Our 2018 Agenda has the innovators and change agents. From Self-Funded Employers, Brokers, Insurers, TPA’s, Governments, and Hospitals, leading organizations showcase and share success stories, case studies and their vision of the future.  With over 250 speakers you can customize your agenda with our app, to choose from over 100 sessions, workshops, and summits and schedule your networking meetings all within the conference App.

Attend our “new” thought-provoking Summits led by industry visionaries and enjoy track of inspiring IGNITE (TED-style) talks. Each contributes the most disruptive ideas, strategies, technology, and products that will pulverize the current healthcare landscape, accelerate healthcare at remarkable speeds, and completely redefine the word ‘innovation’.

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Sunday
2018-10-28
Monday
2018-10-29
Tuesday
2018-10-30
07:00 - 18:00
The Early Bird Catches the Worm: Registration Open

Get to the registration desk early, sign in, grab your swag, start your meetings and secure new business!

08:00 - 15:00
Moving On In: Exhibitor/Sponsor Set-up
08:00 - 17:00
Corporate Health & Well-being Training | Core CCWS

What you learn

Becoming a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist® sends a clear message to the business community, prospective clients, colleagues, and potential candidates for employment.

A Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist knows:

  • How to successfully implement and manage a wellness program
  • The best practices in wellness programs including the future of well-being trends and most up-to-date case studies on the pillars that make up a robust program
  • How to tailor a wellness & well-being program to meet the needs of specific corporate culture and how to analyze that culture, plan for change and incorporate next steps for top-down training strategies
  • The latest rules and regulations issued by the Department of Labor
  • How to restructure company policy to remain compliant with guidelines issued by the EEOC, HIPAA, ACA, and ADA
  • How to drive an organization’s health care costs down by providing the tools, education, and motivation to make employees live healthier and more productive lifestyles.
  • The strategies to gain timely and relevant information about driving engagement across the generations
08:00 - 17:00
Medical Tourism Workshop | Core CMTP

The Certified Medical Tourism Professional® Workshop is a comprehensive body of knowledge that covers core competencies required of individual professionals in various roles in the Medical Tourism and Medical Travel Industry. Through an online exam, participants will have the opportunity to earn the CMTP Professional Designation after covering the 9 core modules of the workshop. Upon passing the CMTP exam and earning the CMTP Designation, participants will be awarded a 3 Year Designation and complimentary individual MTA membership. Both benefits will provide ongoing education resources and individual discounts.   Learn More

10:00 - 12:00
YOUniversity- Sophomore Year

Freshman year was all about the fundamentals of connecting with who YOU are. Sophomore year is all about connecting with your employees. Employee engagement is a huge buzz-word and the wellness industry is scrambling to offer you solutions and stats on how this will be the game-changer for your company. Come join the conversation and together we will raise the bar of human living through employee connections.

You don’t have to be an alumni of YOUniversity to attend this class.  All are welcome. The only prerequisite is a willingness to connect and desire to have fun.

“Professors” Jesse Gavin and Mitch Martens will take you through unique experiences and provide creative tools that’s sure to increase organizational engagement.  If you learn best by doing, this is your class. If you are looking for a death by power-point and stats pontification session, you might want to skip this course. Enrollment is limited so save your seat today!

Key course take-a-ways:

  1. Challenge the way we think about wellness
  2. Enhance your social wellbeing programs
  3. Impact your company culture
  4. Build lasting relationships
Wellness Team Lead, Human Resources & Benefits – Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Administrator, Employee Wellness – Cedars-Sinai Health System
10:00 - 12:00
MARKET DISRUPT: A VENTURE PITCH EVENT | Healthcare Startups Looking Connect with Investors

Global Healthcare Ventures joins forces with Global Healthcare Resources to showcase early/mid-stage companies with high-growth market potential. This annual event attracts up to 2,000 participants from all areas of medical industry including top executives.

During the Early/Mid-Stage Venture Pitch Event, presenting Startup Healthcare companies will have the opportunity to compete for a valuable prize package, exposure and first-hand insight from our experienced panelist of judges. LEARN MORE.

Managing Director - Merging Traffic
Director of Healthcare Investment - GE Ventures, Healthcare
Chairman & Co-Founder - Global Healthcare Resources
Founder & Chief Executive Officer - Global Healthcare Resources
Director, University of Florida Incubation Services - UF INNOVATE | Sid Martin Biotech and The Hub
12:00 - 14:00
Genomics Exploration Executive Forum (Invite Only)

Genomic medicine is changing the face of healthcare. By helping to personalize nutrition and lifestyle choices, medication prescribing and cancer treatment, DNA-based tests are improving lives and saving healthcare dollars.

As thought leaders in advancing top quality healthcare, medical directors understand that physicians need education and training to support the latest scientific advancements in healthcare.  However, it can be challenge to sort through the science versus the hype.  In this session, you will gain an insider’s perspective from clinicians who have been on the front lines of genomic medicine for more than 17 years.

You will learn:

  • Current State and Future Trends of Personalized Genomic Medicine
  • Scientific Advancements in Personalized Genomic Medicine
  • The Difference Between Genetics and Genomics
  • Pharmacogenomics in Action
  • Nutritional Genomics in Action
  • How You Can Start Changing Lives with Personalized Genomic Medicine
Co-Founder & CSO - Genoma International
Co-Founder & CEO - Genoma International
13:30 - 15:05
IGNITE TED-Style Talks

Ignite Talk #1 – Brant Menswar – 1:30 – 1:50

Ignite Talk #2 – Heidi Forbes Oste – 1:55 – 2:15

Ignite Talk #3 – George Andriopoulos – 2:20 – 2:40

Ignite Talk #4 – Dr. Kevin Sabet – 2:45 – 3:05

  • Is marijuana becoming the next Big Tobacco? Dr. Kevin Sabet will go through the latest developments over the battle to legalize marijuana and will review the latest science about the drug – highlighting why science and policy are often disconnected. Dr. Sabet makes the claim that our greatest concern about the recent wave of marijuana legalization should be the inevitable rise of a second Big Tobacco industry. Dr. Sabet, advisor to three U.S. presidential administrations, has studied, researched, written about, and implemented drug policy for more than 20 years. In 2013, he co-founded a non-profit organization, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), with Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, which advocates for a public health based marijuana policy. He is currently a fellow at Yale University, and the Director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida and the President of SAM.

 

 

Founder & CEO - Rock Star Impact
Behavioral Scientist & Bestselling Author - Digital Self Mastery series, Keynote Speaker Executive Producer & Host - Evolving Digital Self podcast
CEO/Managing Director - Launchpad Five One Six
President & CEO- Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)
13:30 - 15:30
MARKET DISRUPT: A VENTURE PITCH EVENT | Startups Looking to Reach Employers

Global Healthcare Ventures joins forces with Global Healthcare Resources to showcase early/mid-stage companies with high-growth market potential. This annual event attracts up to 2,000 participants from all areas of medical industry including top executives.

During the Early/Mid-Stage Venture Pitch Event, presenting Startup Healthcare companies will have the opportunity to compete for a valuable prize package, exposure and first-hand insight from our experienced panelist of judges. LEARN MORE.

Vice President HRIS, Global Benefits & Mobility - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)
VP, Global Benefits and Employee Mobility - Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
VP, Global Benefits - AECOM
HR Director, Corporate Services & Wellness - Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Wellness Team Lead, Human Resources & Benefits – Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
14:00 - 17:00
Global Healthcare Accreditation Board Meeting
CEO - GLOBAL HEALTHCARE ACCREDITATION PROGRAM
DIR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT - GLOBAL HEALTHCARE ACCREDITATION
15:00 - 16:30
Voluntary Benefits Association Board Meeting

The VBA Executive & Advisory Board will host their annual meeting and also the presenting of the Hall of Fame and Leadership awards to VBA Board nominated recipients. All active VBA members are welcome to attend as well as prospective members. Topics will include VBA year in review, legislative updates, industry trends and the future of Voluntary Benefits and the VBA as well as the introduction of new advisory board members. Please join the 15-member board for an exciting 75 minutes of industry collaboration, hosted by the Chairman & CEO of the VBA, Rob Shestack and executive officers Warren Benoit and Nelson Griswold. If you are interested The 2018 VBA board meeting and awards are sponsored by TBD.

Chairman & CEO - Voluntary Benefits Association
15:30 - 17:30
MARKET DISRUPT: A VENTURE PITCH EVENT | Startups Looking to Reach Consultants

Global Healthcare Ventures joins forces with Global Healthcare Resources to showcase early/mid-stage companies with high-growth market potential. This annual event attracts up to 2,000 participants from all areas of medical industry including top executives.

During the Early/Mid-Stage Venture Pitch Event, presenting Startup Healthcare companies will have the opportunity to compete for a valuable prize package, exposure and first-hand insight from our experienced panelist of judges. LEARN MORE.

AVP & Managing Director, Innovation Lab Practice - Arthur J. Gallagher
Chief Medical Officer - Lockton Benefits Group
Senior Consultant & Director of Strategic Opportunities and Alliances for Health & Benefits – Willis Towers Watson
Senior Partner, National Leader for U.S. Health Care Reform - Mercer
18:00 - 20:00
Global Healthcare Accreditation Dinner (Invite Only)
08:00 - 08:30
5 Simple Ways To Become a More Mindful Leader plus Meditation

Executives have to navigate a myriad of responsibilities and challenges at work. But with mindfulness practices, they can drastically reduce stress and improve their focus, awareness, and relationships at the workplace. In this session, Puja will introduce you to five quick and easy techniques to incorporate mindfulness that will result in faster and more impactful decision-making, increased productivity, and a more motivated, energized staff.

Leadership & Mindfulness Consultant. Author. Speaker
08:30 - 09:50
OPENING REMARKS & KEYNOTES
Chairman & Co-Founder - Global Healthcare Resources
Orange County Vice Mayor
Governor of Hainan Province, Peoples Republic of China
Healthcare Futurist, Former Hospital CEO and Best-selling Author "Health-Wealth: 9 Steps to Financial Recovery"
Southeast Region Sales & Marketing Area President, Benefits and HR Consulting - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
President, Florida Market - Aetna
President & CEO - Consortium Health Plans
08:40 - 09:00
Opening Keynote: Is Healthcare Bankrupting Your Business? 9 Steps to Financial Recovery with Health-Wealth Strategies
Healthcare Futurist, Former Hospital CEO and Best-selling Author "Health-Wealth: 9 Steps to Financial Recovery"
09:00 - 09:50
Keynote: Healthcare Revolution – Disruptive Innovators Live Here, A Carrier & Employer Fireside Chat on the Future of Healthcare
Southeast Region Sales & Marketing Area President, Benefits and HR Consulting - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
President, Florida Market - Aetna
President & CEO - Consortium Health Plans
Chairman & Co-Founder - Global Healthcare Resources
President, Global Employer & Private Exchanges - Cigna Corporation
09:00 - 10:00
Exhibitor Access Only | Must have Exhibitor Badge for Exhibitor Hall Access
10:00 - 10:50
“Know your Genome” Employer/Broker Workshop
Vice President of Clinical Operations - Genome Medical, Inc.
10:00 - 18:00
EXHIBIT HALL OPEN | “Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting.” – Ivan Misner
10:00 - 10:50
Educational Breakout Sessions
10:00 - 10:50
FIRESIDE CHAT| State of Marijuana Legalization & Where We Go From Here

A panel of experts in marijuana policy and science will discuss strategies and predictions for the rapidly changing landscape on this issue. Learn why this issue is gaining in prominence in the media and how you can be involved at the local level.

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to

  • Understand the importance of marijuana policy in the U.S.
  • Be informed on what is going on at all levels of decision-making on this issue
  • Get involved by advocating in their community
President & CEO- Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)
Owner and Founder of Learn Sativa
Director of Human Resources for Boulder County
10:00 - 10:50
THE BUSINESS OF GENOMICS SUMMIT | Precision Medicine: Next Generation Healthcare

The field of genomics and precision medicine is set to alter the foundation of how we administer healthcare. By examining an individual’s genome, we create customized medical plans tailor made for them. This is a solution for real engagement, beyond health and wellness by creating informed healthcare consumers with detailed information about their unique health.

Advances in genomic testing have lowered the cost of testing making it affordable for everyone. This has led to an awakening of the potential of genetic information. Using an individual’s DNA a determination of proper and most effective medications ideal dosage and what conditions – if any – you are predisposed. These advances will make modern diagnosing look like a guessing game.

Yet, many genomic companies are having difficulty procuring enough samples to create a diverse dataset.

In an effort to help advance this exciting field and bridge the gap between genomic companies and providers and employers we are excited to bring you the Precision Medicine & Predictive Health Summit.  Employers can improve their predictive power by providing genetic tests for their employee population. The results will improve the healthcare employees receive while reducing the company healthcare costs overall.

This Summit will give the attendees the opportunity to meet and network with VIPs from these companies to begin their collaboration right away!

  • An overview of the genomics industry
  • How genomics will affect the healthcare delivery system.
  • How including a genomic testing benefit can lower healthcare costs, improve employee health and wellness
  • Learn the best way to approach and pitch genomic testing to large employers
10:00 - 10:50
INNOVATIONS IN HEALTH TECH | Innovations in Wearables & Body Motion Sensors

Wearables have gained massive popularity over the past few years, and wearable tech market shipments are forecast to exceed 240 million by 2021. This effectively bolsters the Big Data paradigm shift, with wearables becoming an increasingly essential source of personal data to be leveraged for a range of purposes. Wearables are bound to have significant impact specifically on healthcare – shifting from being a cool device to a clinical imperative – where data aggregated can drastically reform the way in which patients and care providers interact.

Interactions with physicians traditionally involve on-demand visits to clinics, or meeting doctors face-to-face when something goes wrong. This is already changing and is set to evolve to 24/7 relations in the imminent future. Doctors and caregivers – continuously “fed” medical parameters on patients on the go – will be able to view and validate general wellbeing, and determine illnesses and other irregularities, even before those under their care become aware of them.

The switch from curing to caring will significantly enhance healthcare. It will also produce massive healthcare-related cost savings – an objective well acknowledged by regulators increasingly investing in improved reimbursements that incentivize remote patient monitoring and new telemedicine codes.

  • We are now at a stage in which sensor-rich wearables have evolved into a new and crucial information aggregation channel – an automated way to collect vital, previously untapped, data without requiring users to manually log and record information
  • Wearables have shifted from being a cool device to a clinical imperative, presenting invaluable potential for a range of healthcare applications, set to transform and revolutionize the Digital Health
  • These applications enable advance diagnosis and early detection of health-related symptoms. Caregivers can be notified and alerted on a patient’s health status and intervene, in real-time, when needed
  • The potential of leveraging wearable technology to precisely track body motion and detect hand gestures can be key to understanding a range of indicators representing the physical and emotional state
CEO & Co-founder - Somatix
10:00 - 10:50
Working Within Coalitions to Disrupt and Innovate

Employers are the second largest purchaser of health care services after the federal government and the second largest line item of their budget is their healthcare spend.  Now more than ever, employers are taking the wheel to drive towards improved quality and value in healthcare.  When employers collaborate in coalitions, they become a force to be reckoned with. Forward-thinking employers and coalitions have moved assertively to provide benefits and services that improve the health, well-being and productivity of their workers.  Onsite and near-site health centers, patient safety and quality improvement efforts, pharmacy cost control measures, and patient and caregiver support programs are a few of the ways employers are extracting significant value from the health care system.

  • Increase the level of understanding of the power and influence employers can have when working together in a market
  • Obtain real-world examples of disruptive and innovative work being done by a public sector employer, a private sector employer and a multiple employer benefits association
  • Identify opportunities for moving to value-based health care.
President & CEO - Florida Health Care Coalition
Director of Risk Management - Rosen Hotels & Resorts
President & CEO - Independent Colleges & Universities Benefits Association (ICUBA)
Senior Director, Risk Management - Orange County Public Schools
10:00 - 10:50
Clean up the Waste: It Stinks

PBGH is leading the charge on a “waste-free formulary” initiative and is active with VBID’s National Task Force on Low Value Care.  Sure there are plenty of innovative, world-changing ideas. But, the truth is, the REAL innovation is right in front of us.  There are opportunities to make change that creates better outcomes AND reduces cost.   We’ll discuss the action steps and hear from employers taking action.

  • Key facts about what and how much waste there is
  • “Take home” actionable ideas for addressing it
  • Compelling reasons to act
Senior Director, Member Value - Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH)
VP, Global Benefits and Employee Mobility - Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
10:00 - 10:50
Medical Travel Excellence through Accreditation

How does the medical travel industry move towards excellence?  Why is it important not to maintain the status quo but to constantly improve, change, adapt and move towards excellence.   How can moving toward excellence result in better business outcomes and a return on investment in your medical travel program.   How does creating a better patient experience actually align your organization around the entire medical travel process (medical travel care continuum), and create a foundation for success.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Increase patient volume by integrating the entire medical travel process into a “medical travel care continuum” that results in better outcomes, satisfaction and patient experience and more
  • Understand why some healthcare systems have challenges growing their international patient volume while others are
  • Understand what patients are looking for and what is involved in excellence
  • Understand the changing needs and demands of both patients and healthcare buyers
  • How to create an online brand that exemplifies what the organization is in real life:
CEO - GLOBAL HEALTHCARE ACCREDITATION PROGRAM
CHAIRMAN, GLOBAL PATIENT SERVICES - CLEVELAND CLINIC
Head of Quality Management & Patient Safety - Prince Sultan Cardiac Center Al Hassa
Global Head of Health Reinsurance Partnerships, AXA
10:00 - 10:50
Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: Celebrating the Authentic You
HR Director, Corporate Services & Wellness - Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Benefits Manager - Boulder County
11:00 - 13:15
PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (P3) SUMMIT

This event welcomes top Government Officials from across the globe, covering topics such as attracting foreign investments, positioning for economic growth, optimization of the healthcare infrastructure, destination attractiveness, addressing the immediate health concerns, success stories, and challenges different countries face. LEARN MORE.

SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER & GLOBAL HEAD, B2G - CIGNA INT'L
ESQ. LEGAL COUNSEL - EMBASSY OF KUWAIT HEALTH OFFICE
SENIOR MEDICAL ADVISER - UAE EMBASSY
11:00 - 11:50
COLOR GENOMICS: Prevention through Genetics: Cancer, Heart Disease and Beyond
Chief Operating Officer - Color Genomics
Director, North America Total Rewards - SAP
11:00 - 11:50
IGNITE TALK | TGIM Thank God It’s Monday
  • The science behind investing in a happier workplace and the data that can be gathered about the emotional wellbeing of employees
    • The next steps that result from analyzing that data
  • An overview of the elements in a workplace that actually can lift employee wellness immediately
  • How collaboration between generations and divisions can drive employee wellness
  • How the bottom line benefits from investing in key elements that drive employee wellness/engagement
  • The MISOGI Method and how it can be applied to increase employee wellness, productivity and idea innovation in the workplace
“The Work Happiness Expert"; Bestselling Author - "From DRIFT to SHIFT: How Change Can Bring True Meaning and Happiness to Your Work & Life"
11:00 - 11:50
Innovation in Virtual Health
Senior Medical Director - Aetna International
11:00 - 11:50
Business Case for China & Medical Travel – Roundtable Forum

Over 500,000 Chinese Medical Tourists are going abroad this year. Meet and network with leaders from China’s Government and Private sector who are looking to partner with healthcare providers from around the world for patient referral, joint ventures, investment opportunities and affiliations, training and capacity building.  Learn more about the opportunities in China and about the MTA’s trade mission into China and Hainan this coming December and how you can participate.

11:00 - 11:50
Educational Breakout Sessions
11:00 - 11:50
MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUMMIT | Driving Engagement in Behavioral Health through High-Tech, High-Touch Partnerships

One in five people experience a mental health issue best resolved by treatment in any given year, yet a very small fraction of the population access care due to the barriers in behavioral therapy – access to a therapist they feel comfortable with, cost, ability to schedule and attend recurring appointments and stigma. Featured employers will share how they eliminated those barriers for their employees along with the successful outcomes that were achieved.

In this session attendees will learn:

  • How an employer worked collaboratively with an innovative technology solution to improve employee engagement in behavioral health.
  • What combination of high-tech, high-touch works to improve employee productivity
  • How technology is removing the stigma in behavioral healthcare and increasing access to care

 

Chief Commercial Officer - Talkspace
VP, Global Benefits and Employee Mobility - Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
11:00 - 11:50
No More Cost Shifting! The Employee Benefits of Reference-Based Pricing

Employers, especially those with self-funded health plans, have a great responsibility to ensure the plan’s funds are spent wisely and judiciously. In fact, for the self-funded community, employers have a fiduciary responsibility to effectively manage the plan’s costs. Companies nationwide are searching for new solutions to provide great healthcare at a reasonable cost. This is evidenced by the recent announcement of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, who are exploring the creation of a new company to provide high quality, low-cost healthcare. For many companies, traditional insurance plans are missing the mark and therefore more companies are coming to the forefront in their recognition of the need for pricing transparency, fairness and affordable healthcare.

Kelly will address how reference-based pricing solutions not only empower employers to be good stewards of their health plans, but also provide many benefits to employees. While many in the healthcare industry hold the notion that reference-based pricing is too disruptive for employees, a deeper look will prove otherwise. Kelly will summarize what reference-based pricing is, how it works for employers and the many ways it can benefit employees, such as supporting reduced out-of-pocket costs, more robust benefit plans and promoting utilization of more affordable care options.

To illustrate and validate the value of this approach, Kelly will share actual client case studies of companies who adopted reference-based pricing to reduce their healthcare spend and deliver improved healthcare coverage to their workforce.

  • Gain insight into the financial burden of high-deductible health plans for the more than 150 million Americans who receive coverage through their workplace
  • Understand reference-based pricing and how employees can benefit from this plan/model
  • Hear actual client case studies of companies who utilize reference-based pricing to reduce their healthcare spend and turned those savings into rich benefit plans for their employees
  • Learn how to improve employee adoption and engagement on health plans
Co-founder & CEO - ELAP Services LLC
Senior Vice President for Talent and Team Development - MarineMax
11:00 - 11:50
THE BUSINESS OF GENOMICS SUMMIT | Innovating Prevention through Genetics: Cancer, Heart Disease and Beyond
Chief Operating Officer - Color Genomics
Director, North America Total Rewards - SAP
11:00 - 11:50
CARE FINANCING THE SUPPLY SIDE OF HEALTHCARE | Catch Me if You Can: How to Outsmart Those Who Can Swindle Your Health Plan

– Did you know members can borrow medical ID cards as easily as they can borrow Netflix passwords?

– Did you know that medical billing codes are sold on the dark web every day for many multiples of a credit card number?

– Did you know that switching a single number on a baby birth code makes it increase in value by 10x, and that almost no audit can detect it?

AVP & Managing Director, Innovation Lab Practice - Arthur J. Gallagher
Benefits Strategy Manager - American Airlines
12:00 - 12:50
Emergency Medical Preparedness Globally
Global Medical Director - General Electric
Manager, Global Health & Safety - GeoBlue
12:00 - 12:50
Grant Writing and Alternative Funding Sources for Healthcare and Benefits Program
President & Founder - Hope Granted, LLC
12:00 - 12:50
Educational Breakout Sessions
12:00 - 12:50
CARE FINANCING THE SUPPLY SIDE OF HEALTHCARE | Supply Side Reorganization – Total Cost of Care

The last 20 years of wellness, engagement and cost transparency tools has failed corporate America by most measures. Not for lack of effort – but rather due to structural realities in the health care supply chain- and the financing mechanisms behind it. Clear, demonstrable, longitudinal data sets show the history of these failures and the multiple iterations of various vendor/trends that have attempted to stem the health care “cost” tide.

This session will highlight the flaws behind many of the historical missteps – and how we may be at the precipice of real health care change due to “big data”; and the organization of care around this data. TPA’s, insurance carriers and consultants have access to data that can demonstrate the “total cost of care” for a population – and more specifically, which health systems are more effective in treating/keeping patients healthy.

For the first time since the days of the HMO, the “supply side” of the health economics equation is getting in the mix. Moreover, the data/technology, and incentive structure may align to give these organizations a real shot at success. The data is being used currently to create high performance/narrow networks across the United States. Employer sponsored health plans/HR Executives will be faced with tout questions about access vs. costs for their employee populations – as these new networks tout significant savings while sacrificing some choice/freedom from the typical PPO style network.

The emergence of high performance/narrow networks in the last few years shows a completely different approach to disease/clinical risk management. Further, as these networks begin to take actual financial risk via performance based reimbursement payments, there appears to be a large shift in the risk mix in health care financing. This will likely trigger a complete rethinking of employer vendor mix in the wellness/engagement space – as the clinical side begins to take ownership of these areas. We will use data and case studies to quickly demonstrate the “edge” of this trend – and how employers need to prepare themselves in the coming years.

  • Understand how “Total Cost of Care” data is putting pressure on carriers – and in turn will push employers – to make value judgments on the “choice and unfettered access” for the members.
  • Explain the cost/quality implications of TPA’s and carriers are being pressed to work with the supply side to create high performance/narrow networks.
  • Detail the “cracks in the foundation” of the PPO carrier/TPA model of organizing care – 90+% of all hospitals and doctors contracted is not a network, it is a retail funding mechanism
  • Understand the value/supply chain consequences – and what they mean to your organization (ie. Wellness, stop loss, network performance etc)
Vice President, Health Risk Solutions - Lockton
Director, Benefits & Compensation - NCH Corporation
Vice President HRIS, Global Benefits & Mobility - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)
12:00 - 12:50
THE BUSINESS OF GENOMICS SUMMIT | PGx: The New Kid on the Block in Reducing Costs in High Risk Populations

Join Industry Precision Medicine Disruptors and learn how pharmacogenomics is the right path to take for better health and lower cost on multiple platforms. Get ahead of the curve by leveraging diagnostic technology and innovation beyond treatment – toward precision health. Learn strategies to get the treatment for your employers.

  • Why genomics is becoming the top line item to consider when looking at cost savings and overall preventive health strategy
  • Why pharmacogenomics is a need to know not a nice to know concept (medications vs. ancestry)
  • The impact a genetic testing program has on employers and their employees not only for their health but their families, attendance and morale

 

CEO - Rx-Precision
Chief Medical Officer - Genome Medical
12:00 - 12:50
MENTAL & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUMMIT | Expatriate Mental Health
Medical Director - Aetna International
12:00 - 12:50
Embracing, Engaging and Leading the Evolution of Employee Health & Well-being

Approaches to employee health are changing as characteristics of what composes employee health are rapidly evolving. The employers who are leading this evolution are embracing employees as valuable assets to overall company success and creating programs with a broad approach to all aspects of well-being. Today, innovative employer programs are incorporating the latest tools, technology, vision and strategy; with a laser focus on prevention, education and engagement.

This session will bring together leaders who are part of creating the innovation in employee health and wellness. From technology that can evaluate an employee’s ability to safely perform their work to chronic condition management; from personalized digital genetic testing to customizing fitness and nutrition, this fireside chat will offer the attendees the opportunity to share in the experiences of the panel.
These fireside chat participants are leaders in the field of work and health. The programs they represent are leading edge, visionary and successful approaches to creating the balance needed in driving and achieving business goals while building a workforce environment of productivity and health promotion.

Topics that may be covered in the fireside chat:

  • Brief overview of unique and innovative program components
  • The challenges and strategies experienced in driving leadership adoption of program innovation
  • Business and workforce trends and experiences that drive choices in program elements
  • Prevention strategies that reduce injury, disability, absence and attrition
  • Engaging wellness while running a business – addressing the balance
  • The benchmarks for success in these programs and the outcomes measured
Director of Health Management Services - Trion Group, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
Vice President & CHRO - Harley-Davidson Inc.
Chief Medical Officer - GE Appliances
Vice President - BTE Workforce Solutions.
12:00 - 12:50
Corporate Wellness and the Platform War for More Data
13:00 - 14:00
NETWORKING LUNCH IN EXHIBIT HALL
14:00 - 16:00
Global Healthcare Accreditation Symposium

Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) invites you to participate in the Global Healthcare Accreditation Symposium to be held on October 29th at the Orange County Convention Center during the HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION conference, an integrated conference of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, and the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress.

About the Event

Medical travel is a growing industry yet one that is currently underserved. There is little data regarding healthcare outcomes and patient experience, and oftentimes a lack of understanding by healthcare providers respecting the unique needs and expectations of medical travelers.

The Global Healthcare Accreditation Symposium will bring together key industry thought-leaders to discuss how accreditation can enhance patient experience, mitigate risk and improve an organization’s operational performance.

Who should attend?

  • Hospital CEO’s, CMO’s COO’s, CFO’s, and Department Heads
  • Key staff responsible for the medical travel or global patient services program
  • Government representatives, Insurers, employers, medical travel facilitators and others interested in understanding how accreditation can impact patient experience and healthcare outcomes.
CEO - GLOBAL HEALTHCARE ACCREDITATION PROGRAM
CEO - Health Care Informed (HCI)
Member, Board of Trustees - American Medical Association
Chief Medical Officer - CIGNA International
CHAIRMAN, GLOBAL PATIENT SERVICES - CLEVELAND CLINIC
Head of Quality Management & Patient Safety - Prince Sultan Cardiac Center Al Hassa
Chief Medical Officer - Clínica Santa Clarita SC
14:00 - 14:50
Educational Breakout Sessions
14:00 - 14:50
SPECIALTY DRUG SUMMIT | Specialty Drugs – Economics and Shifting Influence among the Current Players

The cost of specialty drugs and their affordability to the patients who need them is a primary concern to employers who recognize that offering these innovative new therapies may improve quality of life and reduce other medical costs over the long term — and may be  required to attract and retain a viable and productive workforce. New discoveries and a more rapid FDA-approval process will continue to increase the number of specialty drugs, increasing the imperative for plan sponsors to devise total cost management strategies that optimize patient care and improve plan performance.

This session will offer insight into new plays and demystify the economics of a new age of specialty drugs, specifically:

  • How benefit design impacts the cost of specialty drugs (why did this get omitted and I am not sure how the pharmacist plays a role in specialty drugs – we should discuss).
  • How transparency is shedding light on specialty drug costs.
  • What is the role of the pharmacist in optimizing medication use?
  • How pharmacogenomics will impact benefit design
  • How and why site of care matters
  • What new contracting models are emerging in the changing healthcare economic landscape and what analytics approaches are necessary to design and execute them
  • What can employers and brokers do today that will have an immediate impact on optimizing medication use?
President & CEO - Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH)
14:00 - 14:50
Corporate Social Responsibility
Director of Client Solutions - Inspired Perspectives LLC
Wellness Team Lead, Human Resources & Benefits – Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
14:00 - 14:50
INNOVATION & SELF-FUNDING SUMMIT | Leading the Way: How Employers are Improving America’s Healthcare System

Healthcare costs aren’t lowering themselves. See how innovative employers are taking control.

Slowing healthcare spending while improving healthcare experience is a tall order. It requires thinking outside of the box — something for which US companies are renowned. There is a long history of employers innovating in healthcare to bring about positive change. Join us to learn what leading employers are doing differently to provide:

  • Better care for the buck,
  • The right site for care,
  • Personalized help,
  • Targeted solutions, and
  • Better engagement through technology

This panel will discuss what employers are doing as well as the importance of employer advocacy for health policies with lawmakers and regulators in Washington DC.

Attendees will learn:

  • Broad spectrum of employer actions to manage health care costs
  • You don’t have to be a jumbo employer to benefit from innovation
  • Why employer advocacy efforts are important in Washington DC
  • Health policies needed to further support employer innovation in health benefits

 

 

Senior Partner, National Leader for U.S. Health Care Reform - Mercer
Senior Vice President, Health Policy - American Benefits Council (ABC)
Vice President, Global Benefits & Wellness - PepsiCo, Inc.
14:00 - 14:50
STATE OF THE ACA SUMMIT | State of the ACA

In this summit, we will address the current state of the ACA, IRS reporting and penalties, the effects of changes in federal law on employers in states across the country, and more. We’ll gain perspective from experts that deal with the intricacies of the law and how they are overcoming challenges to save on the bottom line.  This summit will help you gain new perspective on real-life case studies that address how employers can avoid large penalties at the federal or state level.

Our speakers will provide an overview of the recent changes to the ACA and related federal and state initiatives that affect employers’ bottom line.  We will address;

  • Recent Legislative Changes and Possible Future Changes
  • Status of Litigation Challenging the ACA
  • Association and Short Term Health Plans
  • State Regulation and Enforcement
  • EEOC & Wellness Regulations

The speakers are:

Executive Vice President - Product & Compliance at Health e(fx)
Partner - Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Attorney, Employee Benefits, Legal Dept. – United Parcel Service (UPS)
Former Deputy Chief Counsel for Employee Benefits - IRS and Principal - Tawshunsky & Associates
CAPITAL PARTNER - WINSTON & STRAWN LLP
15:00 - 15:50
Pitching Your Healthcare Start-up: Best Way to Get a VC to Say No

In this session, Jessica A. Zeaske of GE Ventures will walk through different methods of pitching to a venture capital firm.  After reviewing thousands of companies over her career, she will share some of her favorite moments and provide suggestions on how to improve your company’s pitch.  Even if not pitching to VCs, the core topics on sharing the value of the company are relevant.

The session will cover how to:

  • Get the meeting you want
  • Set up the pitch document for maximum impact
  • Avoid certain Words/Topics
  • Have an impactful VC pitch
Director of Healthcare Investment - GE Ventures, Healthcare
15:00 - 15:50
Medical Tourism Chutes and Ladders: Success from Pitfalls

There have been a lot of launches in medical tourism, but not all have made it to the moon but crashed back to earth.  As new destinations, new hospitals enter the market, and as new buyers, such as employers, insurance companies, TPA’s, brokers, and facilitators who launch a medical tourism business or add it as a benefit enter this market, what’ really works and what doesn’t in Medical Tourism.  This session will examine some of the successes and failures in medical tourism and where some organizations went right, and some went wrong. As we analyze how does the industry and new entrants leapfrog ahead and not waste precious time or money? Want to save millions – attend, want to lose millions – then skip this session!

President and Founder - Dominican Association of Health Tourism
15:00 - 15:50
Realizing Promise of Personal Growth and Psychological Resilience in the Workplace
CEO - WellWorld Consulting; formerly Head of Global Health Services, and Chief Medical Officer, Health & Wellness Solutions - Johnson & Johnson
Founder and CEO - Tiatros, Inc.
15:00 - 15:50
Educational Breakout Sessions
15:00 - 15:50
INNOVATIONS IN SELF FUNDING SUMMIT | Big Three Talk Innovations in Self Funding & Employer Plans

Join three of the industry’s top innovations leaders as they discuss the healthcare landscape, emerging trends and promising solutions benefit strategies and health plans. This fireside chat will discuss how various employers are launching clinically-impactful programs that focus on improving the health of their employees and their families.  We’ve brought some of the smartest minds with a twist of humor and most importantly innovation to move the needle of change for self-funded employers! 

Chairman & Co-Founder - Global Healthcare Resources
Chief Medical Officer - Lockton Benefits Group
Senior Consultant & Director of Strategic Opportunities and Alliances for Health & Benefits – Willis Towers Watson
Senior Partner, National Leader for U.S. Health Care Reform - Mercer
15:00 - 15:50
STATE OF THE ACA SUMMIT | Deep Dive into Penalties and Triggers

In this summit, we will address the current state of the ACA, IRS reporting and penalties, the effects of changes in federal law on employers in states across the country, and more. We’ll gain perspective from experts that deal with the intricacies of the law and how they are overcoming challenges to save on the bottom line.  This summit will help you gain new perspective on real-life case studies that address how employers can avoid large penalties at the federal or state level.

  • A & B Penalties under the employer mandate
  • IRS Letters 226J and 227L and how to Minimize the Risk of Penalties
  • Penalties Imposed by States

The speakers are:

Executive Vice President - Product & Compliance at Health e(fx)
Partner - Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Attorney, Employee Benefits, Legal Dept. – United Parcel Service (UPS)
Former Deputy Chief Counsel for Employee Benefits - IRS and Principal - Tawshunsky & Associates
CAPITAL PARTNER - WINSTON & STRAWN LLP
15:00 - 15:50
EMPLOYER ONSITE HEALTH & WELLNESS SUMMIT | How Failing Made Us Successful: Lessons Learned On the Way to Creating an Onsite Clinic
PA-C/Wellness Director - Nabholz Construction
15:00 - 15:50
SPECIALTY DRUG SUMMIT | Biosimilars – The Emergence of “Generics” for Specialty Drugs?

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has said: “Our ability to build a market for safe, effective biosimilar products is key for patients and our nation’s health care system.”

Simply put, a biosimilar is a biological product that is highly similar to and has no clinically meaningful differences from an existing FDA-approved reference product.

However unlike generic drugs, they are not exact copies of the legacy compounds.

Recent FDA actions and the approval of new biosimilars suggest that the marketplace for these medications may grow exponentially in the next several years biologics constitute nearly 40 percent of prescription drug spending today.  Gaining and understanding of this new drug class is vital for employers, consultants and other members of the payor community  when determining whether or not biosimilars are an appropriate option for employees and health plan participants

In this session, we will cover:

  • What are biosimilars and how they differ from generic medicines and from reference biological products used to treat cancer, autoimmune diseases and other serious conditions
  • The new regulations affecting biosimilars (The Biosimilars Price Competition and Innovation Act; FDA Biosimilars Action Plan)
  • Considerations for choosing a biosimilar over its reference biologic.  Price is one factor, but so are contracts, value added services, real world data and other considerations)
  • Issues surrounding interchangeability and non-medical switching
  • Case studies, i.e. adalimumab, filgrastim and infliximab
16:00 - 16:50
Advantages of Onsite Clinics: Real World Results
16:00 - 16:50
Building a Successful Medical Tourism Brand

Developing a powerful and unique medical tourism brand is critical to making your mark in the industry, achieving your goals, and setting your organization apart from the rest of the pack.  The Internet and digital platforms help us leverage our brands by putting the power into our hands, yet it is still too easy to hide behind a screen.  It’s is only one piece of the puzzle.  Face-to-face, presence and communication is even more important.  Combining all of it together is key to having a strong and successful brand that helps you stand out in ways that separates you from competitors vying for the  same business.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Build a brand that is emotionally and strategically appealing;
  • How to create an online brand that exemplifies what the organization is in real life:
  • Marketing your organization beyond the digital platform; and
  • Understanding when it’s time for digital online marketing and when it’s time to get out there in person
Director - Global Health
EXEC DIRECTOR, INT'L OPERATIONS - CLEVELAND CLINIC
16:00 - 16:50
Self-Funding Healthcare, Direct Contracting & Medical Travel

Employers, Health Plans, TPA’s and even some insurers are direct contracting with hospitals and healthcare providers and creating narrow networks and steering their plan members and employees to specific hospitals.  This session will examine why employers and other healthcare buyers are tired of variability in pricing, outcomes, and experiences and have realized that not all healthcare providers are created equal.  Employers and buyers are now eliminating the risk and contracting directly with hospitals and providers that provide high quality, low complication procedures at pre-negotiated (bundled pricing) and ensuring their employees get the best care, but more importantly the right diagnosis, and right care at the right price.

CEO - GLOBAL HEALTHCARE ACCREDITATION PROGRAM
Director of Benefits - HSM Solutions
CEO - Privé Care
Vice President - International Business Development for Hawaii Mainland Administrators (HMA)
16:00 - 16:50
Consumer Engagement in Healthcare Among Millennial’s, Baby Boomers, and Generation X
16:00 - 16:50
Educational Breakout Sessions
16:00 - 16:50
SPECIALTY DRUG SUMMIT | Breaking Down Barriers: New Collaboration Opportunities in the New Specialty Rx Economy

When we say “health care revolution,” we mean it. This session will bring together major players in the specialty drug pipeline to discuss their viewpoints and vision of the future. The lines between providers and payers are blurring.  Legacy health plans and PBMs are merging and pharmacists, physicians and payers are working together to forge, team-based patient care models.  And patients—especially those using specialty drugs—are expecting a greater say in their care. In short, everyone is rethinking how to best work together to ensure high quality, cost effective, patient-centered outcomes. What may be emerging are new solution-based and population-focused collaborations.

This session brings together a diverse group to debate what’s happening now and what’s possible in the near future as different stakeholders work together to optimize total health management for specialty drug patients.

16:00 - 16:50
STATE OF THE ACA SUMMIT | Fireside Chat

In this summit, we will address the current state of the ACA, IRS reporting and penalties, the effects of changes in federal law on employers in states across the country, and more. We’ll gain perspective from experts that deal with the intricacies of the law and how they are overcoming challenges to save on the bottom line.  This summit will help you gain new perspective on real-life case studies that address how employers can avoid large penalties at the federal or state level.

Lessons learned from veteran ACA professionals

  • Grandfathering – No Longer a Major Issue?
  • Triggers for Penalties You Never Expected
  • Microsoft is Requiring Suppliers to Provide Paid FMLA Leave – Will other Companies Follow?
  • Paid FMLA Tax Credit

Ask the Experts Q&A

The speakers are:

Executive Vice President - Product & Compliance at Health e(fx)
Partner - Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Attorney, Employee Benefits, Legal Dept. – United Parcel Service (UPS)
Former Deputy Chief Counsel for Employee Benefits - IRS and Principal - Tawshunsky & Associates
CAPITAL PARTNER - WINSTON & STRAWN LLP
17:00 - 18:00
NETWORKING RECEPTION W/ ENTERTAINMENT IN EXHIBIT HALL
18:00 - 21:00
Market Disrupt Awards Ceremony & Networking Reception (Invite Only – Offsite Event) | Guidewell Innovation Center)
08:00 - 08:30
Rise & Shine Tibetan Healing Meditation with Puja

Research has proven that 20 minutes of meditation a day is not time lost; it’s time gained. A daily meditation practice can be life-changing for executives in dealing with power stress. Join Puja Madan as she leads a Tibetan healing meditation specifically designed to improve focus and concentration, release stress, and expand the capacity to feel calm and centered through daily challenges faced by leaders and executives.

Leadership & Mindfulness Consultant. Author. Speaker
08:45 - 09:50
MORNING KEYNOTES
09:00 - 10:00
Exhibitor Access Only | Must have Exhibitor Badge for Exhibitor Hall Access
09:00 - 09:30
Keynote: How to Speak So People Want to Listen

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Join in on this exclusive opportunity to hear from one of the world’s most listened to TED Talk speakers and pioneer on the studies of sound, advising businesses on how best to use it. In this Keynote: How to Speak So People Want to Listen,  Julian demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking — from vocal exercises, to tips on how to speak with empathy, to a public speaking masterclass.

Julian Treasure is the chair of the Sound Agency, a firm that advises worldwide businesses — offices, retailers, airports — on how to design sound in their physical spaces and communication. He asks us to pay attention to the sounds that surround us. How do they make us feel: productive, stressed, energized, acquisitive?

Treasure is the author of the book Sound Business, a manual for effective sound use in every aspect of business. His most recent book, How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening, based on his TED Talk, offers practical exercises to improve communication skills and an inspiring vision for a sonorous world of effective speaking, conscious listening and understanding. He speaks globally on this topic.

Founder - The Sound Agency, Five-time TED Speaker and Author of "How to be Heard" and "Sound Business"
10:00 - 10:50
Competing as a High Performance Organization

High Performance Organizations are competing as destination employers. These employers are realizing organizational outcomes that are outpacing their competitors in financial growth, product innovation, customer service, and employee satisfaction. They have built organizational cultures and climates that are winning the war for attracting and retaining talent and are seeing higher levels of employee engagement resulting in organizational growth and expansion.  This session will focus on learning what these organizations are doing to create a healthy, loyal and engaged workforce while building and maintaining a wellbeing culture.

Southeast Region Sales & Marketing Area President, Benefits and HR Consulting - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Regional Vice President - Wellbeing & Engagement Practice Leader, Northeast & Southeast Regions
10:00 - 10:50
Global Health Insurance Dilemma

How are health insurance companies improving the quality of care for its members while balancing affordability in healthcare delivery?  Learn how some of the leading health insurance companies are dealing with this issue and identifying and defining quality.  Also, learn how an estimated that by 2020 70% of global health insurance companies will have some type of medical travel offering embedded in at least one of their product offerings and why they are investing in this area.

Chairman & Co-Founder - Global Healthcare Resources
Chief Medical Officer - CIGNA International
Global Head of Health Reinsurance Partnerships, AXA
Actuary & Vice President – Life & Medical insurance Department - Kuwait Qatar Insurance Co
10:00 - 16:00
EXHIBIT HALL OPEN | “Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting.” – Ivan Misner
10:00 - 10:50
OPIOID & SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUMMIT | How Employers Can Impact the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has catapulted employee substance abuse and treatment issues to the top of list of priorities for employees. One recent study found that prescription painkiller abuse is costing employers nationwide an estimated $25.5 billion a year in missed workdays and lost productivity, according to one study. With the rise of drug addiction related costs to the employer – employee productivity, absenteeism, disability costs, workers’ compensation claims and overall medical expenses, HR professionals walk a fine line when trying to have early intervention and provide the help an employee needs to help minimize the overall risk to the organization.

During this interactive Summit, we will explore:

• Current statistics and trends around opioid misuse and abuse in the workplace
• How employers can work with health plans and pharmacy benefits managers to address the issue
• Alternative treatment options to non-opioid pain management
• Carrier, Employer, Provider and Rehabilitation/Treatment Facility Perspectives
• Best Practices on the Interventions and Treatment of Employees
• Destigmatizing of Addiction in the Workplace and Shift to Disease Management Approaches
• Employer strategies to help keep top talent and get them the treatment they need to have sustainable recovery and success

President & CEO - Florida Health Care Coalition
10:00 - 10:50
The Impact of Pharmacy Benefit Changes powered by ARMSRx
10:00 - 10:50
Market Penetration Strategies in Russia & CIS

Russia and the CIS region represent a consistent market for outbound medical tourism for many destinations.  Attend and network with some of the leading medical tourism facilitators and associations from the region to identify new business opportunities and to get an update on trends and the future of this marketplace.

CEO - HEALTH FLIGHTS SOLUTIONS
Owner - DoctorGEO Medical Assistance Company - Russia
10:00 - 10:50
Educational Breakout Sessions
10:00 - 10:50
CHRONIC DISEASE & LIFESTYLE MEDICINE SUMMIT | Biometric Screening & Future Employer Medical Costs – Is It Worth It?

Is biometric screening a part of your wellness program? Do you know if your wellness program is beneficial to your employees and you as an employer? How do you measure effectiveness of your program? This educational webinar will explore biometric screening as part of wellness programs and how to understand its impact of your organization.

During this interactive webinar, we will:

  • Discuss the growth of wellness programs despite limited research
  • Identify problems with current evaluations of wellness programs
  • Explore the true value of biometric screening

 

Corporate Health Director - Kalispell Regional Health Care
10:00 - 10:50
From Taboo to True You: Filling the Holes in Whole Wellness & Those Sensitive Subjects We Pretend to Not Talk About

The current trend in workplace wellness is to embrace employees in a more holistic manner by recognizing that they are multi-layered in their wants and needs.  However, as we expand from the traditional biometric view of an employee and open up these multi-dimensional floodgates, it leaves many employers anxious and confused on where to draw the line.  How do we address if someone is upset about national politics, struggling with their sexuality, living in their car, scared to admit that they are hooked on opioids, feeling marginalized or bullied at work?  These are the real issues plaguing our employee’s wellbeing and if we want them to show up to work authentically, then we have to prepare our leaders and wellness team with the tools and skills to address them.

In this fun and interactive panel discussion you will get to hear from leading experts and what they are doing at their organizations. The audience will also put these experts to the test by throwing practical issues at them to address.  Together we will practice what we preach by making this session unrehearsed, honest and real so you can bring meaningful solutions back to your workplace. If you are looking for a quick-fix pill, skip this session. If you are looking to build an authentic wellness program, this will not disappoint.

In joining this session, attendees will:

  • Understand how to improve connections with employees
  • Learn techniques to build and foster an environment that supports authentic employees
  • Identify ways to approach difficult/uncomfortable conversations
  • Recognize and address gaps in your current wellness program
Administrator, Employee Wellness – Cedars-Sinai Health System
Wellness Coorindator - teleflora
Ombudsman Director - Baylor College of Medicine
11:00 - 11:50
Destination Development – The Next Generation of Medical Tourism

Developing a Destination, whether it’s a country, city, state, or organization as a “destination,” isn’t as quick as snapping your fingers, putting up a sign at the airport, outside the front door or a new link and banner on your  a website saying you are open for medical tourism business.  Creating a successful medical tourism destination requires a lot of sweat, hard work and passion.   Learn the strategies, big successes, failures, and pivot’s that some destinations have done in medical tourism.  Get an update on where they are today and how they got here.    Learn what they are focusing on now for future to keep them competitive and on top in the future.

Senior International Trade Specialist - United States Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service in Raleigh, NC.
11:00 - 11:50
Facilitator Round-Up: Keeping it Alive & Real

In honor of Socrates, let some leading medical tourism facilitation companies share their philosophy of where the medical tourism is headed in the future, and what need it’s to change for us to move to another level in the industry.  This session will “keep it real” with open and honest feedback and discussion between the panelists and Q&A with the attendees.

CEO - Tunadel Medical Tours Limited
Director - Kasi Center for Telehealth Lagos Airport - Nigeria
Co-Founder - CEO - Pathway International - Kenya
11:00 - 11:50
Rise of Consumerism and Employee Accountability – Rethinking Your Organization’s Approach
11:00 - 11:50
The Reality of Blockchain in Healthcare

Over the last couple of years blockchain as reached record levels of hype. Concurrently, it is getting real traction in healthcare across a range of use cases from provider directory, to health information exchange, and beyond. Join us to get perspectives from leaders on the frontlines of healthcare, applying blockchain to realize compelling value from reducing costs to improving outcomes and the experiences and engagement of patients and healthcare professionals. Join us for a lively panel discussion where you will learn:

  • What is real with blockchain in healthcare, vs hype
  • Key use cases and business values anchoring blockchain in healthcare
  • Perspectives from leaders on the frontlines of applying blockchain in healthcare
  • The evolution of blockchain in healthcare: status, next steps, and longer term
  • Resources to get started, and opportunities to engage and collaborate
Principle Healthcare Lead Industry Experiences - Microsoft Corporation
11:00 - 11:50
Educational Breakout Sessions
11:00 - 11:50
PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGEMENT SUMMIT | The Rx Brexit: How to Leave the PBM Model Behind
AVP & Managing Director, Innovation Lab Practice - Arthur J. Gallagher
11:00 - 11:50
Measurement and Evaluation: How to Use Data to Change Behavior and Build Organizational Support

L.L. Bean has had a wellness program in place for over 35 years and, throughout that time, they’ve learned a lot! One of their greatest lessons has been the importance of data and, even more important, sharing that information with leaders and employees throughout the organization.

Whether you are measuring participation, health risks or return on investment, there are ways to use that information to education your people and help them understand the impact of employee well-being on your workforce.

This session will give you real examples of how L.L. Bean has measured and used their population’s data – as well as ways you could potentially apply this information to your organization.

Occupation Health & Wellness Manager - L.L.Bean
11:00 - 11:50
CHRONIC DISEASE & LIFESTYLE MEDICINE SUMMIT | Diet Wars: The Latest Skinny on the Diet Landscape & Ketogenic Diet for Diabetes
  1. Review Sexy Six Nutrients
  2. Water
  3. Vitamins
  4. Minerals
  5. Fat
  6. Protein
  7. Carbohydrates
  8. Discuss Standard American Diet (SAD)
  9. Plate Method-pros and cons
  10. Percentages of Carbs, Fats, and Proteins on a plate
  11. Breakfast
  12. Lunch
  13. Dinner

III.  Describe the 3 types of diets

  1. Food Restriction (examples)
  2. Adkins
  3. Whole 30
  4. Ketogenic
  5. Raw Food
  6. South Beach
  7. Portion Control
  8. Nutrisystem
  9. Counting Macros
  10. Plate method
  11. Weight Watchers
  12. Plexus
  13. Intermittent Fasting and Intuitive Eating
  14. Diet Myths
  15. Eating late at night causes weight gain
  16. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
  17. Eat more frequently to lose weight
  18. Eating fat makes you fat
  19. Eating fat causes cardiovascular disease
  20. What does the research say about the diets above?
  21. Conclusion and Q&A
PA-C/Wellness Director - Nabholz Construction
12:00 - 12:50
Essential Techniques to Achieving Your Very Best Health & Happiness During Your Work Day

In this fun and interactive session, you will learn the secrets that many executives utilize, to boost energy levels & focus, while maintaining strong posture to combat aches, pains and fatigue through your working day.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to recognize key factors that will result in pain and fatigue during your work day.
  • Learn simple and effective techniques/exercises to prevent pain and fatigue and increase your focus, happiness and creativity.
  • Learn how simple breathing, postural changes and seated exercises can improve your confidence and productivity, while reducing stress.
  • Even with all of these preventative measures, pain and fatigue may still occur. Learn easy ways to tackle pain and release lower back tension when it occurs.
Founder of the Majendie Method
12:00 - 12:50
Wellness @ Work Workshop
12:00 - 12:50
Medical Tourism Technology Debate – The Future of Lead Generation

We all know that Excel, Outlook and Word are completely insufficient to manage a patient experience so why are we taking so long to implement good technology solutions into our workflow? It seems we just keep reproducing the same sloppy service time and time again and have little data to show for it. This session explores what are the key components to lead generation, quotes, conversion, management, multidisciplinary care, after care, and care continuum that should be embedded into every tech solution and what bells and whistles will the patients expect in the future. It will also discuss many of the lead generation and facilitation failures and how we can learn from them.

CEO - HEALTH FLIGHTS SOLUTIONS
12:00 - 12:50
Healthcare, Benefits & Wellness Marketing in the Age of Facebook and Google – People-Based Marketing That’s Not Creepy

In a world where we receive 100 advertising messages a day, how will your Healthcare / Wellness / and Benefits message stand out?  Your digital marketing efforts must get in front of the people that are considering your healthcare plans, wellness programs and healthcare services BEFORE they start evaluating your competition. The challenge is how to find these people.  In this highly informative session, learn from a veteran digital marketer – and CEO of SEOMarketing.com – how you can leverage big data and social media to identify the patterns your customers take before they purchase.  And of course, how to market to them to directly.

In this session you will learn:

  • The most common mistake Healthcare, Wellness, and Benefits organizations make in their website and internet based marketing efforts.
  • How to define who your customer really is based on their problems, tasks and goals they are trying to solve
  • How to identify what your potential customers are doing right before they purchase
  • A proven and stable method for identifying the exact people that are searching for your product right now
  • The process for marketing to these people (leads) in social media
CEO - SEOMarketing.com
12:00 - 12:50
Educational Breakout Sessions
12:00 - 12:50
CHRONIC DISEASE & LIFESTYLE MEDICINE SUMMIT | How to Separate the Wolves from the Sheep Among the Super Doctors
AVP & Managing Director, Innovation Lab Practice - Arthur J. Gallagher
12:00 - 12:50
Becoming a Destination Employer
Southeast Region Sales & Marketing Area President, Benefits and HR Consulting - Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
12:00 - 12:50
PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGEMENT SUMMIT | Disrupting the PBM World – What Leading Employers are Doing
Vice President HRIS, Global Benefits & Mobility - Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)
President & CEO - Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH)
12:00 - 12:50
Progressive Approaches to Preventative Care
Vice President & Employee Wellness Plan Manager - BankUnited
12:00 - 12:50
DIRECT CONTRACTING SUMMIT | Employer-Led Innovation for Healthcare Delivery & Payment Reform
13:00 - 14:00
NETWORKING LUNCH IN EXHIBIT HALL
14:00 - 14:50
Platform Wars
14:00 - 14:50
From Travel Hell to Travel Well: I live it so you don’t have to
14:00 - 14:50
Emerging Healthcare Leadership in the Gulf – Roundtable Forum

The GCC market spends billions on outbound medical tourism and also is investing billions in building out its own healthcare infrastructure and quality to retain outbound patient flow and to build inbound patient flow.  Learn and network with leaders from the GCC and the Middle East on what’s happening in this region and some of the emerging opportunities coming out now and in 2019.

MANAGING DIR - FLYFORHEALTH
14:00 - 14:50
The Great Reveal: Demystifying Healthcare Costs / How to Regain Control of your Healthcare Cost
Founder - M Powered Benefits
Managing Principal - Mitigate Partners
14:00 - 14:50
Delivering Transformation Job Satisfaction Through Family Friendly Workplace
Director of Human Resources for Boulder County
14:00 - 14:50
ACA for employers is here to stay-now what?

It appears that Congress has determined that the ACA for employers will likely stay in play.  This year you’ll hear from Employee Benefits Attorney and HRCPI Advisory Board Member, Benjamin Conley as he moderates a highly interactive fireside chat with three forward-thinking small, medium and large-sized employers. Hear three employers varying approaches to evaluating the pro’s and con’s of the various proposals, the implications to their business and strategies to prepare for potential fines associated with the A or B penalty and what other implications may be on the horizon.

In this interactive discussion, we will explore:

  • Managing the employer shared responsibility rule:
    • Who is a full-time employee in a seasonal workforce?
    • Union plan issues
    • Reporting issues and A and B penalties from the IRS
    • Plan design changes
  • Possible “asteroid hit” type provisions—Cadillac Tax and cap on employer exclusion for health coverage
  • Health insurance reforms are costly (dependent child to age 26, no annual or lifetime dollar limitations on essential health benefits

 

Head of Human Resources - SatCom Direct
Attorney, Employee Benefits, Legal Dept. – United Parcel Service (UPS)
PARTNER - SEYFARTH SHAW LLP
14:00 - 14:50
FINANCIAL WELLNESS SUMMIT | Financial Wellness: Are you there yet? How to Evaluate your Current Approach and Improve Impact

Stress regarding finances has become a worldwide epidemic. Employees dealing with rising healthcare expenses, the risk of financial security and retirement plans, Employee Financial Wellness programs could not have come at a better time.

Employees stressed by finances are more likely to be distracted, miss work and cite health issues. Employers have now implemented programs and tools to support their workforce to ease financial concerns. Although employee financial wellness is a goal many companies struggle in achieving successful programs.

Walk away from this summit equipped to tackle the foundational challenges facing your organization.

  • Effective financial wellness program and the benefits to employers and employees
  • How to structure your program and its offerings
  • Employees- understanding the importance of financial wellness     
  • Empower employees to work toward financial wellness
  • Baby Boomer and millennial employees
  • Measuring the success of your program
Executive Director, Global Benefits – Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
14:00 - 14:50
CHRONIC DISEASE & LIFESTYLE MEDICINE SUMMIT | The Impact of Chronic Disease on Workplace Productivity and Absenteeism: Effective Management for Improved Performance

Research shows that 80% or more of all healthcare spending in the U.S. can be contributed to the treatment of conditions stemming from unhealthy lifestyle choices. Preventable conditions and diseases with a change in lifestyle include: hypertension, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and multiple types of cancer.

The Chronic Disease & Lifestyle Medicine Summit will address topics including:

  • Nutrition whole food and plant-based diet
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Stress Management
  • Alcohol moderation
  • Tobacco disruption
  • Healthy relationships
  • Scientific Evidence Supporting Lifestyle Medicine
15:00 - 15:50
WORKFORCE PREPAREDNESS: OPIOID & SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUMMIT | New Frontiers in Pain Management: Hold the Knife & Opioids
15:30 - 17:30
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