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The WHCC 10th Annual Health Plan and Payer Summit convenes CEOs, COOs, CSOs, CMOs, and other senior executives from health plans to uncover and identify innovative models to compete and succeed in a new market driven by value and quality. Participants learn from presentations and panel discussions featuring the most active and innovative payer executives, who discuss new strategies and business models around the key themes shaping the industry today: Improving health care quality and efficiency; Payment reform; Consumerism, and Leveraging health care analytics.

Full Four Day Agenda

Sunday, April 7, 2013
5:30 pm -
8:00 pm
Conference Registration
6:00 pm -
7:30 pm
Insider’s Reception for Speakers, Lead Level Sponsors, and VIP Members
Monday, April 8, 2013
7:00 am -
7:00 pm
Registration Open and Morning Coffee
8:00 am -
8:10 am
Conference Welcome
8:10 am -
8:40 am
Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father -- and How We Can Fix It
David Goldhill David Goldhill
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Game Show Network;
Author, Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father -- and How We Can Fix It
8:40 am -
9:10 am
Reactor Discussion
Moderator:
Susan Dentzer Susan Dentzer
Editor-in-Chief
Health Affairs
Panelists:
David Goldhill David Goldhill
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Game Show Network;
Author, Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father -- and How We Can Fix It
Ian Morrison Ian Morrison
Futurist and Author; President Emeritus,
Institute for the Future
Avik Roy Avik Roy
Senior Fellow
Manhattan Institute;
Author
The Apothecary
Forbes
9:10 am -
10:10 am
What Role Does Health Care Have in Federal Debt Reduction Strategies?
  • Examine health spending as an important component of the fiscal outlook for both federal and state governments
  • Explore promising approaches to reduce both the growth rate of health spending and the revenue lost to health care tax expenditures
  • Discuss underlying, system-wide spending issues
Moderator:
Ian Morrison Ian Morrison
Futurist and Author; President Emeritus,
Institute for the Future
Panelists:
Paul B. Ginsburg Paul B. Ginsburg, PhD
President
Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC)
Alice M. Rivlin Alice M. Rivlin , PhD
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program
Brookings Institution;
Co-Chair, Debt Reduction Task Force
Bipartisan Policy Center
Gail R. Wilensky Gail R. Wilensky, PhD
Economist and Senior Fellow
Project HOPE
10:10 am -
11:10 am
Partnering for Value – How Collaboration is Driving Change in our Health System
  • Explore critical success factors in delivering truly patient-centric care – Multi-sector innovation and collaboration
  • Discuss critical pathways in transforming clinical practice to produce value – Increase quality, efficiency, and improve patient experience
  • Highlight non-traditional partnerships that increase accountability and risk sharing to promote high quality care
  • Analyze public and private sector leadership in driving to accountable care
    Moderator:
    Susan Dentzer Susan Dentzer
    Editor-in-Chief
    Health Affairs
    Panelists:
    Gary Ahlquist Gary Ahlquist
    Senior Vice President, Global Health
    Booz & Company
    Victor Dzau Victor Dzau, MD
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke University Medical Center and Health System;
    Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University (USA);
    Member, Board of Health Governors, World Economic Forum;
    Chair, Global Agenda Council on Personalized and Precision Medicine, World Economic Forum
    Omar Ishrak Omar Ishrak
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Medtronic
    John Noseworthy John Noseworthy, MD
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Mayo Clinic
    Member, Board of Health Governors, World Economic Forum
    Brad Wilson Brad Wilson
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBS NC)
    11:15 am -
    12:00 pm
    12:00 pm -
    1:15 pm
    Networking Luncheon in the Executive Networking Lounge
    1:15 pm -
    2:15 pm
    Engaging Tomorrow’s Health Care Consumer Today – Next Generation Engagement Strategies throughout the Health Care Lifecycle
    • Evaluate the end goal – Engaging consumers to be responsible for their health care
    • Assess the key stages and engagement touch points of the health plan value chain
    • Leverage tools and technology to engage, change behavior, and transform consumer-centric care
    Charles E. Saunders Charles E. Saunders, MD
    CEO, Emerging Businesses
    Aetna Inc
    Donna K. Lencki Donna K. Lencki
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Capital BlueCross
    Marc Baer Marc Baer
    Senior Director, Healthcare
    Target
    Moderator:
    Merrill Goozner Merrill Goozner
    Editor
    Modern Healthcare
    2:15 pm -
    3:15 pm
    Leverage Big Data Partnerships for Cost Effective Care
    • The evolving IT landscape, its market impact, and strategies to compete in the new environment
    • The potential of big data in developing better health improvement and disease management programs that improve outcomes and reduce costs
    • Building the evidence base – Partnerships to create the data needed for a single, holistic view of the patient
    Andrew M. Slavitt Andrew M. Slavitt
    Group Executive Vice President
    Optum
    Brad Wilson Brad Wilson
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBS NC)
    Moderator:
    Craig Keyes Craig Keyes, MD, MBA
    President
    Alere Health
    3:15 pm -
    4:00 pm
    Refreshment Break in the Executive Networking Lounge
    4:00 pm -
    4:05 pm
    Afternoon Introductory Remarks
    T.R. Reid T.R. Reid
    Correspondent
    NPR, PBS, The Washington Post
    4:05 pm -
    5:05 pm
    Engaging the Consumer - Creating Awareness and Partnership in Health Care
    • Review key strategies to motivate healthy behaviors and engage consumers throughout the care continuum
      • effective methods to engage consumers in their daily health decisions
    • Leverage the provider and health plan as key influencers to patient engagement
      • creating a culture of informed and shared decision making that works
    • Understand what health care can learn from other industries that are leaders in consumer engagement
      • simplicity and engagement that lead to better outcomes and quality
    Moderator:
    Stan Nowak Stan Nowak
    Chief Executive Officer
    Silverlink Communications, Inc.
    Panelist:
    John Donlan John Donlan
    Chief Operating Officer
    Steward Health Care Network, Inc.
    Mary R. Grealy Mary R. Grealy
    President
    Healthcare Leadership Council
    John Holcomb John Holcomb
    Vice President, Healthcare Operations
    Target
    Richard Popiel Richard Popiel, M.D., M.B.A.
    Executive Vice President, Health Care Services, Chief Medical Officer
    Regence
    5:05 pm -
    6:05 pm
    Meet the Global Challenge of Developing Sustainable, Affordable Health Care Systems
    • Discuss strategies to contain the cost of delivering health care amid rising demand
    • Develop resilient funding models sustainable over the long-term
    • Explore mechanisms to improve the efficiency and productivity of health care delivery
    • Analyze the shift of health systems from a sickness to a wellness focus to reduce downstream health costs
    • Learn from international health systems
    • Understand the global role of technology in enabling the delivery of sustainable health care
    Moderator:
    T.R. Reid T.R. Reid
    Correspondent
    NPR, PBS, The Washington Post
    Panelists:
    Dr. Jason Cheah Dr. Jason Cheah, MD
    Chief Executive Officer
    Agency for Integrated Care Pte Ltd, Republic of Singapore
    Patrick Jeurissen Patrick Jeurissen, PhD
    Chief Strategy and Knowledge Management Group
    Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sports, (The Netherlands); Head of Celsus Academy of Sustainable Healthcare,
    Raboud University Medical Center Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
    Steven J. Thompson Steven J. Thompson
    Chief Executive Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine International;
    Senior Vice President, Johns Hopkins Medicine
    Muhammad Yunus Muhammad Yunus
    Winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize
    Founder
    Grameen Bank and Grameen Health
    6:05 pm -
    7:05 pm
    Opening Night Reception in the Executive Networking Lounge
    7:05 pm -
    8:35 pm
    Invitation-Only Sponsored Dinners
    Tuesday, April 9, 2013
    7:00 am -
    7:00 pm
    Conference Registration
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am
    Networking Breakfast
    8:00 am -
    8:05 am
    Opening Remarks
    Craig Keyes Craig Keyes, MD, MBA
    President
    Alere Health
    8:05 am -
    8:15 am
    Keynote Introductions
    Ivan Oransky Ivan Oransky , MD
    Executive Editor
    Reuters Health
    8:15 am -
    8:45 am
    Challenging Assumptions - A New Mindset for Innovation in Health Care
    • Why solutions won't come from the "system"
    • Why solutions will be consumer driven and data driven
    Vinod Khosla Vinod Khosla
    Founder
    Khosla Ventures
    Former Founding Chief Executive Officer Sun Microsystems
    Moderator:
    Ivan Oransky Ivan Oransky , MD
    Executive Editor
    Reuters Health
    8:45 am -
    9:15 am
    Innovating to Cure Disease – A Novel Approach to Care and Wellness
    • Results that matter - The impact of Whole Foods’ clinic system on chronic disease progression and costs
    • Key learnings, updates, and next steps to continue to reduce health care costs based on progress since 2011
    John Mackey John Mackey
    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Whole Foods Market
    Moderator:
    Ivan Oransky Ivan Oransky , MD
    Executive Editor
    Reuters Health
    9:20 am -
    10:05 am
    10:05 am -
    10:40 am
    Refreshment Break in the Executive Networking Lounge
    10:40 am -
    11:40 am
    Collaborative Care Models– Programs Designed to Achieve the Triple Aim
    • Physician partnerships to align incentives to deliver the best possible clinical quality, service quality, and value
    • Leverage information to deliver specific and actionable information to physicians and hospitals
    • Utilize care coordinators to extend, coordinate or facilitate the care of an individual
    Moderator:
    John M. Clymer John M. Clymer
    Executive Director
    National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Loma Linda University School of Public Health
    Member
    U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force
    Panelists:
    Richard A. Barasch Richard A. Barasch
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Universal American Corp.
    Jonathan Gavras Jonathan Gavras, MD, FCCP
    Senior Vice President of Delivery System; Chief Medical Officer
    Florida Blue
    Jayanth (Jay) Godla Jayanth (Jay) Godla
    Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
    Highmark, Inc.
    Deborah Zimmerman Deborah Zimmerman, MD
    Chief Medical Officer
    Lumeris
    11:40 am -
    12:40 pm
    Novel Strategies for the Retail Marketplace – Product Development and Preparing for Exchanges
    • Gain insight into the opportunities that federal, state, and private marketplaces will create
    • Hear strategies for understanding consumers’ behaviors, wants, and needs, and how to use this knowledge to develop products for the retail market
    • Learn from case examples of multi-stakeholder product development collaborations to prepare for operating in exchange markets
    John J. Kaelin John J. Kaelin
    Senior Vice President, Health Reform
    United Healthcare
    Joyce Kramzer Joyce Kramzer
    Senior Vice President, Business Operations
    Florida Blue
    Session Leader
    Minoo Javanmardian Minoo Javanmardian, PhD
    Partner and Leader of Payor/Provider Practice
    Booz & Company
    12:45 pm -
    2:00 pm
    Networking Luncheon in the Executive Networking Lounge
    2:00 pm -
    3:00 pm
    Optimizing Member Experience in a Consumer-Directed Era – Integrated, Intelligent Communication Strategies that Drive Meaningful Relationships
    • Create personalized, strategic communication plans that engage consumers in conversations about their health
    • Leverage mHealth and social media to produce positive member experiences while improving financial and clinical outcomes
    • Project quality and value to current and prospective members for the emerging commercial and individual marketplaces
    Moderator:
    Alexandra Drane Alexandra Drane
    President and Co-Founder
    Eliza Corporation
    Panelists:
    Rajni Aneja Rajni Aneja, MD, MBA, CPE
    Strategic Executive
    Clinical Transformation Leader
    Humana and Advisor Joslin Diabetes Center
    Jody Holtzman Jody Holtzman
    Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership
    AARP
    Wendy D. Lynch Wendy D. Lynch, PhD
    Co-Director, Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care
    Altarum Institute
    Founder
    Lynch Consulting
    3:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
    Innovative Approaches to Advance the Quality and Efficiency of Care
    • Succeeding with new payment models – Effective programs for driving improved outcomes and reduced costs
    • Strategies for integrating member and provider incentive programs with data analytics for a sophisticated quality improvement agenda
    • Ensuring the sustainability of quality improvement programs - Standards and measurement best practices for success
    Moderator:
    John M. Clymer John M. Clymer
    Executive Director
    National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Loma Linda University School of Public Health
    Member
    U.S. Community Preventive Services Task Force
    Panelists:
    Michael W. Cropp Michael W. Cropp, MD
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Health;
    Member, Board of Directors, AHIP
    Eric H. Schultz Eric H. Schultz
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc.
    4:00 pm -
    4:05 pm
    Afternoon Introductory Remarks
    Steve Sternberg Steve Sternberg
    Deputy Health Ranking Editor
    U.S. News & World Report
    4:05 pm -
    5:05 pm
    Health Care Transformation through Technology Innovation
    • How is Health IT currently leveraged to create a connected, clinically integrated next generation care model?
      • EMR, HIE, Cloud, and analytics that improve the quality and affordability of care
      • remaining challenges in financing, scalability, and home-grown solutions
    • What are the obstacles and opportunities around keeping health information secure?
    • How can mobility solutions be used in this new model?
      • disruptive and social innovations that advance health care
    Moderator:
    Joseph C. Kvedar Joseph C. Kvedar, MD
    Founder and Executive Director, Center for Connected Health
    Partners HealthCare;
    Past President and Board Member
    American Telemedicine Association
    Panelists:
    Geeta Nayyar Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA
    Chief Medical Information Officer, AT&T;
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
    George Washington University
    Joseph M. (Joe) Pleasant Jr. Joseph M. (Joe) Pleasant Jr., FHIMSS
    Chief Information Officer
    Premier Health Alliance, Inc.
    Past Chairman
    Coalition for Healthcare eStandards
    Founding Member
    CHIME
    Emad Rizk Emad Rizk, MD
    President, McKesson Health Solutions
    Author of The New Era of Healthcare: Practical Strategies for Providers and Payers;
    2011’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives (Modern Physician)
    Bryan Sivak Bryan Sivak
    Chief Technology Officer
    US Department of Health and Human Services
    5:05 pm -
    5:35 pm
    Building Care Innovations for This Time and Place
    • Building a network of innovation centers and agendas to provide better patient-centered care and improved outcomes
    • Sharing a complete, online clinical library with real-time access to medical journals, textbooks, and care protocols
    • Investing in future care including the world's largest DNA database to prevent, diagnose, treat, and research genetic-based diseases
    George C. Halvorson George C. Halvorson
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Kaiser Permanente
    Moderator:
    Steve Sternberg Steve Sternberg
    Deputy Health Ranking Editor
    U.S. News & World Report
    5:35 pm -
    6:35 pm
    Reception in the Executive Networking Lounge
    6:35 pm -
    8:00 pm
    Invitation-Only Sponsored Dinners
    Wednesday, April 10, 2013
    7:00 am -
    2:00 pm
    Conference Registration
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am
    Networking Breakfast
    8:00 am -
    8:10 am
    Conference Welcome
    8:10 am -
    9:10 am
    Health Care as a Strategic Business Imperative
    • Understand strategic investments in health and differing approaches to employee coverage
      • commitments to coverage and shifts toward defined contribution
    • Explore innovative wellness initiatives and outcomes
      • incentivize employees to take responsibility for their health care
      • gauge how greater access and on-site medical care impacts productivity
    Moderator:
    Kelly S. Kennedy Kelly S. Kennedy
    Health Policy Reporter
    USA Today
    Kent Bradley Kent Bradley, MD, MPH, MBA, CPE
    Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
    Safeway Inc.
    John Torinus John Torinus
    Chairman
    Serigraph Inc.; Author, The Company that Solved Health Care; Co-Chair
    Milwaukee Task Force on Health Care Cost Concerns
    9:10 am -
    9:55 am
    Concurrent Market Insights
    9:55 am -
    11:05 am
    Networking Brunch in the Executive Networking Lounge
    11:05 am -
    12:05 pm
    Reengineering of the American Health Care Workforce – Aligning with the Needs of an Integrated System
    • What must the health care workforce look like to meet the needs of an integrated system?
      • trends re-shaping the health care workforce (e.g., shift to more cost-effective outpatient care, emphasis on primary care physicians)
      • policies, laws, and regulatory issues that prevent health systems from getting to the right size and avoiding overlap
    • The mindset for a successful workforce – accepting the loss of autonomy
      • fully leverage technology including better systems and smart devices
      • increase comfort-level when collaborating in a team environment
    • Define the role of academic medical centers in an integrated health care system
      • AMC’s as training sites for a new workforce
      • how should medical training evolve to meet needs?
    Moderator:
    Anita Brikman Anita Brikman
    Co-Anchor
    WUSA 9 News
    Panelists:
    Arthur Garson, Jr. Arthur Garson, Jr., MD, MPH
    Director, Center for Health Policy, University Professor
    University of Virginia;
    Chairman, The Grand-Aides Foundation
    Robert Pearl Robert Pearl, MD
    Executive Director and CEO
    The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente
    12:05 pm -
    1:05 pm
    Innovating to Improve Care – Delivering Better, More Effective, and More Efficient Health Care
    • Confront the need to integrate care and deliver better outcomes in a matrix reimbursement and incentive environment
    • Explore innovations at the point of care
    • Discuss how radical new care, staffing, payment, and IT models break the mold and impact health care delivery
    Moderator:
    Tracie Potts Tracie Potts
    Correspondent
    NBC News Channel
    Ann Boynton Ann Boynton
    Deputy Executive Officer, Benefits Administration
    California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
    Rushika Fernandopulle Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP
    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Iora Health
    Mike Long Mike Long
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Lumeris and EGHC
    1:05 pm -
    2:05 pm
    Person-Centricity: Leveraging Technology and Connectivity to Bend the Sickness Curve
    • Understand what PCMH and person-centric health can teach us about saving time, money, and lives
    • Discover innovations that disrupt by getting the whole person, not just his or her skin, in the game
    • Reduce costs by integrating smart technology to promote interaction between a person and his health care team
    • Aggregate, structure, and share otherwise elusive behavioral, activity, and wellness information via the EHR
    • Monitor and prescribe healthy behavior activities and solutions
    Moderator:
    Tracey W. Gaudet Tracey W. Gaudet, MD
    Director, Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation
    Veterans Health Administration
    Panelists:
    Kevin A. Dorrance Kevin A. Dorrance, MD, FACP
    Chief, Internal Medicine, Assistant Deputy Commander, Medical Services
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    Rain Henderson Rain Henderson
    Deputy Director, Clinton Health Matters Initiative
    William J. Clinton Foundation
    Robert M. Kaplan Robert M. Kaplan, Ph.D.
    Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
    National Institutes of Health
    Dennis A. Robbins Dennis A. Robbins, PhD, MPH
    Director of Health Policy
    PEARL at NYU
    Advisor
    National Research Network at AAFP and Board Member
    DARTNet Institute
    2:05 pm
    Close of Conference