The Future of Healthcare Conference

July 28, 2016 Monona Terrace

Schedule

  • 28 July

Speaker and Sponsor Breakfast

08:00 08:45

Breakfast and Registration

08:00 08:45

Conference Welcome

08:45 09:00

Tim Stumm

Morning Keynote - Ceci Connolly, CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans

09:00 09:45

Ceci  Connolly

Intersection of healthcare and population health

09:45 10:45

Sue Turney

Bruce Weiss

Karen Timberlake

Renee Moe

Break

10:45 11:00

Team sport: How will consolidations and partnerships continue to shape healthcare?

11:00 12:00

Steve Little

Jeffrey  Zavada

Greg Devine

John  Foley

Bob Herman

Break

12:00 12:15

Lunch Keynote - Dr. James Hamblin, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

12:15 13:00

James Hamblin

Break

13:00 13:15

How is data and technology transforming healthcare?

13:15 14:15

Jo Musser

David Van Sickle

Murray Brilliant

Sean Kirkby

Nina Antoniotti

Break

14:15 14:30

2016 Elections: What's at stake?

14:30 15:30

Charles Franklin

Reception

15:30 17:30

Sponsors

Speakers

Nina Antoniotti

Executive Director
TeleHealth and Clinical Outreach, SIU Health Care
Dr. Antoniotti is the President and CEO of Athena Werx TeleHealth Transformational Consulting, and is currently also Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Health Care’s Exective Director of TeleHealth and Clinical Outreach. Dr. Antoniotti started her career in TeleHealth more than two decades ago, after twenty years-experience in hospital-based health care. Dr. Antoniotti has received attention for her pioneering efforts in the development of TeleHealth, being one of the early professional success stories in the late 1990’s as she started Marshfield Clinic’s TeleHealth program. She quickly became one of the nation’s leaders in business planning, provider and patient adoption, clinical operations, technology innovation, and integration of TeleHealth into clinical systems of care.

Over the years Dr. Antoniotti has become one of the country’s leading experts in all aspects of TeleHealth and has been involved at the national level in legal and regulatory policy development, being recognized as an expert in reimbursement for TeleHealth. Dr. Antoniotti is involved in the development of technology/operational guidelines for TeleHealth standards, and is helping to set national standards for practice via TeleHealth. Dr, Antoniotti is a frequently requested speaker and has presented at TeleHealth/Telemedicine/Technology conferences on integration, business plan development, clinical services, evaluation, HIPAA, and needs assessments for TeleHealth. She frequently works with CMS and state Medicaid offices in expanding payment policies for services delivered via TeleHealth.

Dr. Antoniotti is the past Chair of the American Telemedicine Association Standards and Guidelines Committee, is past-chair of the ATA Policy Committee and current member, is a past Board Member of the American Telemedicine Association, and is past Vice-President of the Board of the Center for Telemedicine Law, Washington, DC. In 2007, Dr. Antoniotti received the American Telemedicine Association’s President’s Award for Individual Achievement in the advancement of Telemedicine world- wide. She has been instrumental in helping many programs initiate, and become sustainable in their telemedicine applications. In 2009, Dr. Antoniotti was one of 10 people in the world inducted into the American Telemedicine Association’s College of Fellows for her contributions to ATA and the world of telemedicine.

Dr. Antoniotti is also recognized for her international efforts to deploy TeleHealth initiatives and has worked in China to set up TeleHealth services between the United States and Hangzhou, Zheijing, China (2007-2009), and was invited to assist and worked with Iran’s Minister of Health and the University of Tehran in understanding how to deploy a national TeleHealth strategy for the people of Iran in 2010.

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Murray Brilliant

Director
Marshfield Center for Human Genetics
Murray Brilliant, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist and holds the James Weber Endowed Chair at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, where he is Director of Research and Director of the Center for Human Genetics. His PhD was in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, followed by faculty positions at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor Maine, the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and the University of Arizona in Tucson.

His research focus is on traits of medical significance, especially eye disorders such as Age-related Macular Degeneration. He has instituted one of the first Clinical Translational Personalized Medicine programs to: 1) identify patients at risk for being prescribed specific drugs), 2) test those patients for common variants BEFORE they are prescribed these drugs, and 3) implement clinical decision support tools that alert our physicians when the prescription is ordered. Dr. Brilliant is also the Director of the Personalized Medical Research Project of the Marshfield Clinic. PMRP consists of 20,000+ individuals with long-term (30 year average) electronic health records linked to a biobank of DNA, plasma and serum samples. He is a key player in several cross-institutional collaborative endeavors, as the Associate Executive Director of the UW/Marshfield Clinic Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR), and as the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Genomics Initiative, a partnership between the Marshfield Clinic, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Ceci Connolly

President and CEO
Alliance of Community Health Plans
Ceci Connolly, a nationally-recognized healthcare leader, took over as president and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans in January 2016. Before that, she was a national correspondent for the Washington Post, where she covered the debate over the federal health reform law and the enactment of Medicare Part D. She’s also held leadership roles at two international consulting firms.

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Greg Devine

CEO
AboutHealth
Greg Devine is President and CEO of AboutHealth. AboutHealth is a statewide health care organization that includes eight of Wisconsin’s top-performing health care systems. AboutHealth members provide access to more than 90% of the population of Wisconsin, with 48 hospitals and more than 11,000 providers.
AboutHealth was created to radically and rapidly transform the delivery of care, improve quality, lower cost, and enhance the healthcare experience for all populations of Wisconsin and beyond. We are obsessed with making faster improvements in care quality and translating that higher quality into savings for employers and families.

Prior to leading AboutHealth, Greg served as the Executive Vice President of Business Development at ThedaCare. ThedaCare is the third largest health care employer in Wisconsin and the largest employer in the state’s second largest economic market – Northeast Wisconsin – with approximately 6,800 employees.

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John Foley

President
Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance
John Foley joined Aurora Health Care in 2015. As senior vice president, business
development, John drives the planning and creation of business development strategies that include managed care strategic initiatives.

John also serves as president of the Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company, launched in 2016 as a 50-50 joint venture between Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Wisconsin and Aurora. The company’s Well Priority product combines Aurora’s care delivery system with Anthem’s insurance expertise to create a new and better way of delivering health care to consumers.

John has more than 25 years of industry payer experience. He was most recently at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin, where he was vice president of provider solutions, accountable for a team focused on developing a consistent, high quality, cost-effective provider network. Before that, John was at UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin as vice president of network management and in other leadership roles.

He is a graduate of Marquette University.

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Charles Franklin

Professor of Law and Public Policy and Director
Marquette Law School Poll, Marquette University Law School
Nationally recognized government scholar and pollster Charles Franklin has been director of the Marquette Law School Poll since its inception in 2012 and became a full-time member of the faculty in 2013.

Franklin led the Law School Poll during the highly scrutinized 2012 election cycle, establishing Marquette as the definitive source for information concerning public opinion in Wisconsin.

Under Franklin's direction as a visiting professor at Marquette, the poll became the largest independent polling project in state history. It accurately captured voter attitudes before every major election in 2012, including the gubernatorial recall, U.S. Senate and presidential races.

Since joining Marquette as a professor of law and public policy in August 2013, Franklin has used the poll to continue tracking political races of interest to voters and explore additional public policy issues.

Prior to joining the Marquette faculty, Franklin was a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison beginning in 1992.

In 2005 Franklin co-founded Pollster.com, an award winning website for the analysis of polling data. The site received the Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award in 2006 from the American Association for Public Opinion Research, was featured in the New York Times Magazine's Year in Ideas of 2007, was cited by data graphics author Edward Tufte for best visualization of the 2008 election and by Time magazine as one of the 50 Best Websites in 2008. In 2010 the Huffington Post acquired Pollster.

He is a past president of the Society for Political Methodology and an elected fellow of the society. Along with his co-author Liane Kosaki, Frankin received the Lasting Contribution Award of the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association in 2009. He served for eight years as a member of the Board of Overseers of the National Election Study. In 2008 he was co-director of the Big Ten Poll which correctly estimated the presidential outcome in all eight states with Big Ten universities. His articles on partisanship, public opinion and the Supreme Court and U.S. Senate elections have appeared in a number of major journals and book chapters. He has been a member of the ABC News election night analysis team since 2002.

Franklin received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.

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James Hamblin

Senior Editor
The Atlantic
James Hamblin is a writer and senior editor at The Atlantic magazine. He hosts the video series If Our Bodies Could Talk, for which he was a finalist in the 2015 Webby awards for Best Web Personality. He is the recipient of a 2015 Yale University Poynter Fellowship in journalism.

His work has been featured in/on The New York Times, Politico magazine, NPR, BBC, MSNBC, New York, The Awl, and even mentioned in passing on The Colbert Report. Time named him among the 140 people to follow on Twitter in 2014, Greatist named him among the most influential people in health media in 2015, Refinery29 listed him as a "Man to Watch" in 2015, and BuzzFeed called him "the most delightful MD ever," though he is not as delightful as William Carlos Williams.

After medical school he did three years of residency before joining The Atlantic to develop a health section and, at least for now, work entirely in media. More on that atColumbia Journalism Review, Journal of the American College of Radiology, and Capital New York. He's based in Brooklyn.

http://www.jameshamblin.com/

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Bob Herman

Reporter
Modern Health

Bob Herman is a reporter with Modern Healthcare. He’s been with Modern Healthcare since 2014 and has five years of experience covering health insurance, hospitals and the broader healthcare sector. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Butler University in Indianapolis.

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Sean Kirkby

Assistant Editor
Wisconsin Health News
Sean Kirkby is assistant editor at Wisconsin Health News. He's written for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Madison Magazine, University of Wisconsin-Madison Communications, Madison Commons and The Badger Herald. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with majors in English, journalism and history.

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Steve Little

CEO
Agnesian HealthCare
Steven N. Little, President & CEO, Agnesian HealthCare an integrated health delivery system which consist of three acute care hospitals, three long term care facilities, assisted and independent living facilities, stand-alone hospice home, and two hundred and five physician multispecialty clinic, cancer center, seven retail pharmacies/DME, clinical reference laboratory and a stand alone outpatient surgical center. Mr. Little joined Agnesian HealthCare in 2003 as the Senior V.P. & CFO, was promoted to Executive Vice President in June 2010 and has held his current position since January 2012. Prior to joining Agnesian HealthCare, Mr. Little served as Chief Financial Officer for St. John’s Medical Center located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming from 1996 to 2003.

Before joining St. John’s Medical Center, Mr. Little served as Senior Vice
President/Chief Financial Officer for United Bancorporation of Wyoming, a multi bank holding company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and prior to that Mr. Little spent six years in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche in Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Little earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Mr. Little serves on the board of directors of Wisconsin Hospital Association, Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce, National Exchange Bank and Trust, and the Blue Line Family Ice Center. In addition Mr. Little serves on the Audit & Investment Committee and Council on Finance of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, is the Secretary/Treasurer of Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin and the Blue Line Family Ice Center in Fond du Lac. Mr. Little Mr. Little is the past Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Fond du Lac Association of Commerce and the Fond du Lac Area YMCA.

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Renee Moe

CEO
United Way of Dane County
Renee Moe is the President and CEO of United Way of Dane County. Renee credits her success at United Way from changing the focus from "give today" and "one and done" events to year-round involvement and moving beyond "helping those people" to helping build everyone up in the community. For businesses, it ’s about thinking strategically and embedding community service into the business culture. For individuals, it’s about aligning the needs of donors with the needs of the community and helping them see how their support can create substantive, meaningful change. Renee is a natural role model for young women - she’s young herself, works hard, manages a busy family, and is active in her community. From the United Way and Leadership Greater Mad i so n to the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Rotary, Renee is a leader who practices the type of giving back that she encourages others to aspire to. A member of the Downtown Madison Rotary for over a decade, in 2013 she became the youngest and first woman of color to serve as president, where her contributions have ranged from diversifying and expanding the club's reach to mentoring three girls, each of whom are the first in their family to attend college. Outside of Rotary, she has chaired the Ethnic Symposium for High School Juniors in Dane County, been a United Way Worldwide member for 15 years, and was the recipient of the Wisconsin Women of Color Network's 'Woman of Achievement" Award in 2008. Renee earned a n Executive MBA from the University of Wisconsin School of Business.

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Jo Musser

CEO
WHIO
Jo Musser is CEO of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization (WHIO), the only statewide, voluntary All-Payer Claims Database in the nation. Prior to joining WHIO, Musser served as a Senior Vice President of WPS Insurance and, earlier, as CEO of the American Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Region. She is a founder of The Alliance, an employer healthcare cooperative focused on improving healthcare cost and quality. Under Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, Musser served as Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance and was President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, representing all U.S. insurance regulators. She was a candidate for Congress in 1998. Musser holds a B.S.N. and an M.A. in physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

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Tim Stumm

Editor
Wisconsin Health News
Tim Stumm is the founding editor of Wisconsin Health News. Before moving back to his home state of Wisconsin, he was the Editor-in-Chief of Oregon Health News and wrote regularly for the Oregonian. He previously served as a policy advisor and deputy press secretary for Wisconsin’s governor. Stumm received a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from UW- Madison.

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Karen Timberlake

Director
UW Population Health Institute
As director of the UW Population Health Institute, Karen Timberlake leads the Institute in bridging between public health and health policy research and implementation into practice. Working with diverse public health and health policy practitioners and stakeholders in Wisconsin and nationally, the Institute advances public health and health policy decisions that improve the health of the people of Wisconsin and the nation. Karen is also an Associate Professor (CHS) in the Department of Population Health Sciences. Her recent work has focused on the intersection between health care reform and population health improvement, including leading two working groups as part of the development of the State Health Innovation Plan.

Prior to joining UWPHI, Karen served as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services from 2008 through 2010. As Secretary, Karen led key health initiatives, including co-chairing the state’s Office of Health Care Reform, developing a plan for statewide health information exchange, expanding access to affordable health insurance coverage through BadgerCare Plus, and advancing policies to improve the overall health status of the people of Wisconsin. She was credited for her collaborative approach to major initiatives including development of the state’s health plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2010. Under her leadership, DHS also tackled a number of public health issues, ranging from expanding farm to school programs to reducing childhood obesity, improving birth outcomes for at-risk mothers in urban areas, and expanding screening for alcohol and drug abuse. Karen also served as executive assistant and deputy secretary at DHS.

Before joining DHS, Karen served as the Director of the Office of State Employment Relations from 2003 to 2007 and was an assistant attorney general with the Wisconsin Department of Justice from 1995 – 2002, serving as deputy administrator of the Division of Legal Services from 2000 through 2002.

Karen received a BA from Indiana University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

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Sue Turney

CEO
Marshfield Clinic Health System
Dr. Susan L. Turney is the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS), which through its entities – Marshfield Clinic, Security Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc., Marshfield Clinic Information Systems, Flambeau Hospital and Lakeview Medical Center - provides patient care, research, education, health care technology and health insurance for much of Wisconsin and beyond.

She is a national thought leader and expert in strategic planning, executive management and external relations; a national speaker on the business of health care; and member of the Modern Healthcare CEO Power Panel, including representatives of the nation’s largest hospital, physician practice, insurer, trade association and think tank organizations.

Dr. Turney was President/CEO, Medical Group Management Association, from 2011-14; and CEO/executive vice president, Wisconsin Medical Society, from 2004-11. Through her leadership, the Medical Society founded the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network to improve individual and community health, promote patient-centered health care and advance use of information technology to improve health care quality and efficiency.

She was a member of the Wisconsin Health Information Organization board, with the goal to use health care data to improve quality, affordability, safety and efficiency of Wisconsin’s health care.

From 1982-2004 Dr. Turney was an internal medicine physician at Marshfield Clinic, serving in education and leadership roles and as medical director for Patient Financial Services from 1995-04.

She graduated from Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin; and University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her internal medicine residency at Marshfield Clinic/Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, and earned a master’s degree in administrative medicine from UW-Madison. She is a Fellow, American College of Medical Practice Executives.

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David Van Sickle

CEO
Propeller Health
I am the co-founder and CEO of Propeller, a Madision, WI based company developing tools to improve the management of asthma and COPD, and lower the costs of care.

I received my PhD in medical anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2004. My dissertation research, funded by the National Science Foundation, examined the rising prevalence of asthma and allergy in India, a topic that I previously studied among Native Americans in Alaska, Arizona and New Mexico. From 2006 to 2009, I was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Between 2004-6, I was an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, assigned to the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch. During this time, I provided epidemiological support to the National Asthma Control Program, and investigated the health effects of a variety of environmental exposures. In addition, I helped establish emergency illness and injury surveillance in coastal Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.

Specialties: Asthma, chronic respiratory disease, epidemiology, medical anthropology, public health, medical device development, health data, disease surveillance.

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Bruce Weiss

Vice President
Health Care Strategy, UnitedHealthcare
Dr Bruce Weiss is a practicing Board Certified Internist and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He has a Masters in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from Harvard University and over 30 years of managed care experience across the country.

He has held numerous senior management positions including Health Plan CEO, Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Medical Affairs in for profit and not for profit organizations. He has testified before US Congress and several State legislative bodies. He has authored numerous articles and co-authored books related to managed care.

Dr. Weiss has been at UnitedHealthcare since 2006 in a variety of roles, across all three product lines – Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid. He has been actively involved in ACO, facility and physician value based contracting initiatives through the Midwest. He is currently Vice President for Health Care Strategies supporting business coalitions and large national accounts.

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Jeffrey Zavada

President
Exceedent
Jeff has repeatedly built best-in-class sales and account management teams in multiple markets for every organization for which he has worked over his 22-year career in healthcare. He began his career while still in college as a home office employee at health insurer, American Medical Security. Upon graduation, he served as a senior district sales manager, opening new markets and revitalizing existing ones to become Rookie of the Year as well as the number one district sales manager two years in a row. Jeff was then promoted to regional vice president of sales for the western states where he again distinguished himself as the company’s number one sales executive and also managed the number one district manager. He then moved on to the position of national vice president of sales at PPONext where he was part of a team that successfully acquired and integrated five PPO networks into a single national network as well as developing a national sales and account management team.

Jeff was then recruited by United Healthcare where he became the number one vice president of sales for the company three out of the five years he was there and served on the President’s Advisory Council. In addition, 20 of Jeff’s sales and account management staff received the company’s highest award for achievement, an honor going to only the top 1 percent of sales staff in the company. Jeff went on to work for Walgreens where he was the chief sales officer for pharmacy services. At Walgreens, he integrated sales teams from 15 separate sales divisions and created Walgreens’ first national sales force.
In 2010, Jeff started his own business FlagshipSailsRx. Flagship focused on sales consulting, sales outsourcing and a third party administration (TAP) division that served self-funded employers. While running Flagship, Jeff grew the business to 26 employees in eight states serving more than 200 clients before selling the TPA division to Froedtert Health and becoming president
of Exceedent.

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Group Health Cooperative of South Central

Sponsor
We’re a non-profit, consumer-sponsored health plan providing high-quality health care services, including Primary Care and Specialty Care to over 80,000 members living in and around Dane County, Wisconsin. Thirty-seven years ago, we pioneered a movement in Dane County as the area’s first HMO. It began with people from our own community who knew there was a better way to provide health care – a non-profit, member-owned cooperative that could bring health insurance and health care together for the benefit of members. Today, that simple idea has grown into a nationally recognized leader in health care. Throughout that time, we have stayed true to a cooperative spirit that believes the health of many makes us all better.

Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional and Executive Development

Sponsor
At the Wisconsin School of Business, we are uniquely positioned to redefine the partnership between universities and the business community. Together, we foster a passionate and diverse community of scholars, leaders and learners to address the business challenges, inspire leadership, and improve lives

Metastar

Sponsor
MetaStar is a quality improvement organization dedicated to ensuring the healthiest lives possible. Our health care improvement and consulting services address the need for system-wide innovation and consistent evidence-based approaches across settings of care. We work with communities, providers, and insurers to transform care with a vision of optimal health for all. MetaStar is an independent nonprofit based in Madison and represents Wisconsin in the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network. As a 501(c)3 organization, MetaStar receives funding from federal and state government contracts, to advance our mission and health care transformation goals.

UW- Population Health Institute

Sponsor
The mission of the Institute is Translating Research for Policy and Practice. The UW Population Health Institute advances health and well-being for all by developing and evaluating interventions and promoting evidence-based approaches to policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels. The Institute works across the full spectrum of factors that contribute to health. A focal point for health and health care dialogue within the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a convener of stakeholders, the Institute promotes an exchange of expertise between those within the university and those in the policy and practice arena.

Godfrey Kahn s.c.

Sponsor
Godfrey & Kahn provides high-level service and creative legal solutions to its clients. For nearly 60 years, our attorneys and staff have been guided by five core values originally set forth by our founders: A focus on our clients' success, trust in one another and our clients, a culture of teamwork that helps us achieve more together, a work ethic to achieve whatever is possible, and an integrity that keeps us focused on the right thing to do for our employees, our clients and our communities.

Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Sponsor
The Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists represents the more than 800 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the state. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses specializing in anesthesia. They deliver all kinds of anesthesia to patients of all ages for all procedures in every health care setting.

Nurse anesthetists have a nearly 150 year history of delivering quality and cost effective care in the United States. They provide anesthesia care in collaboration with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists, and other qualified healthcare professionals.

CRNAs are instrumental to providing care for veterans in the VHA system, as well as on the front lines of the military.

CRNAs are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural and urban facilities in Wisconsin, working either in team settings or independently.

http://www.wiana.com
http://www.future-of-anesthesia-care-today.com

Hush Blackwell

Sponsor

Our clients demand the highest level of legal services, customized to fit their specific needs. To deliver these services efficiently and effectively, Husch Blackwell is structured by industry rather than by practice. After all, our clients aren’t organized by practice; they’re organized around markets and industries.


At Husch Blackwell, teams of lawyers with a depth of experience within a particular industry work together, across practice specialties, to deliver comprehensive solutions to help our clients achieve their business goals. Our partners, associates and legal professionals collaborate closely on client matters, so that each client benefits from the collective expertise of the firm.

With 19 offices across the U.S. and in London, Husch Blackwell has a heritage of a century of exceptional legal service. We have a strong, sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion, and our attorneys are dedicated to serving their communities through a wide variety of pro bono work. Through our alumni program, we are proud to recognize attorneys who have worked at the firm and moved on to successful careers in other places.

Deep in your industry:

Hubbard Wilson & Zelenkova, LLC

Sponsor
HWZ features lobbyists with a wide range of experience and exceptional relationships with policymakers on both sides of the aisle. Our team consists of four seasoned lobbyists with a combined 50 years of experience and we represent groups such as Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, labor unions, state and national non-profits, and health care interests.

Medical College of Wisconsin

Sponsor
To be a national leader in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists; to discover and translatenew knowledge in the biomedical sciences; to provide cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality; to improve the health of the communities we serve.

Molina Healthcare

Sponsor
The Molina Healthcare story is about one man’s belief that when it comes to health care everyone should be treated like family. It was in 1980 when as an emergency room physician, C. David Molina, MD, noticed that low-income, uninsured or non-English speaking patients were coming to the emergency room in need of general health care services. Without family doctors, they were not always getting the right care and information. These underserved families deserved better and Dr. Molina set out to do something about it. He opened a clinic in Long Beach, California to provide low-income individuals and families with a place to go to get personalized health care from Molina doctors. Two more clinics opened that same year and today our health plans and clinics serve patients across the country.

The Alliance

Sponsor
he Alliance moves health care forward by controlling costs, improving quality, and engaging individuals in their health. As a not-for-profit, employer-owned cooperative, we exist to help our members manage their health care dollars while positively impacting their employees' health.

First Business Bank - Madison

Sponsor
isionary, determined entrepreneurs and investors create a thriving economy. When these businesses succeed, they create social and economic advancement for their employees, investors, families, and communities at large. That's why you deserve a financial partner who understands your unique needs. Founded by business owners and investors, First Business has the expertise to anticipate and meet those needs. 

Anthem BlueCross Blue Shield

Premier Sponsor
At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield we understand our health connects us to each other. What we all do impacts those around us. So Anthem is dedicated to delivering better care to our members, providing greater value to our customers and helping improve the health of our communities.

WPS Health Solutions

Premier Sponsor
Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation has a strong legacy of serving the people of Wisconsin for more than 65 years. Founded in 1946, WPS is Wisconsin's leading not-for-profit health insurer, offering affordable individual health insurance, family health insurance, high-deductible health plans, and short-term health insurance, as well as flexible and affordable group plans and cost-effective benefit plan administration for businesses.

PCG Health

Premier Sponsor
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Public Consulting Group (PCG) has nearly 2,000 professionals in over 60 offices around the U.S., in Canada, and in Europe who are dedicated to delivering leading consulting approaches and technologies to public sector clients.

abouthealth

Premier Sponsor
AboutHealth's founding health systems include Aspirus, Aurora Health Care, Bellin Health, Gundersen Health System, Marshfield Clinic Health System, ProHealth Care, ThedaCare and UW Health. More simply, we are the providers that you trust to keep your employees and family members healthy and the hospitals that help you get well when you are in need of care.

Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin

Premier Sponsor
Integrated Health Network (IHN) of Wisconsin is the state’s first multi-system, clinically integrated accountable care network and one of the first in the United States. It is a broad-choice network of major health systems, hospitals and physicians working together to deliver high quality, affordable health care that meets the full continuum of needs. Since its launch in 2010, IHN has been transforming the way health care is delivered with our clinically integrated network of leading health care providers and our sophisticated infrastructure for data analytics. The result is a model that offers flexible health care solutions for employers, producers and insurance companies.

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

Premier Sponsor
Hall Render's extensive knowledge and experience set us apart. More than 200 health law attorneys provide the nation's best health systems, hospitals, physician organizations, post-acute and ancillary providers, ambulatory surgery centers, provider-sponsored health plans and other health care industry partners with legal and strategic counsel on all aspects of health care regulatory, business, compliance and operational matters. Commitment and experience complement our genuine understanding of the evolving landscape of today’s health care industry. Simply stated, our attorneys know your business.

Badger Bay Management Company

Badger Bay Management Company (BBMC) is a full-service association management company located in the heart of the Fox Valley. Formed in 2006, Badger Bay provides association management services designed to support your specific needs and interests.

Badger Bay is committed to providing high quality association management service at an affordable price.
Meals

Speaker and Sponsor Breakfast

08:00 08:45 Grand Terrace

Invite Only
Meals

Breakfast and Registration

08:00 08:45 Ballroom A/B

A light breakfast will be available in Ballroom A/B.
General Session

Conference Welcome

08:45 09:00 Ballroom A/B

Welcome to the first Wisconsin Health News Conference

Speakers

Keynote

Morning Keynote - Ceci Connolly, CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans

09:00 09:45 Ballroom A/B

Ceci Connolly, a nationally-recognized healthcare leader, took over as president and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans in January 2016. Before that, she was a national correspondent for the Washington Post, where she covered the debate over the federal health reform law and the enactment of Medicare Part D. She’s also held leadership roles at two international consulting firms.

Speakers

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Panel

Intersection of healthcare and population health

09:45 10:45 Ballroom A/B

Buoyed by changing payment models, healthcare systems are increasing looking outside their four walls to keep patients healthy. How close is the payment transformation away from fee-for-service? How can health systems stay afloat in the meantime? What’s the responsibility and role of other partners in keeping a population healthy?

Speakers

What Influences Health? KT.pdf Download Link
UWPHI Brochure 2015.pdf Download Link
2016CHR_KeyFindingsReport.pdf Download Link
CHR2016_WI.pdf Download Link
CHRRoverview2016.pdf Download Link
Break

Break

10:45 11:00

Panel

Team sport: How will consolidations and partnerships continue to shape healthcare?

11:00 12:00 Ballroom A/B

In an effort to achieve size, scale and other efficiencies, health systems are increasingly joining forces, through mergers and other arrangements, like the statewide networks AboutHealth and Integrated Health Network. Insurers are getting into the action, as well. They are partnering with each other and, in some cases, forming joint ventures with health systems. What does all this new cooperation mean for Wisconsin’s healthcare market? Will it lead to decreased costs and improved quality?

Speakers

Well Priority Service Area Map.pdf Download Link
Well Priority Handout 1.pdf Download Link
Exceedent.pdf-1.pdf Download Link
Break

Break

12:00 12:15

As we transition into Ballroom C/D for the lunch keynote, mingle with other conference attendees in the Grand Terrace.
Meals
Keynote

Lunch Keynote - Dr. James Hamblin, Senior Editor, The Atlantic

12:15 13:00 Ballroom C/D

Enjoy lunch while listening to our lunch keynote speaker, Dr. James Hamblin, in Ballroom C/D.

In 2012, after medical school and three years of residency, James Hamblin left medicine to work in media. He developed a health section for The Atlantic and hosts the popular video series “If Our Bodies Could Talk,” for which he was a finalist in the 2015 Webby awards for Best Web Personality.

Speakers

James Hamblin 7.28.16.pdf Download Link
Break

Break

13:00 13:15

Panel

How is data and technology transforming healthcare?

13:15 14:15 Ballroom A/B

Businesses in every industry are increasingly using data to become more efficient and productive. In healthcare, that’s especially true. Big Data is being used to cut out waste, improve prevention and tailor treatments. But in the medical industry that information is often siloed in different areas and sharing information among competitors can be sensitive. There are also privacy and security issues. Does the good outweigh the bad? What’s the full potential of all this information? With the promise of improving patient monitoring and patient care, how does telemedicine fit into this transformation? What’s the potential of precision medicine?

Speakers

Marshfield%27s Personalized Medicine Research Project.pdf Download Link
Break

Break

14:15 14:30 Ballroom A/B

Keynote

2016 Elections: What's at stake?

14:30 15:30 Ballroom A/B

Nationally recognized government scholar and pollster Charles Franklin will outline the latest trends and analyze the impact the 2016 elections could have on healthcare.

Speakers

Charles Franklin.pdf Download Link
Reception

Reception

15:30 17:30 Grand Terrace

The day isn't over yet! Join us in the Grand Terrace for some light refreshments and networking time with attendees, speakers and sponsors.