Wednesday evening June 14th - Friday June 16th, 2017 

at University of California, Berkeley

​​​​​Organization Theory in Health Care Association

 2017 Annual Conference Itinerary

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

6pm-8pm:  Pre-Conference Networking Reception 

The Faculty Club at UC Berkeley
Sponsored by Health Care Management Review

Thursday, June 15, 2017      
Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

8:00 am – 8:45 am
Poster Session 1/ Continental Breakfast

  • G. Ross Baker (University of Toronto): Identifying Key Mechanisms in Successful Models of Community Based Primary Healthcare and Their Potential for Spread: The iCoach Project
  • Amanda Brewster (Yale University):  Patterns of Collaboration among Health Care and Social Services Providers in Communities with Lower Health Care Utilization and Costs
  • Christian Helfrich (University of Washington): How the Dual-Process Model of Human Cognition can Inform Efforts to De-implement Ineffective and Harmful Clinical Practices: A Preliminary Model of Unlearning and Substitution
  • J. Mac McCullough (Arizona State University): Collaborative Capacity and Readiness for Population-Focused Health Activities ​
  • Carole Warde (UCLA): Development of a Conceptual Framework for Interprofessional Team Work in a Patient-Centered Medical Home

8:45 am – 9:00 am
Welcome and Introductions
Steve Shortell and Hector Rodriguez

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Joint Problem Solving Frames in Complex Collaborations

Presenter: Michaela Kerrissey, Harvard University

Discussant: Timothy Hoff, Northeastern University 

10:15 am – 10:25 am
Morning Coffee Break

10:25 am – 11:40 am
The Downsides of Shared Collaborative Experience in Interorganizational Networks and the Performance of Medicare Accountable Care Organizations 

Presenter: Dennie Kim, University of Minnesota

Discussant: Brian Hilligoss, The Ohio State University

11:40 am – 12:25 pm
Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker:  Edgar Schein
Humble Inquiry and the Nature of Human Relationships

Edgar Schein is the Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus and Professor Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  Schein investigates organizational culture, process consultation, research process, career dynamics, and organization learning and change. His research on culture shows how national, organizational, and occupational cultures influence organizational performance (Organizational Culture and Leadership, fourth edition, 2010). In Helping (2009) and subsequent books, he analyzes how consultants work on problems in human systems and the dynamics of the helping process. Schein holds a BPhil from the University of Chicago, a BA and an MA in social psychology from Stanford University, and a PhD in social psychology from Harvard University.  We highly recommend that you read Helping prior to the OTHC Association annual conference.
Networking Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:25 pm
The Role of Non-Provider Organizations in Accountable Care Organizations

Presenter: Valerie Lewis, Dartmouth College

Discussant:  Rebecca Wells,  The University of Texas 

2:25 pm – 2:35 pm
Afternoon Coffee Break

2:35 pm – 3:50 pm
Are Closer Physician-Insurer Affiliations Associated with Higher Quality?:  Early Evidence from Medicare Advantage Encounter Data 

Presenter:  Aditi Sen, Johns Hopkins University

Discussant: Virginia Wang, Duke University

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
A Network Approach to Care Fragmentation: Association with the Quality & Efficiency of Hospital Care

Presenter: Jordon Everson, University of Michigan

Discussant:  Jill Marsteller, Johns Hopkins University

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dinner at Revival Bar + Kitchen

Friday, June 16, 2017          
Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

8:00 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast and AHRQ Update (Michael Harrison)

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Panel Discussion:  The Application of Organization Theory to Lean Research in Health Care Delivery


Martin Charns, Boston University / VA

Dorothy Hung, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute

Michael Harrison,  Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Thomas Rundall, University of California, Berkeley

Stephen Shortell, University of California, Berkeley

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Poster Session 2 / Coffee and Treats

  • Ajit Appari (University of Texas):  Sluggishness of Nursing Facilities in Resolving Payment Denial Related Noncompliance: Implications of Institutional, Upper Echelon and Market Factors​
  • Jane Banaszak-Holl (University of Michigan): The Health Policy Implications of Corporate Ownership in the Nursing Home Sector
  • Sarah Birken (University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill): Organizational Theory for Dissemination and Implementation Research
  • Ann Chou (University of Oklahoma):  Effects of Policy and Resources on Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions in the VA using a Transaction Cost Economics Framework
  • Terry Hill (Hill Physicians Medical Group): Professional Self-Regulation and the Unresolved Tail of Physician Dyscompetence 
  • Sean Huang (Georgetown University):  Private Equity Ownership and Nursing Home Quality: An Instrumental Variables Approach
  • Virginia Wang (Duke University):  Impact of Medicare Dialysis Bundled Payment Reform on Changes in Provision of Peritoneal Dialysis in the US Dialysis Market

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Panel Discussion: Integrating Implementation Science and Organization Science


Alicia Bunger, The Ohio State University

Erick Guerrero, University of Southern California

Kathryn McDonald, Stanford University

Hector Rodriguez, University of California, Berkeley

Brief Recap and Discussion of 2018 Meeting at Johns Hopkins University