ACO Thought Leader to Address How Disruptive Innovation is Changing Coordinated Care in Dallas

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The NJHIMSS/DVHIMSS Annual Conference will present “Genesis: Pushing the Boundaries of Accountable Care.” The session will be led by Dr. James Walton, CEO of Genesis Accountable Physician Network (GAPN) and Sandra Selzer, MSHQ, Vice President of Product Management at BluePrint Healthcare IT.

From physician and care coordinator to patient and family caregiver, each care team member has special needs that Genesis is addressing in strategic and powerful ways.

The 7th Annual NJHIMSS/DVHIMSS Conference will feature Dr. James Walton, CEO of Genesis Accountable Physician Network (GAPN), who will present “Genesis: Pushing the Boundaries of Accountable Care.” The presentation, slated for Thursday, November 13 at 3:30 pm EDT, will be co-presented with Sandra Selzer, MSHQ, Vice President of Product Management for BluePrint Healthcare IT.

Dr. Walton leads a Dallas-based independent physicians association of 1,400 member physicians, which has a thriving ACO component supporting more than 250 specialists and primary care quality-focused physicians. He will explore GAPN’s experience in implementing disruptive innovation strategies — both people- and technology-based — on the road to delivering more coordinated care.

Attendees will hear Dr. Walton and Ms. Selzer share specifics around these strategies and the technology supporting them in a risk-based, team-based care coordination model that is helping GAPN meet the triple aim of better care delivery, improved health for vulnerable populations and lower costs per patient.

Lastly, Dr. Walton will reveal how his ACO is using technology to educate and engage physicians in what has become their new role as “practitioners” in performance-based care.

Ms. Selzer highlights why the topic is so timely. “Genesis is doing something different as part of their care coordination. This presentation will show how they use human and technology resources, uniquely, to mitigate non-clinical barriers to care coordination success; communicate and collaborate with the entire care team beyond the four walls of healthcare; as well as demonstrate how they engage their physicians, patients and family caregivers towards true team-based care.”

“As physicians,” Dr. Walton says, “we see expectations of increasing performance while experiencing losses in income and autonomy as threats to our independence.” Dr. Walton will share his perspectives as a physician, healthcare leader and ACO executive on the role technological innovation plays as a disruptive force of positive change. Walton adds, “As healthcare leaders, we are in the midst of a shift to value-based contracting while experiencing time and financial pressures to execute rapidly in the transformation of care delivery. And, as ACO executives, we are under pressure to gain infrastructure maturity to address the increasing need for coordination of health care across the continuum. I believe all three of these issues can be addressed through technology that engages physicians, patients and care teams around a common aim. And, this technology must be simple, convenient, reliable, and bring return on the investment.”

As part of the workshop, Dr. Walton and Ms. Selzer will touch on the specifics around the software platform that supports GAPN’s care coordination model, called Care Navigator™. “From physician and care coordinator to patient and family caregiver, each care team member has special needs that Genesis is addressing in strategic and powerful ways,” said Ms. Selzer.

The 7th Annual NJHIMSS/DVHIMSS Conference is slated for November 12-14, 2014 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Registration can be found at

For more information about BluePrint Healthcare IT and to see videos about Care Navigator, visit

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About BluePrint Healthcare IT
BluePrint Healthcare IT is a professional services and software company working with healthcare organizations to create secure, connected communities of care to achieve the Triple Aim. Founded in 2003 in Cranbury, NJ, BluePrint Healthcare IT supports hospitals, healthcare systems, accountable care organizations, regional healthcare initiatives and health plans. BluePrint became a Microsoft Managed Partner with the development of Care Navigator™, the care coordination technology platform used to enable active, scalable communication for the whole extended care team from physician to patient.

About Care Navigator™
Care Navigator™ is a software platform that enables real-time, team-based care coordination while engaging the entire care team, including the physician, patient, family, and community caregivers. Care Navigator™ is built upon Microsoft Dynamics® CRM, as well as five other Microsoft® products, and integrates with Microsoft Outlook®. The platform can have full, bi-directional integration with an electronic medical record, or be used as a singular platform with manual data entry. Care Navigator™ is available as a web-based application; as a mobile app for Windows 8, iOS and Android; and soon-to-be released, new Modern Windows® 8.1 app that can be used on any Windows® tablet.

About Genesis Physicians Group
Based in Dallas, Texas, Genesis Physicians Group offers its physician members the benefits of remaining independent, yet supported by its suite of IPA services. Through Genesis, members receive contracting and revenue enhancement, credentialing, group purchasing, education, IT consulting, and more. Genesis supports approximately 1,400 physician members, with 450 primary care physicians and 900 specialists in 70 medical specialties. Genesis’ subsidiary, Genesis Accountable Physician Network (GAPN) offers members quality-based contracts and serves to coordinate care to improve health outcomes and manage costs to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare services through innovative technology. Visit for more information.

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