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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Attendees Include

The upcoming summit will welcome executives from some of the world's biggest and most recognisable firms - as well as the most forward-thinking - as they look to address their project challenges.
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Peter Pracha Eamranond
Chief Medical Officer
Trinity Health
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Nick Patel
Chief Digital Officer
Prisma Health
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Terika Richardson
President
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
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Vincent Nelson
VP of Medical Affairs
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Ram Raju
SVP and Community Health Investment Officer
Northwell Health
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Amy Lung
VP Quality Improvement
Meridian Health Plan
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Dr. Heitham Hassoun
VP and Medical Director, International
Cedars-Sinai
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Kori Magallanez
Clinical Quality Program Director
Anthem
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Eugene McMahon
SVP & Chief Medical Officer
Capital Health System
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Michael Radosta
Chief Nursing & Quality Officer
New York Presbyterian Hospital
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Zachary Fleming
GM, Digital
Baylor Scott & White
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Darmita Wilson
COO
Providence Health & Services

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 - 11 Workshops
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Wednesday June 5, 2019
Summit registration
2:00pm - 5:00pm

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 & Your Itinerary Explained
3:25pm - 4:30pm

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.

Roundtable
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 1: Streamlining payer/provider interactions: Automation at work
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Darmita Wilson
COO - Providence Health & Services
Roundtable
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 2: Data analytics: Bridging the divide between payers and providers
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Karen Shaffer-Platt
VP Revenue Cycle - UPMC Health System
Roundtable
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 3: Emerging tech: Actionable insights toward adoption
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Patricia Suffern
AVP, Federal Program Compliance & Government Reporting - Virginia Premier Health Plan
Solution provider briefing
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Details to follow.

Welcome drinks reception
6:00pm - 6:30pm

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: Health Care 2.0: A Call for Business Model Disruption
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Roger Jansen
Former Chief Strategy Officer at Spectrum Health and President Spectrum Ventures - Spectrum Health
Thursday June 6, 2019
Breakfast
7:15am - 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 - 8:45am
Breakfast keynote: Disruptive innovations to overcome healthcare challenges
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Dr. Brian S. Alper
VP of Innovations and EBM Development - EBSCO Health
Workshop
8:50am - 9:30am
Creating the new patient experience
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Peter Pracha Eamranond
Chief Medical Officer - Trinity Health
Workshop
9:35am - 10:15am
Information imperatives for successful payer-provider collaboration
Meetings & Networking
10:20am - 11:00am

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

Workshop
11:05am - 11:45am
Reaching for the stars: integrating research into practice with payers and providers
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Kori Magallanez
Clinical Quality Program Director - Anthem
Workshop
11:50am - 12:30pm
Enterprise IoT strategy: integrating personal health data for deep analytics and personalized care management
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John George
SVP Commercial Operations - Validic
Lunch & networking
12:35pm - 1:35pm

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

Workshop
1:40pm - 2:20pm
The opioid epidemic - plan of attack
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Udai Tambar
Assistant Vice President, Community Health and Education - Northwell Health
Workshop
2:25pm - 3:05pm
Supercharging PCPs for value based care
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Hassan Rifaat
MD – CEO - Vatica Health
Workshop
3:10pm - 3:50pm
Virtual care in an integrated payor/provider relationship
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Catherine Czarnecki
VP Clinical Transformation - Aetna
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Akshara Reddy
Head of Integrated Experience, Joint Ventures - Aetna
Workshop
3:55pm - 4:35pm
PPPs in global healthcare: People, Planet, and Process
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Dr. Heitham Hassoun
VP and Medical Director, International - Cedars-Sinai
Meetings & Networking
4:40pm - 5:20pm

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

Attendee Downtime
5:20pm - 7:00pm

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

Reception, Dinner and Silent Auction
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
Breakfast
7:15 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.

Keynote
8:05 am - 8:45 am
How the top three megatrends are affecting healthcare
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Henry DePhillips
CMO - Cedar Gate Technologies
Workshop
8:50 am - 9:30 am
Create a personalized digital experience
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Dan Cox
Director – Quadient Healthcare Division North America - Quadient
Roundtable
9:35 am - 10:15 am
Roundtable Discussions
Meetings & Networking
10:20 am - 11:00 am

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

Workshop
11:05 am - 11:45 am
The Move From Fee-for Service to Value- Based Reimbursement
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Will Stabler
Strategic Sales Executive - Advantasure
Workshop
11:50 am - 12:30 pm
AI applications in healthcare: today, not just tomorrow
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Greg Caressi
Senior Vice President, Global Business Unit Leader | Transformational Health - Frost & Sullivan
Closing panel
12:35 pm - 1:15 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
1:20 pm - 2:20 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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