Join us at HAS 17 – September 12-14, 2017 in Salt Lake City

Sree Chaguturu, MD

Vice President for Population Health Management, Partners HealthCare

Sree Chaguturu, MD is Vice President of Population Health Management at Partners HealthCare. Partners is an integrated healthcare delivery system in Boston, Massachusetts, that includes two large academic medical centers — Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital — and several community practices – encompassing more than 6000 physicians in total. Dr. Chaguturu is part of the leadership team focused on ensuring that Partners meets its aspirations of improving quality and reducing costs for the populations they serve. His responsibilities broadly are related to healthcare delivery innovation and include coordinating Partners' efforts implementing the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization as its Chief Medical Officer and assisting with the development of information technology solutions necessary to support population health programs. Prior to joining Partners, Dr. Chaguturu was a healthcare consultant at McKinsey and Company. Rising to Vice President of the McKinsey Hospital Institute, he developed extensive experience advising chief executive teams and government leaders on provider post-reform strategy, including healthcare delivery innovation, population health management, quality improvement and clinical variability reduction. He is a practicing internal medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chaguturu received his internal medicine and primary care training at Massachusetts General Hospital and received his undergraduate and medical degree from Brown University.

Eric M. Weil, MD

Senior Medical Director, Population Health Management, Partners Healthcare

Eric M. Weil, MD is the Medical Director for Primary Care and High Risk Care Management within Population Health Management for the Partners Healthcare System. Eric graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School (now Rutgers) and completed his Residency Training in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. For the past fifteen years, he has been a practicing PCP on faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. During this time, Dr. Weil has served many roles, including Chief for the Internal Medicine Practice at a Health Center and chair of a local Board of Health. He has been involved in a multitude of Educational, Primary Care, and Community Based initiatives on local, hospital, statewide and national levels. He has also chaired the Clinical Policy Committee for the Massachusetts General Hospital. Key areas of academic and operational interest include practice redesign with specific areas of focus on practice redesign and management of medically and psychosocially complex patient populations. As PHM Medical Director, Dr. Weil oversees implementation and management of high risk, quality and Primary Care initiatives for the Partners Healthcare system. In addition to acting as medical director, Dr. Weil is also an Associate Medical Director for the Massachusetts General Physician’s Organization and Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs for the MGH Division of General Medicine. In this capacity, he oversees Primary Care clinical operations and infrastructure for a division of 200+ Primary Care Physicians across 20 practices in the Boston Metropolitan area. Dr. Weil has served as the MGH medical director and one of the core designers at MGH for the Medicare Demonstration Project designated as Care Management for High Cost Beneficiaries (CMHCB), a Medicare Demonstration Project that seeks to optimize the care delivered to sick and high risk Medicare Patients through care coordination in addition to other innovative approaches. He continues to direct that institution’s high risk program.

28 - Partners’ Care Management Strategy: A 10-Year Journey (2 Hour Deep Dive Education Session)

Sree Chaguturu, MD (Vice President for Population Health Management, Partners HealthCare), Eric M. Weil, MD (Senior Medical Director, Population Health Management, Partners Healthcare)

Session Overview

Chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of 10 deaths each year, killing more than 1.7 million Americans annually. Additionally, 133 million Americans—approximately 45 percent of the population—have at least one chronic disease. Partners HealthCare believes that chronically ill patients with multiple medical conditions often need the most help coordinating their care, which is why this well-respected health system has spent the last 10 years perfecting an integrated care management program (iCMP).

Key elements of the iCMP at Partners include access to specialized resources (e.g., mental health, palliative care), involvement through the continuum of care, patient self-management, IT-enabled systems to improve care coordination, data-driven analytics to support strategic decision making, a payer-blind approach, and ongoing support and training for its teams and staff.

Attend this two-hour session, as Partners HealthCare reviews its journey to successful integrated care management. Objectives of this session include learning the essential elements of an effective care management program for chronically ill patients, understanding how care management plays a key role in an effective population health management strategy, and learning how to use information to identify and effectively manage complex, chronically ill patients.