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The in-person Health Evolution Summit is postponed so, instead, we will bring together CEOs and other C-level health care leaders via webcast to address two of the most pressing issues the health care industry faces today: COVID-19 and, separately, artificial intelligence.

[Health Evolution Summit 2020 postponement FAQ.]

As a public service, we are convening a virtual gathering to address the coronavirus currently propagating around the world. Participants can access Pandemic Response: A Public-Private Call to Action via their web browser, ask the discussion leaders questions and, based on availability, receive responses.

During the webcast, health care provider, payer and life sciences CEOs along with federal and state government officials will share insights and best practices for preparedness, mitigation, education and communication. Executives will also reveal lessons learned thus far from providers on the front lines of the battle, and shed light on the available diagnostics, treatments, cures and forthcoming vaccines.

Experts slated for the Pandemic Preparedness webcast:

  • Amy Abernethy, MD, Deputy Commissioner, FDA 
  • Mandy Cohen, MD, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services; Summit Chair  
  • Francis deSouza, President & CEO, Illumina 
  • David Feinberg, MD, VP, Google Health; Summit Chair  
  • Mark Ganz, President & CEO, Cambia Health; Summit Chair 
  • Pat Geraghty, President & CEO, GuideWell & Florida Blue; Summit Chair 
  • Jason Gorevic, CEO, Teladoc Health  
  • Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services-tentatively confirmed
  • Rod Hochman, MD, President & CEO, Providence St. Joseph Health; Summit Chair   
  • Larry Jameson, MD, Dean, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Larry Merlo, President & CEO, CVS Health 
  • Mark McClellan, MD, Director and Robert J. Margolis, Professor, of Business, Medicine and Health Policy, Duke University 
  • Terry Shaw, President & CEO, AdventHealth; Summit Chair 

Pandemic Response: A Public-Private Call to Action is scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 8 a.m. PT.

View the agenda and register here.

Prior to the pandemic call to action, on April 1, 2020, beginning at 8 a.m. PT, we will hold the virtual Executive Briefing: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, also a webcast.

Originally scheduled to take place on April 1 as part of the Health Evolution Summit, the Executive Briefing will convene CEOs, CIOs, policy makers and AI experts to cut through the hype and discuss ways AI&ML are being used in real-world settings to reduce costs and increase value.  

In candid, peer-to-peer exchanges, executives will discuss business use cases, culture change, talent and personnel, outcome metrics as well as risk assessment and how to handle unforeseen consequences. 

Some of the discussion leaders lined up for the Executive Briefing webcast:

  • Amy Abernethy, MD, Deputy Commissioner, FDA 
  • Steve Corwin, MD, CEO, NewYork-Presbyterian 
  • Peter Durlach, Chief Strategy Officer, Nuance 
  • Mark Ganz, CEO, Cambia Health 
  • Rod Hochman, President & CEO, Providence St. Joseph 
  • Kris Joshi, EVP & President, Network Solutions, Change Healthcare 
  • Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures  
  • Peter Lee, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Healthcare, Microsoft 
  • Aaron Martin, EVP & Chief Digital Officer, Providence St. Joseph 
  • Mark McClellan, MD, Director and Robert J. Margolis, Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy, Duke University 
  • Robert Musslewhite, CEO, OptumInsights, Optum 
  • Cris Ross, Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic 
  • Faraz Shafiq, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, Cambia 
  • Steve Udvarhelyi, MD, President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana 

The Health Evolution Executive Briefing: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2, 2020.

View the agenda and register here.

Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan brings more than two decades in editing and journalism experience to Health Evolution. Sullivan most recently served as Editor-in-Chief at HIMSS, leading Healthcare IT News, Health Finance, MobiHealthNews. Prior to HIMSS Media, Sullivan was News Editor of IDG’s InfoWorld, directing a dozen reporters’ coverage for the weekly print publication and daily website.