Visionaries Series Keynote Speakers

vi•sion•ar•y: having or marked by foresight and imagination
<a visionary leader> <a visionary invention>

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Thursday, October 24 | 9:00 – 10:30 am

If You’ve Seen One ACO...

We heard you! Since ACOs were the most requested topic among CCA members and past conferences’ attendees, we decided to bring not one but two great ACOs to present at the CCA Forum 2013.

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Gina Conflitti

Gina Conflitti, MD

Regional Medical Director
Aetna

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Chuck Lehn

Chuck Lehn

CEO
Banner Health Network

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Ronald A. Weinert, RPh,

Ronald A. Weinert, RPh,

Vice President Health Care Solutions,
Walgreens

 

Friday, October 25 | 9:00 – 10:30 am

Big Data: Its Power, Its Promise, Its Polemic

What do you get when you put 110 million claims records, and other data into a database and then mine it with the combined expertise of Optum Labs, UnitedHealth and Mayo Clinic?

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William Crown

William H. Crown, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer,
Optum Labs

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Nilay Shah

Nilay D. Shah, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Services Research,
Mayo Clinic

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mHealth, The Role of Technology in Transforming Health Care from the Outside in

The benefits of digital technologies are easy to see in almost all industries. They are just as clear in health care, despite reservations and, yes, a little bit of mistrust of the geek – we say it with love.

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Don Jones

Don Jones

Vice President, Global Strategy and Market Development
Qualcomm Life

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Visionaries Series Keynote Speakers

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Thursday, October 24 | 9:00 – 10:30 am

If You’ve Seen One ACO...

We heard you! Since ACOs were the most requested topic among CCA members and past conferences’ attendees, we decided to bring not one but two great ACOs to present at the CCA Forum 2013.

Banner Health Network and Aetna’s partnership on ACOs, with its strong population health management component, tests a model that brings national and local, provider and payer together. While Walgreens’ innovative approach, being the first national pharmacy chain approved by CMS to participate in ACOs, offers a unique model that leverages Walgreens’ pharmacy footprint.

Make sure you don’t miss this opportunity of hearing and asking questions of two of the leading visionaries in the ACO marketplace.

How the next generation of ACOs be operationalized? What are some specific strategies for health systems and ACOs to achieve positive shared savings? Could ACOs disappoint? How are you aligning population health and ACOs? How do they address the “triple aim”?

Just a few questions our members have asked already… We are waiting for yours at #CCAForum or @CCAVoice!

 

Chuck Lehn

Chuck Lehn

CEO, Banner Health Network

Chuck Lehn, senior vice president of Banner Health, was named CEO of Banner Health Network in 2012. He is responsible for developing accountable care solutions for Banner Health and its affiliated physicians.

Lehn has been with Banner since 1986, in corporate finance, rural health care administration, provider network development, managed care, and health plan leadership.

Lehn graduated in 1984 from Minnesota State University, Moorhead, with a bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting. He earned a masters degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota in 1992.

 

Gina Conflitti

Gina Conflitti, MD

Regional Medical Director, Aetna

Dr. Gina Conflitti currently serves as Regional Medical Director, West Region, in National Care Management. She was previously the Senior Medical Director for Aetna Medicaid, serving as CMO for Mercy Care Plan in AZ.

Dr. Conflitti is a graduate of Wayne State University and obtained her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and training in internal medicine at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit; she is board certified in internal medicine, an ACP Fellow, and a Certified Physician Executive through ACPE. 

 

Friday, October 25 | 9:00 – 10:30 am

Big Data: Its Power, Its Promise, Its Polemic

What do you get when you put 110 million claims records, and other data into a database and then mine it with the combined expertise of Optum Labs, UnitedHealth and Mayo Clinic?

How can insights from Big Data transform health care delivery and health outcomes? How can Big Data drive population health research and development? And whose data is it, anyways?

OptumLabs, the new venture of Optum and Mayo Clinic, capitalizes on the power of Big Data for improving patient care.
Do we need more data or more, better, more insightful analysis? Can Big Data plus patient data paint us a better picture of the clients we serve? Can we combine Big Data with predictive and sentiment analytics to understand client’s motivation and improve engagement?

 

William H. CrownWilliam H. Crown, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer, Optum Labs

Dr. William Crown is group president of health economics and outcomes research and late phase research for Optum. From 1982 to 1995, he was a faculty member at the Florence Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, where he taught graduate courses in statistics and conducted research on the economics of aging and long-term care policy.

Prior to joining Optum, Crown was vice president of outcomes research and econometrics at Medstat, where he conducted numerous retrospective database analyses of the burden of illness associated with various diseases—particularly respiratory and mental health conditions.

His work in the area of depression was one of the first applications of econometric techniques in outcomes research to control for the effects of selection bias when using retrospective data. Crown has 24 years experience conducting health policy and income maintenance research for private-sector and public-sector clients. He is the author or co-author of four books and more than 90 referenced journal articles, book chapters, and other publications.

Nilay ShahNilay D. Shah, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Nilay D. Shah's research is focused on studying and improving the health care delivery system. Dr. Shah has an ongoing research agenda for evaluating alternative models of chronic disease care delivery, medication adherence in chronic disease, policy implications of shared decision making and disparities in care. Other areas of ongoing research include optimizing treatment decisions in diabetes, decision analytic modeling of diagnostic strategies across a spectrum of diseases, evaluating the evidence base for quality measurement.

Dr. Shah also has extensive experience working with large databases such as the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), and various payor and provider-based administrative data. Dr. Shah also has extensive experience with and continues to work on various topics related to pharmaceutical policy.

 

mHealth, The Role of Technology in Transforming Health Care from the Outside in

The benefits of digital technologies are easy to see in almost all industries. They are just as clear in health care, despite reservations and, yes, a little bit of mistrust of the geek – we say it with love. Qualcomm Life is creating millions of Healthcare Hotspots around the world to capture the data, building the Wireless Health Network to securely transport and house the data, and enabling the Healthy Developers’ Platform that allows developers and service providers to build their health apps and solutions.

Can it be turned into actionable information? Show me the evidence-based mHealth progress. Will data integration ever get to the point we need for services? How will the health exchanges take advantage of all it has to offer? How can mHealth really improve care coordination? What’s next…. And next after that for mHealth?

 

Don JonesDon Jones

Vice President, Global Strategy and Market Development, Qualcomm Life

Don serves as Vice President of Global Strategy and Market Development for Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. He is responsible for Qualcomm’s development of wireless technologies and platforms in the health, fitness and life sciences markets, and is recognized as a leader in the field.

In 2005, he founded and is Chairman of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), a 501c(6) trade organization (www.wirelesslifesciences.org), which works with both the wireless and health industries to enable new business models, new businesses and clinical process improvements in all sectors, including consumer health, fitness, healthcare services, healthcare IT, pharmaceutical and medical devices.

Don is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Digital Health. He is on the boards of the Alliance Healthcare Foundation (www.alliancehf.org) and the American Telemedicine Association (www.atmeda.org) and was a founding Board Member of the West Wireless Health Institute (www.westwirelesshealth.org). In early 2010, Jones was named to the Consumer Products Innovations Board at Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals.

Don has over 20 years background in health services, including Chief Operating Officer of Medtrans (now EMSC), the largest provider of emergency medical services and emergency physician services in the world, and was founder and Chairman of EMME, the largest subscriber based consumer health services company in North America.

Don holds a bachelors’ degree in biology and bio-engineering from the University of California, San Diego, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. He holds multiple issued and pending patents in the use of cell phones in incentive reward programs and in asynchronous media communications.