September 2015
In this issue:
In the September 2015 edition of the COPE Monthly Digest, we examine critical success factors for implementing the NY DSRIP program, discuss lessons for Washington 1115 waiver participants, share a story from one of our health scholars and offer strategies on how to grow your own workforce. We’re here to empower you with the knowledge and tools to transform health care for tomorrow.

How COPE Health Solutions is Transforming Health Care

New York DSRIP: Planning and Implementation Critical Success Factors and Competencies

     Authors: Evan King, Executive Vice President and Mallory Johnson, Sr. Consultant

Well on its way into implementation, the New York Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program is nearly halfway through the first performance year. While many of the planning activities continue to carry over from demonstration year zero, Performing Provider System (PPS) leads are pivoting to execute on plans to maximize performance, impact patients, and collaborate with “partners”...

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Where will the next generation of health leadership come from?

  Author: Cindy Ehnes, Esq., Executive Vice President

I have been asked why, as a regulatory law attorney, I have taken a detour from that career to provide executive leadership for the Health Scholars Talent Development Services division of COPE Health Solutions. I joined COPE Health Solutions to address the time-worn question, “Where will the next generation of health leadership come from?” ...

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Lessons for Washington 1115 Waiver Participants

     Authors: Natalie Chau, Senior Consultant and Howard Springer, Vice President

The Washington State 1115 Waiver application and concept paper is a system transformation initiative that will significantly change the way care is delivered to low-income patients. Medicaid patients are entitled to accessible, coordinated and quality health care that is supported by robust community support services. This multi-faceted approach to patient care and wellness lays the foundation for CMS-driven payment reform...

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Educational Programs Are Ideal Avenues for Health Systems to Connect with their Communities

     Authors: Leah Rosengaus, Director and Marika Hoeckmann, Program Manager

COPE Health Solutions engages health systems to design innovative educational experiences for aspiring health care professionals. These programs are an ideal avenue for providers to build meaningful relationships with community members and position their health system as the provider of choice within their service area....

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Team Member Spotlight

Alice Tomuta, Director

Alice Tomuta oversees workforce development programs for nine large health care systems - Kaiser Permanente South Bay, Kaiser Permanente Riverside, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Irvine and Newport Beach, CA, St. Joseph Hospital of Orange in Santa Ana, CA, Citrus Valley Health Partners in Covina, West Covina, and Glendora, CA, Riverside Community Hospital, Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, CA, and Woodland Memorial Hospital in Woodland, CA...

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