“Whole Person Education and Care of the Whole Person” Guest Speaker Ken Hopper, MD, MBA



Grand Rounds

November 6, 2019

7:30 am -8:30 am

LIB 110

The presentation will map logical and at times paradoxical relationships between cornerstone activities at the School of Medicine with successful, outcomes-producing models of care. Success is loftily defined as optimal personal, integrated human health and well being improvement. Successes and failures, societal misperceptions, and new lines of potential support for population health improvement will be explored. Physician effectiveness, well being, and self-stories and illustrations will keep the discussion real and tangible.

1. Describe how 2 centerpiece programs at the School of Medicine translate to outcomes-producing models of care
2. List one notable failure in our attempt to align stakeholder (patients and providers) behaviors in healthcare
3. List one promising shift in thinking in terms of treatment persistence outside the halls of medicine
4. Describe how individual accountability relates to heavy investment in psychosocial support
5. Describe why a caring newly trained physician has his/her best chance of growing impact, empathy, and satisfaction when working in a “high-functioning” team

Dr. Ken Hopper is a healthcare strategist, experienced in structuring, staffing and incentivizing approaches that result in “health behavior change” along the social, health, and well-being spectrums. For 30 years, he has worked as a national leader in two major health plans, developing effective models of integrated medical and behavioral systematic case review and team-based care. One notable innovation was the “High Intensity Integrated Team,” field-based case management program. In Fort Worth, a partnership was formed supporting the on-the-streets care and case management in the “Pathways to Housing” program. Collaboration and pooled funding meant greater impact–the opposite of the customary Provider-Payer relationship. High fidelity clinical pathways, Team, and Community support were in the formula each time. Preventable medical expenditures and health status improvement, as well as individual accountability are not in conflict when structured wisely. The curricular and personal support structures at our medical school parallel those of innovative outcomes-producing healthcare design. Education: Baylor University (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), UTMB Galveston, UT Southwestern Residency in Psychiatry, UT Southwestern and UTD healthcare emphasis MBA (Gamma Beta Sigma International Honor Society)