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Population Health Management: Justice, Access & Financial Implications

July 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Summer “Global Perspectives” Virtual Series: Event 3.


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12:00 -12:15 – Event & speaker introduction

12:15 -1:15 – Speakers Present

1:15 – 1:30 – Speaker Q & A


As reimbursements shift from volume based to value based, healthcare organizations are becoming more responsible for providing the resources necessary to meet the needs of a given population. Aligning quality of care with the appropriate level of care and services becomes pertinent to healthcare organizations’ bottom line. It is imperative for healthcare leaders to develop programs that offer underserved communities an opportunity for a healthier tomorrow.

Several pioneer organizations have developed population health improvement models such as Accountable Care Organizations that force them to take responsibility for the beneficiaries they are serving. As the acuity of care increases, healthcare leaders must coordinate equitable care and properly address social determinants of health. The focus is no longer treating patients, but proactively keeping patients out of the acute healthcare setting and providing care in the community.

Developing population health management into a tangible measure continues to be a challenge for all healthcare organizations across the country. How to properly reduce costs while improving the quality and access of care in communities that lack the resources and education to care for themselves and prevent acute health issues and substantive chronic disease continues to be a major hurdle in population health adoption.

Qualified Education Credits: 1.5

As an independent chartered chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the West Florida Chapter, is authorized to award a total of 1.5 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credits toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualified Education credit should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.


Joseph Santini, MBA

Joseph Santini is a driven and compassionate professional with over 20 years of experience in strategic growth and business development. He has used that experience along with his skills in leadership, ambulatory health care management, compliance and quality improvement, to excel in various projects relating to program development, implementation, and oversight. Mr. Santini holds both a Master of Business Administration degree and a certificate in Pediatric and Behavioral Health Integration. He has been with Evara Health for 15 years and successfully implemented behavioral health integration into the healthcare setting and was instrumental in launching the Children’s Mental Health Initiative in collaboration with the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, solidifying the direct integration of behavioral health into the pediatric practice. As Evara Health’s Director of Service Lines, Mr. Santini manages the strategic growth of the Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Family Medicine, Dental, Pharmacy, Behavioral Health, Nutrition, Chiropractic, Podiatry and OMT departments. Throughout the years Mr. Santini’s passion for the patient and customer experience has nurtured his use of process improvement to optimize coordination of patient care and services and facilitate his development of effective and unique programs emphasizing wellness and promoting Evara Health as a patient centered medical home. Besides changing lives in the community professionally, Mr. Santini has also spent the last 20 years volunteering and serving as a Board Member and/or Chair of several community service organizations throughout Pinellas County.

Katie Rodgers Turner, MPH

Katie Roders Turner is the Executive Director of the Family Healthcare Foundation. They are honored to lead a skilled and experienced team of Healthcare Navigators who are committed to enrolling Tampa Bay residents into healthcare coverage programs, improving healthcare literacy, and mobilizing community partners. These services are provided to increase equitable access to high-quality healthcare and reduce health disparities in Tampa Bay. Katie has deep-end knowledge on programmatic and fiscal trends in health and human services at the federal, state, and local levels after serving in the public and non-profit sectors for 15 years. In every new role or experience, Katie maintains a passion for access to high quality and affordable health care for Tampa Bay individuals and families. Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of South Florida and has a demonstrated commitment to community service. They are a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Kazakhstan, 2007-2009), an alumna of the Global Health Fellows Program with USAID (2011) and Americorps (2005). They have been featured on National Public Radio, CNN, and ABC Action News in Tampa Bay on behalf of The Family Healthcare Foundation.

Dr. Nicole Gilg Gachiani, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAFP

Dr. Nicole Gilg Gachiani is Director of Quality & Safety at BayCare Medical Group. In her role, she is responsible for defining and implementing the strategy of the quality, safety, and population health programs for the medical group’s 170+ clinics.

Dr. Gilg has over 10 years of clinical practice and medical leadership experience. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, a Certified Physician Executive, and a former Fellow of the Federation of State Medical Boards. She has also held academic appointments at the University of Iowa Medical School and Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Gilg is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame after which she obtained her medical degree and master’s in public health from Tulane University. She completed her family medicine residency in Los Angeles at UCLA-Harbor Medical Center.

Ethan Chernin, MBA, MPH

Ethan Chernin, MBA, MPH has spent all 15 years of his Healthcare experience specializing in value-based care. Having started in President Obama’s administration as one of the first, non-nominated, employees of the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI); Ethan remains one of the nation’s experts in the value-based care.

Ethan is currently the Chief Population Health Officer and Senior Vice President of Provider Services for Healthmap Solutions. Ethan is responsible for leading Healthmap’s provider engagement strategies, innovative provider partnerships and building useful tools that address the health needs of individuals by combining data and evidence-based best practices.

Prior to joining Healthmap, Ethan was Vice President of Population Health for BayCare Health System and Chief Operating Officer of BayCare Physician Partners (BPP). He was BayCare Health System’s senior executive responsible for population health initiatives, value-based care contracts and population health analytics. BPP managed over 250,000 lives, 2,500 physicians and a medical spend of over $2B.

Prior to joining BayCare Health System in 2014, Ethan held executive population health positions at both the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals – Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Ethan was successful in creating one of the nations first capitated pediatric accountable care organizations with the State of Ohio. He was one of the original employees of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center of Excellence program that works with companies to develop innovative solutions that provide their employees with high-quality healthcare while also managing costs through bundled payment and other value-based care arrangements.

Over the past 15 years, Ethan has had responsibility for managing over 1 million value-based care lives across Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business.

Mr. Chernin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Weatherhead Graduate School of Management at Case Western University and a Master’s of Public Health from the Case School of Medicine.


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