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COVID-19 — What's Next? Physician Leaders Weigh In

Thu, 7/16/2020 at 11:00 am - Thu, 7/16/2020 at 12:00 pm (PDT)

How can we develop best practices for COVID-19 and apply what we’ve learned? How has the coronavirus changed the world of infection prevention? What can we learn from the impact the pandemic is having on minority communities? And how can we use data to help keep our patients and communities safe?

Join us for a lively discussion to address the new needs and challenges of our evolving health care landscape. In this open forum question-and-answer panel discussion, our physicians with expertise in public health, infection prevention, health equity and health care informatics will share their unique perspectives and answer your questions about how health care professionals can prepare for the broader impacts of COVID-19.


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Dan Lessler, MD, MHA — Facilitator
Dan Lessler is senior vice president of clinical leadership for Comagine Health. Dr. Lessler is a well-known and widely respected health care policy and transformation expert. Before joining Comagine Health he was chief medical officer at the Washington State Health Care Authority, where he oversaw both the Medicaid program and health care benefits for the state’s 350,000 employees and dependents.

Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH
Jeff Hummel is a general internist with 35 years of medical experience and advanced training in health services. He is currently Comagine Health’s medical director for health care informatics, a position in which he provides leadership for practice coaches working in population health consulting, clinical outcomes reporting and integration of behavioral health and oral health into primary care.

John Vassall, MD, FACP
John Vassall serves as the physician executive at Comagine Health. His experience includes direct patient care, managing hospital-physician relations, strategic leadership and patient safety and quality of care. Dr. Vassall has deep experience with health equity and diversity and inclusion. Previously, he was the chief medical officer for the largest hospital system in the state of Washington.

Sarah Woolsey, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Sarah Woolsey is a full spectrum family physician and Comagine Health’s medical director for systemwide quality improvement. Dr. Woolsey actively works in infection prevention and telemedicine and has worked with underserved populations for over 20 years. She also serves as the co-chair of the Utah Partnership for Value and with the Utah State Health Data Committee’s Transparency Advisory Group.