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Catholic Health Initiatives and Conifer Health Solutions To Address 2014 AHA Leadership Summit

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Track #3 Educational Session Demonstrates Clinical Integration as First Step to Effective Population Health Management</i> </p>

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Catholic Health Initiatives and Conifer Health Solutions To Address 2014 AHA Leadership Summit

16:27 EDT Thursday, July 17, 2014

FRISCO, Texas (Business Wire) -- Conifer Health Solutions said today that Megan North, president of its Value-Based Care business line, and James Slaggert, vice president of Integrated Health Networks for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), will co-present at the 2014 American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit. Their session, entitled “The Journey to Value-Based Performance,” will focus on the steps hospitals and health systems must take to create an enterprise-wide roadmap to guide their shift to value-based care delivery.

Slaggert and North will discuss CHI and Conifer Health's partnership, and their work to develop the blueprint to achieve clinically integrated networks in key markets. They will also recount the milestones that set the stage for CHI's multi-phased approach to population health management, hospital and physician alignment; and ultimately, to becoming an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

North and Slaggert will deliver “The Journey to Value-Based Performance” on July 22 at 8:30 a.m. The AHA Leadership Summit will be held July 20-22 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. This session will be available for download as part of AHA's Virtual Leadership Summit starting in mid-August. More details are at

About the American Hospital Association

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit to learn more.

About Catholic Health Initiatives

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. One of the nation's largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.- based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 93 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals and 24 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2013, CHI provided $762 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Learn more at

About Conifer Health Solutions

Conifer Health Solutions is a healthcare services company helping more than 700 clients strengthen their financial performance, transition from volume to value-based care and enhance the consumer and patient healthcare experience, with the goal of improving quality and access to healthcare, while controlling costs. Conifer Health has more than 19 million patient interactions across all service lines, manages more than $25 billion in patient revenue and $17 billion in medically managed spend; and provides technology and health management services to support care management for more than 4 million lives, annually. For more information, visit or follow @coniferhealth on Twitter.

Conifer Health Solutions
Sharon Lakes, 469-803-3654

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