Opening Keynote Panel

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote Panel
Disruption in Action

Paul Keckley

Managing Editor, The Keckley Report, Healthcare Industry Analyst, Investor and Futurist

Dr. Keckley is Managing Editor of The Keckley Report, advisor to several national healthcare organizations and an active investor in several early-stage healthcare companies.  In 2009, he served as the facilitator between the White House and major trade associations during deliberations about the Affordable Care Act.  He is a prolific writer, media commentator and frequent facilitator in strategic planning for hospitals, health systems, health insurers and investment banks. His publications include three books, 15 peer reviewed monographs, the weekly Keckley Report and 200 guest columns. He is an Independent Director of Tivity Health Inc. and Sullivan Cotter, Senior Advisor to Erdman Inc. and member of the Advisory Boards of the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy (Nashville) and Western Governors University (Salt Lake City).

Stephen Klasko, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jefferson Health

As President and CEO of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health since 2013, Stephen has steered one of the nation’s fastest growing academic health institutions based on his vision of re-imagining healthcare and higher education. His 2017 merger of Thomas Jefferson University with Philadelphia University creates a pre-eminent professional university that includes top-20 programs in fashion and design, coupled with the first design thinking curriculum in a medical school, and with the nation's leading research on empathy. In 2017, his entrepreneurial leadership and success at recruiting helped Thomas Jefferson University Hospital achieve a #16 ranking – and elite Honor Roll status – on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list.