Taking place from 5 – 7 June 2019, a host of senior healthcare decision-makers and business leaders from across North America will gather at the wonderful The Westin, Savannah, Georgia 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
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David Harmon
Chief Medical Director
Superior Health Plan
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John Smith
VP Strategic Innovation & Product Development
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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.
  • To drive payer and provider collaboration for better patient outcomes at better costs.
  • To link 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.
  • To maximize 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
Wednesday June 5, 2019
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.

Welcome address
3:25pm - 3:30pm

What? When? How? Where? Join our Master of Ceremonies for a brief welcome and orientation session, where we’ll explain your itinerary for the next few days.

Opening panel
3:30pm - 4:30pm

Details to follow.

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 1: Streamlining payer/provider interactions: Automation at work
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Darmita Wilson
COO - Providence Health & Services
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 2: Data analytics: Bridging the divide between payers and providers
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 3: Emerging tech: Actionable insights toward adoption
Solution provider briefing
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Details to follow.

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
Gala dinner & keynote
Thursday June 6, 2019
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 - 8:35am
Breakfast keynote: Patient Personalization - It's all about the data
8:40am - 9:20am
Session 1: The future of Wearable Devices in Healthcare
9:25am - 10:05am
Session 2: The Opioid Epidemic - Plan of attack
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Ram Raju
SVP and Community Health Investment Officer - Northwell Health
10:10am - 10:50am
Session 3: The future of Telehealth
Coffee & networking
10:50am - 11:05am

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

11:05am - 11:45am
Session 4: Patient Comfort and Care through Smart Tech
11:50am - 12:30pm
Session 5: Finding common ground: Payers, Providers and Pharma
Keynote Speech
12:35pm - 1:05pm
Lunch Keynote: Using disruptive innovations to overcome healthcare challenges
Lunch & networking
1:05pm - 2:00pm

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

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Roundtable Discussions
3:05pm - 3:45pm
Session 6: Robo-Doc
3:50pm - 4:30pm
Session 7: Creating the new patient experience
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Peter Pracha Eamranond
Chief Medical Officer - Trinity Health
4:35pm - 5:15pm
Session 8: Data and the lab of the future
5:20pm - 6:00pm
Session 9: Bringing the human element back to healthcare
Attendee Downtime
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Time for a well-deserved break in your busy schedules.

Dinner & 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.

Friday June 7, 2019
7:00 am - 8:00 am

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

8:05 am - 8:45 am
Session 10: Bringing digital to life
8:50 am - 9:30 am
Session 11: Building a unified data and analytics environment
9:35 am - 10:15 am
Session 12: Patient trust in an age of cyber-insecurity
10:20 am - 11:00 am
Roundtable Discussions
11:05 am - 11:35 am
Session 13: Digital health funding - where are investors placing their bets?
11:40 am - 12:10 pm
Session 14: The state of payer, provider collaboration: where we’ve been and where we’re going next
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Session 15
Closing panel
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

What have been the most interesting discussion points over the last few days? What are the key takeaways? Are there any immediate actions to be implemented? And what further questions have emerged?

Lunch & networking
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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

Summit Location

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Georgia

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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Senior executives love our summits because of the unparalleled opportunity to meet people with ideas on how to move their key projects forward. But don’t just take our word for it…

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

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