November 26, 2022
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November 16, 2022

COVID pandemic presented ‘silver linings’ for health care regulation, WHA head says

Despite the numerous challenges posed by COVID-19, the head of the Wisconsin Hospital Association says the pandemic also presented “a number of silver linings” related to regulations around health care. 

Speaking today during a Competitive Wisconsin event held at Western Technical College in Mauston, Eric Borgerding said he has viewed the last several years as “a giant regulatory reform pilot program.” 

“There was a lot of regulation, both at the state and federal level — much of it around telehealth or locations where care can be delivered — that was waived,” he said. “And we’ve learned a lot of lessons from those regulatory waivers that can serve us well going forward, especially as it relates to access to care and utilizing the workforce that we have.”

Along with spotlighting the benefits of telehealth for expanding access to certain types of primary care and behavioral health care, Borgerding also discussed a “hospital at home” program that provides certain patients with in-person care without going into the hospital. He said that’s important because it allows limited hospital beds and staffing to be used for those who “really, really need inpatient hospital care.” 

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OPENING REMARKS

 


 THE ROAD (WATERWAY, RUNWAY, RAIL) AHEAD... WHY AND HOW TRANSPORTATION MATTERS TO OUR WELLBEING, ECONOMY AND FUTURE


WORKFORCE SHORTAGES...WHY THE SHORTAGES MATTER AND OPTIONS FOR ACTION

 


FUNDING & ELECTRICITY...WHAT'S CHANGING, WHY IT MATTERS AND OPTIONS FOR ACTION

 

 


 ARPA & INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS...ONE TIME FUNDING, WHY IT MATTERS AND OPTIONS FOR ACTION

 


WHAT WE NEED TO DO NOW...WORKFORCE SHORTAGES, FUNDING NEEDS AND OPTIONS, FUELING RELIABILITY

 

 

 


TRIAGING THE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES - HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS...DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN CRISIS, NEED AND WANT

 


TRIAGING THE CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES - HEALTH CARE CONSUMERS ...DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN CRISIS, NEED AND WANT

 


 ADDRESSING CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES - THE CRISES 

 


 ADDRESSING CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES - THE NEEDS

 

HEALTH CARE CONTEXT RESOURCES

VIDEO

Dana Richardson, CEO
Wisconsin Health Information Organization


Jason Craig, Regional Chair of Administration
Mayo Clinic Health System
Northwestern Wisconsin

 


Jesi Wang, CEO
MetaStar, Inc.

 


Robert N. Golden, MD
Robert Turell Professor in Medical Leadership
Dean, School of Medicine and Public Health
Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 


Juneau County Health Care Context

 


Health Care Experts Around Wisconsin

 


Wisconsin Hospital Association Workforce Briefing

 


RESEARCH/REPORTS

1. Wisconsin’s Health Care Workforce Challenge - Wisconsin Hospital Association https://www.wha.org/HealthCareTopics/W/Workforce/2022IssuePaper-HealthCareWorkforceChallenges-April.pdf

 


 


8:00AM Welcome
• Chris Hardie, President & CEO, 7 Rivers Alliance
• Timothy J. Cottingham, Chair, Juneau County Board
• Jim Wood, Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.

8:15AM Triaging the Challenges and Opportunities - Health Care providers … distinguishing between crisis, need and want
Moderator: Jim Wood, Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
Tim Size, Executive Director, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Angela Gatzke - Plamann, MD , Mile Bluff Medical Center
Eric Borgerding, President & CEO, Wisconsin Hospital Association
Gina Dennik-Champion, MSN, RN, MSHA, CEO, Wisconsin Nurses Association
Zan Degen, Vice Chair – Administration at Mayo Clinic Health System
George Quinn, Executive Director, Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce

9:00AM Triaging the Challenges and Opportunities - Health Care consumers … distinguishing between crisis, need and want
Moderator: Jim Wood,Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
Jesi Wang, President and CEO, Metastar
Amanda Dederich, Health Officer, Juneau County
Dana Richardson, CEO, Wisconsin Health Information Organization
Jennifer Mueller, MBA, RHIA, SHIMSS, FACHE, FAHIMA is the vice president and privacy officer at the Wisconsin Hospital Association

9:40AM Addressing Challenges and Opportunities …the crises
Moderator: Jeff Mayers, President, WisBusiness and WisPolitics
Wendy Molaska, MD, FAAFP, President - Wisconsin Medical Society
Jessica Wang, President and CEO, MetaStar
Eric Borgerding, President & CEO, Wisconsin Hospital Association
Tim Size, Executive Director, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Gina Dennik-Champion, MSN, RN, MSHA, CEO, Wisconsin Nurses Association 
Tim Bartholow, MD; Board Chair, WHIO
Jim Wood, Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.

10:45AM Addressing Challenges and Opportunities …the needs
Moderator: Jeff Mayers, President, WisBusiness and WisPolitics
Dana Richardson, CEO, Wisconsin Health Information Organization
George Quinn, Executive Director, Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce
Robert Golden, Robert Turell Professor in Medical Leadership; dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health; vice chancellor for medical affairs at UW Madison
Eric Borgerding, President & CEO, Wisconsin Hospital Association
Zan Degen, Vice Chair – Administration at Mayo Clinic Health System
Jim Wood, Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.

11:50AM Take aways …workforce shortages, access and affordability, technology
Moderator: Jim Wood, Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
George Quinn, Executive Director, Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce
Tim Size, Executive Director, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
Eric Borgerding, President & CEO, Wisconsin Hospital Association
Wendy Molaska, MD, FAAFP, President - Wisconsin Medical Society
Jesi Wang, President and CEO, MetaStar, Inc.

12:15AM Closing Comments 


Pre-Event Context Briefings

Dana Richardson, CEO
Wisconsin Health Information Organization


 

Jason Craig, Regional Chair of Administration
Mayo Clinic Health System
Northwestern Wisconsin

 


 

Jesi Wang, CEO
MetaStar, Inc.

 


 

WORKFORCE TRANSPORTATION CONTEXT RESOURCES

VIDEO

Craig Thompson, Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Transportation 

“We’re going to have a lot more that needs to be done as we move forward and our continuing to have funding that is predictable and steady is what we really need to talk about because [the current funding capacity] is about to change.” 

 


Steve Baas, Executive Director
Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association

“It’s all economic development. Any strong economy, any strong state, is really built on two pillars…human infrastructure and physical infrastructure…and if you don’t have that..the economy, the state is going to fail.” 

 


David Noyce, Professor of Transportation Engineering; Executive Associate Dean; Director of the Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory
UW Madison School of Engineering 

“Electric vehicles are here…When it comes to the infrastructure…we really don’t know yet, but we know its going to be different because we’re going to have a different way of operating under a different fuel type…” 

 


Robb Kahl, Executive Director
Construction Business Group

 


Wisconsin Business Coalition for Passenger Rail
Rick Sense, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Scott Rogers, Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Additional Resources from Presentation

- West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition: The West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition provides leadership and coordination to develop passenger rail service through west central Wisconsin as part of a regional strategy to ensure a balance transportation system necessary for long term sustainable economic growth. https://www.westwisconsinrail.org/

- Federal Rail Administration - https://railroads.dot.gov/

- Rick Sense contact information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Scott Rogers contact information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


WEBSITES

1. WisDOT Connect 2050 - Connect 2050 is DoT’s statewide, comprehensive, long-term plan that identifies what they want to accomplish. https://www.wisdotplans.gov/connect2050

2. Connect Greater Madison Regional Transportation Plan: https://www.greatermadisonmpo.org/planning/RegionalTransportationPlan2050.cfm

8:00AM Welcome
• Jason Fields, President & CEO, Madison Region Economic Partnership; Board of Directors, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Dr. Tracy Pierner, President, Blackhawk Technical College

8:15AM The Road (waterway, runway, railway) Ahead …why and how transportation matters to our wellbeing, economy and future
Moderator: Jason Fields, President & CEO, Madison Region Economic Partnership; Board of Directors, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Craig Thompson, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
• Debby Jackson, Executive Director, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin
• David Noyce, Arthur F. Hawnn Professor of Transportation Engineering; Executive Associate Dean; and Director of the Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory
• Mark O’Connell, President & CEO, Wisconsin Counties Association; Vice Chair, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.

9:00AM Workforce Shortages …why the shortages matter and options for action
Moderator: Jim Wood, Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Robb Kahl, Executive Director, Construction Business Group
• Jason Fields, President & CEO, Madison Region Economic Partnership; Board of Directors, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. (Workforce Transportation Vehicle Option)
• Rick Sense, Vice President of Development and Government Affairs, Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce (Workforce Transportation Rail Option)
• Dr. Tracy Pierner, President, Blackhawk Technical College (Workforce Training and Development Options) of 1 2

9:50AM Funding and Electricity …what’s changing, why it matters and options for action
Moderator: Jim Wood, Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Craig Thompson, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
• Steve Baas, CEO, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
• David Noyce, Arthur F. Hawnn Professor of Transportation Engineering; Executive Associate Dean; and Director of the Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory
• Jeff Keebler, Chair, President & CEO, Madison Gas & Electric

10:45AM ARPA and Infrastructure Investments …one-time funding, why it matters and options for action
Moderator: Mark O’Connell, President & CEO, Wisconsin Counties Association; Vice Chair, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Craig Thompson, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
• Steve Baas, CEO, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
• Rick Sense, Vice President of Development and Government Affairs, Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce (Workforce Transportation Rail Option)
• Debby Jackson, Executive Director, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin
• Robb Kahl, Executive Director, Construction Business Group

11:45AM What we need to do now …workforce shortages, funding needs and options, fueling reliability
• Craig Thompson, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
• Steve Baas, CEO, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
• Mark O’Connell, President & CEO, Wisconsin Counties Association
• Jason Fields, President & CEO, Madison Region Economic Partnership; Board of Directors, Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
• Robb Kahl, Executive Director, Construction Business Group
• Jim Wood, Chair, Wood Communications Group; Strategic Counsel to Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.

12:15AM Closing Comments 

 

Wisconsin Broadband Office – The mission of the Wisconsin Broadband Office (WBO) is to make high speed internet service accessible and affordable for all Wisconsinites. For contacts and resources, please visit: https://psc.wi.gov/Pages/ServiceType/Broadband.aspx

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: ~$65B in Broadband Funding (PSC Presentation): http://competitivewi.com/images/NewNorthPSCSlides.pdf

The New North Broadband Access Study, Resources and Contacts are available at: https://www.thenewnorth.com/broadband-access/

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund – Federal subsidies for broadband that were awarded via a reverse auction. Additional information is available at: https://rdof.com/

Broadband, Equity, Access, Deployment (BEAD) Program provides $42.45 billion to expand high-speed internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment and adoption programs in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Additional information is available at: https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/broadband-equity-access-and-deployment-bead-program

WELCOME

 

 


GETTING TO A REGIONAL STRATEGY

 

 


REGIONAL MIDDLE-MILE AND LAST MILE STRATEGY

 


ADDRESSING THE RURAL CHALLENGES

 


CONNECTING FUNDING TO THE STRATEGIES

 

Click Here to View the Public Service Commission Presentation Used During the Action Accelerator


MAKING IT WORK IN YOUR BACKYARD

 


TAKEAWAYS

 

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