2017 Health Care Conference

November 8, 2017



Gold Sponsors:

              Blue Cross and Blue Shield Co Sponsor logo

Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors:



Health Career Connection
Southeastern Regional Health Center
NC Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NCANA)
Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare
Mejor Health

Health care costs continue to be a top-of-mind issue for CEOs across North Carolina and the United States. The 2017 NC Chamber Health Care Conference will dive into solutions and initiatives that aim towards improved health care value in North Carolina. Featuring thought leaders and experts from all aspects of the health care supply chain, this year’s event will offer value to numerous audiences, including CEOs and small business owners; pharmaceutical companies; health care manufacturers; care providers; plan providers and more. As a business leader in North Carolina, your voice can help bring North Carolina one step closer to becoming a top ten state for health care and health care value, all while lowering costs and improving quality of care for your employees.

Get engaged: #NCHealth


What: 2017 Health Care Conference > Profiles of Health Care Value in North Carolina
When: Wednesday, November 8 | 7:45 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Where: Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club | 3001 Cameron Boulevard, Durham, NC 27705

Registration and Sponsorships

REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. To be added to our waitlist, please e-mail Talisa Hite, events manager, at thite@ncchamber.net

Cornerstone Members: Early-Bird $150 | Regular $175 | Late $200
Members: Early-Bird $175 | Regular $200 | Late $225
Non-Members: Early-Bird $275 | Regular $300 | Late $325

The deadline for early-bird pricing is Wednesday, October 11. Late registration pricing starts on Friday, November 3. Registration closes at 5:00 pm on Monday, November 6.

**We kindly ask that you check with your company to determine your member status prior to registering. Non-members who register at the Member or Cornerstone rate will be required to pay the owed difference prior to the event. 

View our sponsorship opportunities and contact Beth Shore for more information.

Draft Agenda

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Networking

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
Lew Ebert, CEO, NC Chamber

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Keynote: How Consolidation in Health Care Impacts Value
Donald Gintzig, President and CEO, WakeMed Health & Hospitals

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Executive Perspectives on Health Care and Health Care Value in North Carolina
Dr. Brian Klausner, Medical Director, WakeMed’s Community Case Management Program and WakeMed Key Community Care
Gale Adcock, Chief Health Officer, SAS Institute Inc.
Patrick Getzen, Chief Actuary, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Moderator:  Gary Salamido, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, North Carolina Chamber

Executives from across the health care supply chain will join us to discuss how their organizations are driving value in health care now and in the future, with the goal of making North Carolina a top ten state for health care value.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Federal Health Care Update
Katie Mahoney, Health Care Policy Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

There continues to be debate on health care at the federal level. This update will give the most recent information about the Affordable Care Act and what could be coming next.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
An Employers’ Guide to Managing the Cost of Care
Dr. Corey Booker, Founder and CEO, OnPulse

Managing the cost of health care can seem like an impossible task for employers, but Dr. Booker will address many  opportunities that are available to decrease costs and increase outcomes that drive value for North Carolina job creators.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Technology, Telehealth and Value: A Future Look
Reny Aniline, Key Account Executive, IBM Watson for Genomics
Dr. Bobby Park, Co-Founder and Director or Virtual Health, RelyMD
Kelly Fuller, Independent Consultant

From after-hours teleconferences between doctors and patients to Watson-based precision care for individuals with cancer and other genetic diseases, technological advancements are slashing costs and improving health care value for individuals and employers across the country.  In this session, hear from two experts about the possibilities of telemedicine and cognitive computing, their ability to transform health care delivery and the importance of collaboration in their implementation.

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote: Opioid Crisis
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Legislative Update:  Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention Act

Representative Gregory Murphy, MD, N.C. House of Representatives

1:45 – 2:25 p.m.
Quick Hits: Case Studies in Health Care
Dr. John Walker, Chief Transformation Officer, CHESS
Dr. Thomas Dimmig, President, EmergeOrtho

Hear from two value driven organizations whose innovative strategies are improving patient outcomes and value.

2:25 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Lew Ebert, CEO, NC Chamber

Continuing Education Credit

FORMAT: Live Group Study

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