IPRO’s 34th Annual Membership Meeting
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
IPRO is authorized to award two (2) hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.
Theodore O. Will
Chief Executive Officer, IPRO
Presentation of the
2018 IPRO Quality Awards
Clare B. Bradley, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, IPRO
Dennis Wagner, MPA
Director of the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
View the presentation
Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News
Marnie L. Doubek, MD, FAAFP
Physician and Patient Advocate
Questions and Answers
As the director of the Quality Improvement and Innovation Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Dennis Wagner leads a team of committed individuals in developing and delivering innovative and collaborative initiatives to improve healthcare. Prior to his current role Mr. Wagner served as the co-director for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Partnership for Patients, and associate deputy director and then acting director of CMS’ Office of Clinical Standards and Quality. He worked for 12 years at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), including a final stint as acting director of HRSA’s Office of Health Information Technology and Quality. Mr. Wagner holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Montana State University.
Dr. Rosenthal joined Kaiser Health News in 2016 after 22 years as a correspondent at The New York Times, where she covered a variety of topics from healthcare to environment to reporter in the Beijing bureau. Her two-year-long New York Times series “Paying Till it Hurts” (2013-14) won many prizes for both health reporting and its creative use of digital tools. She is the author of “An American Sickness: How Healthcare became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back,” published by Penguin Random House in April 2017. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School and briefly practiced medicine in a New York City emergency department before changing her focus to journalism.
Dr. Doubek began her medical career in September, 2000 after opening a private practice office providing quality primary care. She helped to build a successful, respected, family practice and became part of Atlantic Medical Group in 2013. In 2014, Dr. Doubek found herself on the patient side of things. Her 11-year-old son, Zachary, developed severe sepsis due to an aggressive infection in his femur. Zachary survived, but Dr. Doubek recognized the need to raise awareness and recognition of sepsis both in the medical community and in the general population. Dr. Doubek has recently joined the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors and has been featured, with Zachary, in a series of sepsis awareness public service announcements.