2015 Health Care Conference

October 8, 2015

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Silver Sponsors:

Cook Medical


Benefit Recovery Analysts
Quest Diagnostics

Special Sponsor:

Triangle Orthopaedic Associates


The health care industry is evolving, thanks to policy changes, societal shifts and technological advances. The 2015 Health Care Conference will examine the challenges facing the industry, how health care must change to face the future and how this impacts your business. These glimpses into the future of health care, provided by leading health, technology and innovation experts, project a fascinating new world that could become very real within the next few years.

What: North Carolina Chamber’s Conference on Health Care

Where: Umstead Hotel and Spa | 100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513

When: Thursday, October 8 | Time 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Who: Senior-level leaders (Presidents, CEOs, COOs) and other business leaders involved in the decision-making process for health care delivery along with employees and health care professionals will come together to learn how to make informed decisions in navigating health care changes and opportunities.

Ticket pricing:

Chamber Cornerstone: $179
Chamber Member: $209
Non-Member: $279


Draft Agenda:

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Preliminary Session (Optional)
Update on Health Care Reform: What Businesses Need to Know
Lynne Shore Wakefield, partner, K&L Gates LLP
See topic and speaker description

8:30 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Lew Ebert, president and CEO, NC Chamber

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
The Move to Value in Healthcare – Employer Opportunities
Dr. Terry McInnis, president, Blue Thorn Consulting
See topic and speaker description

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Industry Thought Leader Discussion: Provoking Ideas and Spurring Action
Dale Jenkins, CEO, Medical Mutual Insurance
Michael Parkerson, chief marketing and strategy officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Billie Redmond, founder and chair, TradeMark Properties
Gary Salamido, vice president of Government Affairs, NC Chamber

Moderator: Sharon Delaney McCloud, managing partner, Greenroom Communications

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Fitness Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Transparency, Technology, Consumerism and the Impact of Big Data
Laurie Rose, principal industry consultant, SAS
Dr. Brian Caveney, vice president and medical director of Health Care Consulting, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Jessica Pendola, chief administrative officer and chief compliance officer, FastMed Urgent Care
Damian Gilbert, founder and CEO, TouchCare

Moderator: Sharon Delaney McCloud, managing partner, Greenroom Communications

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Your Turn: Attendee Discussion & Idea Sharing

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch – Summary of Attendee Discussion, Closing Remarks & Door Prize Giveaway


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