The Top 10 has been a pillar of HCEG for over 10 years, providing extensive insight into the industry, based on HCEG member input and sponsor research.a

Through the development of the Top 10, HCEG encourages continuous and evolving dialog on the main issues and concerns facing member organizations. Join this years Forum and make your feedback part of the dialog.

Board of Directors

Alan Abramson

SVP and CIO at HealthPartners

David Di Loreto, MD

SVP at GE Healthcare-Population Health

David Gallegos

SVP Consulting Services at Change Healthcare

Bill Gaynor

EVP & GM Commercial Healthcare Solutions at Softheon

Ian Gordon

Ian Gordon SVP Operations at Regence

Eric Decker, CIO, Independent Health

Eric J. Decker

SVP at GE Healthcare-Population Health

Richard Lungen

Managing Member at Leverage Health Solutions

Cate McConnell

Healthcare Payer Industry Practice Lead at Appian Corporation

Jill Michal

VP of Business Transformation at Independence Blue Cross

Brenda Schmidt, MS, MBA

Founder and CEO at Solera Health

Kim Sinclair

Chief Information Officer at BMC HealthNet Plan/Treasurer

Ferris Taylor

Executive Director at HCEG

Tim Thull

SVP and CIO at Medica Health Plans

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Session Materials

Wednesday 9/122:45 PM - 3:45 PMValue-Based Payment & Implications for Healthcare StakeholdersEric Decker, SVP, IT and CIO, Independent Health
Jorie Soskin, Senior Director & General Manager, Medtronic Infection Control
Value-Based Payments & Implications for Healthcare Stakeholders
Thursday 9/139:30 AM - 10:30 AMHealth & Behavior Change at the Community LevelMelissa C. Lyon, Public Health Director, Erie County Department of Health
Michael Gold, Former CEO of HMSA and Board Director for Blue Zones LLC
Mike Riley, Chief Strategy Officer , NCH Healthcare System
Clay Marsh, MD, Vice President & Executive Dean for Health Sciences, West Virginia University
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)

NCH Healthcare System
Thursday 9/131:45 PM - 2:45 PMPayer/Provider Partnerships & Opportunities for the FutureTom Howard, Partner, Cumberland Consulting Group
Joe O'Hara, Director, Healthcare Marketplace Innovations, Horizon BCBS of New Jersey
Matt Hoffman, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UHIN
Payer/Provider Collaboration
Thursday 9/1310:30 AM - 11:15 AMHealthcare Single Point of Workflow on Social Determinants of HealthBrenda Schmidt, Founder & CEO, Solera Health
Mark Ryle, CEO, Project Open Hand
Rob Zeaske, CEO, Second Harvest Heartland
Brendan O'Connor, Director of Business Development, Quantified Ventures
Health Outcomes are Driven Outside Clinical Settings
Thursday 9/1311:45 AM - 12:30 PMHealth Plan Diversification: What Does it Mean?Ian Gordon, SVP Health Plan Operations, Regence (Cambia Health Solutions)
Chuck Divita, Executive VP, Commercial Markets & CFO, GuideWell
Brandon Cady, President & CEO, AIM Specialty Health
Tom Vanderheyden, EVP and President of National Solutions, BCBS of MN
Stella an Enterprise of Health Companies Focused on Servicing a Simple Mission

A Discussion About The Diversification of Health Plans
Thursday 9/132:45 PM - 3:45 PMIs Blockchain and/or AI in Healthcare's Future?Alan Abramson, Senior VP & CIO, HealthPartners
Jim VanderMey, Chief Innovation Officer, Open Systems Technologies
Keith Roberts, VP of Engagement, Change Healthcare
Justin Adams, CEO, Digitize.AI
Modernizing Healthcare Engagement with AI and Behavioral Science

Thursday 9/134:00 PM - 5:00 PMTechnology: From Start to ScaleJustin Roth, Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, TripleTree
Kyle Rolfing, Co-Founder & President, Bright Health
Tony Miller, Co-Founder & CEO, Bind on Demand Health Insurance
A Framework For Classifying Innovation

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