Cerner Corp. is one of the most successful vendors of clinical information systems to hospitals and medical practices. As part of their mission to contribute to the systemic improvement of healthcare delivery and the health of communities, Cerner has branched out into offering wellness and other employee health services to employers seeking to empower their employees to get and stay healthy.
This unusual expansion of the typical role of information technology vendors makes it worth examining by LAVA Healthcare. Our guest speaker is Ross Miller MD MPH, medical director of Cerner’s employer-sponsored on-site primary and urgent care and occupational health centers with oversight of all clinical services, wellness programs chronic condition management, and benefit administration.
Ross is a seasoned healthcare executive with extensive experience in medical and pharmacy management, outcomes research, managed care, quality improvement, and employer health services. Some of his positions prior to Cerner were chief medical officer of community clinics, senior medical director at CIGNA HealthCare, and physician advisor at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and University Children’s Medical Group. His degrees are from Stanford, USC and UCLA.
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About LAVA Healthcare
The U.S. healthcare system has been deteriorating for decades. Many argue that increasing legislation and regulation will worsen the problem, others argue its the best solution.
LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs.
The main goal is to foster innovation, while allowing our community to learn, be inspired, make valuable new business relationships and re-establish old ones. And perhaps even perhaps even influence public policy.
Who should participate? Everyone with an interest in the U.S. healthcare system such as technologists, life-sciences professionals and vendors, medical practitioners, healthcare providers, policy makers, and consultants of all types.
LAVA Healthcare is produced and moderated by Richard Koffler, CEO of Greenwings Biomedical and past president of LAVA. He is also a member of the Tech Coast Angels, an advisor to the California Emerging Technology Fund and board vice-chair of El Centro Latino for Literacy.
Each meeting features a presentations by one a healthcare innovator or investor who believes his/her ideas will have significant effects on the cost and quality of our healthcare system. Following the short presentation by the innovator, the audience criticizes, applauds, grinds, brainstorms, embellishes, refines, and pokes holes into the idea. There are no panelists or talking heads at the front of the room. The group leads the conversation: Is it a large problem? A small problem? A problem at all? Why is it a problem? What can be done about it? The conversation is directed and textured by the experience and knowledge of every member of the audience who poses questions, tells stories, and proposes answers.
Meetings are governed by five simple rules:
- Have fun, explore new and old ideas, make new friends and reconnect with old ones.
- Nothing is off topic as long as its about healthcare.
- No talking-head lectures: Everyone is a panelist.
- No preset course: The group leads the conversation.
- Self-promotions and sermons instantly lose the floor at moderator's sole discretion.