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Below are the links for past agendas, presentations & notes. For monthly University of Best Practices agendas, slides and videos, please see tab to left.

2013 Leadership Summit slides and videos are posted at *

5th Annual Dean's Right Care Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Leadership Summit - October 1, 2012
(Video 1) (Video 2) (Video 3)

Review of Metrics Progress on Right Care Initiative Targets for Blood Pressure, Lipids and Blood Sugar Control & Update on “Let’s get Healthy CA” and “The Berkeley Forum”—Stephen Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Public Health (PowerPoint) (PDF)

Update from Robert M. Kaplan, PhD, Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health (PowerPoint) (PDF)

“Measure Up, Pressure Down” American Medical Group Association Campaign & Quality Improvement Support for Medical Groups—Jerry Penso, MD, MBA, Chief Medical and Quality Officer, American Medical Group Association (PowerPoint) (PDF)

Designing, Demonstrating, and Scaling a Trend-Bending Care Model for Medically Fragile Adults (Intensive Outpatient Coordinated Care)—Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Pacific Business Group on Health, and Director, Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center & Diane Stewart, MBA, Senior Director, Pacific Business Group on Health (PowerPoint) (PDF)

Patient Safety Panel: Optimizing Medications & Systematic Approaches to Avoiding Medication Errors

  • Presentation slides from Wayne Pan, MD, Medical Director, Santa Clara County IPA (PowerPoint) (PDF)

Decision Science Spectrum Personalized Medicine to Population Health, Enabled by Advanced Computing

  • Archimedes Modeling to Speed Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention—Costs and Protocols—Robert Crane, MBA, MPA, Sr. Vice President, Research and Policy Development (retired), Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals; Board Member, Archimedes Modeling; Don Morris, PhD, Vice President, Scientific Product & Technology Development, Archimedes; Jim Dudl, MD, Clinical Lead, Kaiser Care Management Institute (PowerPoint) (PDF)

Connecting Research to Improved Practice with Help from the NIH GO Grant

  • UCSD School of Pharmacy and Medical Group Blood Pressure Pharmacist-Physician Collaborative—Carol Mangione, MD, MSPH, Professor of Medicine and Health Services, UCLA (PowerPoint) (PDF)
  • As Good as it Gets? Managing Risks of CVD in CA’s Top Performing Physician Organizations—Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Services, UCLA (PowerPoint) (PDF)

Getting it Right Locally: Right Care Rotating University of Best Practices South and North

  • San Diego University of Best Practices update—Scott Flinn, MD, Medical Director, Arch Health Partners; Anthony DeMaria, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of American College of Cardiology, Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology, UCSD Sulpizio Cardiology Center (PowerPoint) (PDF)
  • Sacramento University of Best Practices and CMMI Innovation Advisor Program—Parag Agnihotri, MD, Medical Director, Mercy Medical Group and Innovation Advisor & Don Hufford, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Western Health Advantage Health Plan (PowerPoint) (PDF)

Implementation and Activation in the Community

  • Diabetes Control and Prevention Project (YMCA Patient Activation + Pharmacists on Care Team)—Jeff Mason, MD, United Healthcare, Senior Medical Director, California (PowerPoint) (PDF)
  • Ralphs/ United/San Diego County School District (VEBA) Pharmacist on Care Team Project—Terence Offenberger MD MBA, So. CA Market Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare; Rebecca Cupp, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy, Ralphs Groceries; Wendy Hileman, VEBA Diabetic Project Manager and President, Healthy Adventures Foundation; Allen Fremont, MD, PhD, Natural Scientist, RAND (PowerPoint) (PDF)
  • Ideas from the Field—Anthony P. Morreale, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Assistant Chief Consultant for Clinical Pharmacy Services and Healthcare Delivery Services Research, Department of Veterans Affairs (PowerPoint) (PDF)

"San Diego County Medical Leaders Collaborate to Achieve Leading-Edge Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Goals"

Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes by 2017: the Million Hearts Initiative (CDC Grand Rounds) - February 21, 2012

View selected Right Care demonstration project slides: "Be There" Making San Diego County a Heart Attack and Stroke Free Zone, by Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American College of Cardiology; Judith and Jack White Chair in Cardiology; and Chair, San Diego Right Care "Be There" campaign.

4th Annual Dean's Right Care Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Leadership Summit - October 3, 2011

Right Care Initiative Metrics: Progress and Opportunities—Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH, Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health- Heart Lung and Blood Institute grand Opportunity Grant (Powerpoint) (PDF)

Right Care Initiative: Innovation and Implementation—Stephen Shortell, PhD, MPH, Dean, University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, Blue Cross of CA Distinguished Professor Health Policy and Management; Chair, Statewide Right Care Technical Expert Steering Committee (Powerpoint) (PDF)

Splicing Fresh DNA into Our Care Improvement Efforts—Arnold Milstein, MD, Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health; Director, Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center; PCORI Board Member; Member, RCI-TEG (Powerpoint) (PDF)

University of Best Practices- Creating High Value Improvement: Arch Medical Group—Scott Flin, MD, Medical Director and Mary Ellen Leahy, RN, Director of Performance Improvement and Continuity of Care (Powerpoint) (PDF)

Examining Health Disparities for BP, LDL, and HbA1c Control:

  • Winston F. Wong, MD, MS, Medical Director, Community Benefit Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives, Kaiser Permanente, National Program Office (Powerpoint) (PDF)
  • Harvinder Sareen, PhD, MPH, CHIE, Director, Clinical Programs, Anthem Blue Cross (PDF)

Multi-Billion Medicare-Right Care Stars Alignment--Perspectives--Wells Shoemaker, MD, Medical Director, California Association of Physician Groups; Elaine Robinson Frank, Director of Quality Improvement, Health Net (Powerpoint) (PDF)

Navigation During the Shift of Health Care Tectonic Plates—Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH, Director, Institute for Population Health Improvement and Member, RCI-TEG (Powerpoint) (PDF)

GO Grant Research Preliminary Results—Grand Opportunity Grant and Co-Principal Investigators:

  • Jan Hirsch, PhD, RPh, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy (Powerpoint) (PDF)
  • Hector Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, UCLA School of Public Health (Powerpoint) (PDF)

Dean’s Right Care Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Leadership Summit – October 1, 2010

  • Presentations for October 1st:

San Diego Right Care Kick Off, GO Leadership Forum - June 4, 2010

Dean’s Right Care Leadership Summit - Friday, October 30, 2009

Santa Monica Right Care - Friday, August 14, 2009

San Francisco Right Care - Monday, May 18, 2009

California Clinical Quality Improvement “Right Care” Initiative - Thursday, March 12, 2009

California Clinical Quality Improvement “Right Care” Initiative - Thursday, February 5, 2009

California Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) “Right Care” Initiative Strategy Work Group Meeting:
Heart and Diabetes
- Monday, September 29. 2008

    Presentations for September 29th:

    Mapping Group Patterns:

    Community Assets to Augment Clinical Resources: Patient Self-Management and Activation

    • Experience in Effective Community Partnering For Patient Activation by Wells Shoemaker, MD, Medical Director, California Association of Physician Groups (HTML version)  (PowerPoint version)

    • Spreading Effective Patient Self-Management Training Models by June Simmons, Executive Director, Partners in Care Foundation (HTML version)  (Powerpoint version)
    • Incentives & Payments Strategy by Don Rebhun, MD, Chair, Integrated Health Care Association and Regional Medical Director, HealthCare Partners (HTML version)  (PowerPoint version)


    Potential Public Messaging Campaign: Blood Pressure

    • CQI Public Messenging Campaign by Sang Mi Oh, Director, State Health Alliances, American Heart & Stroke Associations; Tonya Dowd, UCLA, graduate student, Public Health (HTML version)  (PowerPoint version)

* The views and content expressed in documents by presenters to the Department of Managed Health Care should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the Department.