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Disclaimer: Consistent with the IHI’s policy, faculty for this program are expected to disclose at the beginning of their presentation(s) any economic or other personal interests that create, or may be perceived as creating, a conflict related to the material discussed. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker with a significant financial or other relationship from making a presentation, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments.

Unless otherwise noted below, each presenter provided full disclosure information, does not intend to discuss an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device, and has no significant financial relationship(s) to disclose. If unapproved uses of products are discussed, presenters are expected to disclose this to participants.


Expert Faculty 

george kerwin.jpgGeorge Kerwin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bellin Health, has served in his present capacity since 1992. Bellin is an integrated health system serving a population of 600,000 people in Northeastern Wisconsin. Bellin was an original member of IHI's Quality Management Network and is currently active in IHI’s Triple Aim initiative. Mr. Kerwin is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a board member of the Green Bay Packers. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Collaborative on Healthcare Quality.

Kurose crop.jpgAl Kurose, MD, MBA, FACP, is President and CEO of Coastal Medical, a primary-care-driven Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that provides care to 120,000 patients in 20 medical offices across Rhode Island. Serving in this role since 2008, Dr. Kurose has been a driving force behind Coastal’s transition to accountable care. He serves as a board director of Rhode Island’s all-payer Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) demonstration project and is a member of the state’s Health Insurance Advisory Council and the State Innovation Model (SIM) Steering Committee. He has served as faculty for the IHI Population Management Executive Development Program, and is a member of the Policy Committee for the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) and the Healthcare Executive Advisory Council for UnitedHealth Group. A graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Dr. Kurose completed the Brown University Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Rhode Island Hospital in 1991. He was one of the founders of Coastal Medical in 1995, and practiced primary care internal medicine in a community-based office for 20 years. He is a graduate of the Yale MBA for Executives: Leadership in Healthcare program, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice at Brown University.

Saranya_web.jpgSaranya Loehrer, MD, MPH, is the Executive Director of North America Strategy and Operations for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She leads efforts to accelerate health system transformation in the United States through the development and execution of key programming, including stewardship of the IHI Leadership Alliance. Dr. Loehrer received her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine and her Master of Public Health Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, where she served as a Zuckerman Fellow.

Helen Macfie.jpgHelen Macfie, PharmD, FABC, is Chief Transformation Officer for MemorialCare Health System in Southern California, a six-hospital, not-for-profit integrated health system that includes a medical foundation. She is responsible for facilitating system-level performance improvement for clinical quality, patient safety, risk management, Lean strategies, and patient and family experience and for overseeing the system's operational Value Added Teams and the MemorialCare Physician Society's clinical Best Practice Teams. She also facilitates MemorialCare's system-wide strategic planning processes and provides executive oversight for key strategic initiatives, including population health, bundled payment, and physician data transparency. Ms. Macfie serves as faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety Executive course, as well as on a number of California statewide boards related to improving quality and safety.

Gordon Moore.jpgL. Gordon Moore, MD, Senior Medical Director of Population and Provider Solutions, 3M Health Information Systems, Inc., helps governments, insurers, and health care delivery systems structure environments and programs in pursuit of improved outcomes in population health, patient experience of care, and their impact on total cost of care. His work is based on understanding health care as a system built on a solid foundation of effective primary care. Dr. Moore has been a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for the Population Management Executive Program and for programs focused on office practice redesign. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine and a past president of Ideal Medical Practices, a nonprofit supporting adoption of ideal practices in health care. He has participated in guideline and protocol initiatives and process redesign workshops, working with solo independent office practices, large hospital-based specialty clinics, community health centers, and private and academic practices.​​