September 18th – 20th, 2017

Thompson Nashville Hotel – Nashville, TN

Guiding Healthcare Executives through Innovation, Change and Growth

since 1988

The HCEG Annual Forum provides the setting and platform for senior level executives from across the healthcare spectrum to come together for 2-3 days each year to discuss the continuous innovation, evolution and transformation of the industry.

Attendees are granted direct access to over 80 peers, thought-leaders and solutions providers from around the country; facing similar obstacles and providing opportunities, while engaging in real, relevant and productive dialog.

Contact Us

Karen DeSalvo

Assistant Secretary for Health at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Donato Tramuto

CEO at Tivity Health

Ian Gordon

SVP Operations at Regence Insurance Holding Company

David Di Loreto MD

SVP Population Health at GE Healthcare


September 17-20, 2017


The 2017 HCEG Annual Forum will be held at the Thompson Nashville in the Gulch area of Nashville. The Thompson is centrally located, within walking distance of a variety of local attractions.

How Do I Register?

You can register for the 2017 Annual Forum by clicking the “Register Now” link.

I Registered, but have not received my confirmation email. How do I get this sent to me?

You may email the Manager of Conferences and Events, Erin Branham, at to confirm your registration.

May I Bring my Spouse or Guest to any events?

Yes. However, spouses and guests must register and are only allowed at the evening networking events. 

How Much Does This Cost?

The actual Forum will cost members nothing to attend; however, you are responsible for hotel and travel accommodations as well as a $5 processing fee.

Is Food Included?

Yes, food and drinks will be provided at each event.

Can I Transfer My Registration to Someone Else?

Yes, to do so please email Erin Branham at

How Can I Become A Sponsor? 

If you have any questions, please email Juliana Ruiz at

How Do I Book a Hotel?

We encourage our guests to book within the HCEG hotel block at the Thompson Nashville.  This can be done during the registration process.

What Are My Transportation Options?

Once you arrive to the Thompson most places are within walking distance.  If you would like to travel outside of the Gulch area, there are plenty of Uber and taxi cab options available to you as well as train options from Penn Station.

When Should I Plan to Arrive and Depart?

We encourage our guests to make this trip both a business and pleasurable trip to Nashville!  Please make sure to arrive in time to attend the Welcome Reception on Sunday, September 17th and allow yourself plenty of time after the networking breakfast on Wednesday to enjoy some time in Nashville.

What Weather Should I Expect?

The weather in Nashville can fluctuate quite a bit so make sure to check the forecast before your arrival!

What is the Suggested Attire for Each Event?

  • Sunday Welcome Reception:  Business Casual
  • HCEG Forum:  Business
  • Monday Rooftop Reception:  Business Casual
  • Tuesday Sponsor Keynote Dinner: Business Casual

Where Can I Find More Information About Visiting Nashville?

Nashville, TN Tourism and Visitors Guide

What Kind Of Sessions Can I Expect This Year?

Please check our speakers & agenda information

Who Will be Speaking?

To learn more about our speakers, please check our Speakers information 

Will There Be Wi-Fi?

Yes, complimentary Wi-Fi will be provided both in your rooms and in the meeting space.

Who Can I Contact with Additional Questions?

Please contact Erin Branham, Manager of Conferences and Events, at

Erin Branham, CSEP
HealthCare Executive Group
C. 561.255.5308

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2017 Forum Discussions

Value-Based Relationships leading to Payer/Provider Integration
Payer Provider Operations – CMS Network Mandates & Provider Directory Initiatives
Innovations in Risk Management & Benefits
Pharmacy Costs / PBM’s
Precision Medicine impacting Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse
Leading Edge Technology / Disease Management / Population Health
Technology Innovation and M&A
Competitive Landscape Bootcamp
Plan Provider Business Model Innovations

exceptional networking, topic presentations and strategic information 

“The Annual Forum is a ‘can’t miss’ event for those seeking an in-depth understanding of where the industry is headed; The thought leadership, networking, and content is unparalleled.”

— COO – Mid-Market Healthplan in Midwest

Nine Reasons to Attend the 2017 HCEG Annual Forum

C-Suite Peers 

The HCEG Annual Forum offers an exclusive opportunity to get to know better, learn from, share with and network with a select number of invited healthcare leaders. Forum attendees are healthcare executives serving healthcare’s supply side: technology and innovation leaders, health systems, health plans, and provider organizations.

What’s the Focus?

“Guiding Healthcare Executives through Innovation, Change and Growth” is the theme of this year’s Annual Forum. Given uncertainty surrounding healthcare reform, escalating costs and the importance of digital transformation as a means of survival, it’s important for healthcare executives to zero in on the key strategies and ‘de-risking’ approaches most likely to provide value over the next 8-16 months.

Topics and Presentations

The theme, topics and presentations for the Annual Forum are developed by HCEG’s leadership and members based on the challenges and issues their organizations are currently facing. A mix of keynotes, industry thought leaders on panels, and HCEG member in discussions of best practices, case studies and other innovations will be shared along with select topics from the HCEG Top 10 highlighted and discussed in detail.

Expressive Environment

The setting and structure of the HCEG Annual Forum encourages and supports candid and confidential exchange between forum participants. Press and media are not allowed to attend and ensures that thoughts and opinions expressed are not taken out of context or show up in print.

Networking Opportunities

Formal and informal networking opportunities are woven into the two+ day event across various relaxed settings. You’ll get to know your peers without being lost in a crowd.  And HCEG sponsors participate as thought leaders, checking their specific business interests outside the door.


Membership includes participation in the HCEG Annual Forum, HCEG Webinar Series and seasonal HCEG Executive Leadership Forums. The relaxed yet facilitated atmosphere allows learning and comparing notes with your peers. You’ll obtain information, test ideas and forge relationships beyond what’s possible at other healthcare conferences and events.

Worth Your Time?

The forum is intended to address key opportunities and challenges of today’s rapidly changing environment. You’ll be able to see if your company is ahead or behind the bell curve… and where best to find solutions specific to your market and focus. And the contacts you make at the Annual Forum will continue to provide on-going value long after the event is over.


HCEG’s Sponsor Partners are carefully selected based on their ability and willingness to share ideas and solutions with forum attendees on a collaborative basis. Only ten sponsors are allowed each year and aggressive selling is not allowed at the Annual Forum or any other leadership events and learning opportunities throughout the year.

Opportunity to Get Involved

The 2017 HCEG Annual Forum offers healthcare leaders the venue, thought leadership, peer interaction and networking collaboration to improve how your healthcare organization performs during these uncertain times.  HCEG has four functioning committees where you can have an impact on the educational calendar, health care innovation, member selection and all programs throughout the year and be actively involved with other innovative leaders across the country.

“HCEG’s Annual Forum was a great opportunity to connect with many industry leaders and to get updated on the latest and greatest in the health care arena.”

—  CIO, Regional Healthplan West

Contact Us

Recent Attendees Include


  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Arches Health Plan
  • AvMed
  • Boston Medical Center Health Plan
  • Bright Health
  • Brighton Health Plan Solutions
  • CenterLight Healthcare
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Change Healthcare
  • Clover Health
  • Colorado Choice Healthplans
  • Cumberland Consulting Group
  • Gartner
  • GE Healthcare
  • Geisinger
  • Group Health
  • Health Enterprise Partners
  • Health Plan Alliance
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSparq
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprises
  • HighPoint Solutions
  • Horizon BCBS of NJ
  • Horizon BCBS of MN
  • Independent Health
  • Independent Living Systems
  • Leverage Health
  • Loeb Enterprises
  • Marklogic
  • Marwood Group
  • McKesson Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Mosaic Health Solutions
  • Network Health
  • New Mexico Health Connections
  • North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA)
  • North Shore LIJ CareConnect
  • NTT Data
  • NYC Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations
  • Oxeon Holdings
  • Piper Jaffray
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Premier Mobile Health
  • Presence Health
  • Regence
  • Select Health
  • Softheon
  • University of Maryland Health Plans
  • Vida Health
  • xG Health Solutions

Attendee Titles

Chief Officers



Sr. Director / Director


2016 Annual Forum in Pictures