ALPFA Boston 2019 Healthcare Summit Recap

ALPFA Boston 2019 Healthcare Summit

We would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers, and guests for attending the ALPFA Boston 2019 Healthcare Summit

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VIP Networking Reception for Gold Members and Speakers. Keith Marion (Sponsor, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare), M. Cecilia Coloma (Host Sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts), Sara DeGregorio (Panelist, Medically Home), Juan Jaime De Zengotita, MD (Panelist, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center), Lisa Trumble (Panelist, Cambridge Health Alliance) Caption

Volunteers and organizers of the 2019 Healthcare Summit. Raunice Reyes (ALPFA Boston Healthcare Committee), Angela Blanco (ALPFA Boston Healthcare Committee), Nathalie Coleman (ALPFA Boston volunteer), George Vega (ALPFA Boston volunteer), volunteers from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts AZULatinx ERG.

Exhibit Hall. Representatives from Harvard University.

Population Health Management Breakout panelists. Jenny Konjoian (Moderator, BYHP), Lisa Trumble (Panelist, Cambridge Health Alliance); Amy Flaster, MD (Panelist, Partners Healthcare); Sara DeGregorio (Panelist, Medically Home).

"Distinguished Community Service and Leadership Awardee. Thomas Hawkins, MD, MS, Senior Medical Director of Population Health and Analytics at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

ALPFA Boston 2019 Healthcare Summit Recap
“Adaptability in a Changing Healthcare Landscape: Population Health and Health Equity in the Latino Community”

This past April, the ALPFA Boston Healthcare Committee held its marquee event, the 8th Annual Healthcare Summit. The theme for this year's summit was Adaptability in a Changing Healthcare Landscape: Population Health and Health Equity in the Latino Community. The event was hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, in its Boston headquarters.

Looking to offer career advancement opportunities for our attendees, the event started with an Exhibit Hall in which attendees had the opportunity to connect one on one with healthcare organizations such as New England Donor Services, Charles River Community Health, Boston Medical Center; healthcare affinity organizations such as Boston Young Healthcare Professionals, ACHE of MA, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, and Women in Healthcare Management; and local universities offering healthcare education such as Harvard University and Suffolk University.

Simultaneously, an exclusive Networking Reception took place for ALPFA Gold and Platinum members to have direct access to all the Summit guest speakers prior to the general program. Attendees enjoyed having the opportunity to meet the speakers and ask them questions about their careers in advance from other Summit attendees.

After this, all attendees convened in an Open Keynote session introduced by Andreana Santangelo, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at BCBSMA, with a presentation from M. Cecilia Coloma, Senior Manager, Provider Technology Solutions at BCBSMA, who presented the organization's technology initiatives in telehealth. The Open Keynote session was followed by two breakout panels in Population Health Management and Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health. Our guest speakers in these panels included Julita Mir, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Community Care Cooperative; Juan Jaime De Zengotita, MD, Medical Director at Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center; Maria Gonzalez Albuixech, Director of the Immigrant Health Care Access Project at Health Care for All; Lisa Trumble, MBA, SVP, Population Health Management & Accountable Care Performance at Cambridge Health Alliance; Amy Flaster, MD, SVP Population Health Management at Partners Healthcare; Sara DeGregorio, MHA, Director of Clinical Operations, Medically Home; Jenny Konjoian, Annual Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair at BYHP.

All attendees convened to a final Closing Ceremony where the Healthcare Committee granted the Distinguished Community Service and Leadership Award to Thomas Hawkins, MD, MS, Senior Medical Director of Population Health and Analytics at BCBSMA. We learned about Dr. Hawkins' inspirational journey addressing health disparities and access to patient care for the patient populations he serves, and learned about different ways to mitigate these effects. The Healthcare Committee also posthumously recognized the career of Rob Restuccia, Executive Director of Community Catalyst, for the profound effect in healthcare reform both in Massachusetts and around the nation.

The evening closed with a networking reception, in which all attendees mixed and mingled with speakers and ALPFA Boston Board and Healthcare Committee members. The event had a total attendance of 116 professionals, exceeding our attendance for the 2016 and 2017 summits!

Women in Healthcare Management Booth

Master of Ceremonies Rafael Sanchez Vice President, ALPFA Healthcare Committee

Donate Life Booth. Ingrid Palacios, ALPFA Boston Healthcare Committee

Award Presenter Caro Ruiz ALPFA Boston Advisor

To learn more about the Boston Chapter, visit the link below.

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