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Helping Health Care Executives Achieve Their Transformation Goals.

 
Health Evolution is announcing Connect, an invitation-only, curated convening of CEOs and C-Suite executives from providers, payers, and life science organizations, along with technology leaders, investors, innovators, and policymakers. Connect 2022 will be held from September 14-16, 2022, in Nashville. Health Evolution Connect builds on the renowned Health Evolution Summit by probing critical emerging issues and challenges in health care with the same intensity and candor, but with a particular focus on near-term pathways for change and transformation.

Connect participants will experience a mix of unscripted panel discussions featuring top industry thought leaders and interactive small-group roundtable discussions. Leaders will enjoy ample time for networking and engaging with peers and counterparts across the health care ecosystem. Connect is designed for CEOs and C-Suite executives more broadly, and we encourage CEOs and their leadership teams to participate and learn together. Executives will leave Nashville with new strategies to accelerate progress, new relationships to amplify impact, and new perspectives on leading their organizations through a volatile time in our industry.

Topics for Connect’s Big Discussions include:

  • Exploring how the volatile economy will affect purchasing, care delivery and innovation
  • Surveying the health policy landscape beyond the midterm elections
  • Maximizing the impact of initiatives to advance health equity
  • Confronting misinformation and restoring the public’s trust in health care
  • Building the C-suite of the future
  • Achieving scale in home-based care models
  • Harnessing the latest innovations in women’s health

Connect will also be an opportunity to highlight Health Evolution Confab — the special initiative to advance women leaders in health care — through large and small group sessions that will examine practices for promoting greater gender diversity in the most senior executive roles and board positions.

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Featured Connect Discussion Leaders

Big Discussions

    • Vineeta Agarwala, MDGeneral Partner,
      Andreessen Horowitz
    • Richard Baron, MDPresident & CEO,
      American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation
    • Marty BonickPresident & CEO,
      Ardent Health Services
    • Akram Boutros, MDPresident & CEO,
      MetroHealth
    • Remy Brim, PhDPrincipal,
      BGR Government Affairs, LLC
    • Bechara Choucair, MDSVP & Chief Health Officer,
      Kaiser Permanente
    • Gaurov Dayal, MDCEO,
      Axia Women’s Health
    • Alexandra DraneCo-Founder and CEO,
      ARCHANGELS
    • Carladenise Edwards, PhDEVP, Chief Strategy Officer,
      Henry Ford Health
    • Eric Eskioglu, MDEVP, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer,
      Novant Health
    • Robert Fields, MDEVP & Chief Population Health Officer,
      Mount Sinai Health System
    • Senator Bill Frist, MDFounding Partner,
      Frist Cressey Ventures;
      former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
    • Pat GeraghtyPresident & CEO,
      GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue and GuideWell Group, Inc.
    • Garth Graham, MDHead of YouTube Health,
      Google
    • Karen HanlonEVP & COO,
      Highmark Health
    • Patrice Harris, MDCEO,
      eMed; former President, American Medical Association
    • Nzinga Harrison, MDCo-Founder and Chief Medical Officer,
      Eleanor Health
    • Ellen HerlacherPrincipal,
      LRVHealth
    • John KaoFounder & CEO,
      Alignment Healthcare
    • Kim KeckPresident & CEO,
      Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
    • Ellen KelsayPresident & CEO,
      Business Group on Health
    • Joneigh Khaldun, MDVP & Chief Health Equity Officer,
      CVS Health
    • Suchi Saria, PhDFounder & CEO,
      Bayesian Health;
      Director of the Machine Learning, AI and Healthcare Lab, Johns Hopkins University
    • Terry ShawPresident & CEO,
      AdventHealth
    • Pippa Shulman, DOChief Medical Officer,
      Medically Home
    • Susan L. Turney, MDCEO,
      Marshfield Clinic Health System
    • Micky Tripathi, PhDNational Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • Barbara Walczyk JoersPresident & CEO,
      Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
    • Ron WilliamsChairman & CEO,
      RW2 Enterprises; former Chairman & CEO, Aetna
    • Martha WoffordPresident & CEO,
      Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
    • Felicity YostCo-Founder & Chief Product & Operating Officer,
      Tia

Deep Dives

    • Denise BasowSVP & Chief Digital Officer, Ochsner Health
    • John Frownfelter, MDChief Strategist, Data Driven Health, NTT DATA
    • Karen HanlonEVP & COO, Highmark Health
    • Jacob JessonChief Revenue & Experience Office, Medecision
    • Jim Jirjis, MDVP & Chief Health Information Officer, HCA Healthcare
    • Adeel MalikCo-Founder & CEO, Clearstep
    • Randall S. Moore, MDSVP & COO Health & Care Solutions, Franciscan Alliance
    • Bill NordmarkCEO, Enlace Health
    • Nishi Rawat, MDChief Clinical Officer, Bamboo Health
    • Mike SerbinisFounder & CEO, League
    • Tammy SunCo-Founder & CEO, Carrot Fertility
    • Derek StreatCEO, DexCare
    • Amy WaldronDirector, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Solutions Strategy, Google Cloud
    • Ken YoungPresident & CEO, Medecision

Agenda – Subject to Change

Our Big Discussions are centered on leading through an era of transition and the major implications for health care executives. Specifically, we will explore three overarching themes: the forces influencing the strategic landscape for the coming 12-24 months, strategies to maximize health equity and DEI efforts, and innovative care delivery models.

Click on any of these links to view the day’s agenda: Tuesday, September 13 | Wednesday, September 14 | Thursday, September 15 | Friday, September 16

Tuesday, September 13
Connect Agenda
Invitation-Only Agenda
5:00–9:00 pm CTHealth & Safety Pre-Check Hours
AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Folk Ballroom
5:00–9:00 pm CTConnect Registration Open
AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Foyer
Wednesday, September 14
Connect Agenda
Invitation-Only Agenda
7:00 am–7:00 pm CTHealth & Safety Pre-Check Hours
6:00–11:00 am, AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Folk Ballroom
11:00 am–7:00 pm, AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Foyer
7:00 am–7:00 pm CTConnect Registration Open
AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Foyer
7:30–9:30 am CTBreakfast + Networking
AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Americana + Bluegrass Ballrooms

Casual discussions & networking over breakfast.
10:00–10:10 am CTBIG DISCUSSIONS
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine A & B Ballrooms

Connect Welcome with Richard Schwartz, CEO, Health Evolution

Emcee: Paul Kusserow, Chairman, Amedisys
10:10–11:00 am CTIt's the Economy...
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine A & B Ballrooms

Moderator: Ron Williams, Chairman & CEO, RW2 Enterprises; former Chairman & CEO, Aetna

Discussion Leaders:
Vineeta Agarwala, MD, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Marty Bonick, President & CEO, Ardent Health Services
Ellen Kelsay, President & CEO, Business Group on Health
Martha Wofford, President & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

How recession-proof is health care? The volatile economy is poised to become the dominant force setting health care's strategic landscape for the foreseeable future. Join cross-industry CEOs and investors as they discuss how persistent inflation, rising interest rates, a strong labor market, and a weak stock market will affect employer purchasing, payer-provider negotiations, value-based care adoption, care delivery, and innovation in the coming 12-24 months.
11:00–11:50 am CTHome-Based Care Beyond the Pandemic
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine A & B Ballrooms

Moderator: TBA

Discussion Leaders:
Eric Eskioglu, MD, EVP, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer, Novant Health
Robert Fields, MD, EVP & Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System
John Kao, Founder & CEO, Alignment Healthcare
Pippa Shulman, DO, Chief Medical Officer, Medically Home

Providers and payers continue to invest in more expansive home-based care, but what is the post-pandemic outlook? Where are patient preferences and clinical benefits most proven? What scale is needed to see cost benefits? How much inpatient volume will shift–and how fast? And how could various models that focus on acute care and chronic disease management converge into an integrated care continuum? Join executives of leading organizations as they predict the future of home-based care.
11:50 am–12:15 pm CTFireside Chat with ONC's Micky Tripathi, PhD
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine A & B Ballrooms

Suchi Saria, PhD, Founder & CEO, Bayesian Health; Director of the Machine Learning, AI and Healthcare Lab, Johns Hopkins University in discussion with Micky Tripathi, PhD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
12:15–1:15 pm CTLunch + Networking
AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Americana Ballrooms

Casual discussions & networking on the latest over lunch.
Fellowship Welcome Lunch
AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Bluegrass + Folk Ballrooms

Invitation-only networking lunch for Health Evolution Fellows.
1:30–2:30 pm CTDEEP DIVES
The Joseph, 8th Floor
Go beyond the Big Discussions...Deep Dives 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.

Barbarians at the Gate: Winning Moves for Health Systems in the Age of Disruption
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Edmonson A
Hosted by DexCare | Facilitated by Derek Streat, CEO, DexCare with industry leaders Denise Basow, SVP & Chief Digital Officer, Ochsner Health and Randall S. Moore, MD, SVP & COO Health & Care Solutions, Franciscan Alliance

Modernize and Improve Care Management with Effective Consumer Engagement Strategies
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Edmonson B
Hosted by Medecision | Facilitated by Jacob Jesson, Chief Revenue & Experience Office, Medecision with industry leaders Ken Young, President & CEO, Medecision and TBA
2:45–3:45 pm CTDEEP DIVES
The Joseph, 8th Floor
Go beyond the Big Discussions...Deep Dives 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.

Unlocking Access to Specialty Care with AI-Enabled Self-Scheduling
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Edmonson A
Hosted by Clearstep | Facilitated by Adeel Malik, Co-Founder & CEO, Clearstep with industry leaders TBA

Designing Fertility Benefits to Advance Equity Goals
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Edmonson B
Hosted by Carrot Fertility | Facilitated by Tammy Sun, Co-Founder & CEO, Carrot Fertility with industry leaders TBA
4:00–5:30 pm CTNetworking Break
The Joseph, 8th Floor, Foyer + Outdoor Terrace
Confab Welcome
The Joseph, 8th Floor

Invitation-only group discussion and Get Real Breakouts for Health Evolution Fellows participating in the Confab for Advancing Women in Leadership.

Discussion Leaders:
Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder and CEO, ARCHANGELS
Carladenise Edwards, PhD, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Henry Ford Health
Nzinga Harrison, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Eleanor Health
Kim Keck, President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Susan Turney, MD, CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System
5:30–9:30 pm CTCocktails, Dinner + Evening Entertainment
Omni Nashville Hotel, Barlines
Fueled by Enlace Health

Relax and network with peers at Barlines, conveniently located inside the Omni Nashville Hotel across from The Joseph & AC Hotel while enjoying local cuisine and entertainment.
Thursday, September 15
Connect Agenda
Invitation-Only Agenda
6:30 am–7:00 pm CTHealth & Safety Pre-Check Hours
AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Foyer
6:30 am–7:00 pm CTConnect Registration Open
AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Foyer
6:30–8:00 am CTBreakfast + Networking
AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Americana + Bluegrass Ballrooms

Casual discussions & networking over breakfast.
8:00–8:10 am CTBIG DISCUSSIONS
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine A & B Ballrooms

Connect Welcome with Richard Schwartz, CEO, Health Evolution
8:10–9:10 am CTHealth Care After the Midterms
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine A & B Ballrooms

Moderator: Remy Brim, PhD, Principal, BGR Government Affairs, LLC

Discussion Leaders:
Senator Bill Frist, MD, Founding Partner, Frist Cressey Ventures; former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
• Additional Leaders TBA

With control of Congress at stake, the 2022 midterm elections were destined to be contentious. But the Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling raises the stakes for federal and state elections alike. In the regulatory arena, the looming end of the Public Health Emergency threatens to curtail pandemic-era flexibilities and raises new questions moving forward. Join nationally recognized health policy experts as they examine the emerging political and policy landscape–and the major implications for health care executives.
9:10–10:10 am CTMaximizing the Impact of Health Equity Initiatives
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine A & B Ballrooms

Moderator: TBA

Discussion Leaders:
Akram Boutros, MD, President & CEO, MetroHealth
Bechara Choucair, MD, SVP & Chief Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Joneigh Khaldun, MD, VP & Chief Health Equity Officer, CVS Health
Barbara Walczyk Joers, President & CEO, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Health care organizations nationwide are launching and expanding initiatives to advance health equity, but are they positioning for maximum effect? Should leaders prioritize investing in their workforce or the communities they serve? Should they focus on social drivers of health or the underlying root causes? Should they strive for immediate impact or long-term policy change? Join distinguished CEOs and industry experts as they share how their organizations prioritize health equity initiatives to maximize impact.
10:45–11:45 am CTDEEP DIVES
The Joseph, 8th Floor
Go beyond the Big Discussions...Deep Dives 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.

Building a Unified Digital Health Ecosystem
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Edmonson A
Hosted by League | Facilitated by Mike Serbinis, Founder & CEO, League with industry leaders Karen Hanlon, EVP & COO, Highmark Health and Amy Waldron, Director, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Solutions Strategy, Google Cloud

Building the Bridge to Sustainable Value-Based Care
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Edmonson B
Hosted by Enlace Health | Facilitated by Bill Nordmark, CEO, Enlace Health with industry leaders TBA
12:00–1:15 pm CTLunch + Networking
The Joseph, 8th Floor

Casual discussions & networking on the latest over lunch.
Forum Roundtable Luncheon
AC Hotel, 21st Floor, Bluegrass + Folk Ballrooms

Invitation-only Roundtable meetings and lunch for Health Evolution Fellows.
1:30–2:30 pm CTThe Great Redesign: Building the C-Suite of the Future
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine A & B Ballrooms

Moderator: Pat Geraghty, President & CEO, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue and GuideWell Group, Inc.

Discussion Leaders:
Carladenise Edwards, PhD, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Henry Ford Health
Karen Hanlon, EVP & COO, Highmark Health
Terry Shaw, President & CEO, AdventHealth

Health care leadership is in the midst of a generational shift as CEO and C-suite retirements continue at a rapid clip. Will CEOs and Boards maintain the status quo or act on this time-limited opportunity to make outsized gains in diversity and inclusion at the senior-most ranks? And how do CEOs build a robust pipeline of underrepresented leaders, increase mobility into the C-suite, and position leaders for the top job? Join cross-industry CEOs to learn how they are building the C-suite of the future.
2:45–3:45 pm CTDEEP DIVES
The Joseph, 8th Floor
Go beyond the Big Discussions...Deep Dives 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.

The Digital End Game: Have We Forgotten the Patient?
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Edmonson B
Hosted by NTT DATA | Facilitated by John Frownfelter, MD, Chief Strategist, Data Driven Health, NTT DATA with industry leaders Jim Jirjis, MD, VP & Chief Health Information Officer, HCA Healthcare and health plan executive TBA

988 is Live! But Will It Improve Access to Mental Health Care & Treatment?
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine D
Hosted by Bamboo Health | Facilitated by Nishi Rawat, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Bamboo Health with industry leaders TBA
4:00–5:00 pm CTNetworking Break
The Joseph, 8th Floor, Foyer + Outdoor Terrace
Forum Roundtable Sessions
The Joseph, 8th Floor

Invitation-only Roundtable meetings for Health Evolution Fellows.
5:00–7:00 pm CTCocktails + Conversations
The Joseph, 8th Floor, Foyer + Outdoor Terrace

Relax and network with peers to discuss the events of the day.
Friday, September 16
Connect Agenda
Invitation-Only Agenda
6:30–9:30 am CTHealth & Safety Pre-Check Hours
The Joseph, 8th Floor
6:30–9:30 am CTConnect Registration Open
The Joseph, 8th Floor
7:30–7:40 am CTBIG DISCUSSIONS
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine A & B Ballrooms

Breakfast Roundtable Welcome with Richard Schwartz, CEO, Health Evolution
7:40–8:30 am CTRestoring the Public's Trust in Health Care
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine A & B Ballrooms

Moderator: Patrice Harris, MD, CEO, eMed; former President, American Medical Association

Discussion Leaders:
Richard Baron, MD, President & CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation
Garth Graham, MD, Head of YouTube Health, Google
• Additional Leaders TBA

The public's confidence in the health care system has dropped precipitously since the start of the pandemic. Misinformation, disinformation, historic mistreatment, and the sheer complexity of communicating uncertainty have all eroded the public's trust. But strengthening trust is critical for preventing disease, protecting public health, and advancing health equity. Join experts for an interactive breakfast roundtable discussion examining how they are working to combat misinformation, promote accurate information, and restore the public's trust in health care.
8:30–9:20 am CTInnovations in Women's Health
The Joseph, 8th Floor, The Albertine A & B Ballrooms

Moderator: Ellen Herlacher, Principal, LRVHealth

Discussion Leaders:
Gaurov Dayal, MD, CEO, Axia Women’s Health
Felicity Yost, Co-Founder & Chief Product & Operating Officer, Tia
• Additional Discussion Leader TBA

An array of innovators are rebuilding health care services specifically for the needs of women, ranging from tailored point solutions to comprehensive care models. And in the wake of the Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling, designing holistic women's health services will now vary in states across the country. Join an interactive breakfast roundtable discussion with CEOs and C-suite leaders addressing the legacy health care system's shortcomings in serving women effectively–and highlighting what can we learn from their experiences.
9:20–9:30 am CTConnect Wrap Up with Richard Schwartz, CEO, Health Evolution


Urban Retreat in Nashville


The inaugural Health Evolution Connect will take place at The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville and AC Hotel Nashville Downtown. Please visit our on-site information page to learn more about these two properties, airport recommendations, expected weather and other information.


What to Expect at Health Evolution Connect


Safety Precautions – Vaccines, Testing, Masks and CrowdPass

We are excited to join together for the inaugural Health Evolution Connect, and we are committed to health and safety for all members of our community.

  • Participants are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 according to CDC guidelines and show proof of vaccination to attend Connect. Booster shots are strongly recommended.
  • Participants are required to take a Covid test 48 hours prior to arrival.
  • Masks are currently optional and will be provided to all participants as they check-in at the event.

We are monitoring government recommendations and requirements and will take additional measures if warranted, as we get closer to the event to best ensure a safe gathering.


Partners

 
We would not all be here today if not for our dedicated partners. We are immensely thankful for their investment of passion, brainpower and financial resources, making this powerful gathering—and our collective goal of fostering change for the better—possible. To view a list of our partners, please click here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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