7:00 am

Registration Opens

7:00 am

Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

Jan McInnis
Jan McInnis
Healthcare Comedian;
Author: Finding the Funny Fast: How to Create Quick Humor to Connect with Clients, Coworkers and Crowds

Merrill Goozner
Merrill Goozner
Editor Emeritus
Modern Healthcare

  • Explore how to provide the highest value to those who receive care and those who pay for it – How can we eliminate all defects in value?
  • Change the narrative from preventing harm to optimizing value
Peter Pronovost
Peter Pronovost, MD
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
University Hospitals

Moderator:

Merrill Goozner
Merrill Goozner
Editor Emeritus
Modern Healthcare

  • Examine initiatives with the potential to make a national impact on the sustainability and reach of SDoH efforts for all industry stakeholders
  • Address the non-medical needs of complex populations creatively to more effectively bend the health care cost curve
  • Discuss how to enable industry to truly and purposefully integrate and reimburse social components of health care
Garth Graham
Garth Graham, MD
President, Aetna Foundation;
Vice President of Community Health & Impact, CVS Health;
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Health and Human Services (HHS)

Maurice Jones
Maurice Jones, JD
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC);
Former Deputy Secretary
US Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD)

Sheila K. Shapiro
Sheila K. Shapiro
Senior Vice President, National Strategic Partnerships, Clinical Services
UnitedHealthcare

Moderator:

Pamela Greenberg
Pamela Greenberg, MPP
President and Chief Executive Officer
Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)

  • Explore HHS’ approach to responsible data sharing
  • Understand how data sharing impacts policy decisions and government resource allocation
  • Discuss the role government data plays today in advancing innovation and public-private partnerships – How is that role evolving?
Mona Siddiqui
Mona Siddiqui, MD
Chief Data Officer
US Health and Human Services (HHS)

Moderator:

Robert Pearl
Robert Pearl, MD
Author, Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care and Why We're Usually Wrong

9:55 am -
10:25 am

Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM - Market Insights A-D

If you have a product or solution to showcase in a Sponsored Market Insight, please contact Barbara.Kardon@worldcongress.com

The transformation of health care continues, creating opportunities and challenges for payers, providers, and employers. Market forces are provoking them to develop new strategic initiatives and to reprioritize existing ones. PNC Healthcare conducted a comprehensive, three-part strategic research project to examine how changes in health care today impact key stakeholders. Phases 1 and 2 examined what payers and providers are doing to survive the new world order. In Phase 3, the research examined trends, challenges, and unmet needs of U.S. employers related to health care. The session synthesizes qualitative and quantitative findings, and gives insight into how organizations are adapting to meet these challenges and harness new opportunities.

  • How are payers and providers reimagining themselves for the future?
  • What are the greatest health care challenges for employers?
  • What are employers doing to combat rising costs and cope with ACA uncertainty?
  • How do they view their commitment to offering health benefits to employees?
Jean Hippert
Jean Hippert
Senior Vice President, South Region Director
PNC Healthcare

Juan Lopez
Juan Lopez
Senior Vice President, Finance Shared Services
Independence Blue Cross

Pharmacy benefits are delivered through a complex supply chain designed to provide little transparency to employers and employees – the ultimate payers of health care. In this session:

  • Leverage opportunities across pharmacy benefit solution providers to make strategic decisions that lower costs
    • Discuss common carve-outs that maximize savings
  • Understand how increased control leads to greater cost transparency and improved fiduciary compliance for plan sponsors
  • Review case studies from small, mid-sized, and large employers
Steve Benson
Steve Benson
Senior Vice President, Measurement and Data Analytics
Health Strategy

Hear from leading universities about graduate programs and educational opportunities poised to advance value-based care.

  • Explore a one-year, on-line program, where graduate students work with industry CEOs and thought leaders to create and implement health benefit plans that improve health care and significantly lower health care costs
Tom Scott
Tom Scott, PhD
Director, Health Benefit Design, Graduate Studies
University of Lynchburg

Hospitals and health systems face an unprecedented opportunity to create exponential value using proven AI technologies. Learn how leaders embraced this challenge and co-innovated new applications to apply AI to care delivery. In a real-world interview, attendees will learn how to:

  • Apply AI to unstructured health care data and leverage data as a strategic asset
  • Embed AI in the care management workflow to augment clinicians and caregivers
  • Achieve validated results across the Triple Aim, demonstrating AI with a real ROI
  • Rapidly partner with AI leaders to apply the models and operational learnings from other health systems to deliver impactful results with proven analytics
Crystal Dugger
Crystal Dugger
Vice President of Clinical Operations, Sarah Cannon Research Institute
HCA

Richard Geer
Richard Geer, MD
Physician-in-Chief, Surgical Oncology
HCA

Moderator:

Chris Cashwell
Chris Cashwell
Vice President of Healthcare Solutions
Digital Reasoning

Executive Track Chairpersons

Innovation and Investments Track

Jeffrey Hausfeld
Jeffrey Hausfeld, MD
Chairman of the Board and Founder
Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE)
Chairman and Chief Medical Officer,
BioFactura Inc.

Social Determinants of Health Technology Track

Jason Gromley
Jason Gromley
Director, Government Relations and Advocacy
Share Our Strength

CIO & CTO Strategy Track

Ferris Taylor
Ferris Taylor
Executive Director
HCEG

Direct Contracting Track

Christina Bell
Director of Programs
Pittsburgh Business Group on Health

Benefits Adviser Leadership Track

Nelson Griswold
Nelson Griswold
President, Bottom Line Solutions, Inc.;
Author, DO or DIE: Reinventing Your Benefits Agency for Post-Reform Success

Workplace Mental Health Track

Darcy Gruttadaro
Darcy Gruttadaro
Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health
American Psychiatric Association Foundation

11:25 AM - 12:10 PM - Concurrent Executive Tracks

  • Focus on consumer experience: Adopt a retail approach to effectively meet member demands and build brand loyalty
  • Implement targeted, consumer-directed outreach efforts
    • Adopt demographic-specific initiatives
    • Address cultural and social barriers
  • Move away from traditional communication methods and utilize interactive tools
    • Modify communication channels based on individual preferences
    • Consider social media marketing to connect with members in real-time and gather instant feedback
    • Leverage mobile apps to enable instant access to care

Moderator:

George Isham
George Isham, MD
Senior Fellow
HealthPartners Institute

Panelist:

Sheri Manning
Sheri Manning
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
UPMC Health Plan

Mark Scrimshire
Mark Scrimshire
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Medyear;
Blue Button Innovator and Developer Evangelist, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Ali Wing
Ali Wing
Chief Marketing Officer
Bright Health

  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities in shifting care from an inpatient to an ambulatory or home setting
    • Impact on outcomes and costs
    • Relationship management to improve care transitions
    • Uptake and response to innovative, high-touch models implemented in home care
  • How can you optimize community-based palliative care as a value-based strategy to enhance quality of life, lower costs, and improve patient outcomes?
  • How do telehealth, virtual rehabs, wearables, and home-based, aging in place technologies radically transform options for home care patients?
  • Is the use of home-based, voice-controlled technology a game-changer?
Alice Bonner
Alice Bonner, PhD, RN
Former Director of the Division of Nursing Homes,
CMS;
Senior Advisor on Aging,
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI);
Adjunct Faculty and Director of Strategic Partnerships, CAPABLE Program,
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Scott Code
Scott Code
Associate Director
LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST)

Russell K. Portenoy
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care;
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Moderator:

Sunil Budhrani
Sunil Budhrani, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Innovation Health

  • Understand that trusted leadership is essential in any complex endeavor, and is particularly critical in healthcare.
  • Understand the components of trusted leadership, including competence and character.
  • Interactive case study with participative learning
Charles W. Sorenson
Charles W. Sorenson, MD
President Emeritus, Intermountain Healthcare
Founding Director, Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute

  • Develop a cross-sector leadership team based on the most prevalent social determinants in each community
    • Learn how an innovation hub mitigates socioeconomic health disparities and improves outcomes
    • Engage community partners to share data and ensure an up-to-date referral inventory
    • Discuss next steps for building and scaling a community-based network
Taylor Justice
Taylor Justice
Co-founder and President
Unite Us

Keith Kosel
Keith Kosel, PhD
Vice President, Strategic Enterprise Relationships
Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI)

Catherine Oliveros
Catherine Oliveros, DrPH
Vice President
Community Health Improvement
Texas Health Resources

Emily Stewart
Emily Stewart
Vice President of Public Policy
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Moderator:

Sonja Sherritze
Sonja Sherritze
Editor
Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T)

  • Why does the way we share information matter?
  • Hear first-hand how HHS assessed its information sharing processes and developed a roadmap for greater efficiency and effectiveness
  • Explore the foundational work that must happen before any organization can truly use data as an asset
    • Steps to an institutional approach to data sharing
    • Discuss best practices during the discovery process – key players, barriers, policy issues, and more
  • Discuss next steps and the road ahead
Latecia Engram
Latecia Engram
Lead, Relmagine HHS Data Insights Initiative, Office of the Chief Technology Officer,
US Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • Market value and positioning– Does the product or service solve a pressing enough need? Is it distinct from existing solutions?
  • Viability: Will clinicians or consumers adopt the product or service? Does it fit into workflows?
  • Reimbursement: Is there a developed reimbursement strategy? Is the product or service reimbursable?
Lance M. Black
Lance M. Black, MD
Associate Director
TMCx

Alex de Winter
Alex de Winter
Managing Director
GE Ventures

Jonathan Gordon
Jonathan Gordon
Director
NYP Ventures
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Brooke Hammer
Brooke Hammer
Analyst
F-Prime Capital

Thomas Hawes
Thomas Hawes, MD
Managing Director
Sandbox Industries

Pamela Peele
Pamela Peele
Chief Analytics Officer
UPMC Insurance Services Division and UPMC Enterprises

Moderator:

Dan Gebremedhin
Dan Gebremedhin, MD
Partner
Flare Capital

  • Explore value-based contracting with PBMs
    • Navigate the contract negotiation process
  • Gain strategies to ensure accountability and prevent unnecessary spend
    • Prior authorization to avoid drug overuse
    • Ensure the most effective drug is used to treat a specific condition
  • Discuss efforts to promote transparency
Robert E. Andrews
Robert E. Andrews
Chief Executive Officer
Health Transformation Alliance (HTA)

  • Gain strategies to embrace transformation at a time of change
  • Discuss the three mandated changes for advisers
  • Learn how the benefits revolution creates optimal results for employers
Ben Conner
Ben Conner
President and Chief Executive Officer
Conner Insurance

Mike Hill
Mike Hill
Corporate Insurance Consultant
Coldbrook Insurance Group

Deke Lape
Deke Lape
Principal
Mitchell Insurance, Inc.

Andy Neary
Andy Neary
HealthCare Strategist
The Olson Group

  • Make the business case for mental health and well-being programs
    • Importance of leadership support and involvement
    • Impact on productivity, costs, and the bottom line
  • Engage employees: Encourage individuals to discuss mental health issues
    • Organize forums on depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, and opioid addiction
    • Be supportive and not intrusive to ensure employees feel safe
  • Discuss employer efforts to build resilience in the workplace
  • Leverage mobile apps to sustain mental and behavioral health engagement
    • Use apps driven by predictive analytics and machine learning to effectively identify and prevent mental health conditions including self-harm
Diana Han
Diana Han, MD
Chief Medical Officer
GE Appliances (A Haier Company)

Kathleen Herath
Kathleen Herath
Associate Vice President, Well-Being and Safety
Nationwide

Don Mordecai
Don Mordecai, MD
National Leader for Mental Health and Wellness
Kaiser Permanente

Moderator:

Pamela Greenberg
Pamela Greenberg, MPP
President and Chief Executive Officer
Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)

12:15 pm -
1:30 pm

Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall

1:35 PM - 2:20 PM - Concurrent Executive Tracks

  • Apply a consumer-based approach to overcome the inherent complexities of health care navigation
    • Simplify the consumer experience to drive engagement, improve health, and save money
  • Explore a framework that wraps biopsychosocial-based primary care within insurance plans
  • Understand the benefits of aligning plan design with a uniquely integrated holistic care model designed to improve quality while reducing costs
  • Discover how a collaborative care team environment is essential for success
  • Think outside the box to engage and incentivize members
    • Discuss innovative strategies to avoid high-cost treatments
Teresa Johnson
Teresa Johnson
Senior Vice President, Consumer Experience Solutions
Capital District Physician’s Health Plan (CDPHP)

David Olson
David Olson
Vice President, Business Development
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

Vindell Washington
Vindell Washington, MD
Chief Medical Officer,
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Louisiana

Moderator:

Jennifer Sargent
Jennifer Sargent
Chief Commercial Officer
Vera Whole Health

  • Identify the financial and clinical opportunities for success in BPCI Advanced
    • Gain insight into how the organization’s readmissions and PAC utilization rates drive cost in an episode
    • Develop capabilities to look at population spend using analytics to predict, with a high degree of confidence, that cost targets will be met
    • Project potential performance and savings
  • Determine how to redesign care processes, align, and hold physicians and PAC partners accountable for outcomes
    • Work with physicians and PAC collaborators to standardize care pathways, measure, and improve outcomes across all phases of the bundles
    • What physician engagement strategies are most effective?
    • How do gain-sharing agreements with physicians or the PAC network incent higher performance?
  • Develop concurrent systems to identify, track, and monitor patient progress
  • Leverage competencies to prepare for larger, risk-related Medicare ACO challenges
John Birkmeyer
John Birkmeyer, MD
Chief Clinical Officer
Sound Physicians

Patty Fennell
Patty Fennell, RN, MSN
Executive Director, Service Line Bundles, Population Health Services Organization
AdventHealth

Grace Hines
Grace Hines
Corporate Vice President for System Integration, Sentara Healthcare;
President, Sentara Quality Care Network (SQCN)

Moderator:

Trip Cowin
Trip Cowin
Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Business Development
Remedy Partners

  • Discuss how to create an effective interdisciplinary team to support front line leaders as they move from clinical to administrative leadership
  • Explore how to design this team, structure and roles, for success thereby enabling your own – how can all members work at the top of their skill sets?
  • Gain new perspective on how to lead inclusively and promote diversity on your teams
  • Develop innovative leadership and workforce strategies to support interdisciplinary teams and their leaders
Imelda Dacones
Imelda Dacones, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Northwest Permanente, P.C. (NWP)

Idriz Limaj
Idriz Limaj, RN
Clinical Executive Director, Care Continuum Management,
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Moderator:

Lisa Sundean
Lisa Sundean, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston;
Associate Member, New York Academy of Medicine

  • Explore a partnership with the American Heart Association to manage at-risk populations
  • Analyze multiple internal and external data sources to identify individuals upstream
  • Hear the challenges of implementing an outreach program that links hard-to-reach individuals to community resources on a national basis
    • Review results and best practices for engagement
  • Evaluate opportunities to expand and tailor the program for additional populations
Susan Laski
Susan Laski
Divisional Vice President Clinical Solutions,
Health Advocacy Solutions
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)

Courtney V. Winchester
Courtney V. Winchester, LCSW, CCM
Medical Management Social Worker,
Health Advocacy Solutions
Health Care Service Corporation

  • How do you value a life saved?
  • Progress in the move away from incremental improvements to real transparency
David A. DiLoreto
David A. DiLoreto, MD
Principal
Sg2;
Board Member
HCEG

Craig Roberts
Craig Roberts
Associate Vice President, Vaccines, Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence (CORE)
Merck

Moderator:

Lynn Hanessian
Lynn Hanessian
Board Member
Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI)

  • Hear investors discuss how to structure a successful partnership
  • Consider how an innovative product or service aligns with a partner’s mission and goals
    • Does the product or service help the hospital or health plan achieve its value-based goals?
  • Discuss how to avoid “death by pilot” and over-investing to please enterprise partners

Day One Track Chairperson and Moderator:

Brent Stackhouse
Brent Stackhouse
Managing Director
Mount Sinai Ventures

Panelist:

Lauren Brueggen
Lauren Brueggen
Principal
Heritage Group

Chris A. Jones
Chris A. Jones, PhD
Network Director, Venture Investments
University of Vermont Health Network

Peter O'Neill
Peter O'Neill
Executive Director
Cleveland Clinic Innovations

Liz Rockett
Liz Rockett
Director
Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Mayank Taneja
Mayank Taneja
Director, Venture Investments
OSF Healthcare

Jessica A. Zeaske
Jessica A. Zeaske
Partner
Echo Health Venture

  • Understand the nuances of developing a direct contracting arrangement for small employers
    • Discuss challenges and strategies to address roadblocks along the way
  • Determine the right approach
    • Evaluate the benefits of forming coalitions
    • Utilize captives to contain costs
      • Learn how to form captives
      • Assess risk-sharing arrangements
  • Collaborate with providers
    • Dig into claims, pharmacy, and hospital data to provide the right care to employees while reducing costs and improving outcomes
Gregory S. Everett
Gregory S. Everett
President and Chief Executive Officer
Payer Compass

Jim Knutson
Jim Knutson
Risk Manager and Human Resource Director
Aircraft Gear Corporation

  • Learn about health care value chain management
    • Assess whether value chain management is a powerful approach to control health care costs
  • Discuss the key elements of value chain management and how they apply to health care delivery
    • Determine a simple and effective approach to follow with employers
  • Adopt models that help organization deliver quality care at reduced costs
Deb Ault
Deb Ault
President
Ault International Medical Management

John Clay
John Clay
Benefits Adviser
BetterSource Benefits

Beth Johnson
Beth Johnson
President
Mitchell Insurance

Derek Rine
Derek Rine
Vice President & Benefits Practice Leader
David Rine Insurance

  • Discuss the relationship between wage levels and treatment patterns for depression
  • Learn how the American Psychiatric Association (APA) enables employers to appropriately utilize mental health benefits offerings and improve workplace mental health
    • Gain insight on the Right Direction program: Examine strategies to address and treat depression
  • Hear a case study that highlights the impact of a depression destigmatization program
    • Understand how Kent State University engages employees, improves employee self-help behaviors, and increases EAP utilization
    • Analyze changes in health care spend and outcomes
Darcy Gruttadaro
Darcy Gruttadaro
Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health
American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Kimberly Hauge
Kimberly Hauge
Director, Employee Wellness
Kent State University

Bruce Sherman
Bruce Sherman, MD
Chief Medical Officer, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions;
Clinical Faculty Member, Case Western Reserve University

2:25 PM - 3:10 PM - Concurrent Executive Tracks

  • Analyze data and customize products based on individual health needs
  • Predict health risks and engage individuals in tailored health management programs
  • Design a robust data platform to monitor consumer profiles and make personalized health care decisions
John Bulger
John Bulger, DO, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
Geisinger Health Plan

Suzanne Sysko Clough
Suzanne Sysko Clough, MD
Chief Innovation Officer
ArmadaHealth

Tom Meier
Tom Meier
Vice President, Market Solutions
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)

Moderator:

Connie Hwang
Connie Hwang, MD
Chief Medical Officer and Director, Clinical Innovation
Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)

  • Learn how leading health systems address and prevent burnout to reduce the risk of medical errors, increase satisfaction, and improve patient care
  • Explore how effective workflow optimization decreases burnout
    • Deploy a team-based strategy, organize the work, and delegate patient care responsibilities among other members of the team
    • Transform the clinician-patient relationship by leveraging new technologies that streamline provider paperwork and improve patient experience
      • Enable providers to interact more naturally with EHRs by using data science tools to identify and translate text into useable information
  • Discuss the need to re-invent the health professional education system to better educate and train a new generation of clinicians
    • Help clinicians deal with ambiguity and to keep pace with technological change
Karim Awad
Karim Awad, MD
Medical Director, Clinician Wellness; Chief, Sleep Medicine; Chair, Clinical Advisory Council
Atrius Health

Michael Docktor
Michael Docktor, MD
Gastroenterologist, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Clinical Director of Innovation, Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator
Boston Children's Hospital

Cynthia Daisy Smith
Cynthia Daisy Smith, MD
Vice President, Clinical Programs
American College of Physicians;
Member of the Steering Committee,
National Academy of Medicine Action Collaboration on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience

Moderator:

Merrill Goozner
Merrill Goozner
Editor Emeritus
Modern Healthcare

  • Discuss the value of using geographic data to develop a comprehensive understanding of populations and social and environmental barriers to health
  • Integrate SDoH data with clinical data sets in GIS mapping tools and enable enterprise-wide access through self-service portals for clinical and strategic planning
  • Redesign population health management programs to meaningfully change behavior – What are the unique drivers of individual behavior change?
Joseph Conte
Joseph Conte, PhD
Executive Director,
Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS)

Michelle J. Lyn
Michelle J. Lyn
Assistant Professor and Chief, Division of Community Health, Department of Community and Family Medicine;
Co-Director, Center for Community and Population Health Improvement; Duke Health

Brooke Tomblin
Brooke Tomblin
Director, Health Equity/Social Determinants of Health
Clinical Performance and Quality
Cigna

Moderator:

Tina Reed
Tina Reed
Executive Editor
FierceHealthcare

  • Hear insights from your CIO and CTO peers on the HCEG Top 10 and the Industry Pulse
  • Gain practical insights into primary challenges, issues, and opportunities, and actions you can take within your organization
  • Discuss the impact the HCEG Top 10 may have on members, patients, providers, and others in an increasingly digital world
  • What topics didn’t make the HCEG Top 10 list and why?
Alan Abramson
Alan Abramson
Senior Vice President of Information Services & Technology, Chief Information Officer, HealthPartners; Co-Chair, Minnesota eHealth Advisory Committee; Board Member, HCEG

Kim Sinclair
Kim Sinclair
Chief Information Officer, BMC HealthNet Plan;
Chairman of the Board, HCEG

Ferris Taylor
Ferris Taylor
Executive Director
HCEG

Leaders share a theme or question and host an informal conversation. Attendees select the discussion of most interest to them. Each topic leader assigns a reporter to take notes and share with the broader group for the last 10 minutes.

Master of Ceremonies:

Chris A. Jones
Chris A. Jones, PhD
Network Director, Venture Investments
University of Vermont Health Network

Facilitators:

Brooke Hammer
Brooke Hammer
Analyst
F-Prime Capital

Liz Rockett
Liz Rockett
Director
Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Marta Murphy
Marta Murphy
Board Chair, Venture Fund
University of Vermont Health Network

Danielle D. Duplin
Danielle D. Duplin
Cofounder and Global Launch Director
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