Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Monday, May 11, 2020

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Publisher's Opening Address

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Digital Transformation: Engagement, Financial and Clinical Performance

Robert Califf, Leader of Health Strategy and Policy, Alphabet

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Morning Break with Exhibitors

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

New Leadership Traits to Drive the Industry Forward

What style of leadership will drive healthcare transformation and innovation to 2025 and beyond? Providers, payers, suppliers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists need new knowledge, skill, experience and style to drive digital transformation, engagement, recruitment, financial and clinical performance, and market expansion.



Tammy Graves, Healthcare Principal, Point B


Anne Marie Benedicto, Vice President, The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare.
Rebecca Kaul, Chief Innovation Officer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Harold Paz, MD, Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs, The Ohio State University, Chief Executive Officer, Wexner Medical Center

Kevin Tabb, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Beth Israel Lahey Health

11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Strategies Track

No More Surprise Medical Billing: Impact of Transparency on Healthcare Costs

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing two rules that take historic steps to increase price transparency to empower patients and increase competition among all hospitals, group health plans and health insurance issuers in the individual and group markets. This will make previously unavailable price information accessible to patients and other stakeholders in a standardized way, allowing for easy comparisons. This panel will discuss and debate the new rules, how hospitals comply with the requirements, monitoring, auditing and corrective action plans.



Susan Bailey, MD, President-Elect, American Medical Association

Sarah Knodel, Senior Vice President, Revenue Cycle, Baylor Scott and White Health
Christopher Moriates, MD, Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin

Solutions Track

A Person-Centered Future for Healthcare

With data analytics, machine learning, and electronic health records, individuals are increasingly looked at from a data perspective, instead of a human perspective. While the use of data analytics and artificial intelligence has increasingly provided better studies and results for patients, as well as created a more convenient environment, technology has taken a toll on the patient experience and put a barrier up between a person and their health.



Krishna Upadhya, MD, Senior Medical Advisor, Planned Parenthood Federation of America


Kapil Dhingra, MD, Physician in Chief, Permanente Medical Group
Peggy Maguire, President, Cambia Health Foundation
Laurie Zephyrin, MD,Vice President, Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund

12:05 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


1:15 p.m. -2:15 p.m.

Strategies Track

Healthcare Outside the Hospital: Opportunities in Retail Clinics and Convenient Care

Trends in healthcare point to patients leaning toward care at a lower cost, the most convenient location, and a declining interest in a patient-physician relationship. Because of this, many hospitals are facing low admission and having to merge with other hospitals to continue caring for patients. Large health systems must compete to win over patients from going to a retail clinic instead. This session will discuss ways that health systems and their leaders can find opportunity in retail clinics through telemedicine services, reintroducing house calls, and other innovative ideas.


Clay Holderman, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare

Matthew Kaufman, MD, Chief Executive Officer, StationMD
John Loughnane, MD, Chief of Acute Services and Innovation, Commonwealth Care Alliance

Solutions Track

Healthcare Innovation to Improve Quality, Access and Lower Costs

The pace of transformation is accelerating as healthcare is experiencing an explosion of innovation designed to improve quality, allow greater access, increase efficiency and lower costs. Innovation has become a driver of transformation with analytics, cloud, mobile tools, open APIs, apps, and patient data being generated. A growing number of health systems and medical centers are investing in innovation programs. But do these innovation initiatives always achieve their promise?



Ritesh Patel, Chief Digital Officer Health & Wellness, Ogilvy Consulting


Paul Alexander, MD,
Senior Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer at RWJBarnabas Health

Kensaku Kawamoto, MD, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Utah Health

Joseph Scott, Executive Vice President of Health Care Transformation, RWJ Barnabas Health
Jeffrey Terry, Chief Executive Officer, GE Clinical Command Centers

2:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Strategies Track

Sponsored Session | Austin Healthcare Council

Solutions Track

From Start Up to Scale: Launching a Successful Healthcare Start Up

Entering the healthcare market is complex. The presence of players such as insurance companies, governments, and regulatory bodies — which influence prices and policies — creates considerable friction. Additionally, many solutions fail to address real pain points of consumers This interactive session will address issues in regard to healthcare technology and reveal best practices to take you from start up to IPO.



Steven Collens, Chief Executive Officer, MATTER


Ed Buckley, Chairman and Chief Executive Ofiicer, Peerfit
Fahti Khosrowshahi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ceek Women’s Health

Lisa Lavin, Chief Executive Officer, Ōmcare, a subsidiary of Anser Innovation

3:20 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break with Exhibitors

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Partnering with Entrepreneurial and Venture-Backed Organizations

The growth of venture capital and venture capital -backed startups deserves the attention of healthcare leaders because advancements in medicine are no longer exclusively born from providers within the delivery system and increasingly from innovators outside of it. While venture capital-backed startups in digital health offer opportunities to affect the cost and quality of care, they often pose potential risks to patient care.



Rich Roth, Chief Strategic Innovation Officer, Dignity Health


Darren Dworkin, Chief Information Officer, Managing Partner, Cedars-Sinai Health Ventures

Matt Hermann, Senior Managing Director at Ascension Ventures
Aimee Quirk, Chief Innovation Officer, Oschner Health System

Sylvia Romm, Chief Innovation Officer, Atlantic Health Systems

Learn More

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Strategies Track

Geisinger Medicare Advantage Case Study:
Enriching Benefits to Promote Health and Affordability

A Medicare Advantage plan offers additional benefits outside of what is covered by original Medicare. For example, Geisinger Gold includes hospital, medical and prescription drug coverage all in one. The Trump administration wants MA plans to tackle maternal mortality rates, social determinants of health, and rural healthcare access.

Solutions Track

Innovative Management of Hospital Support Services

A core problem complex medical facilities face is the lack of clarity about where people are located within the system. Henry Ford Health System decided to face this problem with the implementation of the NavvTrack system. This system is a novel indoor location and logistics management platform that provides real-time location data for hospital support services such as transport, environmental services, and pharmacy using only WiFi networks and mobile devices. NavvTrack was collaboratively developed at HFHS using Apple technology, now commercialized by NAVV Systems, a spin-out from Henry Ford Innovations. This presentation will tell the story behind the design, development, and implementation of the NavvTrack system at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS).



Daniel Siegal, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Henry Ford Innovations
Paul Zieske, Chief Technology Officer, Navv Systems Inc.

9:05 a.m. -10:05 a.m.

Strategies Track

Developing Data and Digital Platforms to Meet Critical Patient Objectives


Claus Torp Jensen, PhD, Chief Digital Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Solutions Track

Scaling a Company in the New Digital Health Era

By combining advanced technology, deep integrations across the healthcare ecosystem, and a constant focus on Member experience, in 2019, Livongo had the largest digital health IPO in history and demonstrated itself as the first consumer-first digital health company to deliver measurable outcomes at scale. Hear from Livongo Founder and Executive Chairman Glen Tullman, who will discuss how Livongo’s Applied Health Signals Platform delivers on its promise to clients and Members and how Livongo successfully scaled and went public in only five years. A visionary healthcare business leader, entrepreneur, and Managing Partner of 7WireVentures, Tullman will also cover trends across the industry and provide his thoughts on opportunities to leverage technology to improve both health and care.


Glen Tullman, JDRF Director Emeritus and Livongo Health Founder

10:05 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Morning Break with Exhibitors

10:45 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

Strategies Track

How Healthcare Leaders are Addressing Behavioral Health

The healthcare industry has shown an increase in behavioral health cases as more and more patients are showing signs of mental illness. Conditions like depression, anxiety, and dementia have spiked in numbers and are changing how health systems handle these disorders. Gun violence has been an example of how individuals with struggling cognitive function have severely changed the industry’s focus onto behavioral health, while the opioid crisis has been an increasingly alarming topic as the rise of deaths from overdosing these medications has come to an all time high. This session will answer topics such as statistics for rising mental illnesses and how to combat large amounts of behavioral health cases.


Katherine Suberlak, Vice President of Clinical Programs, Oak Street Health​


Jennifer Dunphy, DrPH, Chief Population Health Officer, Heritage Provider Network/Regal Medical Group

Shereef Elnahal, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, University Hospital
Julia Hoffman, MD, Vice President, Behavioral Health Strategy, Livongo Health

Wayne Young, Chief Executive Officer, Harris Center for Mental Health

Solutions Track

Aligning Clinical and Claims Data to Improve Outcomes and Quality

Electronic Health Records have made a significant impact on how clinicians take care of their patients. Being able to see a patients' health history allows the clinicians to have a more holistic view of care. However, EHR data is not necessarily combined with a patients' claim data, making the water murky as clinicians have no idea what claims their patient has already made as they come in to receive care. While EHR data primarily focuses on recording patient care, and claims data focuses on the billing of health services, combining these two records has shown to improve overall quality measurement. Combining two sources of healthcare data creates an analytic resource stronger than either source individually.


Tony Farah, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical and Clinical Transformation Officer, Highmark Health

Neil Gomes, Executive Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience, Thomas Jefferson University

Justin Hammerling, Associate Vice President, ProMedica Innovations

11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.


12:45 p.m. -1:45 p.m.

Strategies Track

Mergers and Acquisitions: Partnering for Success

Increasing financial pressures are pushing providers and even non-provider entities to engage in healthcare merger and acquisition activity. Value-based reimbursement, shrinking hospital margins, and record-high healthcare spending are pushing providers to consider new partnerships to achieve efficiency and cost control. And providers are contemplating healthcare mergers and acquisitions sooner rather than later to achieve their goals.


Andy Davis, Senior Vice President, Ascension and Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Texas
Howard Kern,
Chief Executive Officer, Sentara

David Klementz, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Encompass Health
Robbert Vorhoff, Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare, General Atlantic

Solutions Track

Linking Genetics and Primary Care: Taking Action on Genetic Conditions

Health systems are becoming increasingly interested in incorporating genetic information into a patient's care plan. As consumer interest in genetic testing continues to increase, since consumers are more interested in how their inherited health impacts future wellness, hospitals are looking for new ways to incorporate genetic information into primary care. Integrating genetic information into the day-to-day care of patients has been challenging. This case study presentation will discuss how hospitals and health systems are breaking down these barriers.



Peter J. Hulick, MD, Director of the Mark R. Neaman Center for Personalized Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Lincoln Nadauld, MD, Executive Director, Intermountain Healthcare Precision Genomics

1:50 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Strategies Track

Contrasting Viewpoints of Healthcare: Millennials Vs. Generation Z

With younger generations, comes changes in the healthcare world as we know it. Virtual and online access is a must and primary care physicians are finding it hard to keep a steady stream of regular patients. This is especially true when it comes to issues around transparency, customer service, and convenience.


Aurora Aguilar, Editor, Modern Healthcare


Jhaymee Tynan, Assistant VP, integration, Atrium Health

Solutions Track

Virtual Reality in Healthcare

It takes more than technology to drive and accelerate digital transformation. It takes strategy. Digital transformation superstars do more than access quick digital fixes. Supported by mission, vision and strategy, they’re able to integrate mobile, virtual care, data analytics and the cloud to transform business and clinical performance. Uncover emerging opportunities for digital transformation through this exciting panel.



Stephen Roth, MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and Director of the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center, Stanford Children's Health

3:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote | Helping Healthcare Systems Thrive

The health care has an intense focus on transformation, as leaders realize that only those organizations that can expertly manage risk while reducing costs will succeed under new value-based care models. As organizational structures shift, the industry must adopt new strategies to succeed in this new world. Exactly what do leaders need to do as new models unfold?



Mike Butler, President of Strategy and Operations Providence

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Publisher's Closing Address

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare