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The Summit

April 10-12, 2019

Draft schedule for 2019 Summit - Subject to change

Tuesday, April 9
12:30–6:00 pmRETREAT NETWORKING

Beachfront Golfing
Monarch Beach Resort, Monarch Beach Golf Links
5:00–8:00 pmSummit Registration Open
Ritz-Carlton, Salon Foyer

Wednesday, April 10
6:30 am-7:00 pm
Summit Registration Open
6:30 am-1:00 pmRETREAT NETWORKING
*Advanced registration only, no fee
** Advanced Registration & fee

6:30-7:15 am: Oceanside Pilates*
The Bluff

7:00 am-12:00 pm: Coastal Cycling**
Ritz-Carlton Lobby

8:45 am-1:00 pm: Sailing the Pacific**
Ritz-Carlton Lobby
7:00-8:30 amRise + Shine Breakfast
Monarch Bay Courtyard
Fueled by LRVHealth
8:30-10:00 am
Payer Connect: Future Bets in the Integration EraSalons III & IV
Powered by TripleTree

Host: Justin Roth, Head of Investment Banking, TripleTree

Discussion Leaders:
Diane Holder, President & CEO, UPMC Health Plan
Pam Kehaly, President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Tim Wentworth, President & CEO, Express Scripts and Cigna Health Services

Continued pressures to drive value are materializing in big moves. Payer CEOs share their strategic outlooks, key challenges of integration and insights to remain competitive in this dynamic market. An open, interactive format follows enabling payer executives and CEOs of relevant health service, IT and product companies to share ideas and test mutual interest.

Networking Hosts:
AmeriHealth Caritas-Peter Jakuc, Chief Development Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona-Paige Rothermel, Chief Growth Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts-Sukanya Soderland, Chief Strategy Officer
CVS Health-Jason Hawbecker, VP, Strategy & Business Development
Optum--Nick Sedden, SVP, Head of Corporate Product
10:00-10:30 am
Oceanview Break
Monarch Bay Courtyard
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Provider Connect: Future Bets in Taking RiskSalons III & IV
Powered by athenahealth

Host: Bob Segert, Chairman & CEO, athenahealth

Discussion Leaders:
Nancy Howell Agee, President & CEO, Carilion Clinic; Immediate past chair, Board of Trustees, American Hospital Association; Summit Chair
Marc Harrison, MD, President & CEO, Intermountain Healthcare
Richard Merkin, MD, Founder, President & CEO, Heritage Provider Network; Partner Committee

Summit Reads
-Hospitals Pressured as Insurers Pursue More Vertical Integration
-Numerof State of Population Health Survey

Continued pressures to take risk are reshaping provider relationships. Provider CEOs share their strategic outlooks, key challenges to take on risk and strategies to remain competitive in this dynamic market. An open, interactive format follows enabling provider executives and CEOs of relevant health service, IT and product companies to share ideas and test mutual interest.

Networking Hosts:
Advocate Aurora Health–Scott Powder, Chief Strategy Officer
Heritage Provider Network–Rich Lipeles, Chief Operating Officer
Landmark Health–Chris Goldsmith, President and Nick Loporcaro, CEO
Sutter Health–Chris Waugh, Chief Design & Innovation Officer
Trinity Health–Sally Jeffcoat, EVP, Growth, Strategy and Innovation

12:00-2:00 pm
Lunch Conversations
Monarch Bay Courtyard
Fueled by emids

2:00-4:30 pm
BIG DISCUSSIONS
Salons III & IV
Emcee: Pat Geraghty, President & CEO, GuideWell and Florida Blue; Summit Chair
2:00-2:15Summit Welcome with Julie Murchinson, CEO, Health Evolution
Salons III & IV
2:15-3:15 pm
A Perspective: The State of the Industry
Salons III & IV

Nancy-Ann DeParle, Partner & Co-Founder, Consonance Capital; Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy under President Obama, in discussion with Gail Boudreaux, President & CEO, Anthem Inc.; Catalyst Circle; Confab Chair
3:15-4:30 pm
Upstream Investment for Downstream HealthSalons III & IV

Host: Paul Tufano, Chairman & CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas; Partner Committee


We are moving from talking about social determinants to reframing our role in housing, transportation and food. CMS has made bold announcements to focus our attention on these non-traditional factors, which are driving measurement, value definition, public-private partnerships and new services. Leaders of progressive initiatives talk about getting to the root cause of improving outcomes to deliver whole-person health.
4:30-6:30 pm
Sunset Break + Lawn Games
Monarch Bay Pool & Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace Lawn
6:30-8:30 pm
Eat, Drink & Be Healthy
Dana Lawn
Fueled by Zipongo

Dine in Southern California style on the bluff overlooking the Pacific during sunset.
8:30-10:30 pm
Cocktails, Mocktails + Music
180blũ
Fueled by InstaMed

Thursday, April 11
6:30 am–7:00 pmSummit Registration Open
Salon Foyer
6:00–8:30 amRETREAT NETWORKING
*Advanced registration only, no fee
**Advanced registration & fee

6:00–8:00 am: Laguna Beach Surf Lessons**
Ritz-Carlton Lobby

6:30–7:15 am: C-Side Yoga*
The Bluff

8:00–8:15 am + 8:15–8:30 am: Morning Meditation*
Pavilion III
7:00–8:15 amSunrise Breakfast
Monarch Bay Courtyard
Fueled by LRVHealth
8:15 –10:45 amBIG DISCUSSIONS
Salons III & IV
Emcee: Ron Williams, Chairman & CEO, RW2 Enterprises; former Chairman & CEO, Aetna
8:15-9:00amA Perspective: CMS Policy and Implications for the Private Sector
Julie Murchinson, CEO, Health Evolution, in discussion with Seema Verma, Administrator, CMS
9:00-10:00 am
The Age of Curative Therapies - Moving Towards a Cost-Benefit Equilibrium?Salons III & IV

Host: Jackie Kosecoff, Managing Partner, Moriah Partners ​

Discussion Leaders:
Jean-Jacques Bienaime, Chairman & CEO, BioMarin
Andrew Lo, Professor, MIT Sloan ​School of Management and Director, MIT Laboratory for​ Financial Engineering
Paul Markovich, CEO, Blue Shield of California

Summit Reads
-Side Effects of Million Dollar Drugs
-Buying Cures vs. Renting Health
-Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons in Health Care

Amid one of the most contentious periods of pricing battles in our history, the biopharma forecast shows an explosion of curative treatments coming to market.How do we evolve the health care business model to keep pace with--and finance-- the drug discovery model? Hear from a payer CEO footing the bill, a biotech leader on the brink of a curative therapy for hemophilia and an economist with a brave new financing model as they share views on how the future will shake out.

10:00-10:45 amStraight News From Inside the Beltway
Salons III & IV

Neil de Crescenzo, President & CEO, Change Healthcare; Chairman, Healthcare Leadership Council, in discussion with Adam Boehler, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of HHS, Deputy Administrator, CMS and Director of CMMI

Summit Reads
-Secretary Azar Remarks to the National Kidney Foundation
-Medicare's Solution for Saving Primary Care
-CMMI Launching Challenge Competition to Drive AI Innovation
-Medicare Ambulance Rides May No Longer End Up at ER
-U.S. Seeks to cut Dialysis Costs
10:45–11:00 am"Hang Ten" Break
Monarch Bay Courtyard
11:00 am–12:00 pm
BRASS TACKS DISCUSSIONS–Morning Series
Go beyond the Big Discussions...2019 Brass Tacks take a fresh approach to engage participants in an interactive discourse with industry peers and experts by exploring implementation challenges and solutions on the most critical issues.

Consumerism & The New Supply Chain Dynamics of Health Care
The Cancer Case: Digital Advances Driving Change
Merck Brass Tacks Discussion Data
It's All About Me--What Consumers Expect
A Thriving Health Ecosystem: The Transformation Journey
Running the Race to Value: Aligning Strategic Mindsets

Consumerism & The New Supply Chain Dynamics of Health Care
Pavilion II
Empowered with data, consumers demand access to health care services in ways increasingly similar to how they interact with retail, travel and financial services. As transparency and consumers gain momentum, supply chain dynamics are shifting rapidly and projected to be a $240 billion category. Exchange experienced perspectives on what to embrace, what to avoid and how to better meet the expectations of today and tomorrow’s health care consumers.

Hosted by Change Healthcare | Facilitated by Tom McEnery, EVP & CMO, Change Healthcare with industry leaders David Banks, Chief Strategy Officer, AdventHealth, Kris Joshi, EVP & President, Networking Solutions, Change Healthcare and Shez Partovi, MD, Director, Global Business Development, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Amazon Web Services


The Cancer Case: Digital Advances Driving Change
Monarch Bay Poolside
Cancer care is a big, rapidly evolving market, estimated at $80B-$90B annually with >15 million Americans living today with a cancer history. It has been on the forefront of digital health harnessing real-world evidence to improve access to effective treatments, improve outcomes and reduce cost. Exchange ideas with leading payers and providers employing digital health to drive the best care available in oncology and discuss implications for conquering new territory.

Hosted by Merck & Co. | Facilitated by William Taranto, President & Global Innovation Fund, Merck & Co. with industry leaders Hal Paz, MD, EVP & Chief Medical Officer, Aetna and Rebecca Kaul, VP & Chief Innovation Officer, MD Anderson


It's All About Me-What Consumers Expect
Terrace Salon Balcony
Smartphone dominance, the on-demand economy and technological advances have created a world in which consumers have real-time access to information and services, and demand convenience from every aspect of their lives. Health care is not immune to these expectations, and it all starts with how consumers pay for health care. The payment experience is a key driver of patient and member (dis)satisfaction. Exchange ideas with leading provider and payer colleagues on reimagining the ideal consumer experience.

Hosted by InstaMed | Facilitated by Bill Marvin President & CEO, InstaMed with industry leaders Joan Harvey, SVP, Consumer Health Engagement and Behavioral Health, Cigna and Aaron Martin, EVP, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, Providence St. Joseph


A Thriving Health Ecosystem: The Transformation Journey
Pavilion I
Redesign of a health ecosystem is unchartered territory and requires a comprehensive, system-wide strategy. Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), the state’s largest insurer, has taken a five-year journey to transform health care for its residents. Reshaping provider engagement and shifting primary care physicians to value-based contracts were key underpinnings to create a thriving health care market that speaks to people of Hawaii and serves their clinical and social needs. Talk candidly with a progressive leader about executing a big vision with resource limitations, geographic challenges and cultural complexities familiar in so many markets across the US.


Hosted by Navvis | Facilitated by Stuart Baker, MD, Executive Officer & President, Navvis with industry leader Michael Stollar, President & CEO, Hawaii Medical Service Association


Running the Race to Value: Aligning Strategic Mindsets
Salon I
The race to value has been quite an adventure, navigating the potentially dangerous cliffs of clinical and financial risk. Without a prescribed roadmap to guide decisions, strategic mindsets and collaborative efforts are pivotal in this next phase of the journey to do this right. Join leading care delivery and health plan colleagues to explore collaborative strategies to support risk-based arrangement, meet rising consumer demands and deliver shared benefits.


Hosted by Optum | Facilitated by Mike Weissel, Group Executive Vice President, Optum with industry leaders Patrick Conway, MD, President & CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, North Carolina and Kathryn Torres, SVP, Payer Contracting & Alignment, HCA

12:00–2:00 pmLaguna Lunch
Monarch Bay Courtyard
Fueled by emids
2:00–3:00 pm
BRASS TACKS DISCUSSIONS–Afternoon Series
Go beyond the Big Discussions...2019 Brass Tacks take a fresh approach to engage participants in an interactive discourse with industry peers and experts by exploring implementation challenges and solutions on the most critical issues.


Managing Risk: Not a Solo Endeavor
Digital Twin-Paving the Way for Precision Medicine at Scale
Siemens Brass Tacks Discussion Data
Virtual Integration=Improved Experience
Progressive Rx: Private Sector Partnerships Driving Affordability
Pfizer Brass Tacks Discussion Data
Financial Wellness: From Kitchen Table to Water Cooler

Managing Risk: Not a Solo Endeavor
Pavilion V
Assessing the strategic and operational capabilities across payers and providers to manage full risk has been a struggle, and aligning incentives around a new model no small feat. Nontraditional approaches have emerged that are working. Talk with payer and provider leaders who have worked together in nontraditional ways to successfully manage complex risk-based arrangements.

Hosted by Heritage Provider Network | Facilitated by Richard Merkin, MD, President & CEO, Heritage Provider Network; Partner Committee with industry leader Pam Kehaly, President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona


Digital Twin—Paving the Way for Precision Medicine at Scale
Salon II
Digital twins link the real and digital worlds of biology and technology to leverage AI-driven insights. This paves the way to super charge precision medicine to simulate the success of clinical interventions and tailored treatments. The digital twin is the culmination of AI efforts to produce an individualized, life-long, physiological and behavioral model of a person. Join leaders to discuss how to leverage AI-powered insights to improve outcomes with the next generation of precision medicine.

Hosted by Siemens Healthineers | Facilitated by Ghada Trotabas, SVP-Marketing and Sales Operations, Siemens Healthineers with industry leaders Diane Holder, President & CEO, UPMC Health Plan and Jaewon Ryu, Interim President & CEO, Geisinger

Virtual Integration = Improved Experience
Salon I
Digital enablement and behavioral economic strategies are driving consumers to navigate and manage their health, but typically one organization at a time. How can the health care ecosystem collaborate to nudge consumers with price transparency and convenient care options to ultimately reduce costs? Progressive payer and provider leaders explore how to best connect with consumers for a drastically improved health experience and outcome, at a lower cost.

Hosted by Walgreens Boots Alliance | Facilitated by Giovanni Monti, VP, Director of Healthcare Innovation, Walgreens Boots Alliance with industry leaders Warner Thomas, President & CEO, Ochsner Health System and Beth Bierbower, Segment President, Humana

Progressive Rx: Private Sector Partnerships Driving Affordability
Pavilion II
The wave of biopharma innovation comes at a time when consumers are assuming more responsibility for healthcare costs. This convergence creates affordability challenges for patients and raises funding concerns for our industry and public agencies…as a result, government intervention is looming. Explore private sector opportunities to collaborate on solutions to link payments to value to create sustainable market-based reforms for pricing, valuing and delivering treatment innovations.

Hosted by Pfizer | Facilitated by Justin McCarthy, SVP, Patient & Health Impact, Pfizer with industry leader Ken Burdick, CEO, WellCare Health Plans and Brian Solow, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Optum Lifesciences


Financial Wellness: From Kitchen Table to Water Cooler.
Pavilion I

Although our industry is shifting to a preventive care model, a foundational element of wellness is often ignored: financial health. Personal finances affect our physical health, our stress levels and state of mind, our relationships and even our performance at work. A lack of financial wellness is detrimental to individual employees and to employee populations, impacting not only physical health outcomes but also company productivity. Addressing financial wellness in the workplace is a business imperative and presents an opportunity for health care organizations to partner with employers.

Hosted by Prudential Financial | Facilitated by Andy Sullivan, Workplace Solutions, Prudential with industry leaders Rick Jelinek, Executive Vice President, Integration, CVS Health and Marcus Osborne, VP of Health Transformation, Walmart
3:00–4:30 pmSunshine Break
Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace
4:30–5:30 pmEvening Discussion: Tremors From the Coming Data Quake…
Salons III & IV

John Doerr, Chairman, Kleiner Perkins; Founding Investor, Amazon and Google, in discussion with Eric Schmidt, former Executive Chairman, Google and Alphabet

Summit Reads
-How VC John Doerr Sets (and Achieves) Goals
-Measure What Matters
-Trillion Dollar Coach
5:30–6:30 pm Cocktails + Collaborations
Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace
6:30–9:30 pmSummit Dinner Series
Fueled by select partners

Explore California through dining farm-to-table or venture into the Redwoods, a Spanish mission, wine country or take off to the beach as you are whisked away to enjoy the best the Golden State has to offer.

California Coastal with Mayfield–Pavilion IV & V
California Spanish Mission with General Atlantic–Pacific Promenade III
Fresh Farm to Table with Lazard–Pacific Promenade I
Redwoods with Leverage Health–Terrace Salon & Balcony
Wine Country with Clarify Health–Pavilion I & II
9:30–11:30 pmNightcaps + Melodies
Terrace Salon & Balcony
Fueled by Leverage Health
Friday, April 12
6:30–11:00 amSummit Registration Open
Salon Foyer
6:30–7:15 amRETREAT NETWORKING
*Advanced Registration

6:30–7:15 am: Zumba! with the HE Team*
Terrace Salon
7:00–8:30 amCoastal Breakfast
Monarch Bay Courtyard
Fueled by LRVHealth
8:30–10:30 amBIG DISCUSSIONS
Emcee: Janice Nevin, MD, President & CEO, Christiana Care Health System; Confab Committee
8:30–9:30 amA Perspective: The Great Beyond–Technology + Humans Deliver Health​
Salons III & IV

Molly Coye, MD, Executive in Residence, AVIA; Confab Committee, in discussion with Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures

Summit Reads
-Deep Medicine: How Artifical Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again
9:30-10:30 am
Diagnostics Reimagined: Leading an Era of PreventionSalons III & IV

Host: Sue Siegel, Chief Innovation Officer & CEO, GE Ventures, GE​

Discussion Leaders:
Chad Robins, Co-Founder & CEO, Adaptive Biotechnologies
Mike Pellini, MD, Managing Partner, Section 32; Chairman, Foundation Medicine
Kim Popovits, President & CEO, Genomic Health

Summit Reads
-The Personalized Medicine Report
-Precision Medicine: From Science to Value
-Genetic Testing: Opportunities to Unlock Value in Precision Medicine
-The Increasing Relevancy of MRD Testing in Blood Cancers

Big money is funding a new class of diagnostics that may predict our disease long before it is expressed. While reimbursement presents traditional barriers to those on the bleeding edge, the value of the predictive indicator data these companies are amassing may dwarf the need for it. Talk with leaders about how diagnostics are driving new insights and may be the next AI dark horse.
10:30 amSummit Wrap Up with Julie Murchinson, CEO, Health Evolution

Special thanks to our 2019 Health Evolution partners for their investments of thought-leadership, financial resources and expertise.