2017 Symposium Agenda

Honoree Prof. Peter JacobsonThursday, October 26th

A Dinner to Honor Professor Peter Jacobson
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Jack Roth Stadium Club (at the Big House)

Friday, October 27th

Symposium: Delivering on the Promise of Population Health
8:00 am to 4:00 pm | Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel

Despite the many uncertainties in the future of health care, the positive focus on population health continues to be a powerful and compelling force, shaping many aspects of our healthcare system. Attend the symposium and be inspired by new ideas from thought leaders and innovators. Discover successful strategies to implement in your organization. Engage in dialogue with over 300 healthcare leaders from across the country, and strengthen your network, as you reconnect with colleagues and establish valuable new future connections.


7:30 am // Registration Check-In and Networking Breakfast

8:20 am // Welcome Remarks

8:30 am // Keynote Presentation

  • David Nash, MD, MBA, Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University

9:15 am // Response Panel

This program has been developed and is presented locally by MCACHE. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

Moderator: David Nash, MD, MBA, Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University
Deborah Chang, MPH '87, Senior Vice President for Policy and Prevention, Nemours Children's Health System
Paula Lantz, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Anand Parekh, MD '02, MPH '02, Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
Daniel Wolfson, MHSA '78, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, ABIM Foundation

10:00 am // Panel: ROI and Other Important Financial Considerations

Moderator: Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA '78, Executive Director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT), University of Michigan
Steve Nelson, MHSA '88, MBA '88, Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare
Meryl Price, MHSA '88, President, Health Policy Matters
Bob Sheehy, MHSA '81, Founding Chief Executive Officer, Bright Health

10:45 am // Coffee Break

11:00 am // Breakout Sessions (select one)

ROOM A—Physician-led, Clinically Integrated Collaboration
Scott Eathorne, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Together Health Network
Gwen MacKenzie, BSN '76, MHSA '96, MSN, Senior Vice President and Michigan Market Leader, Ascension Health

ROOM B—Mainstreaming Behavioral Healthcare to Combat the Opioid Epidemic: An Integrated Approach
Joy Calloway, MBA '92, MHSA '92, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Center Community Services
Stephen Merz, MHSA '95, President and Chief Executive Officer, Maine Behavioral Healthcare

11:50 am // Breakout Sessions (select one)

ROOM A—Keys to Transforming to Value-Based Payments: Lessons Learned from Early Adopters
Joseph F. Damore, FACHE, Vice President of Population Health Management, Premier Inc.
Kelly Rakowski, MHSA '93, Senior Vice President, Advisory Collaborative Services, Premier Inc. 

ROOM B—Community-engaged and Data-driven Approach to Mobilizing Action
Jana Hirschtick, PhD, Senior Epidemiologist, Sinai Urban Health Institute, Sinai Health System

12:30 pm // Lunch

1:45 pm // Keynote Presentation

  • Richard Gilfillan, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Trinity Health

2:30 pm // Moderated Q & A with Audience


3:00 pm // "TED" Talk: Design Thinking for Healthcare Change Agents

  • Juliet Rogers, MPH '96, PhD '04, President & Chief Executive Officer, Blue Cottage Consulting

3:20 pm // "TED" Talk: Innovation

  • Amir Rubin, MHSA '96, MBA '96, President and Chief Executive Officer, One Medical Group

3:40 pm // Keynote Presentation

  • Chris Allen, MHSA '80, President and Chief Executive Officer, Authority Health

4:25 pm // Closing Remarks

4:30 pm // Adjournment and Networking Reception

Saturday, October 28th

Tailgate Party
9:30 - 11:30 am | Prior to the UM vs Rutgers game