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Why should you attend?

  • Advance your understanding of current issues affecting the delivery of healthcare.
  • See how new technologies are impacting the future of medicine.
  • Collaborate with as many as 400 top physicians and other practitioners from throughout the state of Oklahoma.
  • Enjoy food, beverages, live music and networking at the EXPO Opening Reception and Evening Party.

Location

  • Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, Norman, OK
  • smoore@explorehealthcaresummit.com
  • 405.815.4817
  • August 8-9, 2019
  • Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
  • Norman, OK
  • smoore@explorehealthcaresummit.com
  • 405.815.4817
  • August 8-9, 2019

2019 Keynote Speakers

John O’Leary

Live Inspired

    Keni Thomas

    Army Ranger (ret) involved in Black Hawk Down Missions, Award-Winning Country Music Artist

      Graham Billingham, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

      Chief Medical Officer of MedPro Group

        Phil Hansen

        Internationally recognized artist, author and innovator

          Schedule

          8:30am-10:00am
          Live Inspired

          John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his body. Given less than a 1% chance of survival, John is proof of the power of the human spirit. His unlikely recovery meant a journey of pain and loss that could have easily been insurmountable. But his experience wasn’t alone. You’ll be moved from tears to laughter as John highlights the intimate involvement of those that helped him along the way. From a dedicated Hall of Fame sports announcer to a visionary burn nurse (and countless others), every individual involved in the 1987 fire and its aftermath teaches us this truth—one person can make a profound difference in the lives of others. Using his fire story as a backdrop, John will inspire you to take back your life, see the abundant possibility within your professional and personal challenges, and change the world.

          John O’Leary
          Bestselling author and speaker

           

          The term “Embrace the Shake” is coined from Artist Phil Hansen’s personal story of transformation. After developing a career-ending tremor in his drawing hand, Phil embraced his “shake” both physically and metaphorically by redefining his limitation as an impetus for creativity. Phil not only restored his artistic abilities, he became a much more creative and innovative artist than ever before. Upon sharing his message on the TED stage and millions subsequently after, “Embrace the Shake” has become a motto for many businesses to approach their limitations in a new way. Phil’s powerful message of finding creativity within limitations will inspire you to stop looking on the outside, and start looking inside yourself for resources that can transform your challenges into opportunities for success. Like Phil’s art, “Embrace the shake” isn’t just a talk, it’s an experience! Through jaw-dropping visuals and LIVE interactive art, get ready to break preconceived assumptions, activate your creative capacity, and bring fresh ways of viewing the task at hand that will culminate with success.

          Phil Hansen
          Internationally recognized artist, author and innovator

          10:15am-11:45am
          DOAC: DOs and DON'Ts

          "The prevalence of atrial fibrillation and VTE in the US is increasing. In 2009, a new class of oral anticoagulants became available for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism, the direct oral anticoagulants. Provider practice has become more challenging in regards to selecting the appropriate anticoagulant not only for specific indications but also with the awareness of contraindications and dosage adjustments. Although there are many advantages to DOAC therapy, careful assessment of individual patients and their underlying disease pathology and organ impairment is imperative to assure safe use. Join Dr. Som as she presents the latest clinical data and indications for use of DOACs.

          Mosoumi Som, MD, MS, FACOI

          A solid understanding of the mechanisms and pathophysiology that underlie vascular disease is essential for the clinical evaluation and optimal management options for millions of patients with vascular disease. Men and woman are equally affected by peripheral arterial disease; however, black race/ethnicity is associated with an increased risk of PAD, and people of Hispanic origin may have similar to slightly higher rates of PAD compared to non-Hispanic whites. Approximately 8.5 million people in the United States have PAD, including 12-20% of individuals older than age 60. Venous disease is even more common than PAD and affects women more than men. Venous disease prevalence in females can be as high as 40% and men at approximately 15% in the US population. Venous disease goes beyond just the cosmetic appearance. It is associated with decreased quality of life with a minor percentage advancing to complex wound problems. This seminar will outline common risk factors and current treatment recommendations for this prevalent healthcare issue.

          Sharolyn Cook, DO

          10:15am-11:45am
          Exploring the Path of Private Practice

          This session is designed to provide education to physicians and other healthcare providers that have an interest in learning more about the options of owning their own private practice or expanding their current practice. Whether the attendee is an existing practice owner looking to expand or an associate who would like to look at practice ownership options, this session will provide the practical steps and strategies empowering them to not only envision the possibilities--but to take action in regards to practice ownership.

          Alexandra Kohrs

          Jeremy Borroughs

           

          The thought of transitioning from full-time practice to part-time or retirement is daunting as many providers do not have the tools to successfully pass on their legacy to a new practitioner. Join industry leaders as they discuss the preparation for and strategies to successfully transition a healthcare practice while ensuring continuity of care for the patients and the appropriate transfer of the practice resources.

          Alexandra Kohrs

          Jeremy Borroughs

          10:15am-11:45am
          The Patient Experience: Purpose and Physician Well-being

          Without question, physicians are committed to quality patient care, safe environments, and exceptional experiences. And yet, the complexities of caring for patients and the demanding operational requirements often make this challenging; creating a disconnect between the reality of the work environment and physician well-being. Adopting programs, approaches and frameworks that support physician well-being is a strategic imperative and essential to optimizing performance and experience. This presentation introduces strengths-based practices that physicians and leaders can adopt (now) to influence and impact essential elements of individual well-being. Concepts that provoke thoughtful dialogue and tangible take-aways will be provided.

          Alison Tothy, MD, CPXP

          Diane Rogers, ACC, CPXP

          This presentation will focus on medical malpractice trends from the past, present and future. Dr. Billingham will explore the historical origins of malpractice and their impact on medical practice. Current trends in both frequency and severity will be examined as well as the ‘lessons learned’ from these claims. Lastly, we will look into the future to see where emerging risk will come from with the changing healthcare platform and explosion of new technology such as artificial intelligence in medicine.

          Graham Billingham, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

          10:15am-11:45pm
          Legal Update 2019

          Join us for an overview of valuable information regarding current legal issues facing physicians and other healthcare providers. Experienced defense attorneys, L. Earl Ogletree, Esq and Malinda Matlock, Esq will present topics important to the practice of medicine and discuss strategies to manage both ongoing and newly identified risks faced by providers in this evolving healthcare environment. The speakers will discuss the current medical-legal landscape regarding new trends and tactics in medical/legal litigation. They will explore strategies to address potential risk points and mitigate these to improve patient outcomes and experience as well as protect the provider from litigation.

          Malinda Matlock, Esq

          L. Earl Ogletree, Esq

          This presentation will provide the basic understanding that all members of the organization are a team and contribute to the wellness of the practice both from a financial and compliance standpoint. Begin to understand that no one piece of the revenue cycle is more important than the next—beginning with the front-end, to the medical record, to the code selected, to the billing process and finally to compliance. Don’t run into a brick wall! Get a roadmap—a strategic plan that defines a goal or desired outcome and includes the major processes necessary to reach it.

          Renee’ Brown, ACS-EM, CHA

          10:15am-11:45am
          Sorry Works!

          This presentation will provide an overview of disclosure and apology principles using cases and real-world examples. Audience members will learn how to run to a problem and stay connected with consumers, even after crippling injuries or deaths potentially caused by medical errors. The presentation will show attendees how to implement disclosure principles in their practices and keep the culture alive going forward.

          Doug Wojcieszak

          The role of human cognitive bias in decision-making has been the recent subject of a large branch of psychology. Cognitive bias can be a positive or negative factor in reaching a conclusion. From an early age, we all use our experience to guide our future decisions, and those experiences form the way we analyze an issue. As applied to a physician’s practice, cognitive bias can influence a diagnosis or treatment plan virtually without the recognition that an error has been made. This presentation will examine both System I (rapid) and System II (slow) thinking and the role of each in everyday practice, to build in attitudes and systems that help us check the accuracy of our conclusions. Finally, basic human values, both ethical and moral, can form the “floor” to our analysis of any problem.

          Curtis Harris, MD, JD

          8:30am-10:00am
          MPL: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

          This presentation will focus on medical malpractice trends from the past, present and future. Dr. Billingham will explore the historical origins of malpractice and their impact on medical practice. Current trends in both frequency and severity will be examined as well as the ‘lessons learned’ from these claims. Lastly, we will look into the future to see where emerging risk will come from with the changing healthcare platform and explosion of new technology such as artificial intelligence in medicine.

          Graham Billingham, MD, FACEP, FAACM
          Chief Medical Officer of the MedPro Group

          The Ranger motto is Rangers Lead the Way. Leadership is the core of every skill developed as a Ranger. But, leadership is not a position but rather an example set by every Ranger. Whether approaching the beaches of Normandy or the mountain ranges of Afghanistan, the world is made better when leadership is owned by each member of the team. Keni Thomas’ stories of Task Force Ranger are extraordinary examples of leadership. And, the stories are not about Generals, Colonels or Captains. For example, Private David Floyd was in charge of one person that day—himself. But his leadership and example saved lives. In the pace of life, it is easy to lose perspective on our value to others. Make no mistake—your presence is crucial! The individuals to the left and right are directly affected by the result of your actions. Each team is a puzzle with invaluable pieces. When you raise your hand or assume a task, you have put on the “uniform.” Duty follows that responsibility. Good is never enough because better is expected. Keni helps attendees see themselves in the light of extraordinary. It is a choice made by many each day to impact those around them. It is the ultimate definition of LEADING the WAY…

          Keni Thomas
          Army Ranger (ret) involved in Black Hawk Down Missions, Award-Winning Country Music Artist

           

          10:30am-11:45am
          Sexual Misconduct: Prevention and Reporting Strategies

          Sexual harassment claims have dominated news coverage in the last several years, and healthcare practitioners are not immune from the scrutiny and growing number of reported incidents of alleged sexual misconduct. Any allegation can create serious adverse consequences to the practitioner with often irreparable harm to their reputation. Catastrophic actions can include criminal and civil litigation and licensing board investigations and actions. This program will address how healthcare practitioners and organizations can proactively develop and implement best practices to mitigate this risk with specific attention to policies, protocols and procedures that address education and training, chaperoning protocols, allegation reporting, investigation and management and documentation.

          Joyce Bruce, RN, MSN, JD, CPHRM

          The opioid epidemic in America results in nearly 50,000 deaths each year and accounts for six out of every ten overdose deaths. Oklahoma ranked 9th in the nation for the number of opioid prescriptions per 100 persons, and ranked 28th in the number of opioid deaths in 2017. Because of the scope of the problem, the Oklahoma legislature has recently passed two laws that regulate the prescribing of opioids by healthcare professionals. This presentation will review the scope of the opioid crisis and provide some background about how we got here. There will be a discussion of the role of providers in the opioid crisis. We will review the requirements set into law for prescribing opioid medication in Oklahoma. *This presentation meets the requirement for pain management/opioid use or addiction education set forth for MDs, DOs and PAs in SB 1446 and 848.*

          Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, MACOI, FIDSA

          10:30am-11:45am
          The Skinny on Obesity Meds

          Obesity is a prevalent problem in the primary care setting; however, most physicians feel underprepared to handle this emerging health crisis. Obesity is now recognized as a chronic disease state and requires a long-term medication and management plan of care. This lecture will break down the barriers of how providers currently think about patients with obesity and introduce them to emerging treatment options. Each of the FDA-approved medications will be broken down into mechanism of action and potential side effects, and healthcare professionals will learn to identify which patient is the most appropriate target for the medication. Clinicians will gain confidence in discussing obesity with their patients, prescribing anti-obesity medications and treating obesity over the patient’s lifespan.

          Stacy Chronister, DO

          Obesity is a prevalent problem in the primary care setting; however, most physicians feel underprepared to handle this emerging health crisis. Obesity is now recognized as a chronic disease state and requires a long-term medication and management plan of care. This lecture will break down the barriers of how providers currently think about patients with obesity and introduce them to emerging treatment options. Each of the FDA-approved medications will be broken down into mechanism of action and potential side effects, and healthcare professionals will learn to identify which patient is the most appropriate target for the medication. Clinicians will gain confidence in discussing obesity with their patients, prescribing anti-obesity medications and treating obesity over the patient’s lifespan.

          Dale Bratzler, DO, MPH, MACOI, FIDSA

          10:30am-11:45am
          5 Languages of Appreciation: The Secret to Employee Engagement

          79% of employees who quit their jobs cite lack of appreciation as a key reason for leaving. On the flip side… 81% of employees say they’re motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work. Find out how to prevent disgruntled employees and how to show your staff and co-workers appreciation in the language they want and deserve using the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. Diana Rogers Jaeger, founder of Love to Appreciate Consulting will share how companies can build a culture of appreciation that leads to a more positive work environment, stronger performance, and the long-term retention of talented employees. Competitive pay and benefits are not enough to keep employees loyal in today’s competitive hiring environment. Businesses must leverage their organizational culture to create a work environment that attracts, motivates and retains talented employees. By developing a culture of appreciation, companies can reduce turnover while increasing job satisfaction, growth and profits.

          Diana Rogers Jaeger

          Every aspect of life is affected by human connections. Whether it’s a coworker, consumer, friend, spouse or family member, things can become “complicated” when personalities come into play…or get in the way. This workshop explores the dynamics and science of personality and offers strategies for positive and productive interactions. If “people-ing” wears you down or leaves you shaking your head, this session may be just what you need to turn your frustration into fascination. Come prepared for laughter and an abundance of “aha” moments.

          Becky Wood

          The Institute of Medicine defines health care quality as “the degree to which health care services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional knowledge.” Patient safety is an important component of health care quality. We will discuss how organizations must strive to prevent errors, learn from the errors that occur, and create a culture of safety that involves staff at all levels of the organization as well as the patients we serve. Utilizing resources available through AHRQ, IHI, and ODPHP, attendees will gain an understanding of simple yet effective ways to begin or improve a hospital quality management program. We will discuss how the quality management program can improve the safety and effectiveness of healthcare delivery and increase patient satisfaction, as well as how to partner with staff at every level to improve outcomes. The presentation will review the fundamentals of IHI’s Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, a simple yet highly effective tool for accelerating improvement in the healthcare setting. Finally, we will review simple methods for tracking and trending quality and patient safety measures, as well as simple methods to report data on a regular basis.

          Kerry Inhofe, RN, BSN, MPH

          10:30am-11:45am
          Engagement: It's Not Just a Proposal

          "With an increasing focus on ‘employee engagement’ and the associated links to cultivating exceptional experiences, organizational leaders are proposing and planning initiatives to improve engagement. Consider for a moment, however, that (Employee) Engagement is NOT just a proposal, but rather, a set of leadership actions, attitudes and behaviors intended to shift our individual way of BEING to discovery the best in people. Filled with fresh ideas, this presentation will ask participants to ‘turn their observers on’, to notice and acknowledge the magnificence within themselves, their employees and their colleagues. Participants will leave equipped to access their leadership super-powers to foster new levels of performance, increased potential, and joy in the workplace.

          Diane Rogers, ACC, CPXP

          79% of employees who quit their jobs cite lack of appreciation as a key reason for leaving. On the flip side… 81% of employees say they’re motivated to work harder when their boss shows appreciation for their work. Find out how to prevent disgruntled employees and how to show your staff and co-workers appreciation in the language they want and deserve using the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace. Diana Rogers Jaeger, founder of Love to Appreciate Consulting will share how companies can build a culture of appreciation that leads to a more positive work environment, stronger performance, and the long-term retention of talented employees. Competitive pay and benefits are not enough to keep employees loyal in today’s competitive hiring environment. Businesses must leverage their organizational culture to create a work environment that attracts, motivates and retains talented employees. By developing a culture of appreciation, companies can reduce turnover while increasing job satisfaction, growth and profits.

          Diana Rogers Jaeger

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          Testimonials

          This is probably the best conference I’ve ever been to. The motivational speakers are outstanding. You’re just left with a really good feeling. And then the professional part of the program was outstanding as well. Some really top-notch speakers and their specialties and I felt like I learned a whole lot.
          David Lovelace, DOEmergency Physician
          I choose to come to EXPLORE because it’s well put together. It’s been organized from the top down very well. Every year the speakers have been very good. It makes me think beyond medicine. Sometimes it’s about adventure, sometimes it’s about crises but each time it pulls us out of our silos of medicine and puts it into a different mind thought. I also enjoy the camaraderie of people that I don’t see for maybe once a year, but people I’ve known for maybe 20 to 30 years.
          Andrew Gin, MDNeurologist
          EXPLORE provides a great avenue to meet with physicians and healthcare workers around the state to educate them on some of the newer things we have as far as technology and advances in treatment for cancer. PLICO has done a great job with this conference and getting their brand name out there.
          Ryan AlleyPhysicians Relations, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

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