Annual Wharton Alumni Healthcare Conference
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Please join us for this all-day event with great topics and numerous national healthcare leaders confirmed as speakers
WHCMAA Members, click here to view the conference presentation and handout materials. Note, you will be required to sign in.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
8:15am – 6:00pm
"At the intersection of policy, implementation, and innovation in the healthcare industry"
Jon M. Huntsman Hall
$125.00 if registered by September 14
$150.00 after September 14
$175.00 if registered by September 14
$200.00 after September 14
Reception dinner for alumni conference speakers:
October 21, 2011, 6:00-8:00pm
Branzino, an Italian eatery; 261 South 17th Street, Philadelphia (Rittenhouse district).
Rated 23 for food by Zagat. Great Italian wines will be provided from one of the alumni board member’s wine cellar. Dress is business casual. Maximum of 50 registrants.
$65.00 Four course dinner
Additionally we are offering sponsorships for the conference. The sponsorships are as follows and can be purchased on the registration page:
Agenda (click here for PDF):
- Gold - $1,000 provides prominent display of your organization at all meals (breakfast, lunch, reception), all breaks, in all of the meeting sessions, at our reception dinner on Friday evening, along with a profile of your organization in the final agenda. It also recognizes the contribution of the organization in the opening session.
- Silver - $500 provides display of your organization at all meals and all breaks and in 2 of the meeting sessions (first and last sessions of the day).
- Bronze - $250 provides display of your organization at breakfast and lunch.
| 8:00-8:45am Breakfast & Registration
||Baker Forum; 1st Fl.
| 8:45-9:00am Introductions
9:00 – 10:15am Session #1:Healthcare reform – progress to date – challenges ahead
- Professor Mark Pauly, PhD – Pattern of beneficiary cost-sharing at different income levels that can facilitate protection from financial catastrophe and likely improved health outcomes
- Joel White, former Staff Director HW&M Subcommittee on health (Medicare Part D, HIPPA) – Federal executive branch and Congressional action toward implementation of PPACA, and further action needed. HIT implementation issues.
- Kip Piper, High level state health & Medicaid policy executive, and leading MCO consultant - Implementation of state health insurance exchanges, and MCO movement to enter exchanges in 2014
- Sarah Collins, President America’sHealth – Key aspects of PPACA implementation - evidence-based strategies to improve outcomes for costly chronic conditions, provider shortages and solutions
10:15-10:45am Coffee Break/Networking
|Sara Collins WG’89
10:45am – 12:00pm Concurrent Session #2:Innovation in Healthcare - devices, diagnostics, and the use of comparative effectiveness
- Angel Medical, Andrew Taylor, CFO, Angel-Medical – implantable ischemic monitoring device technology for high risk repeat MI patients – challenges being faced by regulatory agencies and payers – how AngelMed has and is overcoming them
- Comparative effectiveness (CE) – Harlan Weisman, MD, Chief Science & Technology officer, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Johnson & Johnson, member Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors –– funding/programs being rolled out on CE – how comparative effectiveness may affect innovation
- How will Medicare use comparative effectiveness in assessing new technologies? Steve Phurrough, MD, MPA
- Use of CE to drive payer coverage & payment – Jeff Voigt, case study: orthopedic implants – is more expensive always better for the patient and for the system? An examination of recent CE publications in leading orthopedic journals by the author.
- Tessarae Inc. – Klaus Schafer, MD, MPH, CEO molecular diagnostic test for infectious diseases and for rare diseases – how Tessarae is building its business despite onerous regulatory challenges in the US
|Jeff Voigt WG’85
1st Concurrent Session
10:45am – 12:00pm Concurrent Session #2:Creation of innovative healthcare delivery systems in the era of health reform
In an era of capital constraint, not-for-profit hospital systems have sought private equity funding to not only support strategic capital needs but to
finance acquisition growth plans as well. The lines between not-for-profit and for profit hospital operations continue to blur. Hear from two industry leaders on their transformational deals with private equity firms. The panelists will address the following topics: their evaluation process for embarking on the transaction, the selection process for the right partner, and finally, how their current organization is best prepared to accommodate health reform and the tailwinds ahead in the industry.
- Mark GirardMD, MBA Senior Vice President and President, Steward Healthcare
- Leo Brideau, President and CEO, Ascension Healthcare
- Moderator: Maureen Spivack – banking deal/trends/perspectives
|Jay Mohr WG’91 /
Maureen Spivack WG’86
1st Concurrent Session
12:00-1:15pm Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Stuart Diamond, Wharton Professor – How to Negotiate to Achieve Your Goals in the Real World. Includes book signing. 8th Floor Huntsman Hall
1:15-2:30pm Concurrent Session #2: Financing healthcare innovations – perspectives from PE, VC, investment bankers – where would you put your money and why?
- Commentary / analysis of returns by sector. What’s realistic?
- What types / sizes of funds are attracting LPs?
- How are firms structuring their funds and personnel based on impending changes?
- How are financing vehicles being structured for investment in technologies/companies?
- Are the covenants in the deals being structured differently than before?
- Investment horizons – are they different and why?
Late state investments (IPOs, PIPEs): Ali Behbahani, MD, NEA
Traditional venture: Ash Khanna, SV Life Sciences - SV has raised one of the largest life science only funds in the past year, and is actively investing in early/mid stage across the life sciences
Investment Banker: Andy Weisenfeld, MTS Partners [invited] - MTS has recently been working on private placements (investments in venture backed companies), business spinouts (from big biotechs), PIPEs of newly public life science companies, and traditional M&A
Adjunct Wharton Faculty: Gary Kurtzman MD
|Jim O’Connell WG’07
2nd Concurrent Session
1:15-2:30pm Concurrent Session #2: Healthcare informatics:
In the aftermath of the ARRA and Health Care Reform, health IT continues to be an instrumental component in healthcare policy, as the federal government invests $42 billion into its infrastructure. Hear from this distinguished group of Healthcare leaders to gain greater insight into health IT as the key ingredient for the needed innovation around delivery and improvement of care for individuals and populations.
- What is the real progress to date? - Doug Arnold WG’84, CEO, Medical Professional Services
- In what ways has IT helped stakeholders within one community address the complex needs of high risk population – Christy Stephenson, EVP, Catholic Health East, New Jersey
- IT fueling innovation & altering care at the consumer level – Jordan Goldberg, CEO, sticKK
- Bryan Bushick, WG’89 moderator
2:30-3:00pm Coffee Break/Networking
|Elizabeth Miller WG’04
2nd Concurrent Session
3:00-4:15pm Closing Session: Healthcare 2020 – what will our healthcare system look like in 2020?
Putting it all together – a debate
- Paul Howard, PhD – can we afford current bill?
- Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD - PPACA is affordable and the right way to go!
- We can afford the current bill! [speaker to be identified]
- Jonathan Bush, MBA, Chairman & CEO, athenahealth – can we afford the current bill? – private industry perspective
- Bill Winkenwerder, MD, MBA, Moderator
|William Winkenwerder, WG’86
4:30-6:00pm Cocktail Reception
Click here for Speaker Biographies
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The Wharton HealthCare Alumni Association would like to thank the following companies for their generous contribution to the 2011 Alumni conference:
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