Clinical Innovation Summit

September 19, 2020. Virtual Conference.

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Chief Medical Officer
Proactive MD


Dr. Kayur Patel, is a Practicing Emergency Department Physician. He is trained and boarded in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Patel is also a highly experienced physician executive. He has over twenty years of practical experience in Healthcare management.

This includes serving as the;

  1. Former Chief Medical Officer of a 278-bed Community Hospital in Terre Haute
  2. Former Director to Health Care Excel, An Quality Improvement Organization for Indiana
  3. Currently he also serves as consultant to KEPRO, the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)

Dr. Patel is a frequent speaker on the subject of quality in healthcare. His focus has been on improving methodology in care delivery to ensure Right Care at the Right Time at the Right Price.

Philip Eskew, DO, JD, MBA

Vice President, Clinical Development and General Counsel
Proactive MD


Dr. Eskew is the VP of Clinical Development and General Counsel for Proactive MD.

He is also the Founder & CEO of DPC Frontier, a legal, regulatory, and growth resource for Direct Primary Care Practices. He also serves as a Site Medical Director for Corizon Health. He routinely researches all regulatory aspects surrounding direct primary care and is also volunteering his time as the General Counsel of the DPC Coalition.

Ryan Bentley, MD, DC, PhD.



Dr. Bentley has been described as one of the brightest young leaders in the field of healthcare and preventative (lifestyle) medicine. A true innovator, Dr. Bentley emerged on the national scene with his engaging seminars and the release of his books “Vessels That Thrive: Choosing a Lifestyle of Health, Healing, and Faith” and “Sex, Lies & Cholesterol,” which are being praised by practitioners and everyday readers alike.

Dr. Bentley earned his medical degree and a PhD in biomedical sciences, graduating both summa cum laude. Prior to his venture into medicine, he received his first bachelor’s degree in biology, went on to earn his doctorate in chiropractic, and another bachelor’s degree in human biology; he graduated both cum laude. Additionally, he completed two fellowship terms in gross human anatomy and has served as an anatomy and physiology professor.

Dr. Bentley’s goal is to create tools and resources to educate patients and physicians on how to construct objective, quantifiable systems and protocols to achieve optimal health. His passion is helping those who are suffering with chronic and debilitating conditions that limit their ability to serve their purpose in their family, community, and beyond. He diligently researches the best and most cutting-edge treatments to help the body heal and regenerate for optimal function. For stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine in the Grand Rapids area, he is the help you’re looking for.


Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC

Division Director Family Health
Salt Lake County Health Department, Salt Lake City, Utah


Audrey M. Stevenson, PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner with more than 30 years of clinical and public health experience.

Dr. Stevenson, who holds master of public health and master of nursing degrees, received her doctorate in public health from the University of Utah. She has worked in public health for the past 31 years and is currently Division Director of Family Health Services of the Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she manages 6 public health centers and various initiatives, including the immunization program, WIC, clinical collaborations, Clinical Collaborations, Public Health Nursing, and Home Visiting programs.

A family nurse practitioner, Dr. Stevenson has worked in a variety of inpatient and ambulatory settings and has been a nurse consultant to the Salt Lake City School District. She is a current faculty member of a graduate Nurse Practitioner program. She has published several articles and has been a national and international speaker on topics affecting school nurses, advanced practice nurses, and other medical and pharmacy providers.

In October 2010, Dr. Stevenson was awarded the American Nurses Association Immunity Award as a result of her efforts to promote the use of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine at public health clinics, resulting in a new protocol at several Utah hospitals to offer the vaccine to postpartum women prior to discharge. She has also been the recipient of the Beatty ward, the highest public health award in the state of Utah and was recently awarded the national 2016 MCH Effective Practice award for her work in state and national vaccination efforts.


CE Overview

IU School of Medicine, Division of Continuing Medical Education
Phone: (317) 274-0104

Course Description
Intended for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Students, this conference aims to provide valuable information regarding current practices in primary health, risk management, acute care and quality attainment. The conference is focused toward creating a strong foundation for primary health care by adding value to the overall healthcare experience and improving patient care and experience.
Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify, respect, and care about patients’ differences, values, preferences and expressed needs.
  • Listen to, clearly inform, communicate with, and educate patients.
  • Identify errors and hazards in care.
  • Explain and implement basic safety design principles, such as standardization and simplication.
  • Illustrate the importance of communication and patient hand-off.
  • Describe potential issues that could arise due to lack of communication and follow up between teams.
  • Describe how the optimal use of technology can aid in increasing efficiency and effectiveness
    Discuss strategies that can be used to optimize healthcare delivery.
Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Indiana University School of Medicine and Proactive MD. Indiana University School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Indiana University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) policy ensures that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that IUSM may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. All educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor.

*Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.