Taking place from 22 – 24 June 2020, a host of senior healthcare decision-makers and business leaders from across North America will gather at the wonderful The Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch in Arizona 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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Cameual Wright
Market Medical Director
CareSource
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Holly Schmidtke
VP Operations
Aurora Healthcare
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Robert Bart
CMIO
UPMC
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Larry Kaiser
President and CEO
Temple University Health System
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J.D. Whitlock
CIO
Dayton Children's Hospital
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Jerson Cadenas
Chief Medical Officer - Texas & Oklahoma
UnitedHealthcare
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Pritpal Virdee
President
BCBS Michigan
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Sowmya Viswanathan
Chief Medical Officer
Tenet Health
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Peter Huynh
CIO
Brooke Army Medical Center
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Farhad Modarai
Associate Regional Medical Officer
Caremore
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Joseph Winick
SVP Planning Analytics & Business Development
Erlanger Health System
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Arthur Russell Rogers
VP Innovation
Blue Shield California

6 Challenges in Healthcare

Our summit is focused on solving your strategic challenges
  • Identify and overcome obstacles in transition to value based reimbursement
  • Building a robust data collection strategy to ensure accessibility for the major stakeholders in health
  • How to engage and retain members and patients to maintain a competitive edge
  • AI is transforming healthcare, how can we demystify hype and maximize impact
  • Utilizing technology to impact population health and drive down costs
  • Diversify and innovate income strategies to drive revenue growth
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Past Summit Schedule

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Monday June 22, 2020
Summit registration
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us at 1.00 pm when registration opens to collect your badge, check-in, meet the on-site team, and start your 2.5 day Summit experience

Solution provider briefing
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Our VP of Sales will brief you on the next 2 ½ days at the summit, giving you all the information you’ll need for your 1-2-1 meetings, the networking sessions and what to expect to maximize your summit experience.

Welcome remarks and delegate briefing
2:30pm - 2:45pm

Our Master of Ceremonies will kick off the Summit with a welcome brief and orientation session, giving you all the information you need to maximize your Summit experience

Panel Discussion
2:45pm - 3:30pm
The perspectives of 4-5 industry experts into one of the key challenges we're all facing today. This will be moderated to create a session of different perspectives, opinions and tangible takeaways of how our panelists are tackling them.
Connected Devices, Impact and Possibilities

Technology is transforming the landscape of healthcare delivery. These new opportunities are enabling and demonstrating the true power of the EHR.

In a world of IOT and connectivity medical devices should no longer be viewed as an isolated components. their value increases dramatically when they are integrated within a greater aggregate process.

Interview
3:30pm - 3:50pm
A one on one interview diving into the details of how to prepare yourself for the realities of one of the industry's top challengers.
Building a Strategy: A How To guide to develop the strategy to achieve the Quadruple Aims

Digital tools, AI, analytics and telehealth are enabling progression towards achieving the quadruple aims

  • How to develop a strategy and engage your entire organisation to achieve the end goals of quality care, reduced costs, and improved patient and physician satisfaction
Roundtable Track 1
Session 1 - Challenges
3:50pm - 5:00pm
It’s all about identifying your challenges. What are the key questions that keep you up at night? What solutions are you looking for? Find common ground.
Quality vs. Quantity: Defining Value-Based Reimbursement

The ongoing migration of healthcare currency, from volume to value, is reshaping the healthcare ecosystem.

  • What are the obstacles preventing a smooth transition to a value based care model?
  • What are the best strategies to develop risk adjustment as we move from a fee for service towards a value based model?
  • How do you measure value? What metrics should we be looking at to provide transparency on the quality of care patients are receiving?
  • How can we facilitate communication between payers, health providers and patients to aid transition?
  • How can we manage costs and optimize organisational structure as we transition to a new reimbursement model?
Roundtable Track 2
Session 1 - Challenges
3:50pm - 5:00pm
It’s all about identifying your challenges. What are the key questions that keep you up at night? What solutions are you looking for? Find common ground.
Doin’ It Right: How to Create an Engaging Experience

Patients are transforming from passive recipients of healthcare services to active consumers, how will this change impact organisations?

  • How can we unify channels of healthcare delivery?
  • What tactics can be utilized to provide an engaging experience for members and patients?
  • How far reaching is the impact? How much can we improve the care patients receive by increasing their engagement in the process?
  • How can we manage competition from commercial disruptors?
  • How can we harness the opportunity that comes with Digital Healthcare Delivery? The opportunities in telehealth are vast, which use cases are driving innovation in healthcare delivery and how can we keep the ball rolling?
Roundtable Track 3
Session 1 - Challenges
3:50pm - 5:00pm
It’s all about identifying your challenges. What are the key questions that keep you up at night? What solutions are you looking for? Find common ground.
Savvy Strategies: Data Management and Analytics

Quality data is pushing the healthcare industry forwards, understanding ownership along with the roadblocks which slow down the process of sharing data is paramount and the industry becomes increasingly digitalized.

  • It is imperative for payers and providers to have a strong grip and easy access to all data and metrics that are important to long-term health. What are the best strategies to effectively extract and use data?
  • How do you ensure your data is accurate, transparent and representative? How can you test this?
  • How to form an effective data strategy, what does the team look like and how do you manage data flow and data input throughout your organisation?
  • How do you manage the security and ethical concerns which relate to accessing and sharing sensitive and personal data?
  • What avenues can be used between provider and payer and facilitate collaboration through better use of patient data

Which technologies are transforming the way we access collect and share data?

Roundtable Track 4
Session 1 - Challenges
3:50pm - 5:00pm
It’s all about identifying your challenges. What are the key questions that keep you up at night? What solutions are you looking for? Find common ground.
Adopting AI: How is it Enhancing Healthcare?

Artificial intelligence is transforming the healthcare industry, how can we demystify the hype understand where the real applications are?

  • How to use AI to help payers and providers meet value-based care goals of improved outcomes and lower costs
  • How can we harness smart automation of back end processes. Where are the greatest opportunities for AI and ML to optimize administrative work and support EMR?
  • What are the application in in chronic health improvement and population health? What is on the horizon for AI in healthcare provision, research and diagnostics?
  • Where should you start? The possibilities for AI in heath are seemingly endless, how do you identify areas where AI is having a real impact compared to those where the technology is not ready?
Roundtable Track 5
Session 1 - Challenges
3:50pm - 5:00pm
It’s all about identifying your challenges. What are the key questions that keep you up at night? What solutions are you looking for? Find common ground.
Revenue Growth & Discovering a Strategy

Revenue growth is increasingly reported as a greater priority than cost containment for organisations and C-suite executives. How can we identify initiatives which will continue to encourage growth in today’s evolving healthcare environment?

  • What are the most important sources of income for hospitals, and how are these changing as the system evolves?
  • How can you foster innovation and drive income from innovative sources?

Evolution within the healthcare industry pose continuous challenges when it comes to keeping costs down and driving revenue growth, how will the following trends effect growth within your organisation? Where are the greatest challenges and how can these be overcome?

  • The shift from inpatient-centric care models to integrated care including outpatient and post-acute access points
  • Market consolidation and increased competition for provider affiliations
  • Increased focus on consumer engagement, clinical service access, and patient loyalty
  • Shrinking Medicare margins with increased per-unit service costs
Roundtable feedback
5:00pm - 5:30pm

This is a show and tell with the entire delegation, lead by the roundtable moderators. Hear other challenges, perspectives, and topics that will set the tone for the Summit.

Networking drinks
6:00pm - 7:00pm

A casual setting to network and meet the rest of the attendees and discuss relevant topics at your leisure.

Gala dinner
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for our Gala Dinner & Keynote Speaker. An opportunity to network with your peers in a social environment with a three course dinner and wine whilst listening to an industry leader discuss a key topic.

Tuesday June 23, 2020
Breakfast
7:00am - 7:50am

Please come down and join us for breakfast and prepare for a day of workshops, keynotes, debates and panels.

Welcome Remarks
7:50am - 8:00am

Our Master of Ceremonies will brief you into the day 2 program to make sure you are in the right place at the right time.

Panel Discussion
8:00am - 8:30am
The perspectives of 4-5 industry experts into one of the key challenges we're all facing today. This will be moderated to create a session of different perspectives, opinions and tangible takeaways of how our panelists are tackling them.
What Do Quality Metrics Look Like?

Value-based care programs are flourishing across the US; and according to a recent report by Change Healthcare there has been a seven-fold increase in the number of states implementing such initiatives in the past five years.

Quality indicators are tied to value based reimbursement; how can we promote open communication between payers and providers in order to define exactly what quality metrics should look like

  • Managing the data acquisition and the delay in data sharing and data processing
  • Quality measures that matter to patients are very difficult to measure and have multiple stake holders that have an impact on them. Often quality measure end up devolving into quantitative process measures, what are the risks associated with this and how can we avoid them.
Keynote
8:30am - 9:00am
A brand exec takes you behind the scenes, providing insight into a successful project implementation – what worked, what didn’t and which pitfalls to avoid.
Bugs Bunny, Margaritas and the Magic of Crowdsourcing

Employee and customer crowdsourcing is emerging as a core competency for change management in organizations around the world. In this interactive session we will meet Bugs and Elmer, discuss margaritas, ponder crowd wisdom and beta test cutting edge crowdsourcing software. Sound like fun? We think so too.

Keynote
9:00am - 9:30am
A brand exec takes you behind the scenes, providing insight into a successful project implementation – what worked, what didn’t and which pitfalls to avoid.
Disruptive Innovations to Overcome Healthcare Challenges

Details to Follow.

Oxford Style Debate and Live Polling
9:30am - 10:00am
One Topic. Two experts. Two opinions. You'll get the chance to vote on where you stand before the session starts. We'll then hear from our two experts, to see if they can sway your opinion when you participate in the closing vote.
The Impact of Consolidation in Healthcare

Consolidation is shaping the landscape of healthcare, is the overall effect positive or negative?

Coffee & Networking Break
10:00am - 10:20am

Take a break and refuel whilst networking and socializing with your peers.

Case Study
10:20am - 11:00am
A brand exec takes you behind the scenes, providing insight into a successful project implementation – what worked, what didn’t and which pitfalls to avoid.
Harnessing Analytics To Make Cost-controlled Population Health A Reality

Targeted AI and analytics can provide visibility across the population

  • Where is the greatest potential of application to improve population health?
  • Understanding social determinants of health
  • Understanding the roadblocks to Population Health Management Adoption
Workshop
11:00am - 11:40am
An industry expert will lead an interactive workshop tackling common challenges and scenarios, engaging the audience to confront the issues and discuss ideas. What will your proposed solutions be?
Enterprise Data Strategies: Engaging Clinicians as Consumers through the Workflow

To provide proactive care and engagement for the growing number of individuals living with complex conditions, health care stakeholders are turning to device-generated health data to derive meaningful insights into patients’ and members’ health, lifestyles, and behaviors. These valuable data are powering a variety of programs – such as personalized wellness, remote care management, and population health programs – that could prevent hospital admissions and adverse health events.

What impact do these programs have on the total health of members? How do you scale personalized, data-driven experiences? Is taking an enterprise approach to IoT realistic?

In this session, hear from a technology expert as he discusses how personal health data is quickly becoming the next frontier in creating an enterprise data strategy.

Key Takeaways:
• Meaningful ways to incorporate new tools without adding additional burden to clinicians, care teams, and patients already struggling to manage an illness or condition
• Best practices for implementing and scaling data-driven remote care programs that reduce costs and improve clinical outcomes
• How to develop an “invisible” healthcare experience via digital health technology and the integration of patient-generated health data

Panel Discussion
11:40am - 12:20pm
The perspectives of 4-5 industry experts into one of the key challenges we're all facing today. This will be moderated to create a session of different perspectives, opinions and tangible takeaways of how our panelists are tackling them.
The New Data Economy

Data is quickly becoming the currency that drives the healthcare industry

  • Understanding the ethics and security of information management
  • How to improve efficiency and collaboration between payer and provider by effective data sharing
  • FHIR
Keynote
12:20pm - 12:50pm
A brand exec takes you behind the scenes, providing insight into a successful project implementation – what worked, what didn’t and which pitfalls to avoid.
Making it Real: Engaging and retaining your health members and customers with the aid of technology

Healthcare transformation requires a partnership among players in the health industry. This discussion will explore the use of artificial intelligence to better engage and retain health members and patients.  We will share real customer use cases that demonstrate how you can maintain a competitive edge within your market, and ultimately achieve the Quadruple Aim.

Networking Lunch
12:50pm - 1:50pm

Join us for a sit-down lunch, and a chance to catch up on emails and get ready for the afternoon.

Roundtable
Session 2 - Discovery
1:50pm - 2:40pm
Learning and sharing with your group. What are the solutions? Are they readily available? What path are you going to take?
Drill Down Roundtables
  1. Defining Quality Reimbursement
  2. Improving User Engagement
  3. Data Management and Analytics
  4. AI – Current Uses and Opportunities
  5. Telehealth
  6. Revenue Growth
Panel Discussion
2:35pm - 3:15pm
The perspectives of 4-5 industry experts into one of the key challenges we're all facing today. This will be moderated to create a session of different perspectives, opinions and tangible takeaways of how our panelists are tackling them.
How Ambient Clinical Intelligence is Transforming the Provider-Patient Experience

As an ever-increasing administrative burden is being placed on providers and burnout reaches pandemic levels, conversational AI is giving healthcare hope. Now, through speech-based, ambient clinical intelligence (ACI), patient-provider conversations are captured, integrated with clinical insights, and auto-populated into the medical record in real-time. In this workshop, participants will explore the implementation details of ACI, and the impact the technology will have on providers and patients in the exam room of the future.

Case Study
3:20pm - 3:20pm
A brand exec takes you behind the scenes, providing insight into a successful project implementation – what worked, what didn’t and which pitfalls to avoid.
Diversifying Income Sources

Exploring diversified, innovative revenue streams is a growing priority for C-Suite executives, potential avenues include:

  • Hear a case study example of an organisation’s innovation in revenue growth
Panel Discussion
4:00pm - 4:40pm
The perspectives of 4-5 industry experts into one of the key challenges we're all facing today. This will be moderated to create a session of different perspectives, opinions and tangible takeaways of how our panelists are tackling them.
Tackling User Engagement Head On
  • Who is responsible for digitalisation of healthcare – uniting silos to deliver a more complete consumer experience
  • How to manage competition from the likes of Amazon google, CVS and Walgreens
  • Why is customer engagement low, what are the tools available to combat this
Coffee & Networking Break
4:40pm - 5:00pm

Take a break and refuel whilst networking and socializing with your peers.

Oxford Style Debate and Live Polling
5:00pm - 5:40pm
One Topic. Two experts. Two opinions. You'll get the chance to vote on where you stand before the session starts. We'll then hear from our two experts, to see if they can sway your opinion when you participate in the closing vote.
Is Digital Health Snake Oil?

Details To Follow.

Attendee downtime
6:10pm - 7:00pm

A needed break after a content filled day. Please use this time as you wish prior to joining us for our night 2 seated dinner.

Networking drinks
7:00pm - 7:30pm

A casual setting to network and meet the rest of the attendees and discuss relevant topics at your leisure.

Gala dinner
7:30pm - 10:00pm

Join us for our night two Gala Dinner, which will be in a casual and inviting setting.

Wednesday June 24, 2020
Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:20 am

Please come down and join us for breakfast and prepare for a day of workshops, keynotes, debates and panels.

Welcome Remarks
8:20 am - 8:30 am

Our Master of Ceremonies will brief you into the day 3 program to make sure you are in the right place at the right time.

Keynote
8:30 am - 8:50 am
A brand exec takes you behind the scenes, providing insight into a successful project implementation – what worked, what didn’t and which pitfalls to avoid.
How Will Telehealth Shape the Future of Healthcare
  • Home health – how is the landscape of healthcare delivery changing especially in rural communities
  • Increasing access and reducing costs. How to keep patients hospital visits down without reducing quality care
  • How to increase efficiency as there becomes a shortage of providers
  • home health – signify and united health are leaders – how does home health differ what are the benefits of each
Keynote
8:50 am - 9:20 am
A brand exec takes you behind the scenes, providing insight into a successful project implementation – what worked, what didn’t and which pitfalls to avoid.
Modernizing Clinical Communication

Details To Follow.

Roundtable
Session 3 - Outcomes
9:20 am - 10:00 am
What does it all mean. Tracing back through two days of work, where are we? What you are bringing back to the office with you.
Drill Down Roundtables
  1. Defining Quality Reimbursement
  2. Improving User Engagement
  3. Data Management and Analytics
  4. AI – Current Uses and Opportunities
  5. Telehealth
  6. Revenue Growth
Coffee & Networking Break
10:00 am - 10:00 am

Take a break and refuel whilst networking and socializing with your peers.

Case Study
10:30 am - 11:10 am
A brand exec takes you behind the scenes, providing insight into a successful project implementation – what worked, what didn’t and which pitfalls to avoid.
A Holistic Approach to Social Determinants of Health
  • Social determinants of health – how to capture data in innovative ways
  • How are these programs scalable –
Workshop
11:10 am - 11:50 am
An industry expert will lead an interactive workshop tackling common challenges and scenarios, engaging the audience to confront the issues and discuss ideas. What will your proposed solutions be?
Title TBC

Details To Follow.

Panel Discussion
11:50 am - 12:30 pm
The perspectives of 4-5 industry experts into one of the key challenges we're all facing today. This will be moderated to create a session of different perspectives, opinions and tangible takeaways of how our panelists are tackling them.
Closing panel & wrap up: So, what’s next?
  • What’s on the horizon for payers providers and patients
  • A look towards the future of Healthcare, new applications of technology, a definitive outcome based care model and digital healthcare
Buffet lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Before you head home, make sure you grab something from our buffet-style lunch for your journey ahead.

Summit Location

The Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch, Arizona

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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