2018 Health Care Conference

May 1, 2018

Co-Sponsored By

“Health Care Value: Vital to Your Business”

This conference features conversation on how to improve current health care delivery and what employers can do to address health care needs and costs. The Health Care Conference offers content for employers, employees and health care professionals to help them make informed decisions in navigating health care changes and opportunities.

Registration Closed!

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What: 2018 Health Care Conference
When: May 1, 2018 | Time: 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center | 4700 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC

Registration Information

Registration Closed! 

Sponsorship Information

Click below to view the marketing opportunities for this event.

After each event, sponsors receive a customized ROI Brochure, which recaps their marketing benefits and provides information on the reach of the event. To see results from past sponsors’ investments, view a sample Health Care Conference ROI Brochure HERE.

Questions about sponsorship opportunities? Contact Angela Sutton for more details.




Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors




NC Association of Nurse Anesthetists
NC Department of Insurance
Southeastern Health
The University of Mount Olive
WGU North Carolina

Supporting Organization

The North Carolina Business Group on Health



8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Networking

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.  
Introductory Remarks
Lew Ebert, NC Chamber

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. 
Study Release:  Roadmap to Value Driven Health in North Carolina
Dale Jenkins, CEO, Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. 
Health Information Exchange Case Study
Jeff Livesay, Senior Executive Vice President, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN)

The sharing of patient information between legally authorized health care providers is known as health information exchange. The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is a nonprofit created for the purpose of coordinating and building the bridges between the healthcare providers throughout the state. In this session, you will learn how MiHIN is improving communication, closing gaps in care and creating better health outcomes by ensuring that the electronic health records of Michigan citizens are available for all that provide care.

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.       
Networking Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.  
Employer-Led Initiative Case Study
Craig Osterhues, Manager, Health Services, GE Aviation
Craig Brammer, CEO, The Health Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Health Care Value Study Reaction:  Industry Leaders

Industry leaders from various links in the health care supply chain in North Carolina will react to the Roadmap to Value Driven Health in North Carolina study and discuss the opportunities and challenges our state will face as we work toward true value in health care.

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. 

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.   
The Business of Health Care
Dr. Bradley Staats, Associate Professor of Operations, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

The Kenan Institute, where UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School engages the world, has launched a new investigative series examining the most critical healthcare issues facing the United States today. Dr. Bradley Staats will explore the challenges and opportunities posed by the unprecedented wave of older Americans working longer, living longer and participating more fully in society than any generation before and how this impacts business.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.   
Quick Hits:  Health Care Challenges Facing North Carolina

  • Solving Health Care Challenges through Telemedicine: Dr. David Kammer, Co-founder and Director of Technology, RelyMD
  • Opioid Crisis:  Dr. Larry Greenblatt, Internal medicine Doctor, Duke Health
  • Rural Access to Health Care:  Dan Gerlach, President, Golden Leaf Foundation
  • Mental Health Care:  Stan Monroe, CEO, Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.  
What Business Leaders Want for Health Care in North Carolina
Jack Bailey, President, US Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

3:00 p.m. 
Closing Remarks
Lew Ebert, NC Chamber

Continuing Education Credit


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