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2021 Summit Agenda

An invitation-only retreat of influential CEOs from across the industry
August 25-27, 2021 | Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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2021 SUMMIT SCHEDULE – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Wednesday, August 25
Summit Agenda
Invitation-Only
Impact Circle & Forum Agenda
6:30 a.m.–7 p.m. (9:30 a.m.–10 p.m. ET)Summit Registration Open
Salon Foyer
7–8 a.m. (10–11 a.m. ET)Breakfast
Monarch Bay Courtyard
Fueled by Onlife Health
7–8 a.m. (10–11 a.m. ET): Leadership & Impact Circle Breakfast
Terrace Salon
8–8:10 a.m. (11–11:10 a.m. ET)BIG DISCUSSIONS
Salons 1–6

Summit Welcome with Richard Schwartz, President, Health Evolution

Emcee: Steve Klasko, MD, President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
8:10–8:50 a.m. (11:10 a.m.–12 p.m. ET)View from Washington: Lessons Coming out of Covid
Salons 1–6

David Brailer, MD, Executive Chairman, Health Evolution, in discussion with Andy Slavitt, Senior Advisor to the Biden Administration, COVID Response

Now eighteen months in, the promise of emerging from the COVID pandemic in the United States is mitigated by the Delta variant sweeping the nation, low vaccination rates in various parts of the populace, and bigger concerns about developing nations globally, making it premature to declare victory. And yet, this window offers a good chance to take stock – highlighting remaining priorities and the first take on right lessons to be learned and systemic shortfalls to be strengthened. Hear this insider’s perspective from Washington.
8:50–10 a.m. (12–1 p.m. ET)Now What? Health Care Gets Down to Business
Salons 1–6

Moderator: Wright Lassiter, III, President & CEO, Henry Ford Health System

Discussion leaders:
Pat Geraghty, President & CEO, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue and GuideWell Group, Inc.
Alexander Hardy, CEO, Genentech
Peter Orszag, CEO, Financial Advisory, Lazard

The health care system has been going through what can be thought of as the ultimate “stress test.” Hear how private sector CEOs from across the eco-system – payer, provider, life sciences, and finance – grade how well each of these sectors fared, both their shortfalls and successes. Looking forward, hear perspectives on how the emerging post-Covid economy and health care landscape are (and are not) changing competitive dynamics, prospects for a better (more resilient, efficient, effective, and equitable) system, and thus priorities for health care leaders.
10–11 a.m. (1–2 p.m. ET)Payer Insights
Salons 1–6

Moderator: Dawn Owens, CEO, TripleTree Holdings

Discussion Leaders:
David Holmberg, President & CEO, Highmark Health
Felicia Norwood, EVP & President, Government Business Division, Anthem
Paul Tufano, Chairman & CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas

The backdrop for payers coming out of Covid combines a continuation of such trends as the enrollment growth in managed Medicare and Medicaid, and an acceleration of nascent trends such as virtual and home-based care and corresponding proliferation of innovators. On the commercial side there is uncertainty – will the stubborn predominant fee-for-service reimbursement model persist? Will this mark a true shift in self-insured employer approaches and activism? Hear insights from national and regional health plan leaders on the new drivers of competitive advantage and consumer engagement, their posture toward digital, primary care, and traditional provider systems, and more.
11 a.m.–1 p.m. (2–4 p.m. ET)Lunch
Monarch Bay Courtyard
Fueled by Onlife Health


Casual discussions on the latest over lunch.
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (2–3:30 p.m. ET): Outlook on Breaking the Population Health Mold: Precision Health for Metabolic Disease
Pavilion 5
Powered by DayTwo


Facilitator: Tom Sullivan, EVP & Editor-in-Chief, Health Evolution

Co-chairs:
Josh Stevens, President, DayTwo
Stephanie Duggan, MD, Regional President & CEO, Ascension St Mary’s Hospital
Jan Berger, MD, CEO, Health Intelligence Partners & Chief Clinical Officer, DayTwo
Emily Williams, Director Population Health, UnitedHealth Group
12–1 p.m. (2–4 p.m. ET)Post-Covid Policy Outlook
Salons 1–6

Moderator: Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy & Robert J. Margolis, M.D., Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy, Duke University

Discussion Leaders:
Mandy Cohen, MD, Secretary of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Liz Fowler, PhD, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
Meena Seshamani, MD, PhD, Deputy Administrator and Director of Center for Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Against the backdrop of the pandemic, a sense that the Affordable Care Act is becoming “settled law” at last, competing policy priorities, and the narrowest of margins in Congress, just how bold will the Biden health care agenda be? And yet, the list of critical issues where industry leaders want clarity, if anything, is lengthening – how will CMS accelerate the march to value-based reimbursement, where will more antitrust scrutiny be applied, how will the administration try to rein in drug prices, how will the health IT agenda be advanced so interoperability is a reality, which relaxed provisions under Covid will become permanent, and so forth. A big agenda for public officials – and a timely opportunity for policy makers and private sector leaders to share perspectives.
1–2 p.m. (4–5 p.m. ET)BRASS TACKS DISCUSSIONS
Go beyond the Big Discussions...2021 Brass Tacks take a fresh approach to engage participants in an interactive discussion with industry peers and experts by exploring implementation challenges and solutions on the most critical issues.

Requiem or Rebirth of Population Health – What has the pandemic taught us?
Pacific Promenade 1
Hosted by Siemens Healthineers | Facilitated by Stephen Messinger & Darin Libby, Principals, ECG, LLC, a Siemens Healthineers Company with industry leaders Laura Kaiser, President & CEO, SSM Health and Imran Andrabi, MD, President & CEO, ThedaCare
Description & Supporting Information

Eliminating Inequities Begins with Mental Health Access
Pacific Promenade 3
Hosted by Vida Health | Facilitated by Stephanie Tilenius, Founder & CEO, Vida Health with industry leaders Laurie Zephyrin, VP Health System Equity, The Commonwealth Fund & Kenneth J. Fasola, President & CEO, Magellan Health
Description & Supporting Information

2–3 p.m. (5–6 p.m. ET)Networking Break
Pacific Promenade Lawn
2–3:15 p.m. (5–6:30 p.m. ET): Health Evolution Forum Roundtable on New Models of Care Delivery
Terrace Salon

Discussion Leaders
Patrick Conway, MD, CEO of Care Solutions, Optum
Mark Ganz, Retired CEO, Cambia Health Solutions, Inc.
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy & Robert J. Margolis, M.D., Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy, Duke University
3:30–4:30 p.m. (6:30–7:30 p.m. ET)BRASS TACKS DISCUSSIONS
Go beyond the Big Discussions...2021 Brass Tacks take a fresh approach to engage participants in an interactive discussion with industry peers and experts by exploring implementation challenges and solutions on the most critical issues.

Deploying AI-enabled Automation to Improve Operations & Patient Experience
Pacific Promenade 1
Hosted by AKASA
Facilitated by Malinka Walaliyadde, CEO & Co-Founder, AKASA with industry leaders Albert Chan, MD, VP & Chief of Digital Patient Experience, Sutter Healthcare and Edmondo Robinson, MD, Chief Digital Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center
Description & Supporting Information

Employer – Provider Partnerships: Ushering in a New Framework
Pacific Promenade 3
Hosted by Signify Health | Facilitated by Kyle Armbrester, CEO, Signify Health with industry leader Clive Fields, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, VillageMD, Peter McCabe, CEO, Datavant and Lisa Woods, VP Physical & Emotional Wellbeing, Walmart
Description & Supporting Information

4:30-6:30 p.m. (7:30–8 p.m. ET)Networking Break
Pacific Promenade Lawn
5-6:30 p.m. (8–9:30 p.m. ET): C-Side Cheers: Cocktails & Conversations
Terrace Salon Balcony
Fueled by Chasm Partners

5–7 p.m. (8–10 p.m. ET): Sponsored Cocktail Receptions
Landmark Health, Cocktail Reception
Pacific Promenade Lawn

Foodsmart, Cocktail Reception
Monarch Bay Courtyard
6:30–8:30 p.m. (9:30–11:30 p.m. ET)Welcome Dinner
Dana Lawn
Fueled by AKASA, Dentons, Foodsmart, Landmark Health, Lazard, LRVHealth & The Bowdoin Group
8–10 p.m. (11 p.m.–1 a.m. ET)After Hours
Terrace Salon & Balcony
Fueled by 7wireVentures, emids & Leverage Health
Thursday, August 26
Summit Agenda
Invitation-Only
Impact Circle & Forum Agenda
6:30 a.m.–7 p.m. (9:30 a.m.–10 p.m. ET)Summit Registration Open
Salon Foyer
7–8 a.m. (10–11 a.m. ET)Breakfast
7–8 a.m. (10–11 a.m. ET): Forum Fellow Breakfast
Terrace Salon
8–8:10 a.m. (11–11:10 a.m. ET)BIG DISCUSSIONS
Salons 1–6

Main Stage Welcome
Emcee: Steve Klasko, MD, President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
8:10–9 a.m. (11:10 a.m.–12 p.m. ET)Optimizing New Care Modalities
Salons 1–6

Moderator: Sachin Jain, MD, President & CEO, SCAN Health Plan

Discussion Leaders:
Chris Chen, MD, CEO, ChenMed
Farzad Mostashari, MD, Co-founder & CEO, Aledade
Jon Perlin, MD, President, Clinical Services & Chief Medical Officer, HCA Healthcare

Record investments are pouring into primary care, telehealth, and more expansive home-based care, blurring the traditional notion of a visit and shifting thinking as to the right care in the right setting. Can the “one size fits all” model compete with disrupters catering to particular patient segments? Can disrupters achieve the scale and outcomes needed to justify inflated valuations? And just how big is the remaining opportunity to reduce costly and unnecessary acute care? So much to consider, and we have assembled a diverse host of players to weigh in at this critical juncture.
9–9:50 a.m. (12–1 p.m. ET)A Perspective on Health Equity (and More) with Greg Adams
Salons 1–6

Mandy Cohen, MD, Secretary of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in discussion with Greg A. Adams, Chair & CEO, Kaiser Permanente

Despite great progress on a number of fronts, disturbing and pervasive (often dramatic) health inequities by race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status have persisted. The combination of the pandemic and the ascendant racial justice movement have brought unprecedented attention to the fundamental lack of equity and fairness in our health care system. Hear how the leader of the nation’s foremost vertically integrated health system is navigating through and harnessing this period to address health equity in earnest, seeking out a deeper understanding of underlying issues, bringing rigor to data collection and tracking, prioritizing where and how to make the biggest impact, and working to strengthen trust.
9:50–11 a.m. (1–2 p.m. ET)Provider Insights
Salons 1–6

Moderator: Derek Streat, CEO, DexCare

Discussion Leaders:
Richard Gray, MD, CEO, Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Vice President, Mayo Clinic
Rod Hochman, MD, President & CEO, Providence
Janice Nevin, MD, President & CEO, ChristianaCare

Whither acute care? Hospital-based systems have never felt more under threat from the outmigration of services and the proliferation of competitors. Payers are more aggressively integrating care networks and touch points, large public retailers are adding care delivery at scale, PE-backed primary care innovators and pure-play digital health offerings are proliferating. But the future is not yet written as traditional health systems have a number of assets in their arsenal. Join as the leaders of a range of leading health systems discuss how they are positioning to not just survive but thrive in the post-Covid climate.
11 a.m.–1 p.m. (2–4 p.m. ET)Lunch
Monarch Bay Courtyard
Fueled by Onlife Health


Casual discussions on the latest over lunch.
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. (2–3:15 p.m. ET): Health Evolution Forum Roundtable on Community Health and Advancing Health Equity
Terrace Salon

Discussion Leaders
Mandy Cohen, MD, Secretary of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Pat Geraghty, President & CEO, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue and GuideWell Group, Inc.
Wright Lassiter, III, President & CEO, Henry Ford Health System
Mark Smith, MD, Founding President & CEO, California Health Care Foundation


11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (2–3:30 p.m. ET): Outlook on Innovations in Care to Enhance Commercial Relationships
Pavilion 5
Powered by Crossover Health


Facilitator: Gabriel Perna, Senior Manager, Digital Content, Health Evolution

Co-chairs:
Scott Shreeve, MD, CEO, Crossover Health
Sam Glick, Global Leader, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman
Additional co-chairs TBA


11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (2–3:30 p.m. ET): Outlook on Enabling Value-Based Decision Making at the Point-of-Care
Pacific Promenade 2
Powered by RxRevu


Facilitator: Tom Sullivan, EVP & Editor-in-Chief, Health Evolution

Co-chairs:
Carm Huntress, Founder & CIO, RxRevu
Paul Brient, SVP & Chief Product Officer, athenahealth
Prem Shah, EVP, Specialty and Product Innovation, CVS Health
Aaron Martin, EVP, Chief Digital Officer, Providence
1:15–2:15 p.m. (4:15–5:15 p.m. ET)BRASS TACKS DISCUSSIONS
Go beyond the Big Discussions...2021 Brass Tacks take a fresh approach to engage participants in an interactive discussion with industry peers and experts by exploring implementation challenges and solutions on the most critical issues.

Health Equities - Differences of Opinion
Pacific Promenade 1
Hosted by Change Healthcare | Facilitated by Tom McEnery, EVP, Corporate Affairs & CMO, Change Healthcare with industry leaders Jan Berger, MD, CEO, Health Intelligence Partners & Chief Clinical Officer, DayTwo, Kris Joshi, EVP & President, Network Solutions, Change Healthcare, and Mike Radu, CEO AbsoluteCARE Medical Centers and Pharmacies
Description & Supporting Information
2:15–4 p.m. (5:15–7 p.m. ET)Networking Break
Monarch Bay Courtyard
2:30–3:45 p.m. (5:30–6:45 p.m. ET): Health Evolution Forum Roundtable on Next Generation Health IT
Terrace Salon

Discussion Leaders
Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD, President, Clinical Research Business, Verily; former Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA
Aneesh Chopra, President, CareJourney; Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Steve Klasko, MD, President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
Peter Neupert, Lead Director, Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp.; former VP, Microsoft Health Solutions
4–5 p.m. (7–8 p.m. ET)Cracking the Code on Consumer Engagement
Salons 1–6

Moderator: Glen Tullman, Executive Chairman & CEO, Transcarent

Discussion Leaders:
Griffin Myers, MD, Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer, Oak Street Health
Mario Schlosser, CEO & Co-founder, Oscar Health

Structural complexities have long kept true consumerism at bay in health care. As such, health care organizations lag their cross-industry counterparts in terms of the sophistication they bring to understanding their customer and crafting offerings that meet their needs and engage them. But heightened financial exposure, emerging (albeit still deficient) data on cost and quality, and a host of new entrants in health care are ushering in more of a consumer market. The stakes for health care organizations are high -- not just from a recruitment and retention standpoint but, if health care is to truly improve, in terms of deeper consumer engagement and truly changed behaviors. Hear from industry innovators about key segments, new metrics and cracking the code.
5–6:30 p.m. (8–9:30 p.m. ET)Cocktails + Conversations
Dana Lawn
5–7 p.m. (8–10 p.m. ET): Sponsored Cocktail Receptions
AKASA, Cocktail Reception
Monarch Bay Courtyard

Dentons, Cocktail Reception
Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace
6:30–8:30 p.m. (9:30–11:30 p.m. ET)Summit Dinner
Dana Lawn
Fueled by AKASA, Foodsmart, Landmark Health, Lazard, LRVHealth & The Bowdoin Group
Friday, August 27
Summit Agenda
Invitation-Only
Impact Circle & Forum Agenda
6:30–9 a.m. (9:30 a.m. –12 p.m. ET)Summit Registration Open
Salon Foyer
6:30–7:30 a.m. (10–11 a.m. ET)Breakfast
Monarch Bay Courtyard
Fueled by Onlife Health
7:30–8:30 am (10:30–11:30 a.m. ET)BIG DISCUSSIONS

Realizing Medical Breakthroughs
Salons 1–6

Moderator: Chris Toth, CEO, Varian, a Siemens Healthineers Company

Discussion Leaders:
Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD, President, Clinical Research Business, Verily; former Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA
David Ricks, Chairman & CEO, Eli Lilly & Company
Christophe Weber, President & CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

CRISPR gene editing tools, mRNA technology, CAR-T and other cell therapies, the power of AI to accelerate analytics – the FDA predicts that 20 new gene and cell therapies could be approved each year this decade. Is this the golden age of clinical innovation? How will clinical trials, real world evidence, and approvals change post-Covid? And how to we balance benefits with not just risks but mounting concerns around access and affordability? How will we reconcile the need for substantial investment in breakthrough innovations with long-standing cost-containment efforts in care delivery? What are the prospects for corresponding innovation with respect to partnerships and pricing? Hear perspectives from top innovators at the intersection of research, development, and care.
8:30–9:15am (11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ET)Securing Data Advantage
Salons 1–6

Greg Moore, MD, PhD, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft, in discussion with Micky Tripathi, PhD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

There has never been more data, including new forms with the rise of wearables and remote diagnostic/monitoring capabilities as well as increasing incorporation of social determinants information. And the promise of deploying AI and big data analytics to improve and personalize care is starting to translate into practice. And yet, concerns are mounting – how to counter the rise in ransomware attacks? Can data sets be truly deidentified? Will we ever achieve true interoperability? How to ensure truly informed patient consent and equitable access to insights? In this interview, hear about ONC agenda priorities directly from the new National Coordinator.
9:15 am (12:15 p.m. ET)Summit Wrap Up with Richard Schwartz, President, Health Evolution


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