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Innovation in Health Care and Pharmacy Delivery Track Sessions

Innovation Track


Thursday, March 30 — Open to All Attendees

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 1
1C - Innovation in Health Care Delivery: Employers Changing the Game

Employers influence the health care delivery system in several ways, but often feel limited in their ability to affect significant change for their own workforce. Hear from a panel of employers leading the way in benefits delivery innovation as they discuss approaches like virtual high value networks, "build your own" networks and revolutionizing the health care experience for the employee.

  • Milt Ezzard, Sr. Director of Global Benefits, Activision Blizzard
  • Melissa Vaughn, Director, Health & Wellness, The Schwan Food Company
  • Lesley Leiserson, Director, Benefits, The Home Depot
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 2
2C - Innovation in Pharmacy Delivery: Value-Based Purchasing for Drugs

We often hear "you get what you pay for." However, that statement seems vastly oversimplified in a multifaceted drug industry where the cost of a single medication can be dictated and influenced by a number of factors. A value-based purchasing strategy, which ties payment to the manufacturer with drug efficacy, is touted as the next big solution to the pharmacy expenditure crisis. Watch experts discuss and debate the merits of value-based purchasing and its ability to control health care costs for the long term.

  • Surya Singh, M.D., Vice President and Head of Specialty Client Solutions, CVS Health
  • Rena Conti, Ph.D, Departments of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology and Health Studies, The University of Chicago
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 3
3B - Innovation in Health Care Delivery: What Will Health Plans Look Like in 2020?

Competing with startups and savvy engagement solutions, national health plans are also transforming to prepare for health care in the year 2020. Hear from the major health plans about their big innovations launching in the next three years, and participate in an interactive audience town hall to dig into employer priorities for health plans going forward.

  • Patrick Courneya, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence, Kaiser Permanente
  • Paul McBride, CEO Accountable Care Solutions, Aetna
  • Craig Samitt, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Anthem
3C - Innovation in Health Care Delivery: The Promise of Physician-led ACOs Delivering on Cost and Quality

Employers have long expressed frustration with the skyrocketing costs and slow movement of hospitals to bring about real change in the health care system. One strategy to push the system is for employers to steer employees to accountable care organizations (ACOs) designed around and led by physician groups. Hear from a panel of provider experts and one health plan on the benefits of these ACOs and how an employer can drive employees to these new provider models.

  • Paul Martino, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, VillageMD
  • Jack Towsley, Senior Vice President for Health Care Delivery, BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
  • Jeff Butler, Chairman & CEO, Privia Health LLC



Friday, March 31 — Open to All Attendees

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 4
4B - Innovation in Health Care and Pharmacy Delivery: Breaking Through the Hospital Walls: Getting Care at Home and Other Non-Traditional Sites of Care

Employers and employees alike are perplexed by "facility fees" which are, in part, making hospital care unsustainable. Additionally, hospital care can be inconvenient for employees, leaving room for improvement in putting employees at the center of the health care experience. Hear from employers working to change the health care experience for their employees, by contracting with providers to deliver more care at home and at convenient, consumer-centric centers.

  • Don Peterson, CEO, Infusion Express
  • Chris Stenzel, Vice President, Business Development and Innovation, Kaiser Permanente
  • Steve Wogen, Chief Growth Officer, CareCentrix

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