The 2018 HCEG Top 10 – Healthcare Opportunities, Challenges & Issues

Thursday, January 25th, 2018 | 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

The HCEG Top 10 has been a pillar of the Healthcare Executive Group for over 10 years, providing extensive insight into primary opportunities, challenges and issues currently facing healthcare executives in the United States.

Created with member input gathered from HCEG members during the month’s leading up to HCEG’s Annual Forum, and ranked during several iterations of voting during the Annual Forum, the HCEG Top 10 encourages continuous and evolving dialog on the main issues and concerns facing member organizations.

Join HCEG members as they review the 2018 HCEG Top 10 and highlight the historical trends and the changing priorities HCEG members have experienced over the last 10 years.  Panelists will present each of the items on the 2018 HCEG Top 10 and share their insights and thoughts regarding the evolution of HCEG Top 10 items over the past decade.

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Kim Sinclair

Board Chair, HCEG
Chief Information Officer
BMC HealthNet Plan / Well Sense Health Plan

Ms. Sinclair, who has been with BMC HealthNet Plan since 2002, is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the organization’s Information Technology division. She represents the Plan in government and industry IT forums in which healthcare related topics are discussed and strategies defined. She is a key contributor to implementing and managing Medicaid and government programs, including national healthcare reform under the Affordable Care Act. Ms. Sinclair earned a master’s degree in business administration from Curry College and a bachelor’s degree from Providence College.

Ferris Taylor

Executive Director, HCEG
Consultant to Arches Healthplan

Ferris Taylor was recently chosen as the Executive Director of the Health Care Executive Group (HCEG), where he has served on the board for 14 years. HCEG is a national network of select executives from across healthcare coming together to continually learn, grow, share and reshape the industry. Taylor until recently was Chief Strategy and Chief Operating Officer at Arches Health Plan, a non-profit member-governed health insurance company that had been providing health plan options to 80,000 individual and group members throughout Utah. Unfortunately, Arches is one of the many CO-OPs who are being shut down by CMS and he is working as a consultant to wind down the Arches operations. Taylor brings more than 40 years of business leadership including 30 years in health care, technology and consulting services to his executive roles. Prior to Arches, he founded Pragmatic Health Care Solutions, a health care strategy and market positioning firm. From 2003 to 2008, he was VP of Strategic Marketing and Payer Market Strategy for Ingenix (now Optum), one of the industry’s largest health information technology companies and part of UnitedHealth Group. Additionally, Taylor served 12 years as the head of Marketing and Information Services for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and 2 years as Vice President of Marketing and Planning for North Shore Medical Center, the six community hospital system of Partners Healthcare that includes Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. A graduate of Brigham Young University in Nuclear Physics with a minor in Spanish, Taylor holds an MBA with an emphasis in finance and quantitative economics. He is also a graduate of the GHAA/AHIP Executive Program in Managed Care from the University of Missouri.

David V. Gallegos

SVP Consulting Services at Change Healthcare

David Gallegos is a results oriented healthcare executive with over twenty (20) years of Health Information Technology (HIT) experience. His experience spans working for a state-wide Medicaid fiscal agents to a national commercial managed care company; from a 3-hospital delivery system to a 250-physician group practice. Mr. Gallegos has extensive experience implementing a wide variety of technologies in a broad range of settings, using innovative solutions to solve complex business problems. These implementations include but are not limited to: Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS); health plan information systems; hospital information systems; electronic medical records; e-business applications; customer relationship management; member and provider engagement portals; business process automation systems; and business intelligence solutions. Mr. Gallegos has experience in integrating merged companies, start-up and turnaround operations, and helped in the implementation of multiple Medicaid carve-outs. And he has managed I.T. organizations with an excess of 100 individuals and budgets of over $20 million.