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Chicago Care Coordination Summit

Tuesday, August 30 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please join CarePort in Chicago on Tuesday, August 30 for a day packed full of discussion, innovation and networking. During the Chicago Care Coordination Summit, you will learn how your peers at local health systems in your area are tackling the most pressing issues in care coordination and post-acute care. 

Additionally, this event will offer 2.5 hours of continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

Details and Registration:

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Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and CarePort Health.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCMC: This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

(2.5 hours) 


8:00 AM: Breakfast & registration

9:00 AM: From Post-Acute Network to Population Health: An Evolution in Strategy & Structure

Today’s health care leaders are juggling the demands and opportunities of a transforming healthcare market. As payment and care models are changing, organizations are searching for ways to innovate for cost and quality improvement. Learn how Northwestern Medicine is achieving the quadruple aim by evolving their post-acute strategy and shifting the focus from network management to population health.

9:45 AM: Predictive analytics to drive decision making

Thomas Martin, Director of Post Acute Care Analytics at  CarePort, powered by WellSky will explore the myriad of use cases for predictive analytics and how your organization can harness data to improve patient outcomes, reduce LOS, and more. This collaborative session will feature a robust Q&A and allow attendees the opportunity to share their biggest data gaps.

10:30 AM: Break

10:45 AM: Panel Discussion – Strategies for building a high-performing post-acute network

In this panel discussion, healthcare leaders will come together to share their care coordination strategies and best practices for building a high-performing post-acute network. Leaders from Advocate Health Care, Rush University Medical Center, and University of Chicago will talk ways to improve quality and financial performance, using technology to develop scalable infrastructure, and how to develop new partnerships through the lens of value-based care.

12:00 PM: Lunch & networking


Sherri Aufderheide, DNP-RN, NEA-BC, ACM, CMAC

Executive Director, Inpatient Care Management and Utilization Management (Illinois), Integrated Care Management

Advocate Health Care

Sherri Aufderheide has been a nurse for twenty-four years, with fourteen years of experience in health care leadership. She is currently the Executive Director of Care Management Operations for the Illinois hospitals for Advocate Aurora Health. She has experience in a wide range of health care settings, including hospital and health system leadership, occupational health, and revenue cycle. She has an MSN in Clinical Nurse Leadership from OSF Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Lewis University. She serves on the executive board of the Illinois Chapter of the American Case Management Associate and is certified in Case Management. She also serves on the Continuum of Care Committee for the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders, and is board certified as a Nurse Executive. She has presented locally and nationally and published articles on nursing and care coordination topics. 

Thomas Martin

Director of Post-Acute Analytics

CarePort, powered by WellSky


Tom Martin, director of post-acute analytics at CarePort, powered by WellSky, has led several data analytics teams providing insight to healthcare providers trying to improve quality of care for their post-acute care patients. He holds an M.S. in Resources Economics with a concentration in econometrics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Tom studies how the ever-changing post-acute care regulatory and payment landscape is impacting care delivery and how acute and post-acute providers can leverage their data to improve patient care.

Ashley Kappmeyer, Social Work Clinical Leader, Northwestern Medicine

Kelly Pigott, MSW, LCSW, ACM, Director of Ambulatory Care Coordination, NMHC Collaborative Care and Health Outreach, Northwestern Medicine

Kathleen Egan, MSW, LCSW, ACM, Director of Care Transitions, Rush University Medical Center

Jon Chapman, LCSW, Executive Director, Care Coordination, University of Chicago Medicine

Kelley MacDonald, BSW, MHA, Director Post-Acute Care Performance, University of Chicago Medicine

Who Should Attend:

The Chicago Care Coordination Leadership Summit is hosted by CarePort Health, as part of their Thought Leadership Series, which features educational programs detailing how health systems and hospitals are tackling the most pressing issues in care coordination and post-acute care. Prior speakers include healthcare executives at the Cleveland Clinic, UChicago Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, The Center for Case Management and LifeBridge Health. 

Vice Presidents and Directors of:


Care Coordination

Population Health

Post-Acute Care

Case Management

Health Plans


Clinical Integration

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