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Michael Kobernick, MD, MS, MS-PopH, CPE

Dr. Kobernick is the Medical Director of Clinical Account Management at Blue Cross of Michigan. In this position, he advises large employers on opportunities to improve quality of care and reduce cost. Previously, Michael Kobernick was the Chief Medical Officer at SmartHealth, where he was responsible for the development of an Ascension national strategy for population healthcare management and new models of physician contracting. In support of this position, he completed a MS in Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health. Upon graduation, he began teaching for the College. Prior to SmartHealth, Dr. Kobernick worked for several years at St. John Providence Health System. He joined the medical staff at St. John Macomb Center in 1988 as Director of the Emergency Department (ED) and went on to serve in several roles, including Vice President of Medical Affairs. While at St. John Macomb Center, he earned a MS in Health Services Administration from the University of Detroit-Mercy. Dr. Kobernick was raised in Detroit and completed his undergraduate, medical education and Family Practice Residency at Michigan State University. He served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Parke-Davis Teacher Development Award from the American Academy of Family Practice. After a year in private family practice, Dr. Kobernick spent five years as a staff physician in the ED at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, where he qualified for and achieved Board Certification in Emergency Medicine, as well as published several articles. In 2007 Dr. Kobernick was recognized by the University of Detroit-Mercy as Alumni of the Year. In addition to the above responsibilities, he has been very involved in the St. John Accountable Care Organization, Partners in Care and the Physician Alliance. Dr. Kobernick is married and blessed with four children and six grandchildren.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the population health template as a tool to achieve and report on Quintuple Aim objectives of health improvement initiatives
  • Identify gaps in current health initiatives illustrating the needs for the template's more organized approach
  • Apply the template to health improvement opportunities in health improvement initiatives
  • Understand the role of social determinants of health in health improvement initiatives

Presentation: 50:31



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