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Healthcare Conference

When: December 10, 2015
8:30AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Harvard Medical School, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, Massachusetts  02115
United States
Contact: 781-993-9000, ext. 217

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2015 Healthcare Conference

Bridging the Gap – The Issues and Innovations Involved in Transitioning

to a Preventive Care Model 

Thursday, December 10th, 8:30 am - 2 pm | Joseph B. Martin Conference Center | Boston

As the healthcare industry takes on the monumental task of moving toward an outcomes-based and customer-centric care model, technology is increasingly playing a more critical role in the lives of every player within the healthcare ecosystem – from CIO to clinician to consumer.

Technology, while not a panacea for the myriad of changes facing the healthcare industry, is and will continue to offer innovations that will help to make new models of emerging, value-based care a reality. 

Join MassTLC for this half-day conference which offers a forum for experts within the healthcare industry – from providers to payers to technologists – to explore the issues each party is facing as they manage the transition to a care model focused first and foremost on prevention.

9:00 am     Keynote Address - Embracing the Consumerization of Healthcare


Andrew Sussman, MD
President, MinuteClinic
EVP and Associate CMO at CVS Healthcare Corporation

Increasingly consumers are demanding easier, faster and less expensive access to care outside the traditional realms of the hospital and physician’s office. In his keynote address, Dr. Andrew Sussman, Executive Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health and President of MinuteClinic, will discuss how changing models of care are impacting the healthcare industry. He will also explore the importance of collaborating with and complementing traditional providers as new care models evolve.


9:45 am      CIOs Speak Out: Challenges & Successes in Transitioning from Volume to Value-based Care

In the transition to value-based care, the CIO is uniquely positioned to lead the charge in finding and adopting technologies that can make the practice of quality, cost-effective care a reality. Join CIOs of hospitals and healthcare systems in a deep discussion on the challenges and successes they are experiencing as part of the transition to this new model of care. From enabling the exchange of data to keeping a pulse on emerging trends like IoT, these CIOs will share first-hand experience on what’s working and what they need from technology to make the leap from volume to value-based, preventive care.

Speakers to date - Check back for updates


10:30 am      Break

10:45 am      Streamlining Health Information Exchange

While the adoption of electronic health records has been fast-tracked due to federal funding, one major issue remains – how can providers, payers and other industry players now find a safe and effective way to share information across organizational lines? This panel will explore the hurdles the industry is facing today in making data exchange a reality – including a rash of cybersecurity attacks that have paused initial momentum in regards to data sharing.  Panelists will also explore their thoughts on what is needed to make information exchange a reality in healthcare.

11:30 am       Innovation in Data Analytics

Massachusetts is a leader when it comes to creating innovative technology aimed at solving healthcare’s most vexing problems. Still, we have only scratched the surface when it comes to leveraging and innovating with analytics to meet the needs of the industry today and the emerging innovations that will be necessary for the care system of tomorrow. To address these diverse demands, it is critical for industry players from all sectors to consider how big data and analytics can both address the short and long-term challenges facing the healthcare industry in order to be successful in a value-based, shared-risk care model.  


12:15 pm         Lunch
                    You will have the option of participating in a facilitated table discussion - or catching up with friends
                    and business partners. 

                           Table discussions include:
                            ·         Cybersecurity
                            ·         Data Analytics
                            ·         Internet of Things (IOT)
                            ·         Mobile Health
                            ·         Population Health
                            ·         Robotics
                            ·         Startups: Increase validating of new companies
                            ·         Telemedicine
                            ·         Wearable Devices

                     Do you have another topic that you would like to see addressed at lunch?  Tell us!  We will try to
                     accommodate as many topics as possible. 

1:00 pm        Fireside Chat./Closing Keynote:  Getting to Value in Healthcare

In order to make emerging models of care a reality, healthcare veterans and technologists will need to focus on close collaboration aimed increasing the quality of care provided, while also driving down costs.  One key change that will make this a reality is focusing more on enabling consumers to make intelligent and informed healthcare decisions. In this closing fireside chat, we will explore what’s working and what’s on the horizon when it comes to technology that will enable industry players to drive connectivity, engagement and quality in patient care.    



Deborah DiSanzo
General Manager
IBM Watson Health

        Joe Kvedar
        Vice President
      Connected Health at Partners HealthCare


2:00 pm            Adjourn







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