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Current & Past Events
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December 2013
Chats on Change: Creating a Successful Health Information Exchange
Facilitator: Randy Farmer, MS, MEd
September 2013
Using the Innovations Exchange To Develop Health Professional Competencies
Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Presenters: Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, EdD, FAAN, Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, University of Texas Health Science Center; Judith Kunisch, BSN, MBA, Yale School of Nursing
September 2013
Chats on Change: Using Social Media To Reduce Childhood Obesity
Facilitator: Victoria W. Rogers, MD
August 2013
Clinical-Community Relationships as a Pathway To Improve Health: Tools for Research and Evaluation
Host: Janice Genevro, PhD, AHRQ Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships
Presenters: Rebecca Etz, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University and Ambulatory Care Outcomes Research Network; Robert M. Pestronk, MPH, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
June 2013
Chats on Change: Home Base Program for Veterans With PTSD
Facilitators: Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD and Benjamin Miller, PsyD
June 2013
Building Health Information Exchanges To Support ACOs and Medical Homes: Delaware's Experience
Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Moderator: Gerry Fairbrother, PhD, Senior Scholar, AcademyHealth
Presenter: Jan Lee, MD, Executive Director, Delaware Health Information Network
Respondent: Jennifer Fritz, MPH, Deputy Director, Health Information Exchange, Office of Health Information Technology, Minnesota Department of Health
May 2013
A Close Look at Care Coordination Within Patient-Centered Medical Homes: West Virginia’s Experience
Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Moderator: David Meyers, MD, AHRQ Center for Primary Care, Prevention, and Clinical Partnerships
Presenter: James B. Becker, MD, West Virginia Bureau for Medical Services
Respondent: William Golden, MD, Arkansas Medicaid Enterprise at Arkansas Department of Human Services
April 2013
Payment Models that Support Medical Home and ACO Principles: Maryland’s Experience
Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Moderator: Meredith B. Rosenthal, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health
Presenter: Ben Steffen, MA, Maryland Health Care Commission
Respondent: Craig Jones, MD, Vermont Blueprint for Health
April 2013
Promoting the Spread of Health Care Innovations
Host: Mary P. Nix, MS, MT(ASCP) SBB, PMP, AHRQ
Moderator: Veronica Nieva, PhD, Westat
Presenter: Linda Wick, RN, CNP, Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center
Respondent: Janell Moerer, MBA, Centura Health
February 2013
Chats on Change: Supporting At-Risk LGBT and Homeless Youth
Facilitator: Lara Brooks, Broadway Youth Center
January 2013
Innovative Policies: Using ACO Principles and Financial Incentives to Improve Health Outcomes
Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Moderator: Gerry Fairbrother, PhD, AcademyHealth
Presenters: Stephen Rosenthal, MBA, MS, The Care Management Company, LLC; David A. Share, MD, MPH, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Lauren Henrikson-Warzynski, MPA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Respondent: Xavier Sevilla, MD, MBA, FAAP, Catholic Health Initiatives
November 2012
Chats on Change: Nurse-Led Innovations
Facilitator: Julie Kliger, MPA, BSN, RN
September 2012
Vermont Blueprint for Health: Working Together for Better Care
This event was held on September 25, 2012 and featured a video presentation about successful linkages among primary care, public health, and clinical community resources in the state of Vermont, followed by a panel discussion.
September 2012
Chats on Change: Domestic Violence Prevention
Facilitators: Brigid McCaw, MD, MS, MPH, FACP and Ted Eytan, MD, MS, MPH
August 2012
Chats on Change: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
Facilitators: Ben Miller, PsyD and Gary Oftedahl, MD
January 2012
Capturing and Spreading Change to Advance Health Care Quality
Moderator: Sam Basta, MD, MMM, Healthcare Innovation by Design 
Presenter: Mary P. Nix, MS, AHRQ, ASPE 
September 2011
Linking Clinical Care and Communities for Improved Prevention
Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Moderator: Tess Miller, DrPH, AHRQ
Presenters: Carol Ann King, DNP, FNP-BC, Wayne Action Teams for Community Health (WATCH); LaTonya Chavis Keener, MS, CDC
May 2011
Meeting the Health Care Needs of Underserved Women
Faculty: Beth Collins Sharp, PhD, RN from AHRQ and Sharon Schindler Rising, MSN, CNM, FACNM from the Centering Healthcare Institute
April 2011
Chats on Change: New Ways to Communicate With Patients
Facilitator: Victor M. Montori, MD, MSc, Mayo Clinic
March 2011
Spread Models and Lessons: Learning from the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange
This panel was held on March 21, 2011 at the 4th Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Policy and Practice. It featured presentations by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange staff and innovators on models used to scale and spread innovations in health care delivery and lessons learned based on those experiences.
January 2011
Chats on Change: Using New Media for Innovation in Health Care Delivery
Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Presenters: Ted Eytan, MD, MS, MPH from the Permanente Federation and Ellen Crown from AHRQ
November 2010
New Approaches to Pediatric Obesity: Helping Families Help Kids
Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Presenters: Sarah E. Hampl, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO; Lori Stark, PhD, ABPP, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; Joseph Skelton, MD, Brenner Children’s Hospital, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
September 2010
Connecting Those At-Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "HUB"
Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Presenters: Laura Brennan, MSW, PacificSource Health Plans; Mark Redding, MD, FAAP, Community Health Access Project, Mansfield, OH; Sarah Redding, MD, MPH, Community Health Access Project, Mansfield, OH; Leah Steimel, MPH, Pathways to a Healthy Bernalillo County, NM
June 2010
Realizing the Benefits of Guided Care Nursing
Innovators: Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Tracy Novak, MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
May 2010
Innovative Roles of Pharmacists in Health Service Delivery
Moderator: Carmen Kelly, PharmD, MBA, Pharmacist Officer at AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
March 2010
Ensuring Cultural Competence Across Care Settings
Moderator: Julia Puebla Fortier, Founder and Executive Director, Resources for Cross Cultural Health Care
January 2010
Clinical Nurse Leader as Quality Champion: A Dialogue About an Effective Nursing Innovation
Moderator: Marilyn Chow, RN, DNSc, FAAN, Kaiser Permanente
Lead Innovator: Nancy Hilton, RN, MN, St. Lucie Medical Center
November 2009
Learning From Disappointment: When Your Innovation Falls Short
Webinar Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Moderator: Paul E. Plsek, MS, Innovations Exchange Editorial Advisory Board member
Innovators: Dennis M. Manning, MD, Mayo Clinic; Cathleen Colón-Emeric, MD, MHS, Duke University Medical Center
October 2009
Effective Patient-Provider Email: A Pediatrician's Experience
With Paul Rosen, MD, MPH, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
August 2009
Roller Coaster: Implementation of the Arizona Medical Information Exchange (AMIE)
Webinar Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Moderator: Foster Gesten, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
Innovators: Marc Leib, Office of the Director, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS); Anita Murcko, Clinical Informatics and Provider Adoption, AHCCCS; Perry Yastrov, EHR Systems and Services, AHCCCS
April 2009
Improving Innovations: How to Make Data Work for You
Webinar Host: Judi Consalvo, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Moderator: Brian Mittman, Director of the VA Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support
Innovator: Michele Campbell, Christiana Care Health System
January 2009
Engaging Stakeholders: How to Obtain and Retain Buy-In for Your Innovations
Moderator: Judi Consalvo, Program Analyst, AHRQ Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Innovators: Georgia Oliver, RN, MS; Patria Johnson, MSSW; Paul Melinkovich, MD; Nancy Iversen, RN, CIC
September 2008
Highlighting Innovations from the Health Care Innovations Exchange
This panel was held September 9, 2008 at the AHRQ 2008 Annual Conference, entitled Promoting Quality...Partnering for Change.
Opening Remarks: Mary Nix, MS, Project Officer for the Health Care Innovations Exchange and Rick Rader, MD, Innovations Exchange Editorial Advisory Board Member, Director, Morton J. Kent Habilitation Center, Orange Grove Inc.
Innovators: James Lee, MD, The Everett Clinic, Washington; Verluria Cobbs, Program Coordinator, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan; Nick Vizzoca, Business Manager, Innovation Center, Magee Women’s Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
May 2008
Using AHRQ's Health Care Innovations Exchange to Take on the Challenges of Care Delivery
Presenters: Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, AHRQ Director; Mary Nix, MS, AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange Project Officer
Innovators: Michael Leu, MD., MS; Linda Wick, NP; Mark Redding, MD

Last updated: April 24, 2013.

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Podcasts
Teaming Up to Help Communities Share Healthy Weight Innovations
Charles J. Homer, MD, MPH, President and CEO, National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality
Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, FAAP, FACP, Former Chief Public Health Officer, Healthcare Resources and Services Administration
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Charles J. Homer, MD, MPH, President and CEO, National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality, and Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, FAAP, FACP, Former Chief Public Health Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration

Connecting Those at Risk to Care: A Guide to Building a Community "Hub" to Promote a System of Collaboration, Accountability, and Improved Outcomes

Judith Warren, MPH
Why the HUB Approach to Integration and Care Coordination?

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Jim Walton, MD
Lessons Learned from Creating a Community HUB

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Realizing the Benefits of Guided Care Nursing

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Chad Boult
Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Tracy Novak
Tracy Novak, MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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 Podcast: Academic Hospital and Major League Baseball Team Up to Help Veterans and Their Families
Gena Borson, Executive Director of the Boston Red Sox Foundation
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Bishop Phillip A. Brooks, Church of God in Christ
Innovator Ken Resnicow, PhD, University of Michigan

 Podcast: Addressing Low Health Literacy at the Community Level
Margaret Handley, PhD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco Center for Vulnerable Populations

 Podcast: Annual “Drive-Through” Vaccine Program for Seniors
Mary Jane Seymour, MS, RNC
Lakeland Regional Medical Center

 Health Care Innovations: A New Guide for Decision Makers
Cindy Brach, MPP
Sr. Health Policy Researcher, AHRQ Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets