IF YOU MISSED the 2018 Integration Summit, well, we missed you too. To get the full experience, you really had to be there. But if you couldn’t be – or if you just want to revisit your favorite parts – we’ve pulled together a variety of media that will give you a taste of the experience. Enjoy – and come join us in 2019!

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HOW TO DESCRIBE the UVM Health Network Medical Group’s 2018 Integration in Stowe? Let’s hear from someone who was there:

“I am invigorated and feel empowered to change my mindset, my patient interactions, and to ask questions to provoke progressive change/better practices/collegiality.”

Yeah, it was good.

Six nationally known speakers provided the backbone of two days in Stowe for some 300 attendees. The diversity of the speakers reflected the diversity of the crowd, which came from around the network and around the region. Keynote speakers focused on the state of health care and how to keep up (Lisa Bielamowicz, MD); moving from an illness model to a wellness model and creating a culture of wellness (David Nash, MD, MBA); the destructive force of exclusion for individuals and organizations (Steve Robbins, PhD; radically changing organizations from within (Lisa Bodell); how to move through the world mindfully (Amit Sood, MD); and the importance of building relationships with patients (Abraham Vergehese, MD, MACP).

Social receptions each day — and breaks between speakers at Stowe Mountain Lodge — provided ample opportunity for networking. Attendees were asked to select a panel session, then take the themes that emerged from those and the keynotes and explore how we might:

  • Transform our organization to be a human health services organization
  • Train our workforce to be cognitively flexible and behaviorally adaptive
  • Create an environment that helps patients ask killer questions
  • Leverage our data to identify barriers faced by the unhealthy 3%?

We’ve gathered photos, videos, audio interviews, quotes and workgroup outcomes below. Enjoy, and feel free to share with your colleagues. But because of contractual limitations, we ask that you not share the speaker videos on social media.

Speaker Videos

Workgroup Outcomes

As part of the summit, hiCOlab led four one-hour workshops to promote the themes that emerged from the keynotes and the panel sessions. They asked participants to work on how we might:

  • Transform our organization to be a human health services organization
  • Train our workforce to be cognitively flexible and behaviorally adaptive
  • Create an environment that helps patients ask killer questions
  • Leverage our data to identify barriers faced by the unhealthy 3%?

Across all rooms and all big ideas three main themes emerged:

  • There is a growing motivation to place services outside of the hospital setting and into the communities of our patients and their families.
  • There is curiosity around how we can incent patients to interact with our system, what it would look like, and how it could be a catalyst for behavior change.
  • There is a desire to employ new methods of gathering meaningful and valuable information from patients that reduces noise and focuses on what’s important for a provider to know.

In the documentation linked below, we have provided all feedback but highlighted ideas we believe were thorough and thoughtful and have the potential for innovation within the UVMHN Medical Group.

What I Learned at the Summit

What I Learned: Cheryl Van Epps
What I Learned: Judy Fingergut
What I Learned: Justin Stinnett
What I Learned: Kent Hall
What I Learned: Kevin Maguire
What I Learned: Moira Mulligan
What I Learned: Rosemary Dale