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 27-29, 2023
September 22-25, 2024
September 7-10, 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.

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.

Actionable Takeaways

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

New Connections

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

Past Discussion Leaders

Adam Myers

Adam Myers

SVP & Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Adeel Malik

Adeel Malik

Co-Founder, CEO, Clearstep
Alexandra Drane

Alexandra Drane

Co-Founder & CEO, ARCHANGELS
Amy Waldron

Amy Waldron

Director, Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Solutions Strategy, Google Cloud
Barbara Walczyk Joers

Barbara Walczyk Joers

President, CEO, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Bechara Choucair, MD

Bechara Choucair, MD

SVP, Chief Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente
Bill Nordmark

Bill Nordmark

CEO, Enlace Health
Carladenise Edwards, PhD

Carladenise Edwards, PhD

Strategic & Board Advisor, Parsley Health, Clover Health, and Heluna Health
Dawn Maroney

Dawn Maroney

President, Markets, Alignment Healthcare
Denise Basow

Denise Basow

SVP, Chief Digital Officer, Ochsner Health
Derek Streat

Derek Streat

CEO, DexCare
Ellen Herlacher

Ellen Herlacher

Principal, LRVHealth
Ellen Kelsay

Ellen Kelsay

President, CEO, Business Group on Health
Eric Eskioglu, MD

Eric Eskioglu, MD

EVP, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Novant Health
Felicity Yost

Felicity Yost

Co-Founder and Chief Product & Operating Officer, Tia
Garth Graham, MD

Garth Graham, MD

Head of YouTube Health, Google
Gaurov Dayal, MD

Gaurov Dayal, MD

CEO, Axia Women's Health
Governor Phil Bredesen

Governor Phil Bredesen

Former Governor of Tennessee
Hal Paz, MD

Hal Paz, MD

CEO, Stony Brook University Medicine & EVP Health Sciences, Stony Brook University
Jacob Jesson

Jacob Jesson

Chief Revenue, Experience Office, Medecision
Jim Jirjis, MD

Jim Jirjis, MD

VP, Chief Health Information Officer, HCA Healthcare
John Frownfelter

John Frownfelter

Chief Strategist, Data Driven Health, NTT DATA
Joneigh Khaldun, MD

Joneigh Khaldun, MD

VP, Chief Health Equity Officer, CVS Health
Karen Hanlon

Karen Hanlon

EVP and COO, Highmark Health
Ken Young

Ken Young

President & CEO, Medecision
Kim Keck

Kim Keck

President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Kris Joshi, PhD

Kris Joshi, PhD

President, Change Healthcare
Lynn Simon, MD

Lynn Simon, MD

President, Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer
Mark Anderes

Mark Anderes

Chief Digital Officer, Froedtert Health; President, Inception Health
Martha Wofford

Martha Wofford

President, CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Marty Bonick

Marty Bonick

President, CEO, Ardent Health Services
Micky Tripathi, PhD

Micky Tripathi, PhD

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mike Serbinis

Mike Serbinis

Founder & CEO, League
Nishi Rawat, MD

Nishi Rawat, MD

Chief Clinical Officer, Bamboo Health
Nzinga Harrison, MD

Nzinga Harrison, MD

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Eleanor Health
Pat Geraghty

Pat Geraghty

President & CEO, GuideWell & Florida Blue
Patrice Harris, MD

Patrice Harris, MD

Co-Founder & CEO, eMed; former President, American Medical Association
Paul Kusserow

Paul Kusserow

Chairman, Amedisys
Pippa Shulman, DO

Pippa Shulman, DO

Chief Medical Officer, Medically Home
Randall S. Moore, MD

Randall S. Moore, MD

SVP, COO Health; Care Solutions, Franciscan Alliance
Remy Brim PhD

Remy Brim PhD

Principal, BGR Government Affairs, LLC
Robert Fields, MD

Robert Fields, MD

EVP and Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System
Robin Berzin, MD

Robin Berzin, MD

Founder and CEO, Parsley Health
Ron Williams

Ron Williams

Chairman & CEO, RW2 Enterprises
Senator Bill Frist, MD

Senator Bill Frist, MD

Founding Partner, Frist Cressey Ventures
Suchi Saria

Suchi Saria

Founder & CEO, Bayesian Health; Director of the Machine Learning, AI and Healthcare Lab, Johns Hopkins University
Susan Turney, MD

Susan Turney, MD

CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System
Tammy Sun

Tammy Sun

Co-Founder and CEO, Carrot Fertility
Terry Shaw

Terry Shaw

President & CEO, Advent Health
Vineeta Agarwala, MD

Vineeta Agarwala, MD

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

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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