“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
In our complex and changing health care system, we can be more equitable and successful when health care workers and health care consumers work closely together in partnership. This summit will describe ways to develop and utilize communication strategies to deepen relationships that can improve health outcomes.
The summit will take place in the Predolin Humanities Center on the Edgewood College campus. Campus Map
Advanced registration is encouraged and food will be provided. The Second Annual Innovation in Healthcare Summit is co-hosted by Edgewood College and Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin as part of the $1,000,000 gift to Edgewood College to engage and enlist Edgewood nursing students and graduates in innovative and progressive care delivery.
This event is free and open to the public. Edgewood College faculty, staff, students and GHC-SCW employees and members are particularly encouraged to attend.
We are pleased to welcome Meg Gaines, founder and director of the Center for Patient Partnerships, as the keynote speaker for this event.
Photo courtsey of University of Wisconsin Law School webpage.
8:30 – 9:00 Check in and brunch: Predolin Lobby
9:00-10:00 Keynote Speech: Anderson Auditorium
Keynote Speaker: Meg Gaines, founder and director of the Center for Patient Partnerships
10:15-11:15 Breakout Session 1 (Sessions will be offered twice to give attendees the opportunity to attend both)
"Chronic Pain and Compassion Fatigue: A Patient and Provider Discussion Panel" Presenters: Rebecca Zambrano (facilitator), Katie Selle, Dan Eagle, and Dr. Jerome Ebert PRD 306
The Institute of Medicine noted in a recent report that 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This number is higher than the number of Americans with diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. The report suggests that the nation needs a “cultural transformation” to improve prevention, assessment and treatment of chronic pain. Chronic pain can be difficult to treat, and its causes are often elusive. This can lead both patients and providers into frustration and conflict. Both patients and providers may feel increasingly misunderstood or misjudged by one another. Join us in a storytelling panel to discuss how we might re-open hearts and minds when compassion fatigue and despair begin to challenge the patient-provider partnership that is essential to healing and coping with chronic pain.
"Health Equity in a System"
Presenter: Armando Hernandez PRD 308
11:15 -11:45 Break: PRD 302 Attendees will have the opportunity to come together as a group to dialogue about the presentations and sessions of the day. Refreshments will be provided.
11:50 – 12:50 Breakout Session 2 (Sessions will be offered twice to give attendees the opportunity to attend both)
"Chronic Pain and Compassion Fatigue: A Patient and Provider Discussion Panel" Presenters: Rebecca Zambrano (facilitator), Katie Selle, Dan Eagle and Dr. Jerome Ebert PRD 306
12:50 – 1:00 Conference End
Meg Gaines, J.D., LLM
Director and Founder of the Center for Patient Partnerships
Breakout Session Presenters:
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial
Jerome Ebert, MD
Armando Hernandez, PhD
Primary Care Behavioral Health Coordinator, Group Health Cooperative-South Central Wisconsin
Katie Selle, MA, RN-BC
Senior Lecturer, Edgewood College
Director of Online Faculty Development, Edgewood College
Articles, activities and other links will be added to this page from previous years' events in order for attendees to be able to refer back to them.
Resource from Transforming Healthcare by Transforming Ourselves (First year of the Innovation in Healthcare Summit)