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What to expect at the Health Evolution Summit 2021

The hybrid in-person and virtual Summit 2021 will focus on resetting the agenda with leadership imperatives emerging post-pandemic.

Tom Sullivan | May 26, 2021

Health Evolution on Thursday unveiled the agenda and key speakers for the upcoming Summit 2021, scheduled for August 25-27 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, CA.

This year’s Summit will focus on Resetting the Agenda – Leadership Imperatives Emerging Post-Pandemic.

“We are thrilled to host this unique gathering of CEOs from across the Health Evolution community again in Laguna and know folks are eager to re-convene in person to compare notes and sharpen priorities as we emerge from the worst of the pandemic with a pressing set of shared challenges,” said Richard Schwartz, President, Health Evolution.

Within the ‘Resetting the Agenda’ theme, Summit discussions will feature perspectives from top executives leading health plan, health system and life sciences organizations to address topics including:

      • Economic and policy outlook
      • Bolstering health system resilience
      • Incorporating and integrating new technologies
      • Innovations in care models and consumer offerings
      • Confronting mental health, affordability and equity challenges in earnest

The Health Evolution Summit will include a special Main Stage Interview with Greg Adams, Chair and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. Other distinguished Discussion Leaders include:

      • Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD, President, Clinical Research Business, Verily; former Principal Deputy Commissioner, FDA
      • Gail Boudreaux, President and CEO, Anthem
      • Bruce Broussard, President & CEO, Humana
      • David Cordani, President & CEO, Cigna
      • Michael Dowling, President & CEO, Northwell Health
      • Pat Geraghty, President & CEO, GuideWell and Florida Blue
      • Richard Gray, MD, CEO, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Arizona
      • David Holmberg, President & CEO, Highmark Health
      • Wright Lassiter, III, President & CEO, Henry Ford Health System; Chair- Elect, AHA
      • Rhonda Medows, MD, CEO, Ayin Health Solutions
      • Mark McClellan, MD, Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy & Robert J. Margolis, M.D., Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy, Duke University
      • Felicia Norwood, EVP & President, Government Business Division, Anthem
      • Jon Perlin, MD, President, Clinical Services & Chief Medical Officer HCA Healthcare
      • David Ricks, Chairman and CEO, Eli Lilly and Company
      • Jaewon Ryu, MD, President & CEO, Geisinger

The Summit will also include dedicated programming for Fellows participating in the Health Evolution Forum and its three Roundtables:  New Models of Care, Next-Generation IT and Community Health and Health Equity.

Where and when
The Health Evolution Summit 2021 will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, CA, August 25-27, 2021.

A hybrid Summit, with enhanced features for those participating virtually

      • Full live access to our outstanding 3 days of discussions  
      • 1-to-1 networking opportunities with all Summit participants  
      • Advanced access to the Summit participant list via our virtual platform 
      • Access to live interviews on site  
      • On-demand content for 6 months after the event 

Safety and COVID-19
Health Evolution is committed to health and safety for all members of our community. The 2021 Summit has been scheduled with every requisite safety protocol in place at the Ritz-Carlton. We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines closely and keep you updated as we approach the Summit. To provide a safer experience for all participants, the COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all persons planning to attend our 2021 in-person Summit. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for underlying health, or other reasons, we will work with your team to register you for the virtual Summit.

How to participate
Health Evolution Summit 2021 is an invitation-only gathering that engages leaders committed to transforming health care. CEOs from health system, health plan, and life science organizations, as well as select policymakers and thought leaders, convene in an intimate environment to candidly debate ideas, build relationships and inspire creative solutions essential to the future. 

Learn more or apply to participate

About the Author

Tom Sullivan, EVP & Editor-in-Chief of Digital Content

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. Contact: toms@healthevolution.com or @SullyHIT on Twitter.