Health Plan CEOs Converge in Chicago to Discuss Challenges, Market Changes and Opportunities

Health Integrated Hosts Inaugural CEO Roundtable with Speakers from Qualcomm, Leavitt Partners & Walgreens

Aug 24, 2015, 09:32 ET from Health Integrated

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading precision empowered care management company Health Integrated® recently brought together more than 20 CEOs representing small- and mid-size health plans from across the U.S. for candid discussions about the evolving health care landscape. CEO Roundtable: Market Signals and Payer Adaptations, held Aug. 12 in Chicago and sponsored by Leavitt Partners, served as a forum for topics like the implications of the shift from fee-for-service to value-based payment models, the need for connected, coordinated care and information delivery, and an increased focus on patient outcomes.

"The ability to sit in a room with your peers and participate in unfiltered discussion about shared issues your organizations are facing on a daily basis is invaluable," said attendee Lance Hunsinger, CEO of Community Health Plan of Washington. "Though we're all responsible for the bottom line, the majority of the day was focused on our collective mission in meeting the needs and improving the health of members. I left the day feeling optimistic because of the great thinking in the room, and with ideas I know my organization can act on."

The Roundtable included presentations from esteemed industry thought leaders, including former Governor of Utah and Leavitt Partners founder and chairman Michael O. Leavitt, former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Charlene Frizzera, Walgreens senior vice president, chief strategy and business development officer Brad Fluegel, and Qualcomm Life's chief medical officer and vice president James R. Mault, M.D.

"The rules of the game are rapidly changing amid a climate born from a combination of uncertainty and fear, and the Roundtable served as an intimate venue for health plan and industry leaders to talk openly with peers about the challenges they're facing and strategies they're implementing," said Shan Padda, chairman and CEO of Health Integrated. "It's a rare opportunity to get this many CEOs together at one time. We were thrilled by the participation and lively conversations occurring throughout the day, and look forward to making this inaugural event an annual gathering."

Some of the most popular discussions delved into:

  • Elements of international health care systems that may be achieving more value than the U.S. system
  • Attributes of organizations poised to win in the value economy
  • The imperative for improved data connectivity and the risks of cyber security
  • Implications of the retail revolution
  • The potential for remote care management
  • CMS' efforts to improve the health care system's value

"Health Integrated should be applauded for facilitating industry discussions about better managing the health of members, while managing costs and improving quality and compliance. This event is an example of the added value they've provided to our business," said president and CEO of Chicago-based Family Health Network, Keith Kudla.

"It is always necessary to step back and look at the landscape and the road ahead. The Roundtable provided great perspective on what change might look like in the near future in the health care system and how our plan can prepare for what's ahead," said Peter Farrow, CEO of Wisconsin-based Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.

Health Integrated regularly shares the industry's latest thinking and evidence-based results and statistics, and engages health plan leaders through live events, webinars and published resources. In addition to the first Roundtable, the company also hosts quarterly webinars and an Executive Leadership Summit (ELS) for care management leaders each spring.

"We're looking forward to replicating the CEO Roundtable annually given the overwhelmingly positive feedback we've received from attendees coming out of this year's event," Padda said. "Coupled with our annual ELS event, we're privileged to offer exclusive thought leadership opportunities for health plan leaders to convene, share, and learn from industry experts."

About Health Integrated

Health Integrated® leads the industry with its Precision Empowered Care Management™ approach, which enables health plans to effectively manage their most vulnerable members and control costs. By combining actionable big data with our proprietary integrated care management model, we address the physical, psychological and social drivers impacting a member's health and, ultimately, plan performance. We help plans achieve compliance, enhance quality and optimize revenue while empowering members to realize healthier outcomes. For more information, visit


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