KEYNOTE DISCUSSION PANEL | PREVAILING TAILWINDS FUEL PROVIDER SCALE
PANEL ON WEDNESDAY APR 25, 2:30 – 3:30 | REGISTER
As cost challenges mount, hear SI experts dive into the real-world takeaways of John Bardis, founder and former CEO of MedAssets and current HHS assistant secretary of administration. What’s working, what doesn’t — and why? And what’s up ahead for providers, payers and patients?
Come to Scottsdale for a DC Insider’s Guide to Healthcare’s Price-Cost Crisis
“Healthcare is the single most powerful driver of wage disparity in the U.S. If the healthcare and drug cost race rage on, it won’t matter how the economy performs because the middle-class won’t be able to afford healthcare. Americans will never substitute access for cost.”
“We are where we are because of what we have been doing. The commoditization of physicians drives exasperation, burnout and surrender. The U.S. could reach a point where it lacks enough physicians willing to work through the crisis of low quality for high spending. Insurance-for-all alone will not solve the problem of low value healthcare – consider the examples of the challenges facing Medicare and the UK National Health Service. It is about time providers step up, exert the right type of leadership over the practice of medicine, and take responsibility and accountability for what they do.”
“Voters are convinced that healthcare is guilty of price gouging at the consumer’s expense. Costs for prescription drugs are still the fastest growing expense in the hospital supply chain. Drug prices, public health, the federal tax cut, and mega deals mean that 2018 is a make-or-break year for hospitals and health systems.”
Sampling of our Keynote Panel’s Agenda
• What should providers expect from the federal government in 2018?
• How can healthcare ensure its own transformation?
• Will we see a cease-fire in the dog-and-cat fight between providers and payers?
• Can MDs – increasingly disintermediated – drive the attack on the cost crisis?
• Is healthcare’s business model irreparably broken — or can leaders fix it?
PAYER-PROVIDER CONVERGENCE | ARE PROVIDER-LED HEALTH PLANS STILL AN ANSWER? IF NOT, WHAT IS THE ANSWER?
PANEL ON WEDNESDAY APR 25, 3:30 – 4:30 | REGISTER
Explore why Spectrum, Advocate and Texas Health Resources took different paths to collaboration.
Don Calcagno, president of Advocate Physician Partners, Advocate Health Care, contends that “fee–for-service will never disappear, and professionals will need reports and tools to manage both communities as providers partner with payers.”
Joan Budden, president and CEO of Priority Health at Spectrum Health, notes that “the languages of fee-for-service and managed care are different, as reflected in management incentives for results. Filling beds and reducing per-member-per-month costs are unique management priorities.”
Jeff Cook, president and CEO of a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Aetna, focuses on care management and delivery of analytical insights: “Vertical integration must cross the entire value chain as win-win partnerships evolve from unit cost transactional negotiations to integration of functions into a single entity.”
Mitch Morris, MD, executive vice president of Optum Insight, has yet to find a “secret sauce” for provider-payer collaboration but will pose multiple questions to his panelist colleagues, including:
RISK >> How will providers and payers manage clinical and financial risk?
PAYMENT>> Will emerging payment models influence cost and quality?
TECHNOLOGY >> How will analytics support partnership and collaboration?
ENGAGEMENT >> Should we expect changes in consumer and patient engagement?
PUBLIC/PRIVATE >> Will public or private sectors most drive healthcare’s next chapter? Will Bernie Sanders get more traction on single payer?
This panel is an opportunity for “pushing back the payment barrier” and moving toward system-wide innovation and transformation.
CEO PANEL | VIEW FROM THE TOP: CHALLENGERS, ENABLERS, AND STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES
PANEL ON THU APR 26, 8 – 9 AM
CEO ROUNDTABLE AND OPEN FORUM THU APR 26, 9:30 – 12 NOON
SI’s CEO Panel and Roundtable brings together five of the nation’s foremost healthcare CEOs — professionals who are defining the next generation of healthcare experiences and leading teams that will make them real for providers, payers, consumers and suppliers.
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Don’t miss your opportunity to join this elite community of CEOs for a conversation filled with insights on late-breaking deals, technology breakthroughs, and inspiration for system-wide transformation. Here’s just a glimpse of what you’ll hear:
Rod Hochman, MD, president and CEO, Providence St. Joseph Health, sees 2018 as the year of industry-wide momentum – from personalized medicine, population health, and digital health revenues, to workforce pipelines, new partnerships, and care everywhere. And what about that merger with Ascension?
Jim Skogsbergh, Advocate president and CEO, is the force behind Advocate’s merger with Milwaukee’s Aurora Healthcare. Will the combined systems improve outcomes, lower costs and provide better services? Will Advocate sustain its position as “a price taker, not price maker” and continue to generate Medicare savings? What is Jim’s take on take on the continuing industry-wide consolidation, both for providers and payers?
Tommy Inzina, president and CEO of Tampa Bay’s BayCare, installed screening stations and telehealth centers in Publix pharmacies and supermarkets while opening Publix pharmacies at five BayCare hospitals. What can the C-Suite learn from Tommy’s success in retail? And what does he see coming from the CVS Health-Aetna deal?
Mark Laney, MD, CEO of Mosaic Life Care, lives his organization’s tagline, “more than healthcare—life care.” Discover what makes Mosaic, a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network a national leader in value, quality and patient experience. Learn Mark’s take on how to manage the social determinants of health from a true community-based focus on healthy lifestyles.
Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences, has this observation: “Our appetite for innovation is endless.” Come hear Johnese’s perspective on the academic medical center of the future – how will UCLA thrive as buyers demand “value” and consumers clamor for convenience?
UCLA EXECUTIVE TEAM PRESENTATION │ INFORMATICISTS-IN-TRAINING
PANEL ON THURSDAY APR 26, 1:00 – 2:00 | REGISTER
The panel from UCLA Health will describe their multi-disciplinary clinical informatics training and education programs. They will highlight strategies to develop an expert clinical informatics team necessary to ‘grow’ the next generation of Clinical Informaticists required to lead health systems into the future of healthcare.
Dr. Pfeffer on IT and informatics: “We always talk about technology in and of itself, but technology fails if it is not implemented correctly and people don’t use it. At UCLA Health, we’ve spent considerable energy training informaticists in a way that is clinician-focused. The future of healthcare depends on Health IT, and thus requires us to train the future clinical Informaticists to make sure we are successful.” Michael Pfeffer, MD, FACP is Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer for the UCLA Health Sciences, which is comprised of the UCLA Hospital System, the UCLA Faculty Practice Group, and the David Geffen School of Medicine.
Ellen Pollack on informatics training for nurses: “We just started a one-year nursing informatics fellowship program and had 77 applicants for three positions. It’s a win-win: they’ll get experience in informatics, we get nurses who might be interested in working for informatics or they go back to their specialty area and continue to help with IT initiatives.” Ellen Pollack, MSN, RN-BC is Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, UCLA Health Information Technology.
Jennifer Singer, MD is Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Urology and holds the Peter Starrett Chair in Medical Education at UCLA Department of Urology. She is also Physician Informaticist with ISS and CareConnect, UCLA’s Electronic Health Record program.
INNOVATION STRUCTURES: LESSONS LEARNED AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
PANEL ON THURSDAY APR 26, 2:30 – 3:30 | REGISTER
BREAK THROUGH THE HYPE: HOW TO ACCLERATE INNOVATION TO TRANSFORMATION?
Rich Roth, Chief Strategic Innovation Officer, Dignity Health, has watched Dignity’s clinicians and employees brainstorm innovations that morphed into companies. Rich’s approach to strategic, open innovation has spearheaded investment in early-stage companies and launch of an innovation office. His advice? “Next-generation innovation capabilities need to be led by providers, tapping into the best entrepreneurial talent where it makes sense. Dignity brought in people from leading consumer and technology companies, and works with start-up organizations, but believes provider leadership is the key ingredient to success at scale.”
Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, EVP and Chief Clinical Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health , promotes community and population health via investment in start-up companies and not-for-profit social entrepreneurs. A precision medicine and genomics push led to partnerships with Google, Microsoft and pharma. Where is she headed next? “We need to figure out how to foster larger numbers of smaller collaborations. If things work out, we can continue to invest in an innovation; if not, we can move on.”
Joel Vengco, SVP and CIO, Baystate Health, founded TechSpring, the Baystate Health Technology Innovation Center, as a hub for tech companies and health systems that seek digital innovation via data analytics, IoT, and AI. Among TechSpring’s partners: InterSystems, Amazon and Dell. What drives his focus? “Innovations must be intuitive, viral, useful and easy to share – we match passionate problems with compelling, transformative solutions.”
Michelle Conger, Chief Strategy Officer, OSF HealthCare , launched OSF Innovation to improve outcomes via mentoring, networking, partnering, concept testing and investment in start-ups through OSF Ventures. OSF’s goal: revolutionize healthcare delivery: “OSF’s vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare, not by concentrating on existing operations but by bringing in innovations from the outside via incubators, accelerators, and partnerships with digital companies.”
Darren Dworkin, SVP and Chief Information Officer, Cedars-Sinai Health System, just launched a third health-tech accelerator class with 20 start-ups. Cedars Sinai Accelerator powered by TechStars offers three-months of financial support, training, and networking with entrepreneurial powerhouses. His insights? “For positions of vice-president and above, an accelerator was the number one employee satisfaction program in Disney’s history. Professionals are innately curious about the start-up tech world. They want to get involved and they want to learn – we harness that energy.”
Subra Sripada, Chief Information Officer, Beaumont Health , will guide the discussion to address issues such as organizational risk tolerance, how best to scale the innovation process, alternative investment strategies, and ROI.
NEXT GENERATION INFORMATICS
PANEL ON THURSDAY APR 26, 3:30 – 4:30 | REGISTER
Next-generation informatics will fuel healthcare’s digital transformation, generating revenue, enhancing clinician/consumer engagement, and reshaping care delivery. Build on the EMR by harnessing AI, blockchain, IoT, mobile and the cloud. Our six panelists deliver strategic guidance, real-world solutions, and candid insights on what’s possible and what’s realistic. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll hear from our experts:
Explore Next-Generation Medical Informatics Strategies
Dr. Rose on next generation informatics: “Informatics will play a huge role in integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning. But it must be smart. It must learn. And it must facilitate care. That means new skill sets for clinicians.” Jeff Rose, MD, is Senior Vice-President of Clinical Strategy at Hearst Health.
Dr. Murphy on clinician education: “Innovation will happen rapidly, but there are end-game questions about usability and data integration. We’ll need education and training to ease the transition to next-generation informatics.” Bob Murphy, MD, is Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Applied Informatics in the School of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Dr. Peters on clinicians and computers: “We’ve chosen to zero in on how to collect small amounts of better quality data out of large data sets. So we’re less focused on having computers think for us than allowing computers to help us think.” Rick Peters, MD, is Chief Technology Innovation Officer of Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Brown on information access and capture: “How do we provide easy, right-time access to aggregated, authoritative studies that support and help the human? With information capture, how do we leverage the EMR but eliminate the computer barrier in a way that enhances documentation and the physician-patient interaction?” Eric Brown, PhD, is Director of Foundational Innovation at IBM Watson Health.
Dr. Velasco on payer-provider data sets: “How will next generation informatics fit into the changing healthcare landscape? Provider-payer convergence, collaboration, and consolidation will mean larger, combined data sets that we can analyze, mine and apply to decision support.” Ferdinand Velasco, MD, is CHIO at Texas Health Resources.
TOWN HALL FORUM AND CONFERENCE WRAP-UP
PANEL ON FRIDAY APR 27, 9 – 10:30 AM | REGISTER
PUSHING PAST THE PAYMENT BARRIER
Talk with Joe Swedish, former CEO of both Anthem and Trinity, who says, “The best way we can accelerate both the quality of care and affordability for individuals, and ultimately improve the health of populations, is to collectively manage the total cost of care as partners.” What is your partnering strategy?
How Our Other Town Hall Masterminds See Healthcare’s Future
Paul Keckley PhD
From the Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, to Navigant and the White House, Paul understands every corner of our healthcare system. “We need to separate politics and policy from the realities of how capital markets make their bets and organizations see their futures.”
As HFMA’s president and CEO and a former VP of Finance at Spectrum Health, Joe appreciates the imperative of pushing past payment. “This is still a fee-for-service, volume-driven industry and we’re not seeing the shifts to value you would expect.”
David Classen, MD
David is CMIO of Pascal Metrics, a professor of medicine at the University of Utah, and a leading medical informaticist. “CMS initiatives have failed to improve quality and reduce costs; we don’t need more rules.”
Paul Tang, MD
As Chief Transformation Officer at IBM Watson Health and a long-time physician leader at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Dr. Tang appreciates the transformative power of technology. “A payment structure is no substitute for providing tools and incentives to make better judgments on cost and quality.”
As Managing Director and Co-Head of Citigroup’s Health Care Advisory Practice, Citigroup, Lorrie is “in the flow” of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and today’s healthcare investment and financing decisions: “In this chaotic healthcare economy, two strategies have been consistently successful in helping to strengthen the bottom line: scale and integration.”
John Glaser PhD
With a 30-year career in HIT, John now leads population health and global strategy for Cerner. “The industry needs courageous leadership to manage total cost of care, take populations under risk, and leverage investments in tech.”