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12/2: Innovations in Rural Medical Access with Chelsea BodnarEntrepreneurs :: Entrepreneurs also Entrepreneurs :: Entrepreneurs
12/2: Innovations in Rural Medical Access with Chelsea Bodnar
12:00 PM
Innovation Factory
In conjunction with 30 days of Innovation, please join Drs. Holexa, Charbonneau, and Bodnar as they bring to life the trials and tribulations of physician-innovators. The program is 12pm-1pm and a light lunch will be served. A family practitioner and two pediatricians, the three will share their journeys to reach beyond their clinical roles to improve the systems of care in which they were trained to work. Join them to hear where they think we are getting it right, where they think medicine is going, and how we can all be part of a a more resilient and adaptive healthcare delivery system of the future for Montanans. For more information please contact the President's Office at thepresident@umontana.edu

Bios of the three presenters:
Gabe Charbonneau, MD is a practicing family physician in Stevensville. He moved to Montana in 2012 with his wife and three children to be closer to family. Gabe quickly fell in love with the people and the rugged beauty of the Bitterroot. He holds his medical degree from the University of Utah. He graduated residency from the University of Washington family medicine program. Gabe's passion lies at the intersection of humanity, medicine, and technology. As a self-taught computer programmer, he and his team build custom macro software for the Epic EHR (Electronic Health Record). He served as an advisor to the AI scribe startup, Tenor.ai. He is currently a leader in bringing a pilot AI scribe program to the Missoula area with Saykara. Gabe has created eduational content for the physician skill building organization, Practicing Excellence. He's written for the KevinMD blog. In 2018, he started a social movement to fight physician burnout. This led to co-authoring of an upcoming book about the physician burnout epidemic. Along with Eric Topol, Esther Choo, Emily Silverman, and other top physician leaders, he is creating a new doctor's organization. One with a focus he believes is of critical importance, standing up for the relationship doctors have with their patients.

Chelsea Bodnar, MD, MPhil a pediatrician living in Missoula, MT. She attended Harvard Medical School and University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Since residency at Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington, she has been focused on improving the quality of primary care for children - as a health policy fellow at the Institute of Medicine, Director of Children's Healthcare quality at a large consortium of FQHCs, and a primary care physician for children from a wide range of backgrounds. Previously she led the transformation of preventive care using technology to dramatically improve screening rates for high risk children. Having worked in many very different pediatric care settings, she is now focused on ways to use technology to improve the pediatric care model on a large scale for families, doctors, and the future as Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.

Sarah Holexa, MD is a pediatric hospitalist in Missoula with an interest in healthcare access for rural communities and children and youth with special health care needs. She completed her residency training at UCSF with an emphasis in the Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved program. With passion for child advocacy and family engagement, she is dedicated to working within communities to improve equitable health care access. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar working on a team of pediatricians that is focusing on innovative strategies to improve pediatric after-hours access to health care through a statewide pediatric collaborative and telemedicine. Through community partners, Title V agencies and a collaboration with the Rural Institute at the University of Montana, they also focus to improve care coordination for CYSHCN in Montana. This RWJ team recently participated in the national HRSA MCHB Care Coordination Challenge for Innovative Solutions for Care Coordination for CYSHCN and pitched MP2- Montana Pediatrics Medical Passport. They were awarded the great opportunity to compete in the final Phase III of this challenge in May of 2020.

For more information on Innovation Factory's 30 days of Innovation, please visit https://www.umt.edu/innovation-factory/calendar.php
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Innovation Factory
Address: University Center 32 Campus Drive Rm 250 Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406 243-5723

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