David Cupar
David Cupar


James Giszczak

James Giszczak

Tara Kochis

Tara Kochis


2:05 PM-2:55 PM
Key Considerations in Employment Contracts for Management and Essential Personnel

Co-Presenting:

James J. Giszczak, Member
McDonald Hopkins, LLC – Bloomfield Hills, MI

Tara Kochis, President
Slone Partners, Centerville, VA


Earl Buck
Earl Buck


  2:55 PM–3:15 PM Break

Elliott Jeter
Elliott Jeter


John Riddle
John C. Riddle
Ted Hull
Ted HullDoug VanOort
Doug VanOort


3:15 PM-4:00 PM
Panel: Business and Market Strategies for Specialty Labs with Proprietary Testing Technologies

Panelists:

Moderator: John C. Riddle, Managing Director & Principal
Brown Gibbons Lang & CO – Chicago, IL


Ted Hull
, Chairman & CEO
Genova Diagnostics, Inc – Asheville, NC

Doug VanOort, Chairman and CEO
NeoGenomics Laboratories – Ft Myers, FL

Peter Klemm, President & CEO
Predictive Biosciences – Lexington, MA


Kirk Rebane

Kirk Rebane

Option 3:
Exclusively for C-Suite and CEOs:
Move Your Lab from Good to Great!
Mastering New Leadership Strategies and Skills

(See Full Details)
Lynn Taylor

Lynn Taylor
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Exclusively for C-Suite and CEOs:
Move Your Lab from Good to Great!

Mastering New Leadership Strategies and Skills

Lynn Taylor, Chief Executive Officer
Taylor Protocols, Inc. – Tukwila, WA




Thank you again for inviting me to participate at the Executive War College this year! The experience was just FABULOUS! As a major bonus, I met very interesting people and made many new friends (pathologists and industry leaders).
~Karim E. Sirgi, MD
President, UniPath PC

I’ve got to say that this year’s War College was the best ever. I was impressed with all the excitement and energy especially on the last day. My congratulations to you and all those that helped you make it a success!
~Stewart Adelman, PAML

I thought this year’s War College was great. Every year the event gets bigger yet the quality is exceptional throughout.
~Rob Atlas, Atlas Development Corporation

 


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