Effective Patient Engagement in a Value-Based World

January 28, 5:00pm, MST - 8:30pm, MST

Phoenix Country Club
2901 North 7th Street <


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Speakers and Panelists: 


Alan Pitt, M.D.
Barrow Neurological Institute and Chief Medical Officer, CMO Avizia

Alan Pitt, M.D. is a Professor at the Barrow Neurological Institute, one of the country’s premier centers of excellence for neuroscience. He has degrees from Stanford University (B.A ’83) and the University Arizona (M.D ’88). He did post graduate training in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Radiology and Neuroradiology. Over the past two decades Dr. Pitt has worked at the nexus of computers and medicine, looking for better ways to stitch together the our fragmented care system. He passionately believes that by putting the the patient in front of the right person, fear and anxiety (for the patient, the loved one, the nurse or generalist) can be replaced by reassurance. This avoids needless tests, transfers and worry. His focuses on cloud based solutions leveraging messaging and collaboration with sustainable business models.

Dr. Pitt was the healthcare representative to the Digital Arizona Council, a group organized by the State of Arizona’s CIO. He is an Adjunct Professor for the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation and the Univ of Arizona College of Medicine/Phoenix. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, in 2014 Dr. Pitt was asked to be CMO for Avizia, a global provider of telehealth services. In 2011 he was awarded a $100,000 innovation grant from Dignity Health for (Mi) hospital, a novel cloud based system for patient engagement.  He has been an invited speaker at state and national level on issues related to telehealth and patient engagement.


Stephanie Bartels, MBA
Patient Engagement Solutions Lead at Dell Healthcare Services

Stephanie Bartels is the Patient Engagement Solutions Leader for Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences. She works with providers on solutions that improve healthcare consumer experience and engagement levels.   Her expertise is in data strategy, applying tele-health technologies to manage chronic populations, and in applying customer relationship management concepts to drive a better experience for patients and improve health and wellness. 

Before joining Dell, Stephanie spent 10 years at IBM and 13 years at Deloitte Consulting.  Earlier in her career she worked with financial services and retail organizations on “front office” marketing, sales and customer service transformation engagements.  She has her MBA from the University of Chicago and her BSBA from Drake University.

Title: Having A Cool App Isn’t The Answer:  Best Practices for Patient Engagement Technology Adoption

Abstract: New technology solutions are emerging to help drive improved patient engagement.  But adoption can be a real challenge.  Patients need to be coached on the benefits of using new tools.   Technology needs to be easy to use and integrated into a part of the normal clinical workflow for both physicians and nurses.  During this session, we will highlight social media and mobile solutions that are being used to engage patients and best practices for driving adoption.  Case studies and examples will be used to illustrate the importance of a well-planned roll-out and results tracking.


James Napoli, MD, MMM 
Senior Medical Director, Provider Partnership & Care Transformation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

As the Senior Medical Director, Provider Partnership & Care Transformation, for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), Dr. James Napoli is responsible for collaborating with providers to create innovative models which are designed to advance healthcare quality, improve the health status of members, and reduce unnecessary costs.

These duties include providing support to the Chief Medical Officer to develop, organize, and create innovations and programs designed to foster and enhance relations between BCBSAZ, its subsidiaries and affiliates, hospitals and providers.

Napoli also plays a vital role working with the Chief Medical Officer to create outcome-driven quality initiatives and programs designed to improve healthcare services to BCBSAZ members, and maximize system efficiencies.

Napoli is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with over a decade of clinical experience in hospital medicine and physician leadership roles including: Credentials Chair, Quality Assurance Chair, Medicine Chair and Vice Chief of Staff at Arrowhead Hospital, Glendale, AZ. During this time, he developed multiple clinically integrated programs which helped establish new service lines. 

Napoli has worked as a Medical Director for OptumHealth in the medical management and quality improvement areas for Medicare Advantage membership. He lead multiple projects that supported care management innovation and lead to shared savings models for primary care physicians.

Napoli holds a Masters of Medical Management degree from University of Southern California, a Doctor of Allopathic Medicine degree from Medical College of Ohio and a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.