HCPF Hospital Transformation Program Learning Symposium

Symposium graphic image of trees in the foreground, mountains in the background.

Welcome to the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing's

Hospital Transformation Program Learning Symposium

In person at The Tivoli Student Center
Virtually via Zoom

June 8th and 9th, 2023

(this event is no longer active)



An image of the two sponsor logos for the Symposium-Your virtual conference has been brought to you by Office of eHealth Innovation OeHI; and Planning, Facilitation and Programming support provided by Telligen.



The Hospital Transformation Program’s (HTP) first Learning Symposium conference is about sharing experiences, inspiring innovative thinking, and planting seeds for growth. The two-day HTP learning symposium will provide in-person and virtual options for participants to celebrate their collective successes in HTP and provide tools and learning experiences for future success under the HTP. Areas of focus include Data and IT and how data can be used for equitable care. Hospital interventions will be discussed to improve the best processes and practices, with a keynote address about human factors engineering and how people are at the center of improving healthcare quality. Other sessions will focus on community engagement and multiple sections on health equity, driving equitable care, and bringing an equity lens to community engagement. Speakers at the conference represent both urban and rural hospitals, national equity leaders, and numerous HTP collaborators paving the way for quality hospital care for all Coloradans.

A picture composed of 3 pictures:  first, two people icons chatting; second, a profile of a human head and gears inside; and third, a tree with roots


Day One - June 8th, 2023
Date Session Times Subject Session Titles Session Type Facilitator Speakers
June 8th 8:15 – 9:15am Data/IT Kickoff Symposium and Recognition – Our Collective Achievements General Matt Haynes Matt Haynes
June 8th 9:30 – 10:30am Data/IT Connecting the Data Dots Panel OeHi – John Kennedy Essey Yirdaw, Alex Mannerings, Jon Lowe, and Dr. Moksha Patel
June 8th 10:40 – 11:40am Data/IT Turning Data into Wisdom Breakout
640 Zenith
Telligen Dr. Moksha Patel
June 8th 10:40 – 11:40am Data/IT Crossing the Bridge from Insight into Action Breakout
Telligen Alex Mannerings
June 8th 10:40 – 11:40am Data/IT From the Analyst to the Bedside: an actionable perspective on data, decision support ecosystems, and quality outcomes for your HTP Team. Breakout
444 LoRaine Good
Telligen Jon Lowe
June 8th 12:00 – 1:00pm Data/IT Factors of Success: Human Factors Engineering and the Operation of Programs Keynote Telligen Dr. Elizabeth Harry
June 8th 1:15 – 1:45pm Hospital Interventions Process Mapping to Connect your Workflows: Organizing a team more efficiently – Connections Across Interventions General Telligen Alex Barreras
June 8th 1:50 – 2:35pm Hospital Interventions Workflows, Best Practices, and Opportunities for SW – CP1 – Social Needs Screening Panel Telligen Samuel Herbert, Jennifer Dori, Bryan Trujillo, and Sherri Corey
June 8th 2:40 – 3:25pm Hospital Interventions Workflows, Best Practices, and Opportunities for SW – BH1 – BH and SUD Coordination Panel Telligen Alex Barreras, Bradley Siebenaller, Kellee Beckworth, and Violet Willett
June 8th 3:30 – 4pm Wrap Up and Recognition Wrap Up General Matt Haynes Curt Drennen & Richard Bottner, and Matt Haynes


Day Two - June 9th, 2023
Date Session Times Subject Session Titles Session Type Facilitator Speakers
June 9th 8:15 – 9:15am Welcome The Colorado Mosaic General Telligen Stephanie Pugliese, Gillian Grant, Tara Trujillo, Hannah Groves and Risa Hayes
June 9th 9:30 – 10:30am Community Engagement: Public Input Meetings How to Hold Effective and Meaningful Public Input Meetings (Urban/Rural) Panel Telligen Katy Frazier, Kellee Beckworth, Karma Wilson, and Judith Tieku
June 9th 10:40 – 11:40am RAE Region Hot Topics “Power With” Community Organizing Tools and Principles for Community Engagement General Telligen All RAE regions and Health Representatives
June 9th 12 – 1:00pm Equity Embracing Social Justice as a Value Metric: How DEI Work Impacts Quality Keynote Telligen Maria Kneusel
June 9th 1:15 – 1:55pm Equity Using Data to Drive/Achieve Health Equity:  From Theory to Policy to Practice Panel Telligen Essey Yirdaw, Karen Shimamoto, and Dr. Rocio Pereira 
June 9th 2:00 – 2:40pm Equity Connection Between Equity and Workforce General Telligen Essey Yirdaw
June 9th 2:45 – 3:25pm Equity Two Sides of the Same Coin: Community Engagement and Achieving HealthEquity Panel Telligen Matthew Jackson, Bryan Trujillo, and Dr. Jeffrey Bacon
June 9th 3:30 – 4pm Wrap-Up Moving Forward with HTP General Matt Haynes Matt Haynes



Keynote Speaker Dr. Elizabeth Harry

Dr. Elizabeth Harry is the Senior Medical Director of Well-being for UCHealth, Assistant Dean of Faculty Well-being for the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital School of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She has practiced internal medicine for 10 years, both inpatient and outpatient. In addition to the University of Colorado, Dr. Harry practiced at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for four years where she was the Assistant Medical Director: Director of Faculty Development and Well-being for the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization as well as the faculty liaison for graduate medical education well-being for Partners Healthcare GME programs. Personally, she has three children ages five, eight, and ten and her husband is a clinical pathologist at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Alex Barrera

Alex Barrera is a healthcare consultant with a deep passion for continuous improvement. Alex is a graduate of Arizona State University where he received a degree in Psychology. Throughout his academic studies, Alex was very involved and passionate with music and as a result co-founded his own non-profit, Flux Percussion Organization Inc., alongside his friend Dakota McConnell, to show others the impact of music.

Alex’s healthcare passion has been driven by his experience working in behavioral health and supporting families throughout challenging circumstances. With a strong interest in social determinants of health, Alex believes using a whole-body approach to healthcare is critical for achieving the best possible health outcomes.

Currently, Alex serves as the Program Manager for HTP across all 5 Banner hospitals. Alex prides himself in his ability to drive change by implementing creative, yet simple solutions, to solve complex problems and organize large cross-functional teams.

As a panelist in the upcoming HTP symposium, Alex is excited to discuss his strategy for driving sustainable change in this program.

Kellee Beckworth

Kellee Beckworth







Kellee Beckworth is a Sr. Project Manager who leads the vision to expand Medicaid clinical quality interventions through the Hospital Transformation Program (HTP) at UCHealth. She enjoys building relationships among our community partners while supporting the people who directly impact our patients’ lives. 

Previously, she was a Clinical Project Manager at Colorado Access supporting the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) Program in Aurora, CO. Originally she was a native Texan, prior to her time in Colorado, who worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center as a Project Manager for the 1115 Waiver better known as Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program in Dallas, TX. Prior to her time dedicated to the Medicaid population, she was a Manager of Clinic Operations, Divisions of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care at Baylor Scott & White Health in Temple, TX. Moreover, Kellee holds a Masters’ in Business Administration from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX. She has achieved several certifications consisting of the following:

•Project Management Professional (PMP) through Project Management Institute (PMI)

•Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) through American Society for Quality (ASQ)

•Fellowship of Academic Medical Practice Executive (FACMPE) through Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

Furthermore, Kellee enjoys listening to live music and two stepping with her husband anytime she has the chance. She is delighted to volunteer on the planning committee at her church for the various local women’s events. Ultimately, running, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and two daughters is pure bliss.

Sherri Corey

Sherri Corey is the Director of Community Relations at Quality Health Network (QHN). Sherri joined QHN in March of 2009, and she has over 25 years of progressive experience in the healthcare industry and practice management. Her current role primarily focuses on supporting relationships with prospective and current QHN participants to leverage the utilization of QHN systems to improve care coordination and patient outcomes. She also leads a team of Community Advisors who keep QHN and CRN participants connected to the latest solutions QHN has to offer the western slope. During her tenure at QHN, Sherri worked as an advisor with the Office of the National Coordinators for Health Information Technology (ONC) on a variety of projects and was part of the Regional Extension Center (REC) project, which served to support and assisting practices with Meaningful Use. She has also worked as an advisor with the Office of Behavioral Health on projects around Health Information Exchange in the justice system. Sherri currently serves on many clinical advisory committee workgroups; she is a member of the Garfield County Human Services Commissions and vice-chairs the board at West Mountain Regional Health Alliance. She enjoys camping, hiking, boating, and everything about the great outdoors. She also enjoys spending time with her 6, soon to be 7, grandchildren.

Jennifer Dori

Jennifer Dori is the Director of Integration for Contexture’s Colorado market. She oversees a team of engineers and solutions managers responsible for onboarding new inbound HL7 and CCD interfaces, integrating with downstream participants to route results and Notifications, and implementing the custom developed products and platforms. She joined CORHIO as a Project Manager in 2013 where she quickly learned the value in exchange of electronic health data after a prior role implementing hospital HIM modules as an EHR vendor. Early in her CORHIO tenure, she was on the project team responsible for implementing a significant platform upgrade that gave her considerable exposure to HL7 and the technical details specific to each hospital’s build. From there, she migrated to CORHIO’s Quality Assurance team helping to implement ITIL-based Change Management and grow the structure around repeatable testing. In 2019, she officially joined the Integration department where she has had the joy of working, in some capacity, with many clients and nearly every product in the Colorado suite of services. Her special interests include data quality, implementation repeatability, change management and system reliability.

Matt Haynes