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Affirmant Health Partners – Affirmant Health Partners - October/November 2017


The October/November 2017 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

Message from the CEO – Highlighting the value that Affirmant brings to independent providers

Connect with us on Social Media – Find Affirmant on LinkedIn and Twitter

December Town Hall – Save the date for Affirmant’s 3rd Town Hall meeting at Henry Ford Allegiance Health on December 11th

Shaping Pop Health – How Dr. Mayer’s seat on Epic’s Population Health Steering Board will help to shape population health

COMET is Live  – Information on the COMET go live date and the learning activities that are available for providers

Affirmant Welcomes New Team Member – Bio on the new Information Technology and Business Intelligence Executive, Paul Peabody

2017 Quality Expo – How Henry Ford drives quality improvement in their health system

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Affirmant Health Partners – September 2017


The September 2017 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

 

Message from the CEO – Current state of health care in America and Affirmant’s accomplishments thus far

Affirmant.com – 5 things to find on Affirmant’s new website

COMET Launch – Information on the launch of the 1st phase of COMET to Affirmant member providers

December Town Hall – Save the date for Affirmant’s 3rd Town Hall meeting at Henry Ford Allegiance Health on December 11th

Affirmant & Epic in the News  – Snippets from different news articles about Affirmant’s collaboration with Epic

Let’s Get Social! – Links to Affirmant’s LinkedIn and Twitter pages

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Affirmant Health Partners – August 2017


The August 2017 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

Message from the CEO – Experiencing the solar eclipse and signing a contract with Epic to implement Constellation

Constellation Features and Benefits – Information on what Constellation is, and how it will transform our data “current state” across the CIN

COMET is Coming! – Advantages to utilizing COMET to push out information and training to member providers

Affirmant.com is Live – Information on the newly available Affirmant website

December Town Hall – Save the date for Affirmant’s 3rd Town Hall meeting at Henry Ford Allegiance Health

Post-Acute Care Workgroup  – Update on what the workgroup has been up to

Our Team is Growing! – New team members and promotions at Affirmant

August Video Blog – Link to Dr. Mayer’s video blog that talks about Epic Constellation

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Affirmant Health Partners – July 2017


The July 2017 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

Message from the CEO – Update on recent work done by the Affirmant organization

Post-Acute Care Workgroup – Update on recent work from the group, along with goals and metrics to measure success

New Board Leadership – Announcement of Affirmant’s new executive team

Leadership Retreat: By the Numbers – Infographic describing evaluation results from Affirmant’s Leadership Retreat

August Town Hall – Details on joining Affirmant’s 2nd Town Hall meeting at Sparrow Health System

COMET is Coming!  – Information on the advantages to using COMET as Affirmant’s tool to push out training and information to participating physicians

Living Our Values: Collaboration – Example of collaboration that has occurred between member health systems

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Affirmant Health Partners – June 2017


The June 2017 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

Message from Affirmant CEO, Bill Mayer, MD – Brief recap of the May Leadership Retreat and what’s coming next in 2017.

2nd Annual Leadership Retreat Summary – Summary of the Leadership Retreat.

Post-Acute Care Workgroup – Discusses the recently formed committee that will work to identify and establish a best practice in post-acute care.

Leadership Award Winners – List of selected individuals from each health system that were chosen by the Affirmant team to receive awards in Accountability, Collaboration, Compassion, Knowledge, and Transformation categories.

What is a “Message Map” – Overview of Affirmant’s message map and what it is.

COMET is Coming!  – COMET will be the tool that Affirmant uses to communicate best practice training and other information to providers. More information to come.

August Town Hall  – Affirmant’s 2nd Town Hall Meeting will be hosted by Sparrow Health System on August 9th.

 

 

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Affirmant Health Partners – April 2017


The April 2017 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

Message from Affirmant CEO, Bill Mayer, MD – The 2017 Affirmant Leadership Retreat and other network updates.

Leadership Retreat  –  Format and objectives for this year’s retreat.

Keynote Speaker  –  Brief biography and accomplishments of the Leadership Retreat’s Keynote Speaker, Dr. Elliot Fisher.

Leadership Retreat, Breakout Sessions  –  Topics of the different breakout sessions during the Leadership Retreat.

Analytics Workgroup  –  An update on the activities of the IT/BI Committee.

Collaboration Champions  –  List of the “Collaboration Champions” from each member health system that will be responsible for intercommunication opportunities and requests between members.

Vision, Mission, and Values  – Affirmant’s Vision, Mission, and Values, along with other elements that are vital to achieving success.

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Affirmant Health Partners – March 2017


The March 2017 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

Message from Affirmant CEO, Bill Mayer, MD – Becoming a “Super CIN” and finalizing contracts between local CINs and Affirmant.

Lighting a Fire for Transformation – Creation of the “fire triangle” to guide health care transformation.

Leader Spotlight – Brief biography and accomplishments of Mid-Michigan President and CEO, Diane Postler-Slattery.

Vision, Mission, Values – This month the board approved Affirmant’s vision, mission, and values and set goals for the future.

Affirmant Town Hall – Affirmant hosted its first ever “town hall” meeting at Lakeland on March 23rd.

Affirmant Spring Leadership Retreat  – Leadership Retreat is scheduled for May 31st at WMU’s Fetzer Center in Kalamazoo. Invites will go out the week of April 10th.

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Affirmant Health Partners – February 2017


Message from Affirmant CEO, Bill Mayer, MD – Discussion on the status of current health plan partnerships and how these partnerships relate to clinical transformation.

Leader Spotlight – Brief biography and accomplishments of Lakeland President and CEO, Dr. Loren Hamel

Affirmant Town Hall – Affirmant to host a “town hall” at Lakeland on March 23rd from 1-2 pm. The town hall will give team members an update on CIN progress and give members an opportunity to ask questions.

Primary Care in the News – Discusses transformational programs that support practices in delivering better care and achieving smarter spending. Features the article, “The Heroism of Incremental Care”.

IT/BI Update – Update on what the Information Technology and Business Intelligence Committees have been working on so far in 2017.

HQEP Webinar  – Overview of the Hospital Quality and Efficiency Program Webinar that was hosted by Navigant last month.

Affirmant Spring Leadership Retreat  – Save the date for the Spring Leadership Retreat, happening May 31, 2017 in Kalamazoo. More details to come.

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Affirmant Health Partners – January 2017


The January 2017 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

Message from Affirmant CEO, Bill Mayer, MD – Discussion on why the name “Affirmant” was chosen for the CIN, and the overall strategy for 2017.

2016 Highlights – Overview of highlights from last year.

Leader Spotlight – Brief biography on Dennis Swan, the Chair of the Affirmant Health Partners Board.

The Affirmant Team is Growing – Affirmant Health Partners has added another team member. Learn more about her here.

Collaboration Champions – Identifies the Collaboration Champion at every member health system.

Affirmant Video – Learn more about the work and sharing of best practices that Affirmant is doing in this video, featuring Lakeland’s Chief Analytics Officer, Mike Getty.

SharePoint Update – Check out the newly launched SharePoint homepage.

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Affirmant Health Partners – November/December 2016


The November/December 2016 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

Message from Affirmant CEO, Bill Mayer, MD – Updates on Affirmant’s progress during its first year and projections for upcoming years.

2016 Year in Review – 15 of the most notable highlights from 2016.

New Logo Revealed – The new logo for Affirmant Health Partners is unveiled.

Federation ACO & CPC+ – Information on Accountable Care Organization (ACO) participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+).

SharePoint Update – New SharePoint site is almost ready to revealed.

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Affirmant Health Partners – October 2016


The October 2016 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

Message from Affirmant CEO, Bill Mayer, MD – Collaboration between Local CIN Chapters

Analytics Workgroup – Overview of highlights from IT/BI Committee Meeting

Spectrum Health Joins Affirmant – Addition of Spectrum Health makes Affirmant Health Partners the largest Super CIN in Michigan.

Epic Meeting – Epic Systems’ president meets with Affirmant Health Partners Leadership.

BCBSM Bundled Payment Program – BCBSM is offering a bundled payment program for Total Joint Replacement.

Why Our Work Matters – There is a burning platform for why we are clinically integrating.

High Performing Teams – Member systems from around the state are coming together to support Affirmant Health Partners.

2016 – Finish Strong – Mapping out how we can finish the year strong.

SharePoint Update – SharePoint is getting a makeover.

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Affirmant Health Partners – September 2016


The September 2016 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

Message from Affirmant CEO, Bill Mayer, MD – Updates on the efforts of the Contracting Committee, the health plan contracts, and visits to local CIN chapters

New Network Name – The Federation Care Network is now Affirmant Health Partners. Learn more about what went into choosing the new name.

CPC+ – Explanation of the new Medicare program for primary care practices, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+).

August Board Meeting – The Board of Managers met August 25th for their monthly meeting.

ACO Update – Affirmant Health Partners submitted its’ Accountable Care Organization (ACO) application for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in July. Learn more about what an ACO is in this section.

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Affirmant Health Partners – August 2016


The August 2016 issue of the Affirmant Health Partners Newsletter includes:

Message from Affirmant CEO, Bill Mayer, MD – Update on CIN activities during the summer of 2016

Clinical Integration – A concise way to explain a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) and Affirmant Health Partners (formerly known as the Federation Care Network)

Affirmant ACO Board – The Affirmant Health Partners – formerly Federation Care Network – Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is up and running. First board meeting was hosted on July 14th.

Affirmant Team Additions – Our team doubled in size during the month of July. Learn more about our Director of Clinical Integration and Manager of Communication.

Leadership Retreat – The first ever leadership retreat was a success! Highlights included networking, sharing best practices, and promoting a spirit of collaboration.

Committee Structure – Committees are keeping busy working on advancing the vision of Affirmant Health Partners – formerly Federation Care Network. Learn more about each committee’s responsibilities.

July Board Meeting – The Board of Managers met for their first monthly meeting on July 28th.

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