September 14, 12:00 – 12:55 pm
Session 1: Advanced Primary Care at the Epicenter of Healthcare’s Future
Advanced Primary Care (APC) holds great promise for employers to improve employee health, health outcomes, and healthcare costs. APC is a population-focused care delivery method that is superior to the traditional fee-for-service model because it provides true care coordination that cannot be achieved in FFS. Here’s why: APC enhances patient access, allows more time with patients, integrates with behavioral health, and provides referrals to specialists based on quality. In this session, three types of APC models will be presented by leaders of healthcare organizations experienced in APC.
Chris Skisak, Executive Director, Houston Business Coalition On Health
Dr. Chris Skisak is the Executive Director of the Houston Business Coalition on Health. HBCH is the leading resource for Houston area employers and associate partners dedicated to providing health benefits at a sustainable cost while improving the quality and experience in their delivery. HBCH currently has 85 organizational members representing more than 800,000 local and more than 2 million national employer-sponsored lives. Dr. Skisak also serves on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions, and Board of Directors of the Texas Business Group on Health. He serves on the leadership councils for Houston Cities Changing Diabetes and Houston Social Determinants of Health Council. Prior to HBCH he was President and Founder of Corporate Health Management Solutions, an organizational health and productivity management company which provided consulting and software to demonstrate the value of an integrated health management strategy. Dr. Skisak had previously worked 25 years with Houston Fortune 50 energy companies in a variety of population health management positions. He is originally from Chicago and attended the University of Illinois. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas School of Public Health.
Patrick Carter, MD, Medical Director for Care Coordination & Quality Improvement, Kelsey Seybold Clinic & KelseyCare Health Plans
Dr. Patrick Carter is Medical Director for Care Coordination and Quality Improvement for KelseyCare Health Plans and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. He also serves as Department Chair of Kelsey-Seybold’s Family Medicine department. In both roles, he supervises the care delivered by Kelsey-Seybold physicians. He cares for patients at the Kelsey-Seybold Main Campus near the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Carter is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is board certified in Family Medicine with a subspecialty in geriatric medicine. He is also certified as a Physician Executive by the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Carter attended Rush Medical College and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Stanford University.
Clive Fields, MD, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, VillageMD
As Chief Medical Officer and co-founder of VillageMD and an esteemed practicing physician, Clive Fields, M.D., is transforming the way today's patients and physicians experience health care. Dr. Fields helped create VillageMD in 2013 to enable progressive physician groups, independent practices and health care organizations to move toward a primary care-led, high-value clinical model with improved quality, exceptional patient experiences and lower costs. Under Dr. Fields' co-leadership, VillageMD has grown from an initial practice of 13 physicians to a partnership with more than 3,000 physicians across 13 states who are responsible for approximately 600,000 lives.
Dr. Fields has demonstrated a passion to deliver value-based care throughout his medical career. His dedication and contributions culminated in his receiving the 2018 Robert Graham AAFP Physician Executive of the Year by the American Academy of Family Practice's (AAFP). He is consistently named one of Houston’s “Top Doctors” by H Magazine and Texas Monthly. Most recently, Dr. Fields was recognized by Modern Healthcare as of the 50 most influential clinical executives for 2020 and 2021. Along with VillageMD cofounders Tim Barry, CEO, and Paul Martino, Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Fields was honored to be chosen as a 2021 finalist for Ernst & Young’s Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In the early 1990s, prior to beginning VillageMD, Dr. Fields initiated and served as president of Village Family Practice, which became one of the largest primary care groups in Houston and was recognized for its quality of care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Despite his leadership roles and commitments, Dr. Fields makes patient care his ultimate priority. He is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at both Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Houston. An active member of the AAFP, he is a regular contributor on health care topics for leading publications including Forbes, Health Data Management and the Houston Chronicle. Dr. Fields received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School and his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
Juliet Breeze, MD, Founder & CEO, Next Level Urgent Care & Next Level Medical and Vice-President, Vantage Hospice
Dr. Juliet Breeze is a “serial entrepreneur” who has developed several large group medical practices, two private hospitals, and two surgery centers. After earning her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, she began her career as a family practitioner. After several years, she moved her focus to the business of medicine. Currently, she is vice-president of Vantage Hospice and the founder and CEO of Next Level Urgent Care and Next Level Medical.
Dr. Breeze has served on the Board of Directors of several healthcare tech start-up companies and was a regional finalist of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 and 2018. In 2019, she received Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce President’s award. She also was named a “Most Admired CEO” by the Houston Business Journal and one of Houston’s Top 30 Influential Women by D-Mars.com.
Andrea Cockrell, Administrative Services Manager, City of Plano
Since 2012, Andrea has served as Administrative Services Manager for the City of Plano. She is responsible for the city’s strategic vision and operation of the compensation, benefits, and training areas in Human Resources. Andrea, a Certified Public Accountant, joined the City of Plano in 2010 as its Controller. Prior to joining the City, Andrea was an audit manager for Grant Thornton LLP. Andrea has significant experience in internal controls, evaluation of processes, and financial reporting and analysis. Andrea is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and serves on the board of the Texas Business Group on Health. Andrea earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting at Texas A&M University. Andrea is a member of Junior League of Collin County and is involved in the PTA at Daffron Elementary.
Andrea has been married for nine years to her husband John. They have twin girls, Catherine and Claire. Their family enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing sports.