Virtual-First Healthcare West

Virtual-First Healthcare West

June 28 - 29 2022 | California

Defining the virtual evolution of healthcare

Registration Agenda

2023 Partners to be Announced Soon

Practical & Solution-Focused

Whether you’re looking to secure investment, to understand how to overcome patient hesitancy or to navigate the infrastructural hurdles in implementing Virtual-First, this summit has got you covered. Through a variety of practical and solution-focused sessions, led by leaders in the industry, the Virtual-First Care Summit will ensure you leave enlightened and forward-looking. 

Dynamic & Interactive Learning

This 1 and a half days will be packed full of interactive and dynamic learning on a range of topics including reimbursement, access to care, and scaling virtual first care. Enhance your understanding alongside your peers through a mix of interactive round tables, presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats (and more!).

Expert, Cross-Industry Speaker Faculty

This summit boasts an outstanding range of speakers from different stakeholder groups. Our carefully chosen speaker faculty ensures all important perspectives are covered within the multi-stakeholder ecosystem of Virtual-First. Gain exclusive insights from industry leaders, including C-Suites from top payers and Virtual-First Care companies. Our speaker faculty is not one to miss!

“The pandemic fueled rapid adoption of telehealth and a new group of companies that have rebuilt care delivery from the ground up with a virtual-first approach.  I look forward to engaging payers, employers, policy makers and other V1C companies as we discuss the future of V1C care and its ability to deliver convenient, accessible and satisfying care experiences, great clinical outcomes and a lower total cost of care.”

Sam Holliday, Chief Executive Officer, Oshi Health

“Over the past decade, the digitization of healthcare has accelerated exponentially due to COVID-19, innovative government policies, changes in consumer preference, an influx of venture capital, a growing number of digital health entrepreneurs, and countless other factors. As a VC investor, I am excited to partner with disruptive innovators who are leading the way to build virtual-first care delivery models that will truly address the quadruple aim.”

Ian Chiang, Partner, Flare Capital Partners

“Virtual First Care models are delivering on multiple promises and offer the opportunity to excel in each, including 1) the opportunity to build national centers of excellence delivery models, even if in a narrow area of specialization, 2) the opportunity to change referral patterns such that the patient receives the best customer care AND best clinical care and 3) the opportunity to solve serious access issues to care that not only positively impact patient convenience and care quality, but can save the consumer significant time and out of pocket costs while offering serious improvements in peace of mind. We are seeing trusted multiple national practice care service delivery organizations grow using the Virtual First Care model whereas, to date, we’ve had very few truly national footprint healthcare services.”

Donald Jones, IMPACT Co-Founder, Chair, Virtual First Medical Practice Collaborative, Digital Medicine Society (DiMe)

“Virtual-first care has the opportunity to drastically improve patient access and outcomes, but we’re still in early innings. This conference is a great way for virtual-first care pioneers to continue to push the whole virtual-first model of care forward to realize this opportunity”

Joe Connolly, Co-Founder & CEO, Visana Health

“Virtual care has evolved from being a sought-out solution to care during the height of the pandemic to a standard modality in the healthcare delivery system. This new healthcare landscape presents an opportunity to discover how to deliver best in class virtual first healthcare.   I am looking forward to hearing from others in this space and discussing what we do well and what we could do better so that the world of virtual first care can continue expanding to better treat patients.”

Lisa LaCarrubba, Medical Director, CloseKnit Health

“Virtual First Health Care, implemented correctly, has the potential to improve not only health equity but also the efficient use of health resources. I look forward to the dialogue around how these improvements can translate into economic benefit to patients, providers, and health systems”

Josephine Li-McLeod, Member of the Executive Committee, ISPOR Boston

2023 Speaker Faculty to be Announced Soon

Bruce Meadows
Bruce Meadows
Managing Partner
Takeda Digital Ventures
Bruce Meadows
Managing Partner
Takeda Digital Ventures
Adimika Arthur
Adimika Arthur
Executive Director
HealthTech for Medicaid
Adimika Arthur
Executive Director
HealthTech for Medicaid
Sam Holliday
Sam Holliday
Chief Executive Officer
Oshi Health
Sam Holliday
Chief Executive Officer
Oshi Health

As the cofounder and CEO of Oshi Health, Sam is combining his passion for redesigning healthcare around the needs of patients with a mission to increase access to the high quality, whole-person care that two of his family members have needed to manage their digestive conditions. He has held leadership roles across healthcare technology and tech-enabled services companies focused on improving population health. These include scaling a tech-enabled diabetes management company, a data-driven health system patient acquisition platform and population health tools for a leading electronic medical record (EMR) company. Sam lives in New York City with his family and enjoys meeting other innovators in healthcare, deepening his knowledge of how our bodies and brains work and cheering on Philadelphia sports teams and NYCFC.

Adam Myers
Adam Myers
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Adam Myers
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Dr. Adam Myers is senior vice president and chief clinical transformation officer (CCTO) for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 34 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. Today, one in three Americans is covered by the Blue System.

As BCBSA’s CCTO, Myers drives clinical transformation across the BCBS System through national networks, health analytics, quality initiatives, and policy and advocacy positions. In his role, he collaborates with the chief medical officers across the 34 BCBS companies and leads the Office of Clinical Affairs (OCA) and the BCBS Institute. Additionally, Myers serves as chief medical officer of the Blues’ Federal Employee Program (FEP), which covers more than 5.4 million members across all 50 states and abroad. A longtime advocate for community health and health equity, Myers helps set the vision for the Blues’ efforts to create a more equitable healthcare system.

Prior to joining the Association in September 2021, Myers served as the Cleveland Clinic’s chief of population health and director of the Cleveland Clinic Community Care program, where he provided leadership to a wide variety of clinical and residency programs, as well as the center for value-based research. In addition, he led the clinic’s care model redesign strategy, the community and public health strategy, and the Diversity Inclusion and Racial Equity Council.

Previously, he served in senior clinical and operational leadership roles at several large health systems, including Texas Health Resources, Southwestern Health Resources and Methodist Health System.

A New York City native, Myers is board-certified in family medicine and was in private practice in Oklahoma for more than 10 years. He served on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma obstetrics and gynecology department teaching obstetrics and has earned the status of Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, The American Institute of Healthcare Quality and the American Association of Family Physicians. He holds additional board certification in healthcare quality management and patient safety and is a certified professional in healthcare risk management. He is past chair of the American Hospital Association board-level Committee for Clinical Leadership and has held board positions with both the Health Care Transformation Task Force and The Joint Commission.

Myers received his undergraduate degree from Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, where he graduated from Louisiana State University Medical Center. He completed his residency with In His Image Family Practice Residency at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., and has completed fellowship work at the University of Oklahoma obstetrics and gynecology department. He also completed a master’s in healthcare management from Harvard University.

Brian R. Wheeler
Brian R. Wheeler
Vice President, Provider Collaboration and Network Transformation
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Brian R. Wheeler
Vice President, Provider Collaboration and Network Transformation
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Brian serves as Vice President of Provider Collaboration and Network Transformation for
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. He leads the company’s provider and network-related business
functions, including network strategy, network operations, practice transformation, provider
contracting, advanced payment model (APM) design, and healthcare delivery partner relations.
In addition to day-to-day management of the networks function, Brian is leading the company’s
5-year transition from “Volume to Value” in all the company’s lines of business, moving from
fee-for-service to payment models designed to drive value creation and improvements in
outcomes. Brian is joined in this effort by a team of experts in value-based payment models,
practice transformation, data analytics, contracting strategies, and relationship managers, each
dedicated to making healthcare more affordable, accessible, and equitable for the people in
communities CareFirst serves.
An entrepreneur at heart, Brian has worked in the healthcare sector for over 25 years, serving
in various leadership roles in large and small provider organizations, start-up companies, and a
multi-national Fortune 500 company. He served on several corporate, non-profit and
community Boards of Directors in the past and currently serves on the Boards of Maryland and
DC’s Health Information Exchange (CRISP), the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce, and the
Advisory Board for Health Payer Specialist.

Susan Conover
Susan Conover
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Piction Health
Susan Conover
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Piction Health

Susan Conover is the Cofounder and CEO of Piction Health. Prior to starting Piction Health, she trained as a mechanical engineer at the University of Texas at Austin, and worked in management consulting at Oliver Wyman, before returning to school for two Master’s degrees at MIT and the Singapore University of Technology and Design focused on product development. She was diagnosed with melanoma 3 times, which sparked her passion for ensuring every person with a skin issue gets the right care at the right time.

Geri Lynn Baumblatt
Geri Lynn Baumblatt
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer at Difference Collaborative Alliance of Chief Engagement Officer at Docola
Docola & Difference Collaborative Alliance
Geri Lynn Baumblatt
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer at Difference Collaborative Alliance of Chief Engagement Officer at Docola
Docola & Difference Collaborative Alliance
Geri Lynn Baumblatt, MA is a patient, family caregiver, and clinician advocate, and a health communication designer. For over 20 years, Geri has partnered with patients, family caregivers, clinicians, researchers, and behavioral and decision scientists to design hundreds of interactive, patient education videos, decision aids, and interactive phone calls. She collaborates on patient outcomes research and served as the multimedia expert on AHRQ’s Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool. She also serves on PCORI’s Patient Engagement Advisory Panel, the Leadership Board of the Journal of Patient Experience, the National Caregiver Coalition, and Patients for Patient Safety US. She co-founded the Difference Collaborative Alliance (NFP) to conduct research, raise awareness and improve support for family caregivers. She’s the Chief Engagement Officer at Docola, a social good patient education platform. And she writes a patient engagement column on Healthcare IT Today. @GeriLynn @DiffCollab @docolainc
Joe Connolly
Joe Connolly
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Visana Health
Joe Connolly
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Visana Health

Joe Connolly is the co-founder and CEO of Visana Health, a virtual-first gynecology clinic he founded from his mother’s experience with endometriosis. Joe’s worked in the virtual-first care space for nearly a decade, including in clinical evidence development, economic evidence development, sales, implementations, and product. Joe’s a founding member of IMPACT, the virtual-first medical practice collaboration committed to supporting virtual-first care companies and their commitment to improving patient outcomes.

Previous to founding Visana, he worked in digital health at Boston Scientific, where he created and scaled a virtual-first digital healthcare solution to health systems. Joe’s a thought leader in the virtual care space and publishes a popular blog on virtual-first care.

Joe has a BS in Bioengineering from Clemson and an MEng in Biomedical Engineering from Duke.

Tracy Rico
Tracy Rico
Director of Virtual Care Services at Superior HealthPlan
Centene Corporation
Tracy Rico
Director of Virtual Care Services at Superior HealthPlan
Centene Corporation

Tracy Rico MHA, RN is the Director of Virtual Care Services at Superior HealthPlan, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation.   Her current focus is on improving health outcomes through interoperability and innovation. She has spent the last 10 years increasing access to care by building the virtual care strategy of Superior HealthPlan and Centene Corporation and developing and implementing the first clinical interoperability strategy for Superior HealthPlan.

Tracy began her career as a Registered Nurse and is passionate about creating partnerships that channel resources to needy populations in support of continuity of care.  She participates in several Texas Health and Human Services Commission committees to support interoperability and virtual care initiatives and is a Board Member for the Texas e-Health Alliance and the eHealth Exchange.

Partnerships

Bringing together senior-level executives from across the industry, the Virtual-First Healthcare East Summit promises an unrivalled networking and learning opportunity for everyone working in this space.

The Virtual-First Healthcare East Summit provides a rare opportunity to showcase your offering to a dedicated, world-class audience. Spaces are limited this year!

Please contact our Commercial Manager Tom (tom@greygreenmedia.com), to discuss opportunities for involvement.

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