13th Annual World Health Care Congress

The 13th Annual World Health Care Congress
Held: April 10-13, 2016 in Washington, DC

The World Congress Flasgship Event, WHCC, convened decision makers from all sectors of health care to catalyze meaningful partnerships and change. In 2016, faculty focused on the impact of mega-mergers and consolidation, navigating ACA implementation, consumer engagement, the shift from FFS to value-based payment, and scalable, innovative care models and technologies that show promise in reducing cost and increasing quality.

 Session Topics Include:

Voices of the Campaign: A Pulse-Check on What May Change Post-Election
(1 hr 1 min 44 sec)

  • Inform scenario planning with insight from both sides of the aisle – How might election results impact your organization?
  • Learn which ACA items to watch in the next 6-9 months

Thomas Miller
Resident Fellow
American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Author, When ObamaCare Fails: The Playbook for Market-Based Reform

Neera Tanden
Center for American Progress
Former Senior Advisor for Health Reform

Jayne O'Donnell
Healthcare Policy Reporter

The Path Forward for Long-Term Care Policy
(28 min 35 sec)

  • Hear updates on the LTC landscape and the Bipartisan Policy Center’s interim report and recommendations
  • Discuss collaborative efforts to reach consensus on sustainable financing and delivery models for long-term services and supports (LTSS)

Tom Daschle
former Senator (D-SD), former Majority Leader 
United States Senate

Jayne O'Donnell
Healthcare Policy Reporter

Policy and Technology: The Future of EHRs and Meaningful Use
(32 min 52 sec)

  • Discuss evolving policy designed to support EHR optimization and facilitate physician use
  • Clear the path to increased transparency, interoperability, and security
  • Assess next steps for Meaningful Use – How does it integrate into value-based payments?

Robb Walton
Senior Health Policy Advisor
Senator Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA)

Lindsey S. Dunn
Managing Editor, Custom Publications,
Health Forum, American Hospital Association (AHA)

The Journey toward Higher Value: Stakeholder the Shift to Value-Based Care
(58 min 51 sec)

  • Discuss efforts to meet the mandate of tying 50% of payment to value by 2018 - Are we ready?
  • Explore accountable care models achieving results
  • Foster community-based care and navigate the business impact on hospitals

Richard Migliori, MD
Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
UnitedHealth Group

Marc D. Rothman, MD, CMD
Chief Medical Officer
Kindred Healthcare

Paul B. Rothman, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Dean of the Medical Faculty, Vice President for Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University

Kavita Patel, MD
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Brookings Institution

Consolidation and Collaboration in Health Care: How are Cross-Sector Partnerships and Mergers Poised to Impact Industry?
(45 min 24 sec)

  • Discuss the convergence of health care companies including new partnerships, integration, and collaboration
  • What are the implications of deals and partnerships for payers, providers, and for consumers five years out?
  • Explore the M&A climate, and the potential pros and cons of mega-mergers

Kurt Janavitz
Chief Executive Officer
Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin

Matthew Walsh
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Health Alliance Plan (HAP)

Rick Weisblatt, PhD
Chief of Innovation and Strategy
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care 

Going to the People: Street Medicine
(26 min 34 sec)

  • Efforts to deliver care and connect to an underserved, high utilization group
  • Lessons-learned that transcend this population including cost saving principles

James Withers, MD
2015 CNN Top 10 Hero, Founder, Operation Safety Net,
Founder, International Street Medicine Institute, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System

Ben Harder
Chief of Health Analysis and Managing Editor
U.S. News & World Report

Opening Remarks Day Two
(5 min 16 sec)

Merrill Goozner
Modern Healthcare

Cognitive Systems and the Future of Health Care
(46 min 46 sec)

  • Learn about the role of data and analytics in transforming health care and revolutionizing personalized medicine
  • Explore a new era of cognitive computing, which is augmenting human capacity to understand and improve complex health care systems
  • Gain a better understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on the future of health care

Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO

Merrill Goozner
Modern Healthcare

Lessons Learned: A New Approach to Pandemic Risk
(58 min 05 sec)

  • Explore a global, public- and private-sector collaboration to help prevent and respond to devastating epidemics
  • Hear lessons from the Ebola outbreak including its impact on hospitals and health care resources
  • Understand how health care organizations can successfully partner with governments and engage local communities to catalyze change

Stanley M. Bergman
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein Inc.; Governor, Global Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum

Ertharin Cousin
Executive Director
United Nations World Food Programme

Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
Fourth President of the
United Republic of Tanzania

Steve Sternberg
Senior Writer
U.S. News & World Report

Putting the Consumer First - What Does Consumer-Driven Coverage and Care Look Like?
(48 min 22 sec)

  • Engagement strategies that enhance the health care user experience
  • Models that combine convenience and the right level of care to meet people where they are both in their lives and in their health care journey

Robert Pearl, MD
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Permanente Medical Group
Kaiser Permanente
Contributor, Forbes

Ryan Petrizzi
Vice President, Consumer Markets and Product Development
AmeriHealth New Jersey

Donald (Skip) Trump, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute

Joanne Kenen
Health Care Editor

Disrupting Primary Care with Novel Delivery Models
(48 min 8 sec)

  • Explore the impact of emerging PC models - retail, virtual, urgent care, clinic, and community-based – on patient outcomes and the industry
  • Examine innovative models gaining scale nationally and globally
  • Discuss what primary care and the patient-provider relationship may look like in five to 10 years

Rushika Fernandopulle, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Iora Health

Martin G. Kistin, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of New Mexico; Replication Team
Project ECHO

Ellen-Marie Whelan, NP, PhD, FAAN
Chief Population Health Officer
Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS)
Senior Advisor, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Merrill Goozner
Modern Healthcare

Opening Remarks Day Three
(4 min 1 sec)

Steve Sternberg
Senior Writer
U.S. News & World Report

Move Behavioral Health Integration Forward: Where Are We Today?
(59 min 38 sec)

  • Cutting-edge research that addresses integration from behavioral and physical sides of the equation
  • Industry investment and progress in integration
  • Cross-sector collaborations to improve care coordination and outcomes
  • Diverse models across settings (e.g., schools, churches) including digital, virtual, and grassroots campaigns that are moving into the mainstream

Doug Nemecek, MD
Chief Medical Officer - Behavioral Health, National Medical Officer - Coverage Policy

Robert K. Heinssen, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Services and Intervention Research
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Bernadette M. Melnyk, PhD, CPNP/PMHNP, FAAN
Associate Vice President for Health Promotion; University Chief Wellness Officer; Dean and Professor, College of Nursing; Professor, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University

Linda Rosenberg
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Council for Behavioral Health

Robin Strongin
Disruptive Women in Health Care

Empowering Innovation and Change in Health Care
(1 hr 3 min 55 sec)

  • Discuss how virtual medicine is reshaping the health care industry
  • Elevate services with a new level of speed and personalization to better meet consumer and patient needs
  • Use data analysis and preventative care to improve health care outcomes
  • Identify and meet the needs of the provider of the future

Vivek Garipalli
Co-Founder and Board Member
Clover Health

Thomas E. Jackiewicz
Senior Vice President
University of Southern California
Chief Executive Officer
Keck Medicine of USC

Nicholas Marko, MD
Chief Data Officer
Geisinger Health System

Ellen R. Brown
Executive Vice President, Strategic Consulting and Advisory Services
Glenridge HealthCare Solutions

Closing Remarks
(14 min 50 sec)

Ray Desrochers
Executive Vice President