Thu, December 7, 2017
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM CST

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Through its Executive Leadership Roundtables,  the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) brings together leading healthcare executives for in-depth discussions in a small group, boardroom-style setting pertaining to one or more HCEG Top 10 topics.  We invite you to join other healthcare leaders on Thursday, December 7th from 1:00pm-4:30pm CT for an exclusive, post-AHIP Forum Executive Leadership Roundtable co-hosted by HCEG and the Center for Medical Interoperability.

This Executive Leadership Roundtable will focus on Social Determinants and Clinical Data Impacting Population Health.

Attendees will discuss…

  • Innovative strategies health plans, health systems and provider organizations are using to reduce downstream spending while improving overall health outcomes by addressing social determinants of health.
  • How state-of-the-art data and technologies and opening new opportunities to move consumer health forward.
  • Opportunities to work with community leaders to identify the factors having the most influence on individual health and quality of life.
  • Considerations for tailoring specific approaches and investment to address the needs of health plan members and healthcare patients in their communities.
  • How ground-level community stakeholders can guide health plans and health systems to where funding creates the most effective SDOH improvements.

Why Attend?

  • Convene with peer executives and industry thought leaders in an intimate, small group setting
  • Explore priority challenges and opportunities to innovate as the industry landscape evolves
  • Extend the value of your attendance at the AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum
  • Tour the Center for Medical Interoperability and catch the vision of where they might take healthcare
  • A late lunch will be provided following AHIP’s CDH Forum as well as professional networking opportunities
  • This event is FREE for HCEG members and a few special guests!


David Di Loreto, MD

SVP GE Healthcare

Dr. DiLoreto, senior vice president at GE Healthcare Camden Group, is a physician-executive who is highly experienced in executive management, strategy and operations of healthcare delivery systems, and managed care companies. He has deep management expertise in community-based and academic health systems, large group medical practices, hospitals, and managed care organizations. His areas of specialty include clinical transformation, population health, business process improvement, leadership development, medical informatics, quality improvement and patient safety, and data management and analytics.

Prior to joining GE Healthcare Camden Group, Dr. DiLoreto was the chief clinical officer at a 12-hospital/100+ clinical location health system in the Midwest. He was accountable for key population health management strategies and the creation of accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, physician alignment strategies, and the integration of clinical services at all acute care facilities as well as post-acute care in 12 nursing homes, 4 assisted living centers, a long-term acute care facility, and a 4,000 provider clinically integrated network. He created the governance structure and operating model for the ACO/clinically integrated network and increased covered lives (risk-based and value-based contracts) from 50,000 to 250,000 during in a two-year period.

Dr. DiLoreto has also served as the founding executive of a 700-physician academic faculty practice, president of an IPA and oversaw medical management, medical affairs, hospitalist programs, employed physician practices, and health system quality and case management programs. Dr. DiLoreto most recently served as the chief executive officer of WellPledge, a health information technology company with a mobile platform that links health coaches, providers, and people with chronic diseases. Dr. DiLoreto is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He holds a master’s degree in business administration Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his bachelor of science degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Ben Leedle

President/CEO at Blue Zones and former President/CEO of Healthways

Transformed Healthways from a small company focused on diabetes treatment to the number one independent population health management company in the world. Between 1995 and 2015, increased shareholder value by a multiple of 11, from $1.67/share to $20.62/share. Reinvented the company twice to meet new industry demands and create new markets. In each company reinvention, scaled massive growth by leveraging state-of-the-art technology infrastructure. Achieved these changes during a period that included the 2008 global recession and the 2010 introduction of the Affordable Care Act, a seriously disruptive force in the healthcare industry. Grew revenues ten-fold from $75 million to about $750 million between 2003 and 2015. Recognized for critical thinking, a strong work ethic and a high energy level. I am totally dedicated to the success of my organization, my customers and my colleagues. My focus is always on mission and building an organization for the long run.

Ferris W. Taylor

HCEG Board Chair and COO/Consultant at Arches Health Plan

Ferris W. Taylor, until recently was Chief Strategy and Chief Operating Officer at Arches Health Plan, a non-profit member-governed health insurance company providing health plan options to individuals and groups throughout Utah. Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Arches had welcomed over 80,000 Utahns as Members of its CO-OP and was committed to making health care better and more affordable. Unfortunately, Arches is one of the CO-OPs being shut down by the government. He is a consultant COO in wind down of the Arches operations.

Taylor also contributes time as the Office of the Chair of the Health Care Executive Group (HCEG), where he has been a board member for 14 years. HCEG is a national network of select healthcare executives and thought leaders, who navigate tactical and strategic healthcare issues and provide networking that promotes innovation and change via an open exchange of ideas, collaboration, and transformational dialogue.

Taylor brings more than 30 years of healthcare experience in technology and consulting services. His Arches’ role included the vision of aligned members and providers around value through care delivery, payment reform, appropriate benefit design and fully-integrated state-of-the-art technology by transforming the nature of insurance payments and benefits to promote high quality, patient-centered and integrated care in an understandable, fair and affordable manner.

Prior Arches, Taylor founded and is now reengaged with Pragmatic Health Care Solutions, a health care strategy and market positioning firm. From 2003 to 2008, Taylor was VP of Strategic Marketing and Payer Market Strategy for Ingenix/Optum, the industry’s largest health information technology company and part of UnitedHealth Group. Additionally, Taylor served 12 years as head of Marketing and Information Services for Harvard Community Health Plan, now HPHC, and 2 years as VP of Marketing and Planning for North Shore Medical Center, the six-community hospital part 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 Gallegos

Senior VP of 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.

Mr. Gallegos has a BA in History from the University of Massachusetts and a MS in Information Management from the University of Maryland. He has been a member of many industry related professional associations such as HIMSS and the Worldwide Executive Council, and been a board member for the Managed Care Executive Group.

Specialties: Healthcare (Provider & Payer), Enterprise Application Implementations, System Procurement and Selection, IT Alignment, Strategic Planning

Center for Medical Interoperability
8 City Boulevard, Suite 203
Nashville, TN 37209

The Center for Medical Interoperability is a ten-minute ride from the AHIP Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum being held at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN on December 5th through the 7th.

By staying through the afternoon of Thursday, December 7th, you will have the opportunity to participate in a fast-moving, four-hour session.