Taking place from 10-12 December 2018, a host of senior healthcare decision-makers and business leaders from across North America will gather at the wonderful Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin for our NG Healthcare Summit, to discuss the most pressing challenges – and opportunities – in the fast-moving health provision sector.

The summit will look at a number of key themes, including: customer experience – payer/provider collaboration and consumer loyalty; wearables and patient generated data – how to leverage patient data from remote monitoring and wearables to better manage chronic disease and at risk individuals; and data analytics – gaining insights and developing an action plan based on a unified patient data set.

From case studies that lift the lid on operations inside best-in-class organisations, to workshops and collaborative sessions that focus on real challenges and future technology innovations, to one-to-one meetings with industry peers offering practical advice tailored to your specific needs, the summit provides you with everything you need to implement your key projects more effectively.

Our Approach

Every GDS Summit has one stated aim: to help attending executives implement their key projects more effectively. We do this by developing an in-depth understanding of those executives' project needs, the business outcomes they want to achieve, and the challenges they face in terms of hitting those goals.

Who Attends

Our summits are designed for executives looking to take their business to the next level – from market-leading brands to disruptive new entrants. As such, we’ve worked with some of the world’s best-loved and most forward-thinking businesses.
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Past Attendees

At previous events we've helped executives from some the world's most significant firms - as well as the most forward-thinking - to address their project challenges.
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Ronald Dixon
Medical Director
Partners Healthcare
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Jamie Youssef
Chief Development & Strategy Officer
HCA Health System
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Amy Lung
VP Quality Improvement
Meridian Health Plan
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Lisa Hartman
AVP Marketing
Geisinger Health Plan
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David Mohr
VP Clinical Informatics
Sentara Healthcare
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Louis Brusco
Chief Medical Officer
Morristown Medical Center
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S. Ram Ramalingam
President/Chief Quality Officer
Mercy Health System
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Cameron Howard
Associate COO
HCA, St David's Healthcare
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Julie Reisetter
VP Innovation
UCHealth
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David Harmon
Chief Medical Director
Superior Health Plan
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John Smith
VP Strategic Innovation & Product Development
Cigna
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Jeffrey Gold
SVP and Special Counsel Managed Care & Insurance
Health Association of NY

6 Challenges in Healthcare

Our summit is focused on solving your strategic challenges
  • To use data and predictive analytics to iterate and drive a program of continuous improvement. To understand the technology and service offerings that enable this.
  • Driving payer and provider collaboration for better patient outcomes at better costs.
  • Linking quality initiatives to strategic goals.
  • An aging population less comfortable and confident with tech, a booming millennial population that expects it. How do we best serve today and compete tomorrow?
  • Privacy, security and compliance with a complex, ever-changing and often contradictory regulatory landscape.
  • Maximizing new communication and education channels: how to make the patient a better healthcare consumer.
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Summit Schedule

3 Days - 3 Summit Themes - 15 Workshops
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Monday December 10, 2018
Summit registration
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Grab your name badge, say hello, activate the onsite app and prepare to leave the office behind for two-and-a-half days of networking, learning and intelligence gathering.

Next Generation Healthcare: Where technology is taking us
3:45pm - 4:25pm

Consumer technology is disrupting the healthcare system. Collaboration between payers and providers remains a challenge but can lead to retention and loyalty while reducing costs. A new way of thinking is required as big tech companies look to enter the healthcare field. It requires meeting consumer demand by delivering high-value, in-person and digital experiences. Let the conversation begin!

Roundtable
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 1: Customer Experience: What payer/provider collaboration can achieve
Roundtable
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 2: The future of Payer-Provider decision making in a data driven world
Roundtable
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 3: A unified patient data set - getting the most value
Welcome drinks reception
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Time to kick off your heels, loosen those ties and get to know your fellow summit attendees. Relax, drinks are on us.

Keynote Speech
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Keynote dinner
Tuesday December 11, 2018
Breakfast
7:00am - 8:00am

The most important meal of the day. Get yourself set for a productive day by joining us for coffee, croissants and more.

Keynote Speech
8:05am - 8:30am
Breakfast keynote: Patient Personalization - It's all about the data
Collaborate
8:35am - 9:30am

TABLE 1: Patient/Physician Engagement

How does a health system encourage physicians to play a positive and constructive role to drive cost and quality improvement initiatives. What works? What doesn’t?

TABLE 2: Chronic Care Management

How can overbooked physicians handle the growing and most expensive segment of Medicare with more than 93% of spending going to those with multiple chronic conditions. How can physicians handle these patient encounters and reimbursement issues with finite resources?

TABLE 3: Population Health Management 

The U.S. spends more on healthcare, yet has a lower life expectancy and works health outcomes than any other high income nation according to study by the Commonwealth fund. Why the disparity? What can be done to produce better outcomes?

TABLE 4: Quality Initiatives:

Healthcare organizations routinely pursue performance improvement initiatives to improve clinical outcomes, patient experience, and reduce organizational costs. Implementation of these initiatives and recognizing short and long-term success can be challenging. How do you integrate quality initiatives into your strategic objectives?

TABLE 5: Payer/Provider Collaboration

How can payer/provider collaboration be improved in clinical outcomes, financial outcomes and patient care?

 

Workshop
9:35am - 10:15am
Session 1: The future of Wearable Devices in Healthcare
Workshop
10:20am - 11:00am
Session 2: The Opioid Epidemic - Plan of attack
Coffee & Networking
11:00am - 11:20am

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

Workshop
11:20am - 12:00pm
Session 3: The future of Telehealth
Workshop
12:05pm - 12:45pm
Session 4: Patient Comfort and Care through Smart Tech
Workshop
12:50pm - 1:30pm
Session 5: Finding common ground: Payers, Providers and Pharma
Lunch & networking
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Worked up an appetite? Recharge those batteries with our buffet-style lunch, and prepare to meet the afternoon head-on.

Afternoon meeting sessions
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Our one-to-one meeting sessions run in parallel to the workshop programme. Please check your individual schedules to ensure you are in the right place.

Workshop
2:30pm - 3:10pm
Session 6: Provider Burnout: It is Real and Scary! What Leaders in Delivery Systems, Healthcare Solutions and Payers Can Do
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Emran Rouf
VP Medical Director - Scott & White Health Plan
Workshop
3:15pm - 3:55pm
Session 7: Creating the new patient experience
Coffee & Networking
3:55pm - 4:50pm

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

Workshop
4:05pm - 4:45pm
Session 8: Data and the lab of the future
Workshop
4:50pm - 5:35pm
Session 9: Bringing the human element back to healthcare
Dinner & second night experience
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Time for some fun; you’ve earned it. Join us for our second night’s dinner and entertainment. Details to follow.

Wednesday December 12, 2018
Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am

The most important meal of the day. Get yourself set for a productive day by joining us for coffee, croissants and more.

Morning meeting sessions
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Our one-to-one meeting sessions run in parallel to the workshop programme. Please check your individual schedules to ensure you are in the right place.

Workshop
8:30 am - 9:10 am
Session 10: Culturally-relevant Engagement Strategies to Optimize the Member Experience: Why Culture and Language Matter
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Jaime Gonzalez
Chief Business Development Officer - Health Plan Alliance
Workshop
9:15 am - 9:55 am
Session 11: Building a unified data and analytics environment
Workshop
10:00 am - 10:40 am
Session 12: Patient trust in an age of cyber-insecurity
Coffee & Networking
10:40 am - 10:50 am

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

Workshop
10:50 am - 11:30 am
Session 13: Digital health funding - where are investors placing their bets?
Workshop
11:35 am - 12:15 pm
Session 14: The state of payer, provider collaboration: where we’ve been and where we’re going next
Workshop
12:20 pm - 1:00 pm
Session 15: Talking points and key takeaways
Lunch & networking
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Worked up an appetite? Recharge those batteries with our buffet-style lunch before heading home.

Summit Location

Horseshoe Bay Resort, Austin, Texas

Our events take place at some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Five-star accommodation, dining and amenities make attending one of our summits both business and pleasure. Being productive has never been so much fun.

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To discuss how GDS Summits can help you solve your project challenges contact us on: 0117 921 4000 or email sayhello@gdsgroup.com.