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Spring Conference: Ambulatory Care Strategy REVAMPED

June 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


For most health systems, the pandemic uncovered a major overhead cost problem, sending healthcare executives and planners back to their drawing boards to reimagine systems of care that are more value-centric, nimble, and asset-light. Chief among their planning mandates is re-assessing and re-designing ambulatory care networks that meet consumer demands for inclusive, participatory care that is affordable and accessible with more virtual, and home-based care options. We’d all like to learn from those who have tackled this question and begun to move forward with new recalibrated ambulatory plans. NESHS invites you to join us for an insightful seminar doing just that!

Sg2’s thought-leader keynote will open the event with a current macro-view of the ambulatory market and outpatient services, as well as key framework components, planning contingencies, and how to bring all the pieces together. Following the keynote, you’ll be able to engage in a Q&A panel discussion with Sg2 and a diverse group of industry experts who will share their development journeys toward new ambulatory care systems.

Mark Larson, Principal, Sg2

Karen Gee,
COO, OptumCare Network of CT
Hugh Jones, Vice President, Strategy & Managed Care,
Central Maine Healthcare
Joe Kimura, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Atrius Health
Moderator: Brianna Motley, Principal, Sg2
And our Keynote Mark Larson
(Bios below)

3:00 – 3:50 PM Keynote
3:50 – 4:30 PM Panel Discussion with Q&A

This will be a virtual conference via Zoom and registration is required by Thursday 6/3 @ Noon.

NESHS Members: $30.00
ACHE Members: $30.00
Non-members: $40.00
Students: Free (Must be a full-time student in a healthcare program.)


Hugh Jones, Vice President, Strategy and Managed Care, Central Maine Healthcare
Hugh Jones serves as vice president of Strategy and Managed Care for Central Maine Healthcare. He joined CMH in 2020 and focuses on the organization’s strategic direction, managed care programs, and strengthening relationships with physicians and insurers. Hugh also has executive leadership responsibilities for marketing, communications, provider relations, and philanthropy. He brings over 30 years of healthcare experience to CMH having previously served as senior vice president, chief strategy and development officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to that position, Hugh served as senior vice president, strategy and system development at Mount Carmel Health System, a member of Trinity Health, in Columbus, Ohio. He also held corporate strategy and development roles with Trinity Health and Holy Cross Health System as well as planning and finance roles in corporate and operational divisions of Kaiser Permanente.

Hugh earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He also earned a master of business administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and holds a Health Care Management Certificate from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and completed the Global Leadership in Healthcare program at the University of Michigan.

Joe Kimura, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Atrius Health
Joe Kimura, MD, MPH has served as Chief Medical Officer of Atrius Health since January 2016. Atrius Health is a 750 physician independent multispecialty practice based in Boston and a market leader in value based care and population health management. Over the past two decades, Dr. Kimura has helped lead efforts in quality and safety improvement, population health management, clinical informatics and data analytics, and medical education at Atrius Health and Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

Dr. Kimura is board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics and an avid national advocate for the practical applications of clinical informatics and healthcare analytics to improve healthcare delivery – especially in the value based ambulatory setting. From 2012-16, he served on several Office of the National Coordinator Workgroups and Committees and was Co-Chair of the Workgroup on Advanced Health Models and Meaningful Use.

Locally, Dr. Kimura is actively involved in the healthcare technology start up community and serves as an executive board member for the Yale University Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology. In 2012, he was recognized as Top 25 Clinical Informaticists by Modern Healthcare and as a leading CMIO experts by Health Data Management in 2016.

Dr. Kimura serves on the national boards of the Clinical Health Network for Transformation (national network of Planned Parenthood affiliates) and the Council for Accountable Care Practices – an affiliate of the American Medical Group Association foundation.

Dr. Kimura is a graduate of Stanford University, Washington University School of Medicine, and Harvard School of Public Health. After a primary care internal medicine residency at the UCSF, he completed a health services research fellowship in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School. In 2015, he completed the Advanced Management Program at MIT Sloan School of Management with a certificate in Management, Innovation, and Technology. His clinical practice remains at HVMA Kenmore and he is a faculty member in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Mark Larson, Principal, Sg2
Mark leads Sg2 research and development and is a thought leader in strategy for emerging consumerism, patient access, innovative care delivery, and cost and margin management models. He works closely with Sg2 and Vizient member organization leadership on ambulatory network development, consumerism and margin optimization strategies across the clinical enterprise. Additionally, he frequently networks with industry leaders; actively interprets industry and consumer trends; and oversees content development for Sg2 and Vizient publications, conference materials, webinars, tools and analytics.

Revered for his thought leadership, Mark collaborates on consulting engagements and frequently presents at Sg2 and Vizient conferences, on-site client meetings, Sg2 and Vizient webinars, and national industry conferences. He also routinely guides executives and strategy leaders in the application of Sg2 Intelligence and Analytics to develop successful strategies. With nearly 25 years of health care finance, operations, strategy and systems experience, Mark has successfully implemented cost-savings programs and advised senior leadership on strategy development efforts at more than 200 major health institutions across the country.

Before joining Sg2, Mark was the director of consulting for Cardinal Health. He led the development of many process improvement projects and innovative, information-based tools, including balanced scorecards to measure financial performance, process improvement, customer satisfaction, and learning and growth initiatives.

Mark also previously held various managerial positions. At Cardinal Health and Baxter, he served as a finance and operations manager, overseeing the national direction, training and communication of processes, measurements and financial modeling in cost management services.

Mark holds an MBA from DePaul University and earned a BA with a double major in business administration and computer science from Coe College.

Brianna Motley, Principal, Sg2
Brianna is responsible for driving thought leadership and content development for Sg2 and Vizient members on topics that span the System of CARE, including ambulatory strategy, service distribution, post-acute care and digital health. She is an experienced strategist; prior to her current role, she served as a lead on Sg2’s consulting team, developing innovative and structured planning approaches for hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers. With over 10 years of experience in the health care industry, Brianna has collaborated with clients to develop numerous strategic plans in the areas of enterprise strategy, facility needs and service line growth.

Along with her experience at Sg2, Brianna served as a system director of strategic planning and led planning efforts across the portfolio of hospitals and services at BJC Healthcare in St Louis. Earlier in her career, she was part of Amgen’s commercial leadership program, working to develop access and reimbursement strategies for a newly FDA-approved osteoporosis medication. She also evaluated social sector programs and initiatives at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, focusing on child maltreatment prevention, juvenile justice and education.

Brianna received her MBA with a focus on health enterprise strategy and management, marketing, and organization management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She earned a BA in Latin American studies from the University of Chicago.




June 3, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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