HealthLINC’s 11th Annual Conference, Take Action Indiana is just around the corner.  Join other healthcare professionals on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at the Monroe Convention Center to learn best-practices for two important health topics affecting our State and others

  • Actions to Prevent Newborn Harm will feature health professionals from here in our own community, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Lexington, Kentucky. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and opioid addiction are major epidemics effecting mothers, babies, and families throughout our communities. Rainey Martin and her panel, from Community Hospital, will share their experiences with their NAS program that is making a positive difference in the lives of both mother and baby.
  • Integrated Care Adds Quality will feature integrated health professionals from our community and Jasper, Indiana. Effective Integrated and transitional health care play a vital role in the health of the patient; without it many would be lacking treatment and care.  Fiona Taggart and local office manager, Becky Rose will be talking about the success they have met regarding quality, MACRA and MIPS.

The day will also include an informative keynote by Trudi Matthews, who will be speaking about MACRA and MIPS for 2018.  Then, Michael Melby, Director of Clinical Innovation and Activation, will share the latest developments and progress of the new Regional Health Campus being built in Bloomington, Indiana.

CEU’s will be available for nursing and social work.

You will leave this conference with resources and actionable steps to take back to your community. We will have some fantastic door prizes and are excited to have an energizing break sponsored by Vibe Yoga Studio in the afternoon.

We hope to see you there!!





Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking/Exhibiting


Keynote - Understanding MACRA and MIPS 2018

Trudi Matthews, Managing Director of the Kentucky REC at UK, and Senior Policy Advisor in External Affairs for UK HealthCare


Starting Right:  Guiding Parents in Caring for High-Risk Newborns

Angela Ridner, BSN, RN Professional Staff Development Specialist, NICU and Pediatrics,  IU Health Bloomington

Success Stories: Evaluating Quality in Small Offices

Fiona Taggart, QIA, HealthLINC
Becky Rose, Office Manager, Rose Internal Medicine




  Template for Successful Management of Maternal Substance Use Disorders and NAS  -Community East Panel             

Rainey Martin, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC,RNC-OB Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist

 Anthony Sanders, MD, Physician Lead, Maternal Substance Use Program -with Suyog Kamatkar, MD, MS, FAAP, Clinical and Research Fellow, Cincinnati Children's

Donetta Gee-Weiler, RN, MSN-MBA, Vice-President of Women’s & Children’s Services 

Salihah Talifarro, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Integrated OB/GYN Care

Empowering Patients during Transitions of Care

Shelley Sallee, Assistant Director, VIM

Lanet Owens, BSN, RN, Faith Community Nurse Coordinator

Brian Peters, - CIO CarDon



Update: Bloomington Regional Academic Health Center

Michael Melby, Director of Clinical Innovation and Activation, IU Health Bloomington Hospital
Karen Allen, Professor, Director, IU Bloomington School of Social Work
Carrie Dochtery, Associate Professor and Director, Post Professional Athletic Training Program,
Interim Associate Dean for Community and Global Engagement, School of Public Health-Bloomington


Lunch/Networking/Exhibiting - Sponsored by HighFive Health


Keynote - Obstetrics Care

Mary P Abernathy, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician, IU Health  

  Brandi Brinkerhoff, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Ambassador, IU Health Physicians


Improving Outcomes for Mothers and Babies

Catherine Colbert, Team Lead and Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Centerstone Bloomington

Emily Bock, BSW, Site Supervisor, Monroe County Healthy Families / The Villages

CMM: Defragmenting the Medicine Narrative

Managing Medications across Communities

D. Edward Hinds, II, RPH, Volunteers In Medicine

Jennifer Reiter, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, IU Health

 Brenden King, PharmD, Genoa Pharmacy



Break/Networking/Exhibiting -  Sponsored by Vibe Yoga Studio


Providing Care and Follow-Up for Fragile Babies

Heather Birk, MS, CCC-SLP, Manager Children’s Therapy Center, IU Health Bloomington

Jessica Craig, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist,  IU Health Bloomington

Essential Elements of Effective Integrated Care Management

 O’Connell Case, LCSW, Clinical Director, Catholic Charities of Bloomington
Lindsay Potts, MSW, LCSW, Integrated Care Manager, Centerstone of Bloomington

Kara Bierbaum, RN, Transitional Care Manager IUH


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Open Mic and Running Q&A



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