September 9 – 11, 2019
Back to where it all began!
Guiding Healthcare Executives through Innovation, Change and Growth
- Identifying Technologies Defining the Future of Healthcare including which technology advancements investors are betting on and why, how the right technology factors into the decision to invest in a business or not, and which technologies are poised to meaningfully support healthcare payment and delivery transformation in the next 3 years.
- Cost Transparency as a Shared Strength and Responsibility including first-hand examples of how technology successfully integrates into organizational workflow, which technologies foster engagement between health care stakeholders, and assessing the impact of disruptive digital health innovation on consumers, patients, outcomes, and costs.
- How to Develop a Collaborative Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis including strategies to prevent and treat opioid abuse including progress to-date and lessons learned during their implementation, steps to move the needle in a positive direction including which efforts are making the most impact, and how healthcare organizations can collaborate to mitigate the opioid epidemic on a local and national level
- How Washington, D.C. is Poised to Impact Health Plans in the Near Term
What are HCEG’s Annual Forums all about?
Check out the HCEG Annual Forum Programs for 2017 and 2018, as well as our 2018 Annual Forum Recap to get an idea of the caliber of discussions HCEG is known for facilitating
|DATE||TIME||SESSION / EVENT|
|Sunday 9/8||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Welcome Reception at the Hotel Commonwealth|
|Monday 9/9||9:00 AM - NOON||Small Group Tours of the IBM Immersion Center & Open Discussion of Technology Applications in Healthcare|
|Monday 9/9||12:00 PM - 2:00 PM||Lunch + Quizzify: So You Think You Know Healthcare?|
|Monday 9/9||2:15 PM - 3:15 PM||The DC Landscape: Policy Poised to Impact Health Plans in the Near Term|
|Monday 9/9||3:15 PM - 4:00 PM||Changing the Story: The Myths and Missed Opportunities for Connected Care|
|Monday 9/9||5:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Private Reception on the Coca-Cola Field Deck at Fenway Park|
|Monday 9/9||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Red Sox vs. Yankees Game|
|Tuesday 9/10||8:00 AM - 9:15 AM||Breakfast + Knowledge is Power: Cost Transparency as a Shared Strength and Responsibility|
|Tuesday 9/10||9:30 AM - 10:15 AM||Promote Health Equity and Remove Transportation as a Barrier to Care|
|Tuesday 9/10||10:15 AM - 11:00 AM||Digital Transformation: How Novel Technologies are Making a Tangible Impact|
|Tuesday 9/10||11:30 AM - 12:15 PM||Beyond the Trend: Follow the Money to Identify Technologies Defining the Future of Healthcare|
|Tuesday 9/10||12:15 PM - 1:30 PM||Lunch + Top 10 Roundtables: Voting and Ranking|
|Tuesday 9/10||2:00 PM - 3:15 PM||Unleash the Value and Innovation in Your Organization: Understanding the Problem You Don’t See|
|Tuesday 9/10||3:30 PM - 4:15 PM||Develop a Collaborative Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis|
|Tuesday 9/10||4:15 PM - 5:15 PM||Sustaining Outcomes and Savings Through Lifestyle & Behavioral Modification|
|Tuesday 9/10||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM||Dinner + Closing Keynote|
"The Changing Landscape and the Politics of Healthcare"
|Tuesday 9/10||9:30 PM - 10:30 PM||Late Night Reception|
|Wednesday 9/11||7:30 AM - 8:00 AM||Breakfast + Sponsor/Member Feedback|
|Wednesday 9/11||8:00 AM - 10:00 AM||HCEG Executive Leadership Roundtable: Value-Based Relationships and Reimbursement: Why is the Transformation Taking So Long?|
All sessions and most meals will take place at Hotel Commonwealth in Boston. We also have a group rate secured for Forum Attendees.
“Unscripted Honest Hospitality | At Hotel Commonwealth, we begin with a simple premise. We take cues from each guest to help define how we can be distinctly ‘of service’ to them – it’s a guest-changing philosophy that doesn’t live in a manual, but rather within the DNA of our brand. Unscripted hospitality plays out daily in all we do. It empowers our employees to provide incomparable, authentic service. And it has earned Hotel Commonwealth the distinction of being Boston’s most beloved hotel on Trip Advisor for three consecutive years.”
- How do I get to the hotel?
The hotel is 6 miles from the Logan International Airport.
- What is the best address to put in to my GPS?
500 Commonwealth Avenue. Boston, MA 02215
- How can I reserve a room at the hotel? Do you have a group rate?
Yes! We have a group rate of $289 per night for Hotel Commonwealth (not including taxes and fees). To. Take advantage of the group room rate, register now and book your room during registration.
- What is check-in/check-out time?
Check-in time is at 4:00PM. Check out time is 12:00PM
- Do you allow pets?
YES! (48 hours advance notice is required) Please see policy agreement for pets here.
- How much do you charge for high speed/Wi-Fi internet access?
Commonwealth Boston offers complimentary Wi-FI throughout the hotel to all our guests.
- Do you have a fitness center? What are the hours?
Yes! Open 24 hours
- Do you have a business center?
Yes, with 24 hour access
- Do you have a pool?
- Do you have a spa?
In-room spa services available by appointment
- When will the 2019 Annual Forum be held?
September 9-11, 2019
- Where will 2019 Annual Forum be held?
Hotel Commonwealth – Boston, MA
- How do I register?
You can register for the 2019 Annual Forum by clicking the Register Now to Attend 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 [email protected] to confirm your registration.
- How can I reserve a room at the hotel? Do you have a group rate?
Yes! We have a group rate of $289 per night at Hotel Commonwealth (not including taxes and fees). To take advantage of the group room rate, register now and book your room during 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 [email protected]
- How can I become a sponsor?
To become a sponsor, please email Juliana Ruiz at [email protected]
- How do I book a hotel?
We encourage our guests to book within the HCEG hotel block at Hotel Commonwealth. This can be done during the registration process.
- What are my transportation options?
Once you arrive at Hotel Commonwealth, most places are within walking distance. As an added convenience, the hotel offers a car service within a 2 mile radius M-F from 7AM-9AM
- When should I plan to arrive and depart?
We encourage our guests to make this trip both a business and pleasurable trip to Boston! Please make sure to arrive in time to attend the Welcome Reception on September 9th and allow yourself plenty of time after the networking breakfast on Wednesday to enjoy some time in Boston.
- What is the suggested attire for each event?
Sunday Welcome Reception: Business Casual
Monday HCEG Forum: Business
Tuesday Sponsor Keynote Dinner: Business Casual
- Where can I find more information about visiting Boston?
More information can be found on the website: https://www.boston.gov/visiting-boston
- What kind of sessions can expect this year?
Please check our speakers and agenda information section.
- Who will be speaking?
To learn more about our speakers, please check our Speakers Information section.
- Will there be WIFi?
Yes, complimentary WiFi 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 [email protected]
Nine Reasons to Attend the 2019 HCEG Annual Forum
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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 andHCEG Top 10 other innovations will be shared along with select topics from the highlighted and discussed in detail.
4. 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.
5. 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.
7. 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.
9. Opportunity to Get Involved
The 2019 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.
2019 HCEG Top Ten Infographic
The HCEG Top Ten 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.
Based on HCEG member input gathered 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 Ten encourages continuous and evolving dialog on the main issues and concerns facing member organizations. It also serves as the keystone for industry wide analysis and HCEG’s educational programming throughout the following year. The HCEG Top Ten also provides the framework for an annual research survey: The Industry Pulse.
Developed in partnership with Change Healthcare over the past eight years, the Industry Pulse research survey is used to gather additional, more detailed information on the opportunities, priorities and challenges faced by health plans and health systems across the country.
“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.”COOMid-Market Healthplan in Midwest
Recent Attendees Include
- Affinity Health Plan
- AIM Specialty Health
- Arches Health Plan
- Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
- BeHealth Solutions, LLC
- Blue Zones, LLC
- Bohemia Health
- Boston Medical Center Health Plan (BMCHP)
- Bright Health
- Brighton Health Plan Solutions
- Cambia Health Solutions
- CenterLight Healthcare
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Change Healthcare
- Clover Health
- Colorado Choice Healthplans
- Community Health Choice
- Council Capital
- Cumberland Consulting Group
- DNA & Associates
- EmpiRx Health, LLC
- Equality Health
- EviCore Health
- GE Healthcare
- Geisinger Health Plan
- Group Health
- Health Alliance Plan
- Health Enterprise Partners
- Health Plan Alliance
- Hewlett Packard Enterprises
- HighPoint Solutions
- Hometown Health
- Horizon BCBS
- IMC Health
- Independence Blue Cross
- Independent Health
- Independent Living Systems
- Leverage Health
- Loeb Enterprises
- Marwood Group
- McKesson Health Solutions
- Medica Health Plans
- MOBE, LLC
- Mosaic Health Solutions
- Nashville Health Care Council
- Network Health
- New Mexico Health Connections
- North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA)
- North Shore-LIJ CareConnect Insurance Company, Inc.
- NTT Data
- NYC Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations
- Oxeon Holdings
- Piper Jaffray
- Premera Blue Cross
- Premier Mobile Health
- Presence Health
- Select Health
- Tivity Health
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- University of Maryland Health Plans
- VA Premier Health Plan
- Vida Health
- Walgreens Co.
- xG Health Solutions