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2016 Health Summit Executive Panel


Friday, May 20, 2016 | The Westin Charlotte

A record number of attendees, more than 450, joined the chamber for the 2016 Health Care Summit to hear from CEOs of the region's largest health care systems. Carl Armato, Novant Health, and Gene Wood, Carolinas HealthCare System, joined Susan Devore, CEO of Premier Inc., for an executive panel, which covered topics from the presidential election to changing consumer trends, professional fatigue and the ongoing threat of cyber security. Woods, who took CHS’s head post 10 days prior, agreed with Armato that collaboration amongst the competitors will be important for addressing issues, such as behavioral health and substance abuse. To watch the video of the discussion, click here.

Andy Bressler, CFA managing director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, presented on the economic outlook of health care reform, including how the decline in the uninsured is having an effect on health care costs. Dr. Jonathan Zenileman chief of the infectious disease division, John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and Dr. Bimal Shah, VP of Premier research services, Premier Inc., discussed precision medicine and how the approach is empowering providers, researchers and patients to move toward more individualized treatments. One key to this new trend is to ‘embrace meaningful variation in patients.’ Just as two identical twins are not exactly the same and will not always respond the same to the same disease or cure, there should not be narrow, rigid views of treatment protocols.

Victoria Budson, executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP), Harvard Kennedy School of Government, reviewed policies ranging from transportation and housing to labor and education, and how each impacts our lifestyle and health. Brad Wilson, president and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, acknowledged that the rising cost of health care causes some to delay procedures and avoid filling needed prescriptions. The top executive for North Carolina’s largest insurance company also spoke about how government policies are shifting the way in which hospitals and providers are paid.

Click to read the Charlotte Observer and WFAE coverage of the summit.

The Charlotte Chamber's research department released the new 2016 Health Care publication at the summit.

To review or download, click here; to purchase a copy, click here.


Healthy Charlotte Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 Carolinas HealthCare System Healthy Charlotte Award winner, Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency (MEDIC), and the inaugural Novant Health Healthy Charlotte Volunteer of the Year, Celia Thompson, ReadyFitness. To see the video, click here.

For more information on the Healthy Charlotte Council, click here.



Registration and Networking

Welcome – Summit Co-Chairs
Carol Lovin, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System View bio >>
Paula Vincent, SVP, President, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center & Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital View bio >>

The New Economics of Healthcare
Andy Bressler, CFA, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research View bio >>
View presentation >>

Precision Medicine
Dr. Jonathan Zenilman, Chief Infectious Diseases Division, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center View bio >>
View presentation >>
Dr. Bimal Shah, MD, MBA, FACC, VP Premier Research Services, Premier Inc. View bio >>


How Public Policy Can Impact Our Health
Victoria Budson, Executive Director Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government View bio >>
View presentation >>

Cost Impacts of Policy Changes
Brad Wilson, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina View bio >>

A Focus on Healthy Charlotte
Presentation of the 2016 Carolinas HealthCare System’s Healthy Charlotte Awards
2016 Novant Health Healthy Charlotte Volunteer of the Year Award
Healthy Charlotte Co-Chairs Katie Kaney, PhD, SVP System Care Coordination, Carolinas HealthCare System View bio >>
Amy Vance, SVP Population Health and Value Based Care, Novant Health View bio >>

Break and Buffet Lunch

Healthcare in Motion: An Executive Panel on the Trends and Issues Reshaping Healthcare
Gene Woods, President and CEO, Carolinas HealthCare System View bio >>
Carl Armato, President and CEO, Novant Health View bio >>
Susan Devore, President and CEO, Premier, Inc. View bio >>

Wrap Up and Closing
Carol Lovin, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System
Paula Vincent, SVP, President, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center & Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital

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