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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

2018 Keynote Speakers

DON YAEGER

Speaker of Champions

DAN SHAPIRO, PhD

Vice-Dean, Penn State and healthcare consultant

    MARJORIE STIEGLER, MD

    Harvard-trained physician, entrepreneur and accidental social media expert

    DIANA NYAD

    "Never, Ever Give Up"

    WALTER BOND

    Think. Execute. Win.

      Schedule

      8:30am-10:00am
      Think. Execute. Win.

      Do you dream of going to the next level for yourself, your patients and your practice? Dreams require a solid game plan and course of action to get there. The gap most of us have between our dream life and our current life is simpler—peak performance requires transformation. Next level success requires better execution of core fundamentals. You have to think, execute and transform in order to WIN.

      Walter Bond

      This session is designed to provide experienced healthcare professionals with powerful communication and decision behavior tools for enhanced effectiveness in patient safety endeavors. It has long been recognized that failed communication, suboptimal teamwork, and ineffective leadership are root causes of adverse medical events. Historically, however, strategies to mitigate these root causes have failed to focus on the deeper root causes – the psychology of human decision behavior and neuroscience of human tendencies of action. We will explore decision behaviors and how prior experience combined with subconscious inferences influence our responses to the behavior of others. We will focus on the cognitive processes that underlie and influence our judgments and perceptions of data, including medical information as well as our interpretations of other people’s motivations and intentions. We will also explore practical strategies for mitigating risk associated with these factors. Emotional intelligence, heuristics, bias, cognitive reframing, and other modern neuroscience themes will be incorporated.

      Marjorie Stiegler, MD

      10:15am-11:45am
      Take Your Shot! Adult and Pediatric Immunizations

      Join Dr. Grogg as he provides the most recent information in regards to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations for vaccinations. Discussion will include an overview of current vaccinations along with patient engagement strategies using the latest smartphone APPs for immunizations. A question/answer session will be available at the end of the presentation to assure learner understanding.Optimization recommendations for each class of therapy will be reviewed as well as preventive care guidelines and their importance in the management plan for the IBDs will be reviewed. The presentation will also show some of the future management possibilities when treating patients with IBD.

      Stan Grogg, DO

      *Approved by the Oklahoma Board of Osteopathic Examiners for Proper Prescribing. Sign-in required. This lecture will review medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, the current literature and practice trends in managing patients. Advice will be provided to help providers identify substance use disorder in the ambulatory setting and make appropriate referrals or begin treatment. The lecture will discuss how to initiate treatment in resource poor settings and work with local resources to provide the support necessary for successful outcomes. Strategies will focus on direct patient care but will also cover other community-oriented responsibilities such as arranging counseling and strategies to reduce the incidence of diversion. The treatment approach will primarily focus on the use of sublingual buprenorphine but will also cover recent FDA approvals such as depo-buprenorphine and other newly approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

      Layne Subera, DO

      10:15am-11:45am
      5 Voices: Communicating Effectively with Everyone You Lead and Serve

      Healthy practices are full of healthy communicators. But in too many practices, everyone is speaking, but not everyone is being heard. Certain voices dominate while others hesitate. Great practice managers realize all voices are vital to a healthy culture, strong customer relationships, and to providing compassionate and quality patient care. In this session, practitioners will learn “what it’s like to be on the other side of you” in a team and practice environment. Natural tendency will be revealed and self-awareness of your style under normal, moderate, and extreme pressure will be explored. Practitioners will learn a simple and powerful team communication system that everyone can use to unleash real understanding, healthier dialogue, and stronger engagement.

      Ryan Underwood

      This lecture will describe the steps in an office practice risk assessment to determine gaps in processes essential to patient safety including a deep dive into the critical process of managing laboratory and test results. Risk Management strategies and principles for rapid assessment initiatives and process improvement will be presented to increase patient safety and improve patient outcomes by assuring timely access to important diagnostic information.

      Brenda Wehrle, BS, LHRM, CPHRM

      10:15am-11:45am
      PSO Deep Dive: Opioid Use in Acute Care

      Pain is common among patients in acute care settings, and it is not always effectively controlled through means other than opioids. However, opioid therapy carries risks of harm, ranging from nausea, vomiting and itching to respiratory distress, respiratory depression with permanent injury, and possibly death. In addition to posing serious threats to patient safety, adverse events related to opioids can add substantial costs, in terms of both healthcare charges and liability. The public health crisis of opioid-related substance use disorder has heightened concerns about diversion of controlled substances in hospitals. Opioid use—and misuse—is increasingly being addressed through laws, regulation, and standards. The use of opioids in acute care is also part of a larger discussion about the effective and safe management of pain. All of these factors contribute to making opioid therapy a prime concern for healthcare organizations. ECRI Institute PSO analyzed 7218 reports using unique taxonomy developed specifically for analyzing opioid-related events. Failure modes in medication practices involving opioids will be discussed along with strategies to improve practices around the use of opioid medications.

      Stephanie Uses, PharmD

      The presentation will cover the threats to patient safety and quality of care that new technologies and changing patterns of healthcare delivery represent, including telehealth, artificial intelligence, the electronic patient record, robotic surgery, and social media usage by physicians, hospitals and patients. Case studies will be reviewed to examine how these risks can be minimized without losing the benefits offered by these new technologies and approaches to patient care.

      Graham Billingham, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

      10:15am-11:45pm
      Legal Update 2018

      Join us for an overview of valuable information regarding current legal issues facing physicians and other healthcare providers. Experienced defense attorneys, Red Walters, Esq and Jim Connor, 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.

      Red Walters, Esq

      Jim Connor, Esq

      Delve into the most frequent and costly types of medical malpractice claims for primary care practitioners and introduce the contributing factors that led to those claims. Diagnostic allegations are most common, and this presentation will focus on a deep dive into the root causes of these allegations, including clinical judgment lapses, clinical system failures involving test result tracking/reporting, communication failures among members of the patient care team, and inconsistent or incomplete documentation in the patient record. Risk mitigation strategies also will be identified and discussed.

      Ervin Yen, MD

      Terri White

      10:15am-11:45am
      The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

      Professionalism is the foundation of the physician contract primarily with the patient, but also with his or her medical colleagues. This foundation demands the duty of putting the interests of the patient above those of the physician, maintaining standards of competency and integrity, and providing expert advice to society on matters of health. Those in the medical field are bombarded as never before with complicated political, legal, bureaucratic, technological, ethical, and market forces, which makes it all the more critical that we strengthen our commitment and uncompromising adherence to professionalism. The opioid crisis has placed the spotlight directly on prescribing clinicians, exposing them to potential legal, licensing and even criminal risks that could impact their livelihood. Join leadership from the licensure boards and the state attorney general’s office to learn about the current landscape with regards to complaints and sanctions related to opioid prescribing.

      Lyle Kelsey

      Deborah Bruce

      Mike Hunter

      Pain is common among patients in acute care settings, and it is not always effectively controlled through means other than opioids. However, opioid therapy carries risks of harm, ranging from nausea, vomiting and itching to respiratory distress, respiratory depression with permanent injury, and possibly death. In addition to posing serious threats to patient safety, adverse events related to opioids can add substantial costs, in terms of both healthcare charges and liability. The public health crisis of opioid-related substance use disorder has heightened concerns about diversion of controlled substances in hospitals. Opioid use—and misuse—is increasingly being addressed through laws, regulation, and standards. The use of opioids in acute care is also part of a larger discussion about the effective and safe management of pain. All of these factors contribute to making opioid therapy a prime concern for healthcare organizations. ECRI Institute PSO analyzed 7218 reports using unique taxonomy developed specifically for analyzing opioid-related events. Failure modes in medication practices involving opioids will be discussed along with strategies to improve practices around the use of opioid medications.

      Stephanie Uses, PharmD

      8:30am-10:00am
      The Tinman Syndrome: Physician Burnout and Resilience

      Burnout, the experience of increased fatigue, irritability, or treating others like objects has been widely reported in medical settings, especially in the last decade. Burned-out physicians are less productive, are less safe, have significantly higher malpractice claim rates, and are at risk of abruptly leaving practice. Studies have noted that there is variability between specialties, settings, and micro-environments. While some systems have used individual level interventions, cross system interventions (such as improving EMR’s) have shown greater promise. Recognizing the importance of these interventions, health care enterprises around the world have called for the expansion of the triple aim to include health professional wellness as a fourth aim. This presentation will review a case, the data regarding burnout, observations from treating physicians, and attendees will be encouraged to make a personal plan using criteria presented in the talk.

      Dan Shapiro, PhD

      Every winning team has an MVP... And every MVP has teammates. The Great Teammates immerse themselves into the fabric of high-performing organizations. They accept and commit to whatever role is needed to ignite momentum and yield winning results! Through remarkable insight from the GREATEST Teammates of our time, Don teaches you how to be invaluable without being most valuable. This universal lesson is one that is applicable to anyone in an organization from those at entry level positions to top level management. Fly the ‘W’ with Don as he breaks down business-applicable lessons that can be learned from former Cubs catcher David Ross and a World Series for the Ages, and many more.

      Don Yaeger

      On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage, swimming 111 miles in fifty-three hours from Havana to Key West. In the 1970s, she became known as the world’s greatest long distance swimmer with her open-water achievements, including a record-breaking swim around Manhattan. For the next thirty years, Nyad was a prominent sports broadcaster and journalist, filing compelling stories for National Public Radio, ABC’S Wide World of Sports, and others. She is the author of the memoir, Find a Way, and three other books, is a national fitness icon, is a talented linguist, and is one of today’s most powerful and engaging public speakers.

      Diana Nyad

      10:30am-11:45am
      Opting In and Opting Out

      Healthcare in the United States is the world’s most highly regulated profession. Medicare Rules and Regulations now exceed 240,000 pages, and are difficult-to-impossible to fully understand. Insurance coverage limitations often dictate the practice of medicine, and change annually, creating confusion. Emphasis on productivity by profit and non-profit corporate medicine has expanded medical contract law, often creating ethical conflicts. Against this background of major change in both legal and medical constraints, physicians and nurses often feel frustrated and discouraged. They continue to seek quality care and professional autonomy, only to be met with worsening administrative burdens. The single most important tool in professional survival today is the knowledge of “what is next.” This presentation attempts, in part, to answer that question.

      Curtis Harris, MD, JD

      In this highly interactive session, participants will systematically evaluate their functioning across domains and be challenged to make goal directed improvements to ameliorate their own level of burnout. We will evaluate perverse incentives that increase burnout and ultimately harm wellness, reduce productivity, worsen safety, and increase turnover. Perspective taking, addressing vulnerability to addictions, systematic practice changes, communication at work and at home, financial decision making, and wellness activities all play a role in predicting or reducing burnout and downstream consequences. Using small group exercises structured challenge questions, participants will take a square look at their own functioning across domains, and then sculpt a personal plan for execution after the summit.

      Dan Shapiro, PhD

      10:30am-11:45am
      Making Weight: Wrestling with the Challenges of Obesity

      With the growing rate of patients with obesity in our nation, treatment of this disease can be challenging. During this lecture, we will discuss the neurobiology of obesity as well as the current classes based on the 2017-18 Obesity Algorithm. We will also cover current treatment strategies of obesity, focusing on behavioral modification strategies as well as intensifying therapy with medications. This presentation will pay particular attention to challenges providers face, such as which medications may be contributing to obesity, how brain chemistry works against weight loss and strategies to help patients find motivation for health behavior change.

      Shannon Hillier, DO

      Kelly Murrah, PharmD, BCACP

      This will be a presentation updating clinicians on the newest IDSA guidelines published this year for C. difficile infections. This will encompass testing recommendations, treatments, infection prevention and isolation standards.

      Heather Bell, DO

      10:30am-11:45am
      Digital Strategy for Healthcare Leaders

      Social media and other online sites are powerful tools that facilitate communication and collaboration. However, many clinicians do not leverage digital strategy for professional use for a variety of reasons, including some misconceived notions. Healthcare professionals are unsure of appropriate best practices on social media for professional use. They miss opportunities to network, disseminate knowledge, engage in advocacy, and advance their careers. They overestimate risk, and do not have a clear understanding of behaviors to avoid. This session will begin with an introductory presentation on the value of participation on social media sites, including public education and advocacy, career advancement, practice growth, networking and mentorship, and personal branding. Participants will be exposed to specific skills for managing and influencing one’s digital footprint (how you are depicted on the internet), and learn best practices for effective engagement while minimizing risk.

      Marjorie Stiegler, MD

      With the ever-changing world in the business of medicine, it is important to stay as current as possible. This presentation has been designed to focus on just a few of the significant everyday events that can occur, affecting every aspect of your practice. From changes and additions to the 2018 CPT codes, the latest and greatest CMS audit methods to risks of healthcare cybersecurity attacks, join industry experts to gain an understanding of these business threats to healthcare and what can be done to protect your organization.

      Renee Brown, CHS, ACS-CM

      Lindsey Wiley, MHA, CHTS-IM, CHTS-TS

      10:30am-11:45am
      The Business Case for Simulation Training

      Integrating simulation learning methodology into the organization’s education program can have a profound impact on improvement of operational and clinical processes. Essentially, simulation can result in an increase in patient safety while decreasing claims by volume and severity. Simulation techniques can easily be applied in any environment with little to a wide array of available equipment and technology, as well as the most basic to the highest level of staff knowledge and experience. In looking at ways to reduce claims and improve patient safety, the use of simulation training offers a variety of applications. Depending upon the training format desired, the cost in doing simulation can be small to large. Return on investment can be measurable and substantial when taking into account the cost of claim defense and indemnification, reputational damage to the organization, patient and staff dissatisfaction and the lack of staff retention.

      Susan Lucot, MSN, RN, MLT (ASCP), CPHRM

      Social media and other online sites are powerful tools that facilitate communication and collaboration. However, many clinicians do not leverage digital strategy for professional use for a variety of reasons, including some misconceived notions. Healthcare professionals are unsure of appropriate best practices on social media for professional use. They miss opportunities to network, disseminate knowledge, engage in advocacy, and advance their careers. They overestimate risk, and do not have a clear understanding of behaviors to avoid. This session will begin with an introductory presentation on the value of participation on social media sites, including public education and advocacy, career advancement, practice growth, networking and mentorship, and personal branding. Participants will be exposed to specific skills for managing and influencing one’s digital footprint (how you are depicted on the internet), and learn best practices for effective engagement while minimizing risk.

      Marjorie Stiegler, MD

      10:30am-11:45am
      Project ECHO

      In the last 15 years, Oklahoma has been a central flash point of the Opioid Epidemic. As the state health system works to address the epidemic, significant deficits are found in the physician work force and the ability to reach patients in the rural areas. Different treatment initiatives have been created and have found success. One initiative is to increase the number of providers offering addiction medicine treatment in their own clinic. This is best accomplished using Buprenorphine. One challenge with this, is that most primary care providers feel unskilled using this practice. Project ECHO, an initiative from the University of New Mexico, is the perfect solution to these problems. Based on the concept of education and consultation, Project ECHO is perhaps the best physician multiplier model given to date. This presentation will discuss the Project ECHO frame work and medical literature supporting it. It will then demonstrate how Oklahoma State University, Center of Health Sciences is utilizing this platform to address addiction throughout Oklahoma, including those areas that have been hit the hardest.

      Jason Beaman, DO, MS, MPH, FAPA

      Samuel Martin, MD

      Since 1983, the Oklahoma Health Professionals Program Inc. has provided services to physicians and healthcare providers with alcohol and chemical dependence. OHPP, Inc. is an outreach program designed to support and monitor medical and allied health professionals throughout Oklahoma who are experiencing difficulty with substance abuse, as well as disruptive and boundary issues. It is their commitment to provide resources to professionals in need and the program continues to be a leader nationally in identifying problems, assisting in treatment, and returning to practice those physicians who have suffered from substance abuse or dependency. Join Associate Director Merlin Kilbury, MD and his wife Corinne as they discuss this important program for the state of Oklahoma.

      Merlin Kilbury, MD

      Corinne Kilbury

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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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