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Effective Practice Management Series Luncheon/Webinar - 2/8/18
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Effective Practice Management Series Luncheon/Webinar - 2/8/18

Join us either in-person or via webinar for our upcoming Effective Practice Management Series Luncheon/Webinar. These events seek to equip practice managers in Idaho with valuable tools and knowledge to enhance practice management statewide.

When: 2/8/2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: St. Luke’s Meridian – Lemhi and Blackfoot Rooms
520 S. Eagle Rd.
Lemhi and Blackfoot Rooms
Meridian, Idaho  83642
United States
Presenter: Edward McEachern, MD, Medical Director, PacificSource
Contact: Steven Sumter, MPA
208-344-7888 ext. 102

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"How to Get Stuff Done Every Day in Your Job:

A System of Personal Productivity"

This presentation will give the health care manager a personal system of daily productivity that has been taught, practiced, honed, and proven to work for over 30 years in Scandinavia and places like the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Baylor Scott & White Clinics, The University of California at San Francisco, and the Universities of Utah, Missouri, and Michigan.  At the end of this one-hour lecture, the manager will have a proven personal system of productivity for "Getting Stuff Done".


Presented By:

J. Edward McEachern, MD
Senior Medical Director, PacificSource Health Plans

Dr. McEachern currently is the senior medical director for Medicare in PacificSource’s markets in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Prior to his work at PacificSource, he was the physician Executive Director and later the CMO/CMIO of the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance, a network of over 1,677 physicians, 8 hospitals, 9 surgery centers, 24 urgent care centers, and $800,000,000 in annual net revenues.  The Clinically Integrated Network serves over 120,000 at-risk lives, 500,000 annual ambulatory visits, 30,0000 annual in-patient admits, and 562 locations in Western Idaho and Eastern Oregon.   

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. McEachern earned an undergraduate degree in biology at Emory University.  As a Robert T. (Bobby) Jones Scholar at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland he earned a co-terminal masters degree in biological systems theory and statistics.  He went to Case Western Reserve University for Medical School, a Pathology residency at the University of California in San Francisco, a second residency in General Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Health Services Research at the Cleveland Clinic, and practiced medicine in Georgia, Ohio, and Idaho.

His academic career includes faculty positions at Vanderbilt’s Center for Health Services, Emory University School of Medicine (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Case Western Reserve University, and currently at the University of Utah, where he is an associate professor of Orthopaedics in the School of Medicine, Director of the Department’s Health Services Research program, and an Assistant Professor on faculty at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. 

His past experiences are broad and varied and have led to a uniquely rounded physician / administrator / entrepreneur:    

As the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of the Northeast Ohio Community Health Plan in Cleveland, Ohio, the 1.6 million covered life managed care plan for Blue Shield and Blue Cross of Ohio, he developed innovative approaches to working with providers, payers, and patient / members to improve health, lower costs and demonstrate better health outcomes.  He developed the first Medicaid HMO in the country there.  

At Daedalus Private Equity, Dr. McEachern was the physician senior partner for over ten years, and managed the firm’s strategic investments in hospitals, software and technology development firms, wholesale drug manufacturers, and re-insurers, and build and operated six academic hospitals 

His pioneering approaches to improving the service delivery and outcomes of clinical services are recognized across the United States and in other countries.  As the Director of Health Services Research and as an operator of hospitals, he continues to innovate through research that forges partnerships "across the continuum" of care to apply unorthodox but highly effective approaches to the design of health services and systems that provide superior value in terms of costs, outcomes, and satisfaction.  His experience in operations, research, and consulting give him the opportunity to work with physicians, other clinicians, and managers in a variety of hospital and healthcare settings.  In particular, he has successfully demonstrated the ability to engage collaborative multi-disciplinary teams in improving the quality of direct patient care.   

Dr. McEachern lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife, Dr Harmony Schroeder, an OB/GYN, and their triplets, Bevan, William, and Jackson.  

If you plan to join this educational event via webinar, please refer to the registration confirmation email sent at the end of the registration process for instructions and links on how to join the webinar. Please email us at if you have any questions.

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