NHN Chief Medical Officer to Present on How to Become an Accountable Community of Health

July 5, 2022

NHN Chief Medical Officer to Present on How to Become an Accountable Community of Health

Michael Romano, MD, to Speak at 4th Annual Heartland Interprofessional Education (HIPE) Conference

(Omaha, Neb., 07/05/2022)  

On July 22, Michael Romano, MD, will present the NHN’s efforts on “Working Together to Address Social Determinants of Health.” His presentation will discuss clinical approaches to improve patient outcomes and become an accountable community of health. The session is part of the fourth annual Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference jointly provided by Clarkson College, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Des Moines University, Creighton University and the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative.

The Nebraska Health Network is the largest Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the state of Nebraska and works to positively impact the health of our community. As an experienced provider of value-based care, the NHN has identified social determinants of health in our local area that are preventing patients from reaching their health and clinical goals. Dr. Romano’s presention will help providers break down the stigma of SDoH.

To help address health inequities, the NHN launched CommunityRelay.com in 2020. Community Relay is a free, online platform that connects users with local support services and programs. Users can search the nationwide directory based on categories like food, housing, financial assistance or transportation.

“I’m honored to be a part of this year’s Heartland Interprofessional Education (HIPE) Conference. ACOs like the Nebraska Health Network have a unique perspective on patient health outcomes because we approach it from a population level. We’re accountable for the health of tens of thousands of patients and our success depends on our ability to operationalize the work of identifying and addressing social determinants and health equity. Hopefully, our population experience can provide some practical tips for clinicians working with much smaller groups of patients,” Dr. Romano said.

About Michael Romano, MD
Dr. Romano has been with the NHN since 2015, following a career in family medicine and health-care administration. He has completed residency in Family Medicine at Creighton and his Master of Health-care Administration from Bellevue University.

  • About the NHN

    Formed in 2010, Nebraska Health Network is the accountable care organization for two leading health systems in Nebraska: Methodist Health System and Nebraska Medicine. We have more than 5,500 primary care and specialty physicians and advanced practice providers working throughout the Omaha metropolitan area, Fremont and western Iowa. Together, we work to transform health care and provide patients with the highest possible quality of care at the lowest cost. 


    The NHN team welcomes the opportunity to speak with you on a number of industry topics including, but not limited to:

    • Value-based Care
    • Advanced Payment Models
    • Cost and Quality Initiatives
    • Medicare Shared Savings Program
    • Social Determinants of Health
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