WHCC21 | Conference Agenda

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  • Address roadblocks in the move from fee-for-service to value-based care
  • Discuss effective alternative payment models to enable recovery from the pandemic
  • Discover industry partnerships that streamline care delivery
  • Explore value-based contracting models that maximize affordability
  • Focus on payer-provider collaboration to meet patient needs and promote optimal health outcomes
Wesley Burks
Wesley Burks, MD
Chief Executive Officer, UNC Health; Dean, UNC School of Medicine

Brian D. Pieninck
Brian D. Pieninck
President and Chief Executive Officer
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Moderator:

Ceci Connolly
Ceci Connolly
President and Chief Executive Officer
Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)

  • Consumers as partners in decision-making: Strategies to meet the end-user’s expectations
  • Digital tools to enable real-time engagement and better manage an individual’s health including chronic conditions and mental health
  • Advent of non-traditional players to disrupt the consumer experience
  • Role of pharmacies in addressing health disparities and increasing access to care for all individuals including the rural and underserved populations
John Moore
John Moore, MD, PhD
Medical Director
Fitbit Health Solutions

Anthony Nguyen
Anthony Nguyen, MD
Chief Clinical Officer
Anthem

Rich Tremonte
Rich Tremonte
Executive Vice President and President, Community and Specialty Pharmacy
AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Angela Yochem
Angela Yochem
Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation and Digital Officer
Novant Health

Moderator TBA

Sarah Krevans
Sarah Krevans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sutter Health

Moderator:

Renee DeSilva
Renee DeSilva
Chief Executive Officer
The Health Management Academy

10:45 AM - 4:15 PM - Concurrent Tracks (Agenda Coming Soon)

  • Lessons-learned from the pandemic: Where do we go from here to make health care affordable and accessible?
  • Commentary on innovations in care delivery including increased demand for virtual and home care accelerated by COVID-19
  • Fostering a culture of health and well-being and effectively taking care of members’ medical and non-medical needs
  • Health plan efforts to address social justice issues and health inequities
Patrick J. Geraghty
Patrick J. Geraghty
President and Chief Executive Officer
GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue, GuideWell Group, Inc.

Moderator:

Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer
Senior Policy Fellow
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

  • Explore novel partnerships among health care stakeholders including payers, providers, and employers/purchasers
  • Examine best practices that have been successful at overcoming challenges and supporting adoption at scale
  • Discuss the promise of biomarker detection to guide better treatment decisions and enable precision medicine to reduce costs and improve outcomes
Stephen Bateullo
Stephen Bateullo
President and Chief Executive Officer
Precision Medicine Alliance, LLC at CommonSpirit Health

Matthias Kleinz
Matthias Kleinz, DVM, PhD
Vice President, Translational Programs
UPMC Enterprises

Roy Smythe
Roy Smythe, MD
Chief Executive Officer
SomaLogic

Moderator:

Ted Meisel
Ted Meisel
Executive Founder
AVIA

  • Discuss efforts to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders
  • Learn how payers, providers, employers, and other health care stakeholders are supporting individuals with their mental health and well-being, and addiction treatment and recovery
  • Identify work being done to address the increasing rates of suicidal ideation and accidental overdose, particularly in adolescents and young adults
  • Examine strategies to effectively integrate behavioral health with primary care and support whole-person care
  • Highlight the innovations, advancements, and role of technology, to increase access to behavioral health services and treatment
Bernadette Melnyk
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Vice President, Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean, College of Nursing
The Ohio State University

Additional Panelists TBA

Moderator:

Pamela Greenberg
Pamela Greenberg
President and Chief Executive Officer
Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW)



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