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Health Evolution Summit

An invite-only retreat of industry leaders: April 10-12, 2019

Candid discussions. Big minds. Real impact.

Health Evolution Summit is an invitation-only gathering that engages leaders of companies deeply involved in the transformation of health care. CEOs, C-suite executives, innovators, policymakers and investors from across health care services, IT and life science convene for the Summit’s intimate environment to candidly debate ideas, build relationships and inspire creative solutions essential to the industry’s future.


Wednesday, April 10

  • Payer Connect: Future Bets in the Integration Era including
    • Diane Holder, President & CEO, UPMC Health Plan
    • Pam Kehaly, President & CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona
    • Tim Wentworth, President & CEO, Express Scripts
  • Provider Connect: Future Bets in Taking Risk including
    • Nancy Agee, President & CEO, Carilion Clinic; Summit Chair
    • Marc Harrison, MD, President & CEO, Intermountain Healthcare
    • Richard Merkin, MD, President & CEO, Heritage Provider Network; Partner Committee
  • A Perspective: The State of the Industry
    • Discussion with Gail Boudreaux, President & CEO, Anthem Inc.; Confab Chair
  • Upstream Investments for Downstream Health including
    • Mandy Cohen, Secretary, North Carolina DHHS
    • Lloyd Dean, CEO, CommonSpirit Health
    • Steve Nelson, CEO, United Healthcare

Thursday, April 11

  • Straight News From Inside the Beltway
    • Discussion with Adam Boehler, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of HHS, Deputy Administrator, CMS and Director of CMMI
  • The Age of Curative Therapies – Achieving a Cost-Benefit Equilibrium including
    • Jean-Jacques Bienaime, Chairman & CEO, BioMarin
    • Andrew Lo, Professor, MIT Sloan ​School of Management and Director, MIT Laboratory for​Financial Engineering
    • Paul Markovich, CEO, Blue Shield of California
  • Tremors From the Coming Data Quake
    • John Doerr, Chairman, Kleiner Perkins; Founding Investor, Amazon and Google, in discussion with Eric Schmidt, former Executive Chairman, Google and Alphabet

Friday, April 12

  • The Great Beyond: Technology & Humans Deliver Health
    • Discussion with Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Partners
  • Diagnostics Vs. Prediction: Bold Bets on Clinical Markers​ including
    • Chad Robins, Co-Founder & CEO, Adaptive Biotechnologies
    • Mike Pellini, MD, Managing Partner, Section 32; Chairman, Foundation Medicine
    • Kim Popovits, President & CEO, Genomic Health

The Community

  • 62% CEOs, Chairmen, Presidents or Founders, C-Suites
  • 87% C-suite participation of the most senior leadership across the health care industry
  • 67% Alumni return rate
  • 42 states and 9 countries represented at 2018 Summit

2019 Discussion Leaders

  • Jean-Jacques Bienaimé
    Jean-Jacques Bienaimé Chairman & CEO
    BioMarin
  • Adam Boehler
    Adam Boehler Senior Advisor to the Secretary of HHS;
    Deputy Administrator, CMS; Director, CMMI
  • Gail Boudreaux
    Gail Boudreaux President & CEO
    Anthem, Inc.
    Confab Chair
  • Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD
    Secretary Mandy Cohen, MD Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Patrick Conway, MD
    Patrick Conway, MD President & CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Former Director, CMMI
  • Lloyd Dean
    Lloyd Dean President & CEO
    CommonSpirit Health
  • John Doerr
    John Doerr Chairman, Kleiner Perkins
    Founding Investor, Amazon and Google
  • David Feinberg, MD
    David Feinberg, MD VP, Google Health
    Google
  • Marc Harrison, MD
    Marc Harrison, MD President & CEO
    Intermountain Healthcare
  • Dan Hilferty
    Dan Hilferty President & CEO
    Independence Health Group
    Summit Chair
  • Diane Holder
    Diane Holder President & CEO
    UPMC Health Plan
  • Pam Kehaly
    Pam Kehaly President & CEO
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Steve Nelson
    Steve Nelson CEO
    United Healthcare
  • Peter Orszag
    Peter Orszag Managing Director & Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, Lazard
    Former Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • Mike Pellini, MD
    Mike Pellini, MD Managing Partner, Section 32
    Chairman, Foundation Medicine
  • Eric Schmidt
    Eric Schmidt Former Executive Chairman
    Google and Alphabet
  • Sue Siegel
    Sue Siegel CEO, GE Ventures
    Chief Innovation Officer, GE
  • Tim Wentworth
    Tim Wentworth President & CEO
    Express Scripts and Cigna Health Services

The Venue

Summit Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is the perfect location for the Health Evolution Summit. The resort is perched atop a seaside bluff with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and miles of sandy beach, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel continues to redefine guest experiences by creating distinctive, unforgettable and epic memories. With a reimagined personality and playful approach to California luxury, the resort captivates guests from the moment of arrival with its awe inspiring location. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego along the coast of Dana Point, guests discover a surfside retreat that awakens the senses with its unique beachfront setting and remarkable service heritage.

Retreat Activities

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Laguna is an incredible destination to relax and think big. Wellness, recreation and scenic activities include: Beachfront Golfing, Cycling, Group Running, Open Water Sailing, Meditation, Paddle Boarding, Yoga, Boxing, Spa Treatments and Surf Lessons.