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.

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.

INVITATION-ONLY RETREAT

What to Expect

2023 Connect Main Stage Discussion Leaders

1Richard Schwartz

1Richard Schwartz

CEO, Health Evolution
CEO, Health Evolution
4Rob Lazerow

4Rob Lazerow

EVP, Health Evolution
Adam Boehler

Adam Boehler

CEO, Rubicon Founders
Airica Steed, EdD

Airica Steed, EdD

President & CEO, The MetroHealth System
Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra

President, CareJourney; former U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Bill Nordmark

Bill Nordmark

CEO, Enlace Health
Brad Smith

Brad Smith

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Russell Street Ventures; Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Main Street Health; Executive Chairman, CareBridge
Cara McNulty

Cara McNulty

President, Behavioral Health & Mental Well-being, CVS Health
Cris Ross

Cris Ross

Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic
David Shulkin, MD

David Shulkin, MD

The 9th Secretary of Veteran Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
George Barrett

George Barrett

Founder, The Overtone Group; former Chairman & CEO, Cardinal Health
Georges Benjamin, MD

Georges Benjamin, MD

Executive Director, American Public Health Association
James Hildreth, PhD, MD

James Hildreth, PhD, MD

President & CEO, Meharry Medical College
Jay Desai

Jay Desai

CEO, Bamboo Health
Jenny Schneider, MD

Jenny Schneider, MD

Co-founder & CEO, Homeward
Jon Perlin, MD, PhD

Jon Perlin, MD, PhD

President & CEO, The Joint Commission
Kevin Ban, MD

Kevin Ban, MD

Chief Medical Officer, Walgreens
Neil de Crescenzo

Neil de Crescenzo

former CEO, Optum Insight
Nzinga Harrison, MD

Nzinga Harrison, MD

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Eleanor Health
Phoebe Yang

Phoebe Yang

Board Director of GE Healthcare, Doximity, CommonSpirit Health; former General Manager, Amazon Web Services
Rob Andrews

Rob Andrews

CEO, Health Transformation Alliance
Sara Vaezy

Sara Vaezy

EVP, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer, Providence
Secretary Kody Kinsley

Secretary Kody Kinsley

Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Steve Collis

Steve Collis

Chairman, President & CEO, Cencora
Suchi Saria, PhD

Suchi Saria, PhD

Founder & CEO, Bayesian Health; Director of the Machine Learning, AI and Healthcare Lab, Johns Hopkins University
Sukanya Soderland

Sukanya Soderland

SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Susan Monarez, PhD

Susan Monarez, PhD

Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health
Susan Turney, MD

Susan Turney, MD

former CEO, Marshfield Clinic Health System
Tommy Ibrahim, MD

Tommy Ibrahim, MD

President & CEO, Bassett Healthcare Network
Vineeta Agarwala, MD, PhD

Vineeta Agarwala, MD, PhD

General Partner, a16z

2023 Connect Breakout Discussion Leaders

Aadam Hussain

Aadam Hussain

SVP, Consumer Health Solutions & Partnerships, Cambia Health Solutions
Alexandra Drane

Alexandra Drane

Co-Founder & CEO, ARCHANGELS
Amit Shah, MD

Amit Shah, MD

Chief Medical Officer, CareOregon
Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD

Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD

President of Product Development & Chief Medical Officer, Verily; former Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA
Andrew Watson, MD

Andrew Watson, MD

Chief Medical Digital Health Officer, UPMC Health Plan
Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra

President, CareJourney; former U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Anita Patel

Anita Patel

Vice President, Pharmacy Services Development, Walgreens
Bill Nordmark

Bill Nordmark

CEO, Enlace Health
Caitlin Zulla

Caitlin Zulla

CEO, Optum Health East
Carmen Peralta, MD

Carmen Peralta, MD

Chief Clinical Officer, Interwell Health
Corbin Petro

Corbin Petro

Board Member & Advisor, Founding CEO, Eleanor Health & Benevera Health
Cris Ross

Cris Ross

Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic
Curt Vinyard

Curt Vinyard

SVP, Payer, ixlayer
David Shulkin, MD

David Shulkin, MD

The 9th Secretary of Veteran Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Daymon Smith

Daymon Smith

Chief Product & Technology Officer, Interwell Health
Derek Streat

Derek Streat

CEO, DexCare
Ed Glynn, MD

Ed Glynn, MD

Chief Health Information Officer, HCA Healthcare Physician Services Group
Edmondo Robinson, MD

Edmondo Robinson, MD

Chief Digital Officer, Moffitt Cancer Center
Erin Satterwhite

Erin Satterwhite

CEO, Optum Specialty Pharmacy
Jeanine Maier

Jeanine Maier

VP, Consumer Experience, Kaiser Permanente
John Frownfelter

John Frownfelter

Chief Strategist, Data Driven Health, NTT DATA
Jordan Harmon

Jordan Harmon

Chief Innovation & Commercialization Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery
Josh Peterson, MD

Josh Peterson, MD

VP for Personalized Health & Director, Center for Precision Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Julian Harris, MD

Julian Harris, MD

Chairman & CEO, ConcertoCare
Kapil Parakh, MD

Kapil Parakh, MD

Senior Medical Leader, Google
Katherine Schneider, MD

Katherine Schneider, MD

CEO, Two Canoes Health, LLC
Kathleen Noonan

Kathleen Noonan

President & CEO, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Ken Young

Ken Young

President & CEO, Medecision
Kim Victory

Kim Victory

Healthcare & Life Sciences Director, Google
Kumar Shwetabh

Kumar Shwetabh

President - US Operations, Access Healthcare and CEO, Pacific BPO
Lynn Simon, MD

Lynn Simon, MD

President, Healthcare Innovation & Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Systems
Maureen Suhr

Maureen Suhr

SVP, Clinical Operations, ViewFi
Michael Vennera

Michael Vennera

EVP, Chief Strategy, Corporate Development, and Information Officer, Independence Blue Cross
Mike Peresie

Mike Peresie

Interim CEO of Software, Network and Data Solutions, Optum Insight
Mike Serbinis

Mike Serbinis

CEO & Founder, League
Neil Borg

Neil Borg

Senior Managing Director, Ziegler
Niall Brennan

Niall Brennan

Senior Advisor for Data Modernization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Nimesh Jhaveri, RPh

Nimesh Jhaveri, RPh

EVP & Chief Impact Officer, McKesson
Nishi Rawat, MD

Nishi Rawat, MD

Chief Clinical Officer, Bamboo Health
Nwando Anyaoku, MD

Nwando Anyaoku, MD

GVP, Chief Health Equity and Clinical Innovation Officer, Providence
Patrick Conway, MD

Patrick Conway, MD

CEO, Optum Rx
Phoebe Yang

Phoebe Yang

Board Director of GE Healthcare, Doximity, CommonSpirit Health; former General Manager, Amazon Web Services
Rahul Singh

Rahul Singh

Senior Partner, Advisory & Transformation, West Monroe Partners
Ramita Tandon

Ramita Tandon

Chief Clinical Trials Officer, Walgreens As the Chief Clinical Trials Officer at Walgreens, Ramita Tandon is responsible for leading and driving growth for the Company’s new clinical trials business. In her role, Ramita works across the healthcare and life sciences industries to enable next-generation clinical trials so that breakthrough treatments...
Ravi Kavasery, MD

Ravi Kavasery, MD

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Blue Shield of California
Rebekah Gee, MD

Rebekah Gee, MD

Founder & CEO, Nest Health
Rob Saunders, PhD

Rob Saunders, PhD

Senior Research Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Roger Jansen, PhD

Roger Jansen, PhD

Chief Strategic Growth Officer, MSU Health Care
Sara Vaezy

Sara Vaezy

EVP, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer, Providence
Sarah Pletcher, MD

Sarah Pletcher, MD

SVP & Executive Medical Director, Strategic Innovation, Houston Methodist
Shami Feinglass, MD

Shami Feinglass, MD

Health Innovators Fellow, The Aspen Institute
Suchi Saria, PhD

Suchi Saria, PhD

Founder & CEO, Bayesian Health; Director of the Machine Learning, AI and Healthcare Lab, Johns Hopkins University
Susannah Fox

Susannah Fox

Board Member, Cambia Health Solutions; former Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tammy Sun

Tammy Sun

Co-Founder and CEO, Carrot Fertility
Taylor Hamilton

Taylor Hamilton

Chief Consumer Officer, Ballad Health
Troy Brennan, MD

Troy Brennan, MD

Former EVP and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark; former Chief Medical Officer, Aetna
Vickie White

Vickie White

SVP & Chief Brand and Consumer Officer, AdventHealth
Virna Little

Virna Little

Co-founder & Chief Clinical Officer, Concert Health
Winjie Tang Miao

Winjie Tang Miao

SEVP & COO, Texas Health Resources

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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