Due to recommendations for social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we have moved all University of Best Practice meetings onto a virtual platform. You can find all of our materials and recordings for those virtual meetings below.

UCLA & UCSF Special Guests on Stroke, Accelerated Detection & Hospital Arrival; + Familial Hypercholesterolemia & Lp(a), Powerful Risk Factors for Stroke & MI (June 28, 2022)

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
  • Innovative Technologies to Accelerate Stroke Detection & Hospital Arrival (Presentation|Video)
    • Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA – Senior Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Neurology, Director, UCLA Comprehensive Stroke and Vascular Neurology Program
  • Q & A Discussion (Video)
  • Hidden Risk Factors for Early Stroke & CVD: Familial Hypercholesterolemia & Lp(a) (Presentation|Video)
    • Cat Davis Ahmed, MBA – Vice President for Policy and Outreach, Family Heart Foundation
  • Panel (Presentation|Video)
    • Eveline Stock, MD Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • John Kane, MD, PhD Director, Adult Lipid Clinic, Endocrinologist, Professor of Medicine, UCSF
    • Mary J. Malloy, MD – Director, Pediatric Lipid Clinic, Co-Director, Adult Lipid Clinic, Professor of Medicine, Endocrinologist, UCSF
  • Q & A Discussion (Presentation|Video)
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Vice President & Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke (June 13, 2022)

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
  • The Need for Low Literacy Health Education Material (Presentation|Video)
    • Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Professor, Adjunct, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Director of Research, Health Research for Action
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis; Chairman, California Department of Public Health’s 2022 CVD Master Plan Steering Committee
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventative Cardiology, Deputy Chief of Medical Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force
  • Pulmonary, Cardiovascular & metabolic Effects of Air Pollution (Presentation|Video)
    • John Balmes, MD – Pulmonologist, Critical Care Specialist, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health Sciences, UCSF; Professor, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) Divisions of Occupational & Environmental Medicine & Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Director, UC Berkeley Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health; Physician Member, California Air Resources Board
  • Pediatric Asthma & Exposures to Particulate Matter, Pollution & Wildfire Smoke (Presentation|Video)
    • Stephanie Holm, MD, PhD, MPH – Co-Director of the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit; Assistant Clinical Professor Volunteer, Medicine, UCSF
  • Summary and Q & A Discussion (Presentation|Video)

1) Salsa Against Stroke; 2) Stroke: Need for Speed; 3) HTN “Shake, Rattle & Roll” Telehealth Clinical Trial (May 24, 2022)

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
    • Eveline Oestreicher Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiology, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Vice President & Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Stroke: The Need for Speed (Presentation|Video)
    • Jeff Klingman, MD – Assistant Chief of Staff, Director of Performance Improvement, Chair of Chiefs of Neurology, Kaiser Permanente
  • Salsa Against Stroke and Q & A Facilitation (Video)
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
  • Controlling Hypertension Among African Americans with Phone Coaching: Results of the “Shake, Rattle & Roll” Clinical Trial 
    • Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH – Director of Research Clinics, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research (Presentation|Video)
    • Mai N. Nguyen-Huynh, MD, MAS, FAHA – Chief of Neurology, Diablo Service Area; Regional Medical Director, Primary Stroke & Research Scientist II, Division of Research, The Permanente Medical Group (Presentation|Video)
  • Q & A Discussion (Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis; Chairman, California Department of Public Health’s 2022 CVD Master Plan Steering Committee

Mother’s Day Monday Women’s CVD (May 9, 2022)

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
    • Catrina Taylor, PhD, MSPH – Chief, Health Information and Statistics Section, Chronic Disease Control Branch, California Department of Public Health; Member, Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group & Women’s CVD Writing Group
  • Women’s Cardiovascular Disease from the Veteran’s Administration’s Perspective (Presentation|Video)
    • Carolyn Clancy, MD, MACP – Assistant Under Secretary for Health Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration; Former Director, Agency for Healthcare
  • Q & A Discussion (Video)
    • Facilitated by: Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC
  • Broken-Heart Syndrome (Presentation|Video)
    • Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC – Director, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center; Director, Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program; Director, Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center; Professor, Cardiology, Smidt Heart Institute; Leader, Right Care Women’s Cardiovascular Disease Writing Group
  • Q & A Discussion (Video)
  • Right Care Women’s CVD Writing Group (Presentation|Video)
    • Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC
    • Catrina Taylor, PhD, MSPH
    • Sara Johnson, MD, FACOG – Clinical Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center-Alta Bates Campus
    • Eveline Oestreicher Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiology, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center

Pharmacist on the Care Team, State of the Evidence (April 26, 2022)

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis; Chairman, California Department of Public Health’s 2022 CVD Master Plan Steering Committee
    • Eveline Oestreicher Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiology, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Catrina Taylor, PhD, MSPH – Chief, Health Information and Statistics Section, Chronic Disease Control Branch, California Department of Public Health
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Vice President & Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • A Medical Director’s Experience in Adding the Pharmacist to the Care Team (Video)
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Lead, National Hypertension Control Roundtable Partnerships Team; Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with the Navy Seals
  • Veterans Affairs Evidence on the Power of Adding the Pharmacist to the Care Team (Presentation|Video)
    • Anthony P. Morreale, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP – Associate Chief Consultant for Clinical Pharmacy and Policy, Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management, Veterans Affairs (VA) Central Office
  • Q & A and Discussion on Kaiser Program (Video)
    • Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH – Director of Research Clinics, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research
  • State of the Evidence Outside of the Veterans Affairs System (Presentation|Video)
    • Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – Co-Chair, Right Care LA UBP; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
    • Jessica Abraham, PharmD, APh – Director of Population Health, University of Southern California
  • Q & A and Leadership Discussion (Presentation|Video)

AMGA HTN Measure Up Pressure Down (April 11, 2022)

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis; Chairman, California Department of Public Health’s 2022 CVD Master Plan Steering Committee
  • AMGA Measure Up Pressure Down Hypertension Campaign (Presentation|Video)
    • Jerry Penso, MD, MBA – President and CEO, AMGA; Co-Founder; Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; 2009 Right Care Leadership Award Winner
    • John Cuddeback, MD, PhD – Chief Medical Informatics Officer, AMGA
  • Q & A Discussion (Presentation|Video)

Coronary Artery Calcium Evidence & Debate (March 29, 2022)

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Vice President & Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • State of the Evidence (Presentation|Video)
    • Lt. Col. Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventive Cardiology & Deputy Chief of Medical Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force
    • Travis Harrell, MD, FACP, FACC – Chief of Cardiology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center; Active Duty Commander, US Navy Medical Corps
    • Matthew Budoff, MD, FACC, FAHA – Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles; Program Director for Cardiology Fellowship, Director of Cardiac Computed Tomography, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Debate Statement: “There is Sufficient Research to Support a Strong Recommendation to Perform Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) for Risk Assessment in Primary Prevention.” (Presentation|Video)
    • Moderator: David Maron, MD, FACP, FACC – C.F. Rehnborg Professor of Medicine; Chief, Stanford Prevention Research Center; Director, Preventive Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
    • Pro: Philip Greenland, MD, FACP, FACC – Harry W. Dingman Professor of Cardiology, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine; Senior Editor, JAMA; Member, NHLBI Observational Study Monitoring Board for the Framingham Heart Study; Previous Member, Board of External Experts of the NHLBI
    • Con: Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Discussion Panel and Q & A Moderated by David Maron (Video)
    • Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC – Director, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center; Director, Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program; Director, Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center; Professor, Cardiology, Smidt Heart Institute (5 min)
    • Anthony Demaria, MD, MACC – Founding Co-Chair, Original NHLBI Funded Pilot of Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices (subsequently renamed Be There San Diego); Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology and Founding Director, Sulpizio Heart Institute, UC San Diego School of Medicine (5 min)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis; Chairman, California Department of Public Health’s 2022 CVD Master Plan Steering Committee (5 min)
    • Travis Harrell, MD, FACP, FACC
    • Matthew Budoff, MD, FACC, FAHA
    • Philip Greenland, MD, FACP, FACC
    • Robert M. Kaplan, PhD
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC

ISCHEMIA Trial Leaders on CVD Surgery vs Optimizing Medication (March 14, 2022)

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
  • California: Two Decades of Revascularization (Presentation|Video)
    • William Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis; Chairman, California Department of Public Health’s 2022 CVD Master Plan Steering Committee
  • COURAGE & ISCHEMIA Clinical Outcomes (Presentation|Video)
    • David Maron, MD – C.F. Rehnborg Professor of Medicine; Chief, Stanford Prevention Research Center; Director, Preventive Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • The Role of Revascularization in Optimizing Patients’ Symptoms, Function & Quality of Life (Presentation|Video)
    • John A. Spertus, MD, MPH – Clinical Director of Outcomes Research, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute; Professor of Medicine, Lauer Missouri Endowed Chair, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Federal Perspective & Economics (Presentation|Video)
    • Steven H. Sheingold, PhD – Director, Division of Health Financing Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Department of Health and Human Services
  • Payer Perspective on Incorporating Scientific Evidence into Payment Decision Policy (Presentation|Video)
    • Bob Plass, MD, MMM – Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Executive Committee, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Medical Policy Panel
  • Summary and Q & A Discussion (Presentation|Video)
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health

Valentine’s Monday: Genetics, Family History in CVD & Hypertension; CAC as a Risk Stratifier + Support for COVID-Fatigued Health Teams (February 14, 2022)

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
  • Family History as a Predictor of CVD Events & the Role of Genetics in Hypertension (Presentation|Video)
    • Donna K. Arnett, PhD, MSPH – Dean, University of Kentucky College of Public Health; Professor, Department of Epidemiology; Past Associate Dean & Chair, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham; Past President, American Heart Association (AHA); Elected Fellow, AHA, American College of Epidemiology, American Epidemiological Society
    • Introduction by: Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS SHRQ; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health; Co-founder and Leader, Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group
    • Facilitator of Q&A: Catrin Taylor, PhD, MSPH – Chief, Health Information and Statistics Section, Chronic Disease Control Branch, California Department of Public Health
  • Evolution of Coronary Calcium Screening as a Tool for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment – Lessons Learned from MESA, CARDIA & Beyond (Presentation|Video)
    • Nathan D. Wong, PhD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC – Professor, Director, Heart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology, UC Irvine; President, InterAmerican Heart Foundation; Past President, American Society for Preventative Cardiology
    • Introduction by William Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC
    • Facilitator of Q&A: Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH – Director of Research Clinics, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research
  • Operational & Mental Well-being Support for COVID Fatigued Healthcare Teams (Presentation|Video)
    • Jeffrey J. Smith, Major, DSW – Behavioral Scientist and Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, David Grant Medical Center (DGMC); Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
    • Introduction by: Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventative Cardiology, Deputy Chief of Medical Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force
  • Q&A Discussion (Presentation|Video)
    • Facilitator of Q&A: Joseph Sky

AMA + CDC Initiatives & Resources to Control Blood Pressure, LDL & A1c (January 25, 2022)

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis
  • American Medical Association’s Resources and Technical Assistance for Reaching Blood Pressure Control Targets (Presentation|Video)
    • Karen Kmetik, PhD – Group Vice President, Improving Health Outcomes, American Medical Association
    • Michael K. Rakotz, MD, FAHA, FAAFP – Vice President, Health Outcomes, American Medical Association; Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Practical Approaches & A Vision for the Future From the Team Lead of the CDC Hypertension Control Roundtable Partnerships Work Group (Presentation|Video)
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Lead, National Hypertension Control Roundtable Partnerships Team; Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with the Navy Seals
  • Q&A Discussion (Presentation| Video)
    • Keith Emmons, MD, MPH – Medical Director, CenCal Health
    • John Ovretveit, PhD – Professor, Karolinska Institute
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiology, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Catrina Taylor, PhD, MSPH – Chief, Health Information and Statistics Section, Chronic Disease Control Branch, California Department of Public Health

Disparate Impacts of Obesity by Ethnicity; + Managing Diabetes & Cardiovascular Comorbidities (January 10, 2022)

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
  • COVID Update (Presentation|Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis
  • Addressing the Comorbidities of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes & Obesity (Presentation|Video)
    • Jonathan Q Purnell Interim Director, Center for Preventive Cardiology Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Ethnic Disparities in Obesity-Associated Metabolic Diseases (Presentation|Video)
    • Diana Alba, MD – Physician, UCSF Weight Clinic; Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, UCSF School of Medicine (Introduction by Dr. Jean Shahdadpuri)
  • Discussion and Closing Remarks (Presentation| Video)

November 30, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiology, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Atrial Fibrillation & Stroke (Presentation|Video)
    • Roopinder Sandhu, MD, MPH – Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Assoc. Prof. Cardiology, Director, Device Clinic, Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, LA; Secondary Appointments: UCLA School of Medicine; University of Alberta; Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Co-Director, Edmonton Cardiac Arrhythmia Trials (ECAT) Group
  • Bridging the Brain & Heart for Stroke Prevention (Presentation|Video)
    • Nirali Vora, MD Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
  • Breakthroughs in Stroke Therapy to Expand the Treatment Window (Presentation|Video)
    • Gregory W. Albers, MD – Professor, University Medical Line, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford Neurosurgery
  • Q & A Discussion (Presentation| Video)

November 8, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
  • Heart Failure: Guidelines, Expert Pathways, & Inertia (Presentation|Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis
  • Heart Failure Medications: The Evidence from Clinical Trials (Presentation|Video)
    • Andrew P. Ambrosy, MD Cardiologist, The Permanente Medical Group, San Fransisco; Associate Program Director for Research (Fellowship), Assistant Medical Director, Clinical Trials Program (CTP), Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research (DOR)
  • VA Telehealth Innovations for Heart Failure Outcomes Improvement (Presentation|Video)
    • Earl Tso, MD, FACP – Medical Director, Primary and Ambulatory Care, Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System; Clinical Associate Professor or Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine
  • Discussion and Q & A (Presentation| Video)

October 26, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
  • Innovative Strategies for Improving Diabetes Outcomes (Presentation|Video)
    • David Kerr, MBChB, DM, FRCP, FRCPE – Director of Research and Innovation, William Sansum Diabetes Research Institute; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh & London; Digital Health Lead, Diabetes Technology Society
    • Namino Glantz, PhD – Associate Director, Mil Familias Programs, William Sansum Diabetes Research Institute
  • The Intersection of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: Fasten Your Seatbelts! (Presentation|Video)
    • Marc G. Jaffe, MD – Chief of Endocrinology, Kaiser Permanente San Fransisco Medical Center; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Guideline Director, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Closing Remarks and Q & A (Presentation| Video)

October 11, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis
  • Top 10 Dietary Strategies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Geeta Sikand, MA, RDN, FAND, CDE, CLS, FNLA – Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Director of Nutrition, Preventative Cardiology Program, University of California, Irvine; Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Clinical Lipid Specialist, Fellow of the National Lipid Association
  • Improving Sleep Quality to Reduce Fatigue & Lower Risk of Heart Attacks, Strokes & Metabolic Disease (Presentation|Video)
    • Jeffrey J. Smith, Major, DSW – Behavioral Scientist and Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, David Grant Medical Center (DGMC); Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
  • Closing Remarks and Q & A (Presentation| Video)

September 28, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Welcome from CDC’s Head of Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke Prevention (Video)
    • Janet Wright, MD, FACC – Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Founding Director, Million Hearts
  • Overview of Right Care Women’s CVD Writing Group & Raising Awareness on Younger Women’s Early Mortality Threats (Presentation|Video)
    • Noel Bairey Merz, MD – Director, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center; Director, Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program; Director, Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center; Professor, Cardiology, Smidt Heart Institute
  • State Action Plan for Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention (Presentation|Video)
    • Jessica Núñez de Ybarra, MD, MPH, FACPM – Chief, Chronic Disease Control Branch, CDPH
  • Pre-eclampsia & Pregnancy-related CVD Issues (Presentation|Video)
    • Nisha Parikh, MD, MPH – Clinical Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, Pregnancy & Cardiac Treatment Program; Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSF
  • Physician-Scientist Mothers: Recommendations, Patient Stories & Discussion (Presentation|Video)
    • Catrina Taylor, PhD, MSPH – Chief, Health Information and Statistics Section, Chronic Disease Control Branch, California Department of Public Health
    • Sara Johnson, MD – Clinical Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center-Alta Bates Campus
  • Optional Q&A And Action Discussion (Presentation|Video)

September 13, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Founding Member, CDC Hypertension Roundtable
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, CA American College of Cardiology and CA Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program & Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univ. of California, Davis
    • Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA – Professor, Adjunct, and Director of Research, Health Research for Action, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Carol Zaher, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care LA UBP; Medical Director, Health Net California Medical Management, Centene
  • Meditation for Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation (Presentation|Video)
    • John W. Zamarra, MD, FACC – Practicing Cardiologist & Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine
  • Implementation of Complete Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation: Is Telemedicine the Answer? (Presentation|Video)
    • Javier E. Lopez, MD, MAS – Associate Professor and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, University of California, Davis
  • Closing Remarks and Q & A (Presentation | Video)

August 31, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome & Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
    • Edward M. Yu, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes: Prevalence & Mortality (Presentation|Video)
    • Catrina Taylor, PhD, MSPH – Chief, Health Information and Statistics Section, Chronic Disease Control Branch, California Department of Public Health
  • Closing Cardiovascular Care Gaps for Patients with Diabetes (Presentation|Video)
    • Chhavi Mehta, MD – Associate Medical Director of Quality, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Medical Director of Medicare Direct Contracting Entity, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
  • CA Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development Report on Preventable Diabetes Hospitalizations (Presentation|Video)
    • Christopher Krawczyk, MPH, PhD – Chief Analytics Officer, Information Services Division, California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)
  • Q & A Panel Discussion (Presentation | Video)

August 9, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
    • Oliver Brooks, MD – Co-Chair COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Task Force; Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Los Angeles University of Best Practices; Chief Medical Officer, Watts Healthcare; Immediate Past President, National Medical Association; Medical Director, L.A. Care Health Plan; Chairman, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with the Navy Seals
    • Cindy Giambrone, PharmD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Heart Failure Work Group; Director, Performance Improvement and ACO Pharmacy Risk, Memorial Care Foundation and Medical Groups
  • Strategies to Prevent Acute Cardiovascular Events: Focus on Hypertension Control (Presentation|Video)
    • Hilary K. Wall, MPH – Senior Health Scientist, Million Hearts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Saving Lives and Money through a Cardioprotective Regimen(Presentation|Video)
    • Jean Shahdadpuri, MD, MBA – Emeritus Sr. Vice President for Medical Affairs, HealthNet/Centene; Managing Director, Nikai
  • Closing Remarks and Q & A (Presentation | Video)

June 29, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome: Participants and Co-Chairs (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Telehealth Implementation for Adults with Type II Diabetes and/or Hypertension in California’s Community Health Centers(Presentation|Video)
    • Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH – University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, Director, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research; Kaiser Permanente Endowed Professor of Health Policy and Management; Director, California Initiative for Health Equity and Action; National Academy of Medicine, 2018-Present
    • Denise Payán, PhD, MPP – Assistant Professor, UC Merced Public Health Department; Deputy Director, California Initiative for Health Equity & Action (Cal-IHEA) (Video)
    • Aaron Tierney – PhD student in Health Policy (Organizations & Management), UC Berkeley School of Public Health (Video)
    • Javier Quezada – Sail Internet (delivering enhanced internet to underserved locations) (Presentation|Video)
  • Q & A Panel Discussion (Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis

June 14, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Deploying Tech to Improve Diagnostics, Treatment, & Outcomes
    • Nirav Shah, MD, MPH – Senior Scholar, Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center; Director, STERIS Plc; Member, National Academy of Medicine; Member, HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030
  • Deploying Pharmacist on the Care Team to Get Towards Zero Heart Attacks and Strokes(Presentation|Video)
    • Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – Co-Chair, Right Care LA UBP; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
  • Closing Remarks and Q & A (Presentation | Video)

May 25, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome: Participants and Co-Chairs (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
    • Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA – Professor, Adjunct, and Director of Research, Health Research for Action, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS SHRQ; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health; Co-founder and Leader, Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
    • Edward M. Yu, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Advances and Challenges in Treating Women’s Cardiovascular Disease (introduced by Dr. Bommer)(Presentation|Video)
    • Noel Bairey Merz, MD – Director, Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center; Director, Linda Joy Pollin Women’s Heart Health Program; Director, Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center; Professor, Cardiology, Smidt Heart Institute
  • Advancing Stroke Prevention, Detection, and Treatment in Women (introduced by Dr. Vora)(Presentation|Video)
    • Christina Mijalski, MD, MPH – Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical School; Director, Stanford
  • Closing Remarks & Call to Action (Presentation|Video)

May 10, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Introduction (Presentation|Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
    • Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Los Angeles University of Best Practices; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with the Navy Seals
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventive Cardiology, Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • The Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease in the US & the World: Causes & Prevention(Presentation|Video)
    • Vito M Campese, MD – Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Co-Director, Kidney Research Center, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, USC Keck School of Medicine; Grand Officer, Order of the Star of Italy
  • “Release the Pressure” African American Women’s Hypertension Program Update (Presentation|Video)
    • Oliver Brooks, MD – Co-Chair COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Task Force; Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Los Angeles University of Best Practices; Chief Medical Officer, Watts Healthcare; Immediate Past President, National Medical Association; Medical Director, L.A. Care Health Plan; Chairman, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
  • Integration of Community Health Workers/Promotores as Members of the Health Care Team
    • Brendaly Rodriguez, MA, CPH – Director, Chula Vista Community Collaborative; Community and Stakeholder Engagement Liaison, Specialist in Social Impact & Patient-Centered Approaches; Immediate Past Co-President, Florida Community Health Worker Coalition; Advisory Committee Member, San Diego Border Area Health Education Center; Advisory Board Member, Patient & Family Centered Care Partners, Long Beach, CA; Board of Directors, Latinos for Healthcare Equity, New York (Presentation | Video)
    • Margarita Holguin, MPA – Founder and President, Consulting Solutions, LLC; Founder, San Diego County Promotores Academy; Founder, San Diego County Adelante Promotores Conference; Founding Co-Chair, San Diego County Promotores Coalition; Former Executive Director, Chula Vista Community Collaborative (Presentation | Video)

April 27, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome: Participants and Co-Chairs (Presentation|Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS SHRQ; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health; Co-founder and Leader, Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Edward M. Yu, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Introduction(Presentation|Video)
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
  • Addressing Excess Risk for Cardiovascular Disease to Reduce Early Mortality in South Asians  (Video)
    • Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS – Professor of Medicine, Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford University; Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University Medical Center
  • Interventions & Practical Strategies to Address Excess CVD Risk Among South Asians & Updated Right Care Brief (Presentation | Video)
    • Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA – Professor, Adjunct, and Director of Research, Health Research for Action, University of California, Berkeley,
      School of Public Health
    • Amrita Ramanathan, Molecular & Cell Biology BA’ 22 (Brief |Video)
  • Facilitated Q & A and Discussion (Video)
    • Moderator: Nirali Vora, MD

April 12, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Framework for Getting Toward Zero Preventable Heart Attacks and Strokes (Presentation|Video)
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS SHRQ; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health; Co-founder and Leader, Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Cardiovascular Health, the Cardiovascular Endgame, and 50 x 50 x 50(Presentation|Video)
    • Darwin Labarthe, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. – Founding Director, Division for Heart Disease; Stroke Prevention, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Professor of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University; Co-Director, International Ten-Day Teaching Seminars on Epidemiology; Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases; Founding Director, U.S. Ten-Day Seminars on the Epidemiology; Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
  • CDC Perspective  (Presentation | Video)
    • Janet Wright, MD, FACC – Director (Acting), Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Founding Director Million Hearts
  • Q & A Discussion of Equation Components to Get Toward Zero Preventable Heart Attacks and Strokes: Facilitator: Robert Kaplan, PhD (Video)
  • Lightening Round: Right Care Leaders on Equation Elements & Questions to Dr. Labarthe
    • Anthony Demaria, MD – Founding Co-Chair, original NHLBI funded pilot of Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices (subsequently renamed Be There San Diego); Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology and Founding Director, Sulpizio Heart Institute, UC San Diego School of Medicine (Presentation | Video)
    • Oliver Brooks, MD – Co-Chair COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Task Force; Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Los Angeles University of Best Practices; Medical Director, Watts Healthcare; Immediate Past President, National Medical Association; Chief Medical Officer, L.A. Care Health Plan; Chairman, Community Clinic Association of Los
      Angeles County (Video)
    • Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Los Angeles University of Best Practices; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California (Video)
    • Jim Dudl, MD – Right Care Faculty & Be There co-leader; Retired National Diabetes Champion, Kaiser Permanente (Presentation | Video)
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with the Navy Seals (Video)
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventive Cardiology, Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force (Presentation | Video)
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center (Presentation | Video)
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency (Video)
  • Statewide Chairman’s Perspective on the Equation (Presentation | Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Open Discussion with No Slides (Video)

March 30, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome and Statewide Updates (Presentation|Video)
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS SHRQ; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health; Co-founder and Leader, Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
    • Edward M. Yu, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • A Cardiologist’s Perspective on Lifestyle Medicine (Presentation|Video)
    • Catherine Collings, MD, FACC, MS, DipABLM – President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Director, Lifestyle Medicine, Silicon Valley Medical Development; Director, Lifestyle Medicine, El Camino Health Medical Network
  • An Endocrinologist’s Perspective on Obesity, Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes in the Covid Era  (Video)
    • Ken Fujioka, MD – Director, Scripps Clinic Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center; President Elect, National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists; Former Director, Center for Weight Management
  • Continued Discussion and Networking (Optional Opportunity for All to Turn Cameras and Microphones on to Continue the Discussion) (Video)
    • Oliver Brooks, MD – Co-Chair COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Task Force; Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Los Angeles University of Best Practices; Medical Director, Watts Healthcare; Immediate Past President, National Medical Association; Chief Medical Officer, L.A. Care Health Plan; Chairman, Community Clinic Association of Los
      Angeles County
    • Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Los Angeles University of Best Practices; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
    • Keith Emmons, MD – Medical Director, CenCal Health Plan of Santa Barbara; Co-Chair, Right Care Heart Failure Work Group
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with the Navy Seals
    • Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Capital Region University of Best Practices; Professor, Adjunct, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Director of Research, Health Research for Action
    • Eveline Stock, MD
    • Nirali Vora, MD
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE

March 8, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome and Statewide Updates (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    • Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Los Angeles University of Best Practices; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with the Navy Seals
    • Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Capital Region University of Best Practices; Professor, Adjunct, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Director of Research, Health Research for Action
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventive Cardiology, Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
  • Introduction to Residual Risk Topics and Talks (Presentation|Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • The REDUCE-IT Trial (Presentation|Video)
    • Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC– Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs; Professor, Harvard Medical School; Principal Investigator, REDUCE-IT Trial
  • Eligibility and Preventable Cardiovascular Events in US Population (Presentation|Video)
    • Nathan Wong, PhD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC – Professor, School of Medicine & Department of Epidemiology; Director, UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program, School of Medicine; University of California, Irvine
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Icosapent Ethyl (Presentation|Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Q&A and Discussion (Video)

February 23, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome and Introductions (Presentation|Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventive Cardiology, Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
  • Heroes with Heart Disease, Why USAF Aircrew Do Not Die from Heart Disease (Presentation|Video)
    • Eddie D. Davenport, MD, FACC, FAsMA, Lt Col, USAF MC FS  Chief of Cardiology Aeromedical Consult Service; Surgeon General Aerospace Cardiology Consultant; Chairman NATO Occupational Cardiology Working Group; FAA Federal Air Surgeon Cardiology Consultant; Associate Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Acute and Post-Acute COVID-19: The Worst Pandemic in 102 Years (Dr. Bommer’s Presentation|Dr. Sandrock’s Presentation | Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
    • Christian Sandrock, MD, MPH – Director of Critical Care, Vice Chair for Quality and Safety, Professor of Medicine, Emerging Infectious Diseases and QI Expert, UC Davis
  • Q & A Discussion (Video)

February 8, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome and Introductions (Presentation|Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Translating Cardiovascular & Diabetes Disease Quality Metrics Into Improved Clinical Outcomes, Reduced Disparities, and Other Best Practices (Presentation|Video)
    • Michael Kanter, MD, CPPS – Professor and Chair, Clinical Sciences, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
  • Blue Shield of California and MemorialCare Right Care Initiative Participation; Hypertension and A1c Metrics Challenges and Innovation Opportunities During COVID-19 (Presentation|Video)
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with the Navy Seals
    • Cindy Giambrone, PharmD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Heart Failure Work Group; Director, Performance Improvement and ACO Pharmacy Risk, Memorial Care Foundation and Medical Groups
  • Action Discussion with Participants and Leadership (Video)
    • Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Los Angeles University of Best Practices; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
    • Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Capital Region University of Best Practices; Professor, Adjunct, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Director of Research, Health Research for Action

January 26, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome and Introductions (Presentation|Video)
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer, US HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group Co-Founder; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • An Epidemiological Perspective on the Pandemic; Covid-19 Vaccines and Their Use (Presentation|Video)
    • Arthur Reingold, MD – Chair, California State COVID-19 Vaccine Workgroup Division Head, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Alternative Strategies to Maximize Vaccine Effectiveness on a Population Scale (Presentation|Video)
    • Michael Criqui, MD, MPH – Cardiovascular Epidemiologist and Professor, Family Medicine and Public Health, UC San Diego School of Medicine
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer, US HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group Co-Founder; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Reflections on Actionable Vaccine Strategies and Implementation Challenge (Presentation|Video)
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • The Pandemic Push to Value-Based Healthcare Reform: Paying for Better Care (Presentation|Video)
    • Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MBA, MPH – Professor of the Graduate School, Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management Emeritus; Founding Director, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR); Co-Director, Center for Lean Engagement and Research (CLEAR); Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health; Professor of Organization Behavior, Emeritus, Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley; Chairman, Right Care Technical Expert Group, Right Care Initiative
  • Q & A Discussion (Presentation|Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis

January 11, 2021

  • Agenda|Bios|Video
  • Welcome and Statewide Updates(Presentation)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Governor’s Office Update (Presentation)
    • Richard Figueroa, MBA – Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout (Presentation)
    • Oliver Brooks, MD – Co-Chair COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Task Force; Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Los Angeles University of Best Practices; Medical Director, Watts Healthcare; Immediate Past President, National Medical Association; Chief Medical Officer, L.A. Care Health Plan; Chairman, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
  • Keynote: Lipid Management Best Practices (Presentation)
    • Eleanor Levin, MD, FACC, FAHA – Clinical Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Stanford University School of Medicine; Former Chief of Cardiology, Kaiser Permanente Nor-Cal
  • Action Discussion with Participants and Leadership
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
    • Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Los Angeles University of Best Practices; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with the Navy Seals
    • Cindy Giambrone, PharmD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Heart Failure Work Group; Director, Performance Improvement and ACO Pharmacy Risk, Memorial Care Foundation and Medical Groups
    • Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Capital Region University of Best Practices; Professor, Adjunct, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Director of Research, Health Research for Action
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, University of California San Francisco Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency

Right Care Photo Montage 2019-2020 & Resilience in COVID-19 Era

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November 24, 2020

  • Agenda | Bios | Video
  • Welcome and Special Announcement (Presentation)
    • Betsy L. Thompson, MD, MSPH, DrPH – RADM and Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service; Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, Stanford Stroke Center; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Stroke Innovation & Best Practices (Including Excess Risk Management, such as from Transient Ischemic Attack, Atrial Fibrillation, Carotid Artery Disease, Hypertension) (Presentation)
    • Jeffrey L. Saver, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA – Senior Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Dept. of Neurology, Director, UCLA Comprehensive Stroke and Vascular Neurology Program
  • Stroke Awareness Foundation Update (Presentation)
    • Chuck Toeniskoetter, MBA – Survivor & Patient Advocate; Founder, Stroke Awareness Foundation
    • Noemi Conway – Executive Director, Stroke Awareness Foundation
  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Stroke Program Update (Presentation)
    • Jessica Nunez de Ybarra, MD, MPH, FACPM – Chief, Chronic Disease Control Branch, CDPH
  • Discussion and Q & A
    • Nirali Vora, MD
    • Karl Meisel, MD, MA – Associate Professor of Neurology; Director, Stroke Clinic; Director, Neurovascular Fellowship; Co-Director, Pulsatile Tinnitus Clinic, University of California San Francisco
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer, US HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group Co-Founder; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health; Professor Emeritus & Former Chair Health Services Research, UCLA
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor and Cardiologist, UCSF Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventive Cardiology, Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force

November 9, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • Welcome and Statewide Introductions (Presentation | Video)
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer, US HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group Co-Founder; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Co-founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Strategic Vision (Presentation | Video)
    • David C. Goff, MD, PhD – Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health; Former Dean and Professor of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health; Former Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention at the Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • ISCHEMIA Trial Findings and Practice Implications (Presentation | Video)
    • David Maron, MD, FACC – Professor of Medicine, Director of Preventive Cardiology, Chief, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine; PI and Co-Chair, NHLBI-funded ISCHEMIA trial
  • Patient Outcomes and Practice Implications Discussion – Moderated By: Robert Kaplan, PhD and William Bommer, MD (Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer, US HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group Co-Founder; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health

October 27, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • Welcome and Statewide Introductions (Presentation Video)
    • William Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Specialty Delegate, California American College of Cardiology and California Medical Association; Director, California ePCI Program; Director, Prevention Forward Program and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor, Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Molecular Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, University of California, San Francisco
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer, US HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group Co-Founder; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Best Practices in Diabetes Care (Presentation | Video)
    • Anne Peters, MD – Director, Clinical Diabetes Programs and Professor, Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Prescient Beyond COVID-19 (Presentation | Video)
    • Jamal. S. Rana MD, PhD, FACC – President-Elect, American College of Cardiology California Chapter; Assistant Physician-in-Chief, Medical Specialties & Interventional Services; Chief of Cardiology, East Bay, The Permanente Medical Group; Adjunct Investigator, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente
  • Optional Discussion  (Video)

October 12, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • Welcome and Statewide Introductions (Presentation | Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, California Chapter; Clinical Professor of Medicine, and Director, Cardiology Noninvasive Services, University of California, Davis
    • Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
    • Susan Ivey, MD, MHSA – Professor, Adjunct, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Director of Research, Health Research for Action
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Preventive Cardiology, Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force
    • Carol Zaher, MD, MPH, MBA – Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Medical Director, Health Net California Medical Management, Centene
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor, Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Molecular Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, University of California, San Francisco
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Co-founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Cardiac Amyloidosis Diagnosis, Significance to Heart Failure and Breakthrough Therapies (Presentation | Video)
    • Martha Grogan, MD – Director, Cardiac Amyloid Clinic, Division of Circulatory Failure, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy for Amyloid Cardiomyopathy (Presentation | Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Statewide Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, California Chapter; Clinical Professor of Medicine, and Director, Cardiology Noninvasive Services, University of California, Davis
  • Public Health Policies for Preventing COVID-19: Vaccines, Tests, Distancing, and Public Trust (Presentation | Video)
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer, US HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group Co-Founder; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Closing Remarks and Q & A (Video)

September 29, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • Welcome and Statewide Updates (Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis
    • Oliver Brooks, MD – Immediate Past President, National Medical Association; Med Director, Watts Healthcare; Med Director, LA Care Health Plan; Chairman, Community Clinic Association of LA County
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Founding Co-Leader, Right Care Technical Expert Group; Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS AHRQ; Former Associate Director, NationalInstitutes of Health
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Cardiology, Medical Director, Metabolic Clinic and Heart, Lung and Vascular Center; Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Professor, Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Molecular Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, University of California, San Francisco
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Bay Area Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director & Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public
  • Updates & Right Care Activity Photo Montage  (Presentation | Video)
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director & Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Cardiology, Medical Director, Metabolic Clinic and Heart, Lung and Vascular Center; Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant Medical Center, US Air Force
  • COVID-19 Testing, Prevalence and Relevance to Cardiovascular Outcomes (Presentation | Video)
    • Terry Gilliland, MD, MBA – Executive Vice President, Healthcare Quality and Affordability, Blue Shield of California; Member, California Governor’s COVID-19 Testing Task Force; Chair of Testing Sites Work Group
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with Navy Seals
  • “Mind the Gap:” Applying Key Learnings from the Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices in the Provider Group Clinical Setting to Substantially Improve Performance, Even in an Independent Practice Association (Greater Newport Physicians) (Presentation | Video)
    • Cindy Giambrone, PharmD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Heart Failure Work Group; Director, Performance Improvement and ACO Pharmacy Risk, MemorialCare Medical Group
    • Marnie Baker, MD, MPH, FAAP – Medical Director, Performance Improvement, MemorialCare Medical Group; Member, Technical Measurement Committee, Integrated Healthcare Association

September 14, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • Chairperson’s Welcome and Statewide Updates (Presentation | Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis
    • Oliver Brooks, MD – Immediate Past President, National Medical Association; Med Director, Watts Healthcare; Med Director, LA Care Health Plan; Chairman, Community Clinic Association of LA County
    • Steve Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
    • Cindy Giambrone, PharmD – Co-chair, Heart Failure Work Group, Right Care Initiative; Director, Performance Improvement and ACO Pharmacy Risk, MemorialCare Medical Foundation
    • Susan Ivey, MD, MHSA – Professor, Adjunct, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Director of Research, Health Research for Action
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care University of Best Practices; Chief of Cardiology and Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant USAF Medical Center
    • Matthew Wonnocott, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care University of Best Practices; Chief Medical Officer, Barton Health; (US Air Force Colonel Retired)
    • Carol Zaher, MD, MPH, MBA – Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Medical Director, Health Net California Medical Management, Centene
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director & Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Policy and Evidence: Integration of Community Health Workers into Health Systems  (Presentation | Video)
    • Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH – CEO, HealthBegins; Member, California Future Health Workforce Commission
  • Promotores (CHW) workforce development and utilization (Presentation | Video)
    • Maria Lemus – Founding Executive Director, Vision y Compromiso
  • Collaborating with Health Care Workers (Presentation | Video)
    • Jessica Abraham, Pharm. D., APh, – Director of Population Health, USC
  • Case Example 1: Integrating CHWs into a Multi-site Community Clinic-based Health System with Broad Plan Coverage (Presentation | Video)
    • Ilan Shapiro, MD – Medical Director, Health Education and Wellness, AltaMed
    • Jessica Solares, MPH, MCHES – Director, Health Education and Wellness, AltaMed
  • Case Example 2: Integrating CHWs into a National Top 10 Medicaid Plan Based in Southern California (Presentation | Video)
    • Catherine Knox, RN, PHN, MSN – Clinical Director POS Integrated Care Management, Inland Empire Health Plan
    • Lily Lee, DrPH, MPH– Director of Promotores Academy and San Manuel Gateway College, Assistant Research Professor Loma Linda University
  • Panel Q&A
    • Facilitated By: Oliver Brooks, MD – Immediate Past President, National Medical Association; Med Director, Watts Healthcare; Med Director, LA Care Health Plan; Chairman, Community Clinic Association of LA County
  • Breakout Sessions
    • 1. Oliver Brooks, Ilan Shapiro & Bob Trine
      2. Carol Zaher & Catherine Knox
      3. Keith Emmons, Susan Ivey & Alissa Maier
      4. Joseph Sky, Lily Lee & Claudine Woo
      5. Steve Chen, Don Hufford & Hattie Hanley
      6. Matthew Wonnacott & Maria Lemus
      7. Cindy Giambrone & Jessica Abraham
      8. William Bommer & Jessica Solares
    • Discussion Questions:
      1. What is one thing you heard/learned today that you could take back to your organization?
      2. What would you need to bring this work to your organization?
  • Session Share Backs and Close

August 25, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • Chairperson’s Welcome and Statewide Updates (Presentation | Video)
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Prof., Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, UCSF
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS AHRQ; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    • Hector Rodriquez, PhD, MPH – Professor of Health Policy and Management; Director, California Initiative for Health Equity & Action; CO-Director, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director & Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Cardiovascular Statistics and Health Disparities (Presentation | Video)
    • Catrina Taylor, PhD, MSPH- Principal Investigator, Chronic Disease Control Branch Project Type, California Department of Public Health
  • Not Losing Sight of Hypertension Hiding in Plain Sight While Pivoting to COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency (Presentation | Video)
    • Jim Shultz, MD, MBA, FAAFP, DiMM, FAWM – Chief Medical Officer, Neighborhood Healthcare; Volunteer Clinical Professor, UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine and Public Health; Past President, San Diego County Medical Society
  • Q & A and Roundtable Discussion (Video)

August 10, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • Welcome and Statewide Updates (Presentation | Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter;
    • Steve Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
    • Anthony Demaria, MD  Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology, UC San Diego School of Medicine; Founding Co-chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices San Diego (subsequently renamed Be There San Diego)
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with Navy Seals
    • Cindy Giambrone, PharmD – Co-chair, Heart Failure Work Group, Right Care Initiative; Director, Performance Improvement and ACO Pharmacy Risk, MemorialCare Medical Foundation
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care University of Best Practices; Chief of Cardiology and Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant USAF Medical Center
    • Carol Zaher, MD, MPH, MBA – Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Medical Director, Health Net California Medical Management, Centene
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director & Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • The (Post-COVID) Future of Cardiovascular Prevention (Presentation | Video)
    • Laurence Sperling, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASPC– Katz Professor in Preventive Cardiology; Professor of Global Health, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
  • National Medical Association Collaborative ‘Release the Pressure’ Hypertension Campaign (with AMA, Association of Black Cardiologists, American Heart Association, and Minority Health Institute) (Presentation | Video)
    • Oliver Brooks, MD – President, National Medical Association; Medical Director, Watts Healthcare; Medical Director, L.A. Care Health Plan; Chairman, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
  • CVD COVID-19 Nexus Right Care Leadership Commentary (Video)
    • Facilitator: Anthony Demaria, MD  Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology, UC San Diego School of Medicine; Founding Co-chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices San Diego (subsequently renamed Be There SD)
    • Scott Flinn, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Former US Navy Undersea Medical Officer with Navy Seal
    • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Chief of Cardiology and Associate Chief of Staff, David Grant USAF
  • Leveraging Data Warehouse (EMR, Medical Conditions, Drug Therapy, etc.) to Prioritize Telehealth Outreach to High Risk Patients During the Pandemic (Presentation | Video)
    • Linda Violas, BSN, RN – Executive Director ACO, MemorialCare Medical Foundation
  • Leadership Commentary and Discussion Facilitation(Video)

June 23, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • Chairperson’s Welcome and Statewide Updates (Presentation | Video)
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Prof., Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, UCSF
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Associate Prof., Neurology, School of Medicine, Stanford University; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency, School of Medicine, Stanford University
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS AHRQ; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director & Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Novel Tools to Enhance Risk Prediction of Cardiovascular Disease to Guide Prevention & Therapies (Presentation | Video)
    • Alan Remaley, MD, PhD – National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Section Chief, Lipoprotein Metabolism Laboratory, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch; Captain, United States Public Health Service
  • Leveraging Cardiovascular Therapeutics for Clinical Management & Proactive Prevention in the COVID-19 Pandemic (Video)
    • John Kane, MD, PhD – Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, UCSF; Endocrinologist, Director, Adult Lipid Clinic, University of California, San Francisco Health
  • Q&A and Roundtable Discussion (Video)
    • Alan Remaley, MD, PhD – National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Section Chief, Lipoprotein Metabolism Laboratory, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Branch; Captain, United States Public Health Service
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Associate Prof., Neurology, School of Medicine, Stanford University; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency, School of Medicine, Stanford University
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Chairman, Right Care Initiative Capital Region; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis
  • 2020 Rising Star Award – Celebratory Send-off for Bryan Vuong, Incoming UCLA Medical & Public Health Student; UC Berkeley Right Care Research Assistant Alumnus (2016-2020) (Presentation | Video)
    • UC Berkeley School of Public Health
      • Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MBA, MPH – Dean Emeritus School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Blue Cross of CA Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management Emeritus, Co-Director, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR); Prof. of Organization Behavior, Emeritus, Haas School of Business
      • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director & Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    • UCSF Cardiology
      • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Prof., Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, UCSF
      • John Kane, MD, PhD – Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, UCSF; Endocrinologist, Director, Adult Lipid Clinic, University of California, San Francisco Health
    • Stanford Neurology
      • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Associate Prof., Neurology, School of Medicine, Stanford University; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency, School of Medicine, Stanford University
    • UC Davis
      • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Chairman, Right Care Initiative Capital Region; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis
    • David Grant USAF Medical Center
      • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Capital Region; Chief of Cardiology, Medical Director, Metabolic Clinic and Heart, Lung and Vascular Center, David Grant USAF Medical Center

June 8, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • Covid 19 Cardiovascular Nexus Updates; USC Center for Innovation; + UC Davis Telehealth
    • Welcome and Statewide Introductions (Presentation | Video)
      • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Chairman, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis
      • Susan L. Ivey, MD, MHSA – Professor, Adjunct, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Director of Research, Health Research for Action
      • Carol Zaher, MD, MPH, MBA – Chair, Right Care Initiative University of Best Practices; Medical Director, Health Net California Medical Management, Centene
      • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director & Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

May 26, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • Chairperson’s Welcome and Statewide Updates (Presentation | Video)
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Associate Prof., Neurology, School of Medicine, Stanford University; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency, School of Medicine, Stanford University
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Prof., Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, UCSF
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD – Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS AHRQ; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director & Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Updates on Cardiovascular Complications in Patients with COVID-19 (Presentation Video)
    • June-WhaRhee, MD, FACC – Practicing Cardiologist with Specialty in Cardio-oncology; Instructor, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • UCSF Pharmacist on the Care team: A Focus on Inter-Professional Telehealth (Presentation | Video)
    • Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD – Professor and Vice-Chair of Clinical Innovation, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco
  • Re-Engaging Patients in the Era of the COVID Pandemic (Presentation | Video)
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
  • Q&A and Perspectives
    • Blue Shield of California; Health Plan Perspective: Scott Flinn, MD – Regional Medical Director, Blue Shield of California; Co-Founder Right Care University of Best Practices; Retired Navy Medical Officer (Presentation | Video)

May 21, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • UCLA Women’s CVD + Telepharmacy @ Health Partners Minn.
    • Welcome, Introductions, and Chairpersons’ Remarks (Presentation | Video)
      • Carol Zaher, MD, MPH, MBA, Los Angeles UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative; Medical Director, Health Net California Medical Management, Centene
      • Steve Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP, UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
      • Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS, UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative, Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Co-Program Leader, Population Health Program, UCLA Clinical and Translational Institute
      • Carol Peden MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FFICM, MPH, Los Angeles UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative; Executive Director, USC Center for Health System Innovation, Keck School of Medicine, USC
    • Statewide Right Care Initiative Updates (Presentation | Video)
      • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP, Co-founder and Director, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health
    • Introduction of Health Care Partners Team (Presentation | Video)
      • Steve Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP, UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
    • Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring and Pharmacist Care to Improve Hypertension Control (Presentation | Video)
      • Karen Margolis, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Research, HealthPartners Institute, Minneapolis, MN; Senior Medical Director, HealthPartners; Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis; Adjunct Appointment, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
      • Dan Rehrauer, PharmD, Senior Manager, HealthPartners Medication Therapy Management Program, HealthPartners Institute, Minneapolis, MN; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
    • Women’s Cardiology (Presentation | Video)
      • Tamara Horwich, MD, MS, Associate Clinical Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, UCLA; Medical Director, UCLA Cardiac Rehabilitation Program; Co-Director, UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center
    • Mother-Daughter Patient Story (Presentation | Video)
      • Riya Pulicharam, MD, National Medical Director for Population Health, Healthcare Partners
    • Perspective from USC (Presentation Video)
      • Carol Peden MB ChB, MD, FRCA, FFICM, MPH, Los Angeles UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative; Executive Director, USC Center for Health System Innovation, Keck School of Medicine, USC
    • Perspective from LA County Dept of Public Health (Video)
      • Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS, UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative, Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Co-Program Leader, Population Health Program, UCLA Clinical and Translational Institute
    • Q & A and Co-Chair Closing Remarks (Video)
      • Carol Zaher, MD, MPH, MBA, Los Angeles UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative; Medical Director, Health Net California Medical Management, Centene

May 11, 2020

  • Telemedicine/Telepharmacy & Women’s Heart Health
    • Welcome and Statewide Introductions (Presentation | Video)
      • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Co-founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    • Cardiovascular Disease and COVID-19 Nexus Context (Presentation | Video)
      • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Chairman, Right Care Initiative Capital Region; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis
    • Telehealth: Bringing Patient Care into the Home (Presentation | Video)
      • Earl Tso, MD, FACP – Medical Director, Veteran’s Association Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine
    • UCSF Telepharmacy (Presentation | Video)
      • Rose Pavlakos, PharmD – Program Pharmacist, Department of Clinical Pharmacy,University of California, San Francisco
    • Mother’s Day Monday Women’s Heart Health Update (Presentation | Video)
      • Nisha Parikh, MD – Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
    • Q & A, Co-Chair Closing Remarks & Additional Commentary and Discussion (Video)
  • Agenda & Bios

April 28, 2020

  • Agenda & Bios
  • Chairperson’s Welcome and Statewide Updates (Presentation | Video)
    • Nirali Vora, MD– Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; AssociateProf., Neurology, School of Medicine, Stanford University; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency, School of Medicine, Stanford University
    • Eveline Stock, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Prof., Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, UCSF
    • Robert Kaplan, PhD– Research Director, Clinical Excellence Research Center, Stanford University; Former Chief Science Officer US HHS AHRQ; Right Care Initiative Technical Expert Group; Former Associate Director, National Institutes of Health
    • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director & Co-Founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Santa Clara County Public Health COVID-19 Perspective and Context (Presentation | Video)
    • Rhonda McClinton-Brown, MPH – Director, Healthy Communities Branch, Santa Clara County Public Health Department
  • Simplified Video Connectivity Tailored for Patient and Family Communication: A Family Perspective (Presentation | Video)
    • Claudine Woo, PhD– Facilitator & Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Intermountain Healthcare / HealthCare Partners In-Home Monitoring Pilot(Presentation | Video)
    • Riya Pulicharam, MD – National Medical Director for Population Health, Healthcare Partners
    • Steve Evans, MD– Vice President, Utilization Management and Quality Improvement, HealthCare Partners, Las Vegas
    • Kevin Zhao, MS, MBA– Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Harmonize Health
  • COVID-19 Patient Survivor Perspective from a UC Clinical Pharmacy Professor & TeleHealth Leader (Presentation | Video)
    • Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD – Professor & Vice-Chair of Clinical Innovation, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF
  • Smoking Cessation in the Era of COVID-19 (Presentation | Video)
    • Elisa Tong, MD, MA – Associate Professor of Medicine, UC Davis Health; Project Director, CA Quits
  • Perspectives from Public Health, Patients, & Health Systems
    • Santa Clara County Independent Practice Association (SCCIPA) Perspective: Carvel Tefft, MD, SFHM, MMM – Vice President of Medical Management, Pacific Partners Management Services, Inc. (Presentation | Video)
    • Big Data and AI Perspective: Tatyana Kanzaveli – Founder/CEO, Open Health Network; App Developer (e.g. American Heart Association My Cardiac Coach) (Presentation | Video)
    • UCSF Perspective: Eveline Stock, MD– Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Assistant Prof., Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Care & Prevention Center, UCSF (Presentation | Video)
    • Stanford Perspective: Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Associate Prof., Neurology, School of Medicine, Stanford University; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency, School of Medicine, Stanford University (Presentation | Video)

April 13, 2020

  • Cardiovascular Aspects of COVID-19 & Including Pharmacist on the Care Team, with Health System perspectives
    • Welcome and Statewide Introductions (Presentation | Video)
      • Hattie Rees Hanley, MPP – Director and Co-founder, Right Care Initiative, Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
    • Right Care Capital Region Chairman’s Remarks (Presentation | Video)
      • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Chairman, Right Care Initiative Capital Region; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis
    • Cardiovascular Disease and COVID-19 Nexus Context (Presentation | Video)
      • Joseph Sky, MD, FACP, FACC – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Capital Region; Chief of Cardiology, Medical Director, Metabolic Clinic and Heart, Lung and Vascular Center, David Grant USAF Medical Center
    • Cardiovascular Aspects of COVID-19 (Presentation | Video)
      • Anthony DeMaria, MD – Founding Co-chair, Right Care University of Best Practices, San Diego; Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology, UCSD School of Medicine; Be There SD Co-Founder & Chairman; Former Editor in Chief, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
    • Innovations in the Era of Coronavirus (Presentation | Video)
      • Michael Hochman, MD, MPH – Director, USC Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation; Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
    • Pharmacists on the Care Team During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Presentation | Video)
      • Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP – UBP Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative; Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs; William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy; Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Southern California
    • Community Perspectives on COVID-19 and Pharmacists on the Care Team Panel (University of California, Care More, Alta Med) (Video)
      • Moderator: Michael Hochman, MD, MPH – Director, USC Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation; Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC; Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
      • Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS – Co-Program Leader for the Population Health Program at the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute
      • Ilan Shapiro, MD, FAAP, FACHE – Medical Director of Health Education and Wellness, AltaMed Health Services (FQHC) (Presentation)
      • Gabe Waterman, MD, MBA – Chair, COVID Taskforce and Extensivist Physician at CareMore Health (Medicare Advantage Plan for Frail Elderly); Caremore-Gehr Fellow in Health Systems Science; Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (Presentation)
    • Q & A, Co-Chair Closing Remarks & Additional Commentary and Discussion (Video)
  • AgendaBios

March 31, 2020

  • Introductions: (Video)
  • Insights on the Covid19 – Cardiovascular Nexus; Cardio-Diabetology; Plus Chronic Kidney Disease (Presentation | Video)
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Chairman, Right Care Initiative Capital Region University of Best Practices; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, California Chapter; Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Health System Perspectives on Coronavirus (Video)
    • Edward M. Yu, MD, CMQ, CPPS, CPE – Chief Quality Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    • Eleanor Levin, MD, FACC, FAHA – Clinical Prof. of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center; Former Kaiser Permanente Northern California Chief of Cardiology; Chair of the Chiefs of Cardiology & Regional Director for Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Nirali Vora, MD – Co-Chair, Right Care Initiative Silicon Valley University of Best Practices; Associate Prof., Neurology, School of Medicine, Stanford University; Director, Global Health Neurology; Program Director, Adult Neurology Residency, School of Medicine, Stanford University
  • Agenda & Bios

March 9, 2020

  • COVID-19 Update & Cardiovascular, Influenza Nexus
    • William J. Bommer, MD, FACP, FACC – Chairman, Right Care Initiative Capital Region; Executive Committee, American College of Cardiology, CA Chapter; Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis (Presentation)
  • Novel Strategies for Reducing Cardiovascular Disease: From New Cholesterol Guidelines and Therapies, to Fish Oil and Influenza and Atherosclerosis Vaccinations
    • Nathan Wong, PhD, FACC, FAHA – Professor, School of Medicine & Department of Epidemiology; Director, UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program, School of Medicine; University of California, Irvine (Presentation)
  • Agenda & Bios
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