Conference Outline


6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast Buffet, and Exhibits
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome and Introductions
8:15 AM - 8:55 AM
Conference Keynote Session - Healthcare as Big Business

Our Conference Keynote Speaker, Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal will breakdown the individual industries—hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers—that together constitute our healthcare system. She will expose the recent evolution of American medicine as never before. How did healthcare, the caring endeavor, become healthcare, the highly profitable industry?

Speaker: Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal, Editor-in-Chief of Kaiser Health News and Author of An American Sickness
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Plenary Session 1 - Population Health
9:45 AM - 10:25 AM
Plenary Session 2 - Alternative Payment and Delivery
10:25 AM - 11:00 AM
Break and Exhibits
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Breakout Session 1: Workshops 1 - 6
12:25 PM - 1:15 PM
Gourmet Boxed Lunches
1:15 PM - 1:55 PM
Plenary Session 3 - Pharmacy Market Trends: The Value Chain and the Impact on Key Stakeholders

In this session, Alex Jung will highlight the latest pharmaceutical market trends and explain the increasing effect on employers. She will discuss prescription drug growth, retail spend, pricing pressures, emerging specialty drugs, clinical trends and the impact of technology. Alex will also provide a clear summary of trend implications and strategic opportunities for employers.

Speaker: Alex Jung, Partner/Managing Director, Parthenon EY
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Plenary Session 4 - Data Platforms
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
Break and Exhibits
3:10 AM - 4:20 PM
Breakout Session 2: Workshops 7 - 12

Workshop 7: HBCH Specialty Pharmacy Collaboration

This session will present the results of the HBCH Employer Specialty Pharmacy Collaborative in which six local employers conducted a SWAT Analysis™. The results will demonstrate how employers can provide full visibility into all SP drug prices, identify key drivers of drug spend, quantify pricing variability in pricing under the medical plan, determine the lowest sites of care across all benefits, uncover specialty drug waste and clinical management opportunities, take action steps required to better control specialty drug spend.

Speaker: Brenda Motheral, CEO and Co-Founder, EpiphanyRx, Archimedes

Workshop 8: Employer Strategies to Monitor PBM Performance

Pharmacy used to be less than 5% of the total medical spend, but not anymore. Tim Thomas will focus on what employers can do to reduce pharmacy costs and why employers need to continuously monitor the performance of their PBM contracts.

Speaker: Tim Thomas, Owner, CrystalClearRx
4:25 PM - 5:05 PM
Closing Session: Putting Opportunities into Action – The Tommy Boy Effect
5:05 PM - 6:00 PM
Closing Comments, Reception, and Prize Drawings