Meeting Archive:
Working to Improve Care for Older Adults: Using Data for Policy Change

Meeting Description:

Moderator: Marcus Escobedo, MPA, Senior Program Officer, The John A Hartford Foundation


Julie Bynum, MD, MPH, Author, Dartmouth Atlas report: “Our Parents, Ourselves:  Health Care for an Aging Population"

Maureen Maigret, RN, BS, MPA, Senior Agenda Coalition-RI

Martha Watson, MS, APRN, GCNS-BC

Ann Hwang, MD, Director, CCEHI

This webinar will focus on the new Dartmouth Atlas report, the importance of systems of care that address the needs of older Americans, and how this information can be used by advocates for older adults in policy and practice work. The work of Rhode Island advocates will be highlighted as an example of how to affect change, and Dr. Hwang will wrap up with opportunities for provider/consumer collaboration.

Co-sponsored by The John A. Hartford Change AGEnts Initiative

Date: Mon, May 16, 2016
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation
 Presenter Information
Julie P. W. Bynum, MD, MPH
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Julie P.W. Bynum, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, where she is also the Co-Director of the Data Analytic Core. Dr. Bynum joined the faculty at Dartmouth in 2003 after completing both of her degrees and a research fellowship in Geriatrics at Johns Hopkins University. Her primary interest is in improving the delivery of health care to vulnerable elderly, especially those over the age of 80, and the cognitively impaired. Dr. Bynum’s research has focused on assessment of health system performance for the elderly using national U.S. Medicare administrative data. To support this work, Dr. Bynum has received funding from the American Geriatric Society Foundation for Health in Aging, the Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar, and the National Institute of Aging Beeson Career Development Award in Aging (K23).

Maureen Maigret, RN, BS, MPA
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Maureen Maigret, RN, BS, MPA is a consultant specializing in health care & aging services. From 1991-1994, she served as Director of the State Department of Elderly Affairs; 1999-2006, she served as Policy Director for Lt. Gov. Charles Fogarty working on a number of successful health care-related and government reform initiatives and directing the state’s LTC Coordinating Council. Ms. Maigret was a member of the RI House of Representatives for 10 years and successfully sponsored legislative measures to improve health & human services to promote government accountability and to foster gender-based equity. She has worked in various health care settings in addition to her positions in state gov't. Currently, she is as a consultant for a number of entities including the Senior Agenda Coalition of RI and the Alliance for Better Long Term Care and is a member of the the RI Consumer Advisory Committee on the Integrated Care Initiative and the RI Money Follows the Person Steering Committee.

Martha Watson, MS, RN-BC, GCNS-BC
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Martha Watson, MS, RN-BC, GCNS-BC has been passionate about geriatric healthcare for over 25 years and is currently responsible for patient care quality outcomes as an Advanced Practice Manager at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. She has been responsible for a broad range of geriatric initiatives at this Magnet designated, 247-bed adult acute care hospital. She has been involved in initiatives to manage common hospital acquired conditions such as falls, pressure ulcers, CAUTI, restraints and delirium. She also has been involved in education of hospital staff in efforts to improve overall geriatric knowledge, especially in delirium management, pain management and palliative care initiatives. Martha holds an MS degree from the University of Rhode Island as an APN Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. She also holds a certification from ANCC in Pain Management.

Ann Hwang, MD
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In addition to her role as Director of the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, Ann Hwang, MD, is a visiting Fellow at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School where she teaches and contributes to research on health care policy. As the former Director of Health Care Policy and Strategy for the Commonwealth of MA Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Ann played a leading role in the implementation of the state’s major health care initiatives. She has also served as a Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Massachusetts Health Connector, advised states on ACA implementation as a Senior Consultant with the Wakely Consulting Group and worked on HIV and global health issues as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL). In addition to leading the Center, she maintains a clinical practice in Internal Medicine, focusing her practice on care for vulnerable communities.

Moderator: Marcus Escobedo, MPA
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 Marcus R. Escobedo, MPA, is a Senior Program Officer at the John A. Hartford Foundation.  He oversees the development of the Foundation’s Policy and Communications portfolio and also manages grants under the Foundation’s legacy portoflio focused on medical education.  Mr. Escobedo has previously held positions at the Women’s Foundation of California and Communities in Schools of Georgia and taught elementary school in Oakland, California through the Teach for America program.  He currently serves as a board member of Hispanics in Philanthropy, a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing philanthropic resources to Latino communities. He received bachelor’s degrees in sociology and communications from the University of Texas at Austin and he earned his master’s of public administration in public and nonprofit management and policy at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.