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2016 Schedule

The Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care
Forces Driving the Marketplace

Friday, November 4, 2016

University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus – Schulze Hall Auditorium

7:00 a.m.

7:25 a.m.

Check-In and Continental Breakfast


7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Keynote Presentation: Population Health
Keeping people healthy is a force driving health care. Finding ways to do this today often requires a shift from a fee for service business model to one with incentives for measurable improvement in patient health. Learn how one system has been successful in making this change.

Joe Mott
Vice President Population Health
Intermountain Healthcare

8:45 - 9:15 a.m.

Break and Networking

9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Innovations in Our Organization

With mature health systems, large health care companies and a culture supportive of collaboration, Minnesota is known for being innovators in the health care space. Hear from those at the center of this innovation to understand the forces they see driving the marketplace.

Cathy Barr
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Christine Bent
Executive Vice President
Allina Health Group

Andrea Walsh
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.

Break and Networking

11:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation: Innovations in the National Health Care Market

Consumers are a major driver of change within the marketplace. Learn about the national research being done around consumer behavior and how it relates to health care issues such as consumer choice, engagement, experience and digital adoption. 

Todd Evans

Warren H. Skea

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. 

Luncheon and Networking

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Breakout Panel #1: Focused Innovation in Delivery

Delivering health care with the stress on “care” can be challenging with increasing pressures due to marketplace forces. From patient focused online care for mental health to designing health centers focused on overall health, hear from several industry pioneers who are finding ways to innovate in the way care is delivered.

Ryan Armbruster
Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer
Harken Health

Dr. Rob Thomas
President and CEO
Emergency Physicians, P.A. and The Urgency Room

John Uribe
Vice President of Corporate Business Development
Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Breakout Panel #2: St. Thomas Discoveries in Health Care

The University of St. Thomas and the Opus College of Business have strategic goals to connect with the health care industry. Learn from faculty studying various aspects of the industry. This session will also include a reactor panel of health care practitioners providing feedback of how their research can be applied in the industry.

Sanjeev Bordoloi
Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management
Research Topic: Total Quality Models for Health Care Analytics

Jason Pattit
Assistant Professor, Management
Research Topic: Cardiac Rhythm Management: Incubating and Growing an Industry in the Twin Cities

Janine Sanders-Jones
Associate Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management
Research Topic: Quality Management in Community Health Centers 

2:15 -2:30 p.m.

Break and Networking

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Investor Panel

A major force driving innovation in the health care marketplace lies in where venture capital dollars are funneled. Hear from both sides; those making the investments and those receiving funding.    

David Dickey
Treehouse Health

Jodi Hubler
Managing Director
Lemhi Ventures

Kyle Rolfing
Bright Health

4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
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