Agenda at a Glance

Agenda and speakers subject to change.

Times noted are local to Scottsdale, Arizona.

Monday, September 27, 2021

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Focus Groups
 

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Publisher's Opening Address
Fawn Lopez, Publisher, Modern Healthcare  

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote

HHS under the Biden Administration: Understanding the New Vision

The Biden administration is making changes to an array of healthcare regulations, which will have immediate and potentially long-lasting impacts on the industry. Hear directly from leaders at HHS about their outlook, priorities and goals on the most pressing regulations going forward including investments in the public health sector following the pandemic, modifications to value-based payment models and new approaches to broadening healthcare coverage.

10:05 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

The Future of Health Policy: A Candid Discussion

Shrinking margins, economic uncertainty and persistent health disparities in their communities -- those are just a few of the major challenges healthcare leaders face today. What policy changes should happen and may happen to address some of these concerns? In this discussion, a diverse panel of policy experts will discuss the biggest issues effecting the industry and the long-term solutions needed.

Moderator:

Paul Keckley, Managing Editor, The Keckley Report

 

Panelist:

Richard Pollack, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Hospital Association

11:10 a.m. -12:10 a.m.

How Leaders are Applying Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented challenges for healthcare leaders and their workforce, it also spurred innovation and a shake-up to the status quo. Some leading executives are embracing the new normal and evaluating their biggest leadership lessons from the pandemic to see what can be applied going forward to improve. Hear from a leading healthcare executive about their biggest takeaways from COVID-19, what is being done differently now since the pandemic and the innovations embraced for the future.

Panelist: 

Richard S. Isaacs, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director,The Permanente Medical Group President and Chief Executive Officer, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Permanente Federation LLC

12:10 a.m. -1:40 p.m.

Lunch

1:40 p.m. -2:40 p.m.

The Political Determinants of Health: How to be a Leader in your Community

Healthcare organizations are often looked to by their communities to take a stand and be involved in local issues that impact the health and well-being of their community including crime rates and racial injustice. Executives will share how they make connections with citizens, local governments and organizations, get involved in issues that are unique to their community and publicly address some of the nation’s toughest topics.

 

Panelists: 

Omar Lateef, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, of Rush University Medical Center

Randy Oostra, President and Chief Executive Officer ProMedica

2:45 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.

Recovering from Economic Disruption: Strategies for Financial Stability

As organizations work their way out of the COVID-19 crisis, new models have emerged showcasing different scenarios for "recovery" and "return to normal" following large-scale economic disruption. In this session, learn how different systems handled the economic strain and what steps they took to financially secure their organizations. This panel will also explain how to reconfigure business models for greater resiliency and return on investment.

3:50 p.m.- 4:50 p.m.

Healthcare's Role in Addressing Gun Violence and Mass Shootings

Hospitals are looking for new ways to address mass casualty events, particularly those caused by shootings. When tragedy strikes, health professionals are the among the first called on to care for the injured. Along with treating victims for their physical health, the emotional effects are just as severe, weighing heavily on doctors, nurses and other clinicians. Hear from providers at the forefront of thinking about the often unseen impact mass casualty events have on their communities and workforce and the steps they are taking to tackle it.

4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Publisher's Comments

Fawn Lopez, Publisher, Modern Healthcare  

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Focus Groups
 

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.

Publisher's Comments
Fawn Lopez, Publisher, Modern Healthcare  

9:05 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Collaborating with Competitors

The pandemic forced healthcare organizations that were typically competitors to come together. But how can successful collaborations with competitors continue? How are restrictions around data, wages and prices handled to abide by anti-trust laws? Hear directly from health system and insurer executives who leveraged collaboration and where they see the partnerships going in the future.

Panelist:

Dan Liljenquist, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare.

10:05 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. 

Re-thinking Patient Experience for the Future of Healthcare

With the explosion of telehealth bringing patients more convenience and restrictions from COVID encouraging innovation in hospital care, the industry is primed for massive change in patient experience strategies. This panel will discuss new innovative approaches to improving patient experience including recent investments and programs, as well as dive into how executives are preparing their organization to adapt to new patient demands in the years ahead.

Panelists:

Terry Shaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, AdventHealth

Jared Short, Chief Executive Officer, Cambia Health Solutions

Johnese Spisso, President of UCLA Health, Chief Executive Officer, UCLA Hospital System, Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences, Los Angeles

11:10 a.m. -12:10 a.m.

Hearing from Healthcare's Disruptors

With employers and patients paying more each year for healthcare, new players are entering the space hoping to make an impact. In this session, some of the newest entrants to the industry will discuss their motivations to disrupt healthcare and how they plan to do it. They'll also talk about how providers and insurers can partner closer with them.

 

Panelist: 

Phoebe Yang, General Manager, Amazon Web Services

12:10 a.m. -1:40 p.m.

Lunch

1:40 p.m. -2:40 p.m.

Focusing on Diversity, Inclusion to Improve Community Relationships

It’s vital the workforce at a healthcare organization reflects the community it serves to ensure care is equitable and high-quality for all. Despite heightened focus on the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce, there is ample room for improvement with the majority of healthcare leadership positions still held largely by white men. In this panel discussion, leaders will discuss successful efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in their workforce including hiring and recruiting policies and programs to create a pipeline of diverse talent within their own organization.

2:45 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.

Addressing Heightened Mental Health Challenges in the Community

Mental and behavioral health services have long been underfunded and under resourced but the last year has starkly highlighted the need for more investment in this critical area by healthcare organizations. COVID-19 brought with it reports of hospitals and other providers struggling to handle a rise in patients presenting with mental health needs. In this discussion, learn from executives who are leading the way on investing in services and programs targeted for mental healthcare and how they handle reimbursement, staffing and other challenges.

Panelist:

Mitchell Katz, MD, NYC Health + Hospitals: NYC

3:25 p.m.- 4:10 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Value-based Payment Priorities of the CMS Innovation Center

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation is the leader in testing new value-based payment models that have the potential to transform care delivery. Hear directly from Liz Fowler, the director of the center, about strategies and goals for current and forthcoming experimental payment models from the Innovation Center. Fowler will also discuss the administration's outlook on the future of value-based payment and the role the Innovation Center plays.

4:10 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Publisher's Closing Address 

Fawn Lopez, Publisher and Vice President, Modern Healthcare