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November 12 virtual event considers how pandemic challenges impacting public health and social determinants of health (#SDOH) have been transformed into opportunities

Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; 248.260.8466; barbara@eafocus.com

Rochester, Mich. – October 29, 2020 –MedNetOne Health Solutions (MedNetOne)—a health care management organization offering infrastructure, clinical and technology services to nearly 1,000 private practice physicians and other independent care providers including behavioral health specialists—announced that CEO Ewa Matuszewski will be a featured speaker at Oakland University’s School of Health Science’s Healthology 2020–Beyond COVID-19: Igniting Innovation in Health.  Presented by Priority Health, with MedNetOne serving as the speaker sponsor, the livestream symposium will take place Thursday, November 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  

Healthology celebrates impactful collaborative approaches for addressing upstream social determinants of health (#SDOH) in achieving better downstream care. This year’s theme will focus on the creative solutions developed across different health sectors in response to the unique challenges of this pandemic. Speakers will share how they adapted and responded to the public health crisis in the face of adversity, and how, through creative problem-solving and fortitude, turned challenges into opportunities.

Matuszewski, who also serves as Board Chair on the School of Health Sciences Board of Advocacy and Resource Development, is pleased that MedNetOne has been able to play an ongoing role in Healthology, underscoring the importance of having an annual event that puts the focus on social determinants of health (#SDOH) within a pandemic.

“There is a new urgency for the healthcare community to work in tandem with our local communities to identify social determinants of health challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic,” Matuszewski said. “Healthology is a well-respected, population-health focused event that uses dialogue, shared research and experiences, and collaboration after the symposium to spark inventive health and wellness solutions that can be delivered to the public at large.”

In addition to Matuszewski, the panelists presenting on the 5:30 p.m. livestream include:

  • Dr. Gina Buccalo, Chief Medical Officer, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
  • Reyna Colombo, Former Director of Rehabilitation Services, Beaumont Hospital (Troy)
  • Dr. Margaret Dimond, President/CEO, McLaren Oakland Region, McLaren Health Care
  • Dr. Brian Fedoronko, Medical Director, Priority Health
  • Dr. Darryl Hill, Senior Vice President, Health & Safety, FirstGroup America, Inc.; OU Alumnus
  • Dr. Jennifer Lucarelli, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, OU School of Health Sciences
  • Telva McGruder, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, General Motors
  • Angela T. Moore, Founder and Owner, The Body Principle Integrated Health Organization; OU Alumna
  • Katie Pring, Director of PT and OT Service, Synergy Health Partners; OU Alumna
  • John Waugh, System Vice President, Pathology & Lab Medicine, Henry Ford Health System

At 6:15 p.m., attendees are invited to a series of virtual networking chat rooms. Matuszewski and John Waugh will be co-hosting the breakout session on Emerging Health Care System Models: Embedding best diagnostic sciences within patient-focused care.  Other networking breakouts include: Solutions for Population Health Through Virtual Care: Elevating the visibility and importance of telehealth, co-hosted by Dr. Gina Buccalo and Dr. Brian Fedoronko; and Achieving Equity for the Future: Addressing social determinants and removing barriers to health outcomes, co-hosted by Dr. Jennifer Lucarelli and Telva McGruder.

Healthology 2020 is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required.  Event links and instructions will be provided to registrants prior to the event. For more information or to register, visit https://oakland.edu/shs/community/healthology/.

About the Oakland University School of Health Sciences

Oakland University’s School of Health Sciences provides an exceptional environment of collaborative, academic and clinical learning to over 2,000 undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and post-professional students. Deeply rooted in a foundational model of the natural and behavioral sciences, our mission is to help transform students into leaders and impact the needs of our communities in diverse wellness and health-related practices. For more information, visit https://oakland.edu/shs/

About MedNetOne Health Solutions

Based in Rochester, Mich., MedNetOne Health Solutions is a leader in advancing the development and implementation of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and advanced primary care. Its physician/provider members are focused on fully integrated, population-based, patient-centric practices that enhance patient outcomes and meet government healthcare reform mandates. Learn more here.