7th Annual Right Care Initiative Leadership Summit
Collaborating to Prevent and Better Manage Heart Attacks, Strokes, and Diabetic Complications

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (Awards Reception 5:00 to 6:30 pm)
University of California, Berkeley, Clark Kerr Conference Center, Krutch Theater
2601 Warring St, Berkeley, CA 94720

Right Care Initiative Targets: 2014 NCQA HEDIS National 90th Percentile (Performance Year 2013)

75% of hypertensive patients with blood pressure controlled: <140/90 mm Hg
70% of patients with cardiovascular conditions with lipids controlled: LDL-C < 100 mg/dL
69% of diabetic patients with blood sugar controlled: HbA1c <8
56% of diabetic patients with lipids controlled: LDL-C < 100 mg/dL
55% of diabetic patients with blood pressure controlled:  <140/80 mm Hg (Best in USA = 74%)

Conference Video Links:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16

Welcome and Introductions


  • Shelley Rouillard, Director, Department of Managed Health Care
  • Stefano M. Bertozzi, MD, PhD, Dean and Professor of Health Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Nadine Simons, RN, R. Admiral, Assistant Surgeon General, and Region IX Administrator, US Health and Human Services Agency
  • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP, Right Care Initiative Director, Department of Managed Health Care & UCB

Performance Metrics Progress on Right Care Initiative Targets for Blood Pressure, Lipids and Blood Sugar Control(Presentation)

  • Stephen Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Dean Emeritus & Director, Center for Health Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Facilitated Discussion and Voting on Care Improvement Strategies
    Professor Shortell and Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH,
    Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Associate Director, Center for Health Organizational and Innovation, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Leveraging the Learnings from the Measure Up/Pressure Down® National Hypertension Campaign
(MUPD Presentations)

Measure Up/Pressure Down® Campaign Overview

  • Jerry Penso, MD, MBA, Chief Medical and Quality Officer, American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Kendra Gaskins, Director of Measure Up/Pressure Down® Campaign and Chronic Care Initiatives, American Medical Group Foundation

Hypertension Data

  • John Cuddeback, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, AMGA and Anceta, LLC

Panel on Successful Hypertension Control Strategies

  • Parag Agnihotri, MD, Medical Director, Continuum of Care, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group; Chairman, Health Care Teams Committee Be There San Diego CMMI grant; co-founder Sacramento Right Care University of Best Practices
  • Lori Arnoldussen, RN, Clinical Quality Coordinator, ThedaCare Physicians;
  • Betty Sedlor, RN, Manager, Clinical Innovations Department, Colorado Springs Health Partners, PC

Stanford Stroke Squad Trend-Bending update and Vascular Management Challenge

  • Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Director, Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC); Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health; and
  • Waimei (Amy) Tai, MD, Practicing Neurologist, Stanford Medical Center; Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Stroke Center & CERC Faculty

Statins, Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Control among High Risk Patients Relationship to Stroke and Heart Attack Rates(Presentation)

  • Philip Madvig, MD, Associate Executive Director, Permanente Medical Group (Northern CA, Kaiser)

Cholesterol Guidelines Controversy; Be There San Diego Heart Attack & Stroke Free Zone Update; LDL 70 cholesterol challenge & NCQA/P4P conundrum(Presentation)

  • Anthony DeMaria, MD, University of Best Practices San Diego, Chairman; Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology, University of California, San Diego, Founding Director, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center; Journal American College of Cardiology, immediate past Editor-in-Chief

Innovations and Turn-Arounds:  Leadership Matters

Diabetic Patient Care for MI & Stroke Avoidance – One Independent Practice Association’s Strategy for Activating High Risk Patients Deploying Pharmacists (Presentation)

  • Andrea De Coro, PharmD, Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Greater Newport Physicians Independent Practice Association; Planning Committee, Los Angeles University of Best Practices;
  • Adam Solomon, MD, MMM, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Care Medical Foundation

Long Term Integrated Strategy for Building Excellence (Presentation)

  • Edward Yu, MD, Medical Director, Quality, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Medical Group

Kaiser’s Systematic Quality Improvement Approach and San Diego Kaiser Turnaround (Presentation)

  • Michael Kanter, MD, Regional Medical Director of Quality and Clinical Analysis, Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Group;
  • Rae Boganey, MD, Physician Director, Complete Care Management, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego;
  • James Dudl, MD, Diabetes Lead, Care Management Institute & Community Benefits, Kaiser Permanente

Technical Assistance Available from Federally Contracted Quality Improvement Organization and A Blood Pressure Success Story (Presentation)

  • Mary Fermazin, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAG QIO);
  • Gil Simon, MD, Medical Director, Sacramento Family Physicians

Medi-CAL Blood Pressure Quality Improvement Project, and Center for Medicaid & Medicare Innovation, California State Innovation Model grant update(Presentation)

  • Neal Kohatsu, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
  • Desiree Backman, DrPH, MS, RD, DHCS Chief Prevention Officer ; UC Davis, Institute for Population Health Improvement Senior Scientist

American Heart Association/ US HHS, Million Hearts Campaign Challenge

  • Laura King Hahn, RN, Program Initiatives Manager, The Collaboration for Heart Disease and Stroke, American Heart Association

Thank you to our partners and sponsors!