Global Value Based Healthcare Symposium

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The Global Value-Based Healthcare Symposium

Moving beyond talk: Crafting a blueprint for your evolution to value-based care

The Value-Based Healthcare Symposium is a year-long event that will include webinars, white papers, discussions, and action plans co-hosted by the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and the Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford. The Symposium is focused on action, not theory.

The Symposium will kick off with a two-day virtual event, with each day featuring 2.5 hours of sessions. The symposium is designed to move value-based healthcare from the theoretical to the practical. As part of the event, experts will analyze a healthcare system and provide concrete steps to transition their strategy to value-based care. Participation also activates your membership in the year-long, follow-on activities which include research, data, and white papers designed to support you in your evolution to value.

If you are interested in sponsoring the symposium, please email Brooke Lenzen at to get more information.

Registration for the 2021 Symposium is now closed

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Day 1 focuses on assessment.

Sessions run from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT

Gov. Mike Leavitt, the former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services, opens the two-day symposium.

Dr. Brent James provides insight into when it makes sense to engage in value-based healthcare. The move toward value often has been analogized to administrators as having one foot in two canoes, waiting for the right moment to make the leap from the comfort and tradition of fee-for-service to the inevitable landing spot of value. Dr. James explores the investment in value and makes the case that it is an evolution and not a leap. Uncoordinated and unaligned, there will be winners and losers. If the financial incentives are aligned, the question becomes not when to leap but how much of care must be in value contracts to create margins sufficient for efficient operations.

Watch experts analyze an existing healthcare system to see where they actually are in the transition to value.

Analytic experts examine a healthcare system to reveal components of its business that have been better able to establish value by exploring, among other things, the cost of delivery and the payer mix by condition. This exploration will attempt to reveal where on the trajectory to value the system is and prepare for the Day 2 panel discuss where experts will recommend whether the system has reached the tipping point and/or what the next steps are to get there.

Dr. Brent James — Panel Manager
Raymond P. Vara, Jr. — President & CEO of Hawai’i Pacific Health
Melinda Ashton, MD — Executive Vice President & Chief Quality Officer of Hawai’i Pacific Health
Mark M. Mugiishi, MD, FACS — President and CEO of HMSA
Stephen Lockhart, MD, Ph.D. — Former Chief Medical Officer for Sutter Health
Tom Burton — Co-Founder and Chief Improvement Officer of Health Catalyst

Dr. Christopher Chen will discuss how his firm, ChenMed, has been able to offer concierge medicine to the elderly and the underserved on Medicare plans. He will discuss how that model has allowed the doctors he works with to serve a social mission while maintaining a profitable company.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Day 2 focuses on collaboration and transformation.

Sessions run from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT

Dr. Nicholas Hicks opens the second day of the symposium. Dr. Hicks will dig into the similar dilemma that European systems have with the U.S. — a lack of sustainability — and how European systems are dealing with the transition to value.

Dr. Hicks is an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford, Lead for the Management in Medicine Programme at Oxford, and Founder and Chief Executive of COBIC.

After the analytics session from Wednesday, this session is designed to evaluate and yield information about the about the journey of a healthcare system to value. This discussion will focus on what was learned from the Day One panel and what health system administrators and strategists, board members, and even governments around the world should be thinking about in the move to value. The discussion will allow symposium participants to gain new knowledge they can apply immediately to their own systems as the analysis will reveal the specific areas systems can look at to make internal assessments regarding their own progress.

Panel Participants:

Stephen Walston — Panel Manager
Andrew Croshaw – CEO of Leavitt Partners
Scott D. Barlow – CEO of Revere Health
Dr. Nicholas Hicks – Oxford
Patricia Richards – former CEO of SelectHealth

This discussion will focus on what steps health systems should consider making in their transition to value. Symposium participants will benefit from the various viewpoints reflected in making this transition from consumers, hospital systems, value proponents, and the application of the ACO Atlas from the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative. This discussion and the applicable tools will permit attendees to contemplate ways they could implement progress toward value and how many additional steps are needed to achieve a value-based economy.

Panel Participants:

Dr. Donna Milavetz – Panel Manger
Marc Bennett – Comagine
Stephen Neeleman – HealthEquity
Greg Poulsen – Intermountain Healthcare
Eric Weaver – WGU and Accountable Care Learning Collaborative

The symposium wraps up and discussion centers on how to keep the conversation going.

Registration for the 2021 Symposium is now closed


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