Summit focuses on building a strong health care network

First Clinical Integration Summit highlights progress, opportunity, urgency

Building a health care network from the ground up provides both opportunities and challenges. How can we make this the best care network possible?

Nearly 200 health care professionals gathered in Burlington for two energizing days in October to work on answering that question. This first Clinical Integration Summit was sponsored by The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group, our Network physician practice.

The weekend was conceived to:

  • Build relationships with colleagues inside and outside the network
  • Better understand our similarities and strengths
  • Bring independent providers and health care groups into our conversation about improving the health of our communities

Four dynamic speakers provided their thoughts about the state of health care, covering these important topics:

  • What we need to do to succeed
  • How to create supportive spaces for innovative thinking
  • The clinical integration experience of the Mayo Clinic Health System
  • How focusing on what’s going right – not just on what’s not working – builds better organizations and outcomes

Three additional panels of experts from Vermont and Northern New York provided insight. The panels included clinical integration experts, presidents of our Network hospitals, and five physician leaders from the UVM Health Network.