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The Future of Transformation: Top Predictions for 2019 and Beyond

The health care industry has an intense focus on transformation, as leaders realize that only 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?


This panel will provide you with greater insight for navigating the use of emerging technologies and innovations to help your systems thrive. Listen as our panel of leaders and innovators discuss future trends, technologies innovations that will drive the future of healthcare.  


Topics include:

  • The state of M&A integration strategies

  • Adoption and impact of virtual health, mHealth and telehealth

  • Analytics and insights on value-based care models

  • Changing and future role of the C-suite




Michael Apkon
Chief Executive Officer
The Tufts Medical Center and The Floating Hospital for Children

Dr. Apkon is a physician executive and physician scientist serving in C-level leadership roles at several top academic hospitals in the United States and Canada. He has served as the chief executive officer at Tufts Medical Center since November 2018. Prior to Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Apkon was the president and chief executive officer at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto Ontario. Dr. Apkon has also held senior executive and academic roles at top academic health science centers including senior vice president for medical affairs and chief medical officer for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as well as roles at Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven.

Aaron Martin
Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer,
Providence St. Joseph Health
Managing General Partner,
Providence Ventures

Aaron Martin is executive vice president, chief digital officer of Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) and managing general partner of Providence Ventures (PV). Aaron is responsible for the digital, web, mobile and online marketing channels for PSJH. His team is also responsible for driving innovative programs across PSJH that increase convenience, lower cost and improve quality. Martin is also responsible for early stage/venture technology and medical device investments for PV’s $150 million fund. He serves as an observer/board member on the boards of PV portfolio companies AVIA and Kyruus. Prior to PHS, Martin worked for Amazon, McKinsey & Company, and was an executive/founder of two early-stage technology companies.

Kate Henderson

Regional Hospital President

Ascension Texas

Within Ascension Seton, Kate Henderson has specific responsibility for Ascension Seton Medical Center Hays, Ascension Seton Northwest, Ascension Seton Southwest and Ascension Seton Medical Center Williamson hospitals. In her tenure with Ascension Seton, Kate has also served as president of UMC Brackenridge and Ascension Seton Shoal Creek, vice president and chief operating officer for UMC Brackenridge as well as vice president for System Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services. Before joining Ascension Seton, Kate worked for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics as well as the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics with responsibility for clinical care operations as well as support for graduate medical education programs and health-based research.


Aurora Aguilar


Modern Healthcare

Aurora Aguilar sets the editorial vision for Modern Healthcare.
Previously, Aurora led the newsroom at NPR affiliate Chicago Public Media and managed special projects there that concentrated on healthcare policy issues. She was executive producer of the station’s flagship talk show. She produced and edited live election coverage, events, and essays and
commentaries written by authors such as John Green and Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Aurora won numerous awards from the Associated Press, National Association of Black Journalists and James Beard Foundation among other organizations. Aurora also reported for the Daily Herald and freelanced for the Chicago Tribune.

Joseph Scott
Executive Vice President
Health Care Transformation RWJBarnabas Health

As the executive vice president for health care transformation for RWJBarnabas, Joseph leads strategic planning and implementation, business development, innovation and population health for the system.  He joined Barnabas Health in 2014 after a successful merger between Liberty Health and the Barnabas system. In 2016 he continued serving as the president and chief executive officer at Jersey City Medical Center while beginning work at the system level to formalize the strategic planning process. Joseph served as the president and chief executive officer of Jersey City Medical Center and holds board certification in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).