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Be part of the journey to the new frontier of health care at Connect, an invitation-only, curated convening of health care leaders. 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.

Future Connect dates
September 23-25, 2024
September 8-10, 2025

INNOVATION & INSIGHT

Driving Effective Change and Innovation

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.

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Near-Term Focus

The Connect agenda is designed to address health care’s biggest challenges with a particular focus on near-term pathways for change.

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Actionable Takeaways

Interactive breakout discussions take a fresh approach to engage with industry peers and experts by exploring implementation challenges and solutions.

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New Connections

Build new relationships with C-level executives from across the industry who seek to drive meaningful change.

INVITATION-ONLY RETREAT

What to Expect

2024 Connect Schedule

Our time in Nashville is designed to share new ideas, connect with old and new friends, and focus on the future. We’ve built the schedule to illuminate insights and inspire opportunities through candid, peer-to-peer conversations on key issues animating C-suites and boardrooms—health care policy, AI, drug pricing, health equity, commercial risk, and more. Our goal is for you to leave these discussions better equipped to affect real strategic change in your organization and beyond. The 2024 Connect agenda will focus on the top prospects for meaningful change, including discussion topics such as: 

  • Health Care After the Elections: Policy Priorities for the Next Four Years
  • High-Cost, High-Value Care: Adopting (and Affording) the New Wave of Therapeutics
  • Whom Can You Trust?: Navigating the Intersection of AI and Misinformation
  • Health Care Under Attack: Leading through—and Learning from—Cybersecurity Crises
  • The Employer Resurgence: New Strategies to Advance Affordability, Accessibility, and Equity
  • Spotlight on Women’s Health: New Research, Investments, and Care Models
  • From Pledge to Action: Lessons from Leading Health Equity Champions
  • The Quest for Commercial Risk: Discoveries on How to Unlock Win-Win Arrangements

*Fellowship discussions and networking are invitation-only and noted in blue below.
To apply to join our Fellowship program, click here.

Sunday, September 22
Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24
Wednesday, September 25

7–9am: Breakfast

8–9am: Fellowship Welcome Breakfast*

9–9:30am: Coffee Networking
Connect with colleagues over coffee

7–9am: Breakfast

8–9am: Forum Roundtable Meetings*

9–9:30am: Coffee Networking
Connect with colleagues over coffee

8–10am: Breakfast + Big Discussions
9:30am–12pm: Connect Welcome + Big Discussions
9:30am–12pm: Big Discussions

12–2pm: Lunch

1–2pm: Forum Roundtable Meetings*

12–2pm: Lunch

1–2pm: Forum Roundtable Meetings*

2:30–3:30pm: Deep Dive Discussions 2:30–3:30pm: Deep Dive Discussions
4–5pm: Deep Dive Discussions 4-5pm: Deep Dive Discussions
5–7pm: Welcome Reception
Connect–and reconnect–with friends and colleagues before we kick off 2024 Connect

4–8pm: Connect Registration & Badge Pick Up

5-7:30pm: Cocktails + Dinner

5–6pm: Cocktails

6-8pm: Confab Get Real Dinner

2024 Connect Discussion Leaders

Brian D. Pieninck

Brian D. Pieninck

President & CEO, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Christine Donohue-Henry, MD

Christine Donohue-Henry, MD

Chief Population Health Officer, Christiana Care
Ellen Kelsay

Ellen Kelsay

President, CEO, Business Group on Health
Glen Tullman

Glen Tullman

CEO, Transcarent
Jaewon Ryu, MD

Jaewon Ryu, MD

CEO, Risant Health
Jeff Balser, MD, PhD

Jeff Balser, MD, PhD

President & CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Center (VUMC), and Dean, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University (VU)
Kelli Tice, MD

Kelli Tice, MD

VP, Medical Affairs & Chief Health Equity Officer, GuideWell & Florida Blue
Martha Wofford

Martha Wofford

President & CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Miles Snowden, MD

Miles Snowden, MD

Executive Vice President of Physician Strategy, Navvis
Patrick Conway, MD

Patrick Conway, MD

CEO, Optum Rx
Tosan Boyo

Tosan Boyo

President of Sutter Health's East Bay Market

RETREAT TO NASHVILLE

Components of Connect

Collaborate with C-Suite Leaders

Team collaboration dramatically increases the potential for meaningful change. That atmosphere is enhanced by the convening of CEOs and C-Suite executives from providers, payers, and life science organizations, along with technology leaders, investors, innovators, and policymakers from across the industry. 

Music City USA

Some of the most notable music was written in Nashville. That same cultural and artistic creativity can fuel the mission to rewrite healthcare. Connect will be held at the Grand Hyatt. When the need arises to recharge, the venue is close to Music City Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the famed honky-tonks of Lower Broadway.

INTENTIONAL DIRECTION

Our Focus Areas

CARE DELIVERY REDESIGN


What is the future of how and where we engage consumers in their health and care?

PAYMENT REDESIGN


Can we design and adopt new incentive models that yield long-term value?

COMMUNITY-FOCUSED
HEALTH


How do we confront systemic barriers to good health?

INNOVATION & DISCOVERY


How do we harness data, leverage technology, and fuel medical breakthroughs?

MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL
HEALTH


How do we build a robust and sustainable mental health care system?

ORGANIZATIONAL
TRANSFORMATION


How do we contend with today’s most critical challenges and prepare for those on the horizon?

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