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November 10-12, 2020

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The global pandemic has birthed a global demand — an expectation, even — for context-aware, technology-enabled healthcare when and where people need it. Plug into the best minds and methodologies transforming the healthcare experience in real life and real time at the 7th Annual emids Healthcare Summit, your virtual backstage pass to healthcare’s hottest tracks, trends and talent. Join our exclusive conversation about how to make digital doable at unprecedented pace and scale. Unplug, too, with exclusive access to some of your favorite Nashville tastes, sips and sounds.

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Live Q&A

Featuring Country Music Superstar, Luke Bryan!

Luke was named as the first-ever recipient of the ACM Album of the Decade Award last year for CRASH MY PARTY and wrapped the last ten years as the Most Heard Artist of the Decade by Country Aircheck. Since his debut in 2009, Luke has released 24 #1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other country artist with 54 million. Luke has also tallied up seven Billion streams, 12 million albums sold, plus four Platinum albums, two 4x-Platinum albums, seven RIAA certified albums, 22 Platinum singles and 12 Multi-Platinum singles.

He was recognized as a CMT Artist of the Year six consecutive times, was twice named the Entertainer of the Year by BOTH the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association and was honored as a NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In total Luke has won over 40 music awards including six ACM awards, six CMT Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, two CMA awards, an iHeart and a Teen Choice award and more.

He released his seventh studio album, BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE Here on August. 7, and will return for a fourth season as a judge on “American Idol”.

As a healthcare executive, you can’t go to every conference anymore. You have to make the tough choice of the two or three conferences that you’re going to go to. From my perspective, this is always one of those three, one of the three best conferences in healthcare.

Glen TullmanExecutive Chairman, Livongo

They do an exceptional job of getting the right people together who are both at the actual intersection of delivering real care, in the real world, but also thought leading enough to think down the line. You also can't discount the opportunity to come and enjoy yourself, too.

Elliot CohenCo-Founder/Chief Product Officer, Pillpack, an Amazon company

Its rich combination of great content and atmosphere makes it a very clear jewel.

Sam SrivastavaCOO, Bright Health

I love this event. It’s a carefully curated group of individuals from lots of different parts of the healthcare system. It’s great to continue to see old friends that I’ve made over the years as well as meet some new people that are trying to do very interesting things within healthcare.

Brad FleugelBoard of Directors, Fitbit Inc.

Meet Our Center Stage

Kyle Armbrester 
CEO – Signify Health

Dr. Megan Jones Bell
Chief Science and Strategy Officer – Headspace

Bruce Broussard
President & CEO – Humana

Quentin Clark
Managing Director – General Catalyst

Heather Cox
Chief Digital Health and Analytics Officer – Humana

Bob Darin
Chief Data Officer – CVS Health
Chief Analytics Officer – CVS Pharmacy

Sam De Brouwer
Co-Founder and CEO –

John Driscoll
CEO – CareCentrix

Anna Haghgooie
Managing Director – Blue Venture Fund

Senator Bill Frist, MD
Cressey & Company

Jeff Gartland 
President, Advanced Analytics – Anthem, Inc.

Patrick J. Geraghty
President and CEO – GuideWell​

Matt Hawkins
CEO & Board Member – Waystar

Erin Hoeflinger
Senior Vice President – Aetna

Dr. Edmund Jackson
Chief Data Officer & Chief Data Scientist – HCA

Sachin Jain, MD 
President and CEO – SCAN Health Plan​

Stephen N. Kahane, M.D., M.S.
Executive Advisor and Operating Partner – New Mountain Capital

Alan Lotvin, MD
Executive Vice President and President of CVS Caremark – CVS Health

Colleen Nicewicz
CEO – Groups Recover Together

Marcus Osborne 
Senior Vice President – Walmart Health

Dr. Minal Patel 
Founder and CEO – Abacus Insights

Prakash Patel, MD 
EVP and President, Diversified Business Group – Anthem

Prashanth Reddy
Senior Partner – McKinsey & Company

Emad Rizk, MD
Chairman, President & CEO – Cotiviti

Rajeev Ronanki
SVP & Chief Digital Officer – Anthem​

Craig Samitt 
President & CEO – BCBS Minnesota

Jacob Sattelmair, DSc, MSc
Co-Founder and CEO – Wellframe

Mona Siddiqui, MD, MPH, MSE
Senior Vice President for Enterprise Clinical Strategy – Humana

Brad Smith
Director – Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
Deputy Director – White House Domestic Policy Council

Michael Sturmer
SVP Health Plan Market – Teladoc Health

Tom Tsang, MD
CEO – Valera Health

William Walders
Chief Information Officer – Health First

Dawn Whaley
President – Sharecare

Rachel Winokur
CEO – Bright Health Care

The Lineup

All times listed are in CST.

9:00 AM OPENING ACT – Day One
We’ll kick-off this year’s Healthcare Summit with a welcome from our Founder & CEO, Saurabh Sinha and a special message from country music superstar, Luke Bryan!
Kumar Kolin, President, Healthcare Technology Solutions, will kick things off before Luke Bryan gets us ready for day two!
Mike Hollis, President, will start off the day followed by a final message from our special guest, Luke Bryan.
9:10 AM TRACK 1 – Reimagining Healthcare
The future is now playing. As healthcare’s leaders we are responsible for being at the forefront of change, especially during times of uncertainty. But, how do we overcome our current obstacles while still preparing for what’s ahead?
Moderator: Prashanth Reddy, McKinsey & Company, Senior Partner
Prakash Patel, MD, Anthem, EVP and President, Diversified Business Group
Jacob Sattelmair, DSc, MSc, Wellframe, Co-Founder and CEO
Dawn Whaley, Sharecare, President
TRACK 3 – Dr. Al Has Seen You and Here’s the Issue…
We’ve been singing about a physician shortage for years and while telehealth has tapped into enormous underutilized capacity, emerging models are leveraging the physician with the AI-driven “doctor inside.” So, do we really have a shortage of resources or will we let machines do a portion of the work AND help us prevent issues upstream?
Moderator: Craig Samitt, MD, MBA, BCBS Minnesota, President and CEO
Sam De Brouwer,, Co-Founder and CEO
Mona Siddiqui, MD, MPH, MSE, Humana, Senior Vice President for Enterprise Clinical Strategy
Michael Sturmer, Teladoc Health, SVP Health Plan Market
TRACK 5 – The Public Health (Data) in All of Us
Lack of data access left ALL of us handicapped in our ability to combat COVID-19. The need for data sharing is unlike anything we’ve experienced and cross-communication is more important than ever. As we look to our future, what public health-inspired models and platforms are not only important for the greater good, but also critical to our businesses?
Moderator: Kyle Armbrester, Signify Health, CEO
Heather Cox, Humana, Chief Digital Health and Analytics Officer
Bob Darin, CVS Health, Chief Data Officer; CVS Pharmacy, Chief Analytics Officer
Dr. Edmund Jackson, HCA, Chief Data Officer & Chief Data Scientist
10:05 AM TRACK 2 – The Tipping Point of Mainstream Mental Health
Despite the proliferation of new apps, we haven’t even come close to a mental health system that serves both rising demand and societal health. When will we acknowledge mental health as a foundational part of healthcare and begin to manage the data and reimbursement with a preventative and early intervention mindset?
Moderator: Sachin Jain, MD, SCAN Health Plan, President and CEO
Dr. Megan Jones Bell, MS, PsyD, Headspace, Chief Science and Strategy Officer
Colleen Nicewicz, Groups Recover Together, CEO
Tom Tsang, MD, Valera Health, CEO
 TRACK 4 – The New Deal: Innovation Investing
With U.S. digital health companies raising billions in funding during the first six months of 2020, the thesis around digital health has never been stronger. While the pandemic has offered us a glimpse into a better healthcare system, many questions loom over the future of healthcare investments.
Moderator: Anna Haghgooie, Blue Venture Fund, Managing Director
Stephen Kahane, MD, MS, New Mountain Capital, Executive Advisor and Operating Partner
Quentin Clark, General Catalyst, Managing Director
Matt Hawkins, Waystar, CEO & Board Member
TRACK 6 – Interoperability Is Coming, but Is It All That We Need?
The Interoperability rule potentially floods people with information about their health and, frankly, couldn’t have come at a better time. The pandemic may have just pushed us over the interoperability edge, so let’s decide what we really need and how to make it happen because the show of interoperability must go on.
Moderator: Dr. Minal Patel, MD, MPH, Abacus Insights, Founder and CEO
Erin Hoeflinger, Aetna, Senior Vice President
Rajeev Ronanki, Anthem, SVP and Chief Digital Officer
William Walders, Health First, Chief Information Officer
11:00 AM CENTER STAGE – Leaning In: How Payers Are Responding to the Pandemic, Systemic Racism and Health Disparities
Issues of epic proportion are forcing payers, providers, policymakers and the populace alike to challenge the status quo, especially when it comes to fair and equal access to healthcare and coverage. Sen. Bill Frist, M.D., and Florida Blue President and CEO Pat Geraghty get real about the social dilemmas dogging progress and what healthcare payers, providers and technology players can do about it.
SPECIAL FEATURE – CareTalk Podcast
CareTalk is a weekly podcast that provides an incisive, no B.S. view of the US healthcare system. Join host John Driscoll (CEO, CareCentrix) and this week’s special guest Alan Lotvin, MD (Executive Vice President and President of CVS Caremark, CVS Health) as they debate COVID-19 policies, drug prices, digital health, Medicare, racial disparities and more.
CENTER STAGE – Will COVID-19 Prove a Catalyst for Value-Based Care?
Brad Smith, Deputy Administrator and Director of The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), and Emad Rizk, MD, Chairman, President and CEO of Cotiviti, mic up to discuss the latest payment models making waves, why the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is likely to accelerate the move toward value-based care, and what Smith and CMMI are doing to shift value-based care from “side project” to the core way the country pays for healthcare.
12:00 PM IN THE ROUND – Virtualized Clinical Trial & Drug Development in the Wake of COVID-19
Invitation-only roundtable. More information to be shared with participants.
IN THE ROUND – Transformation Roundtable
Invitation-only roundtable. More information to be shared with participants.
IN THE ROUND – CDO Roundtable
Invitation-only roundtable. More information to be shared with participants.
12:00 PM GREEN ROOM – Attendee Networking
Connect 1:1 virtually with other attendees, speakers and sponsors.
GREEN ROOM – Attendee Networking
Connect 1:1 virtually with other attendees, speakers and sponsors.
GREEN ROOM – Attendee Networking
Connect 1:1 virtually with other attendees, speakers and sponsors.
7:00 PM MAIN EVENT – CMA Awards
Catch the 54th Annual CMA Awards on ABC at 8|7c. Play along with our trivia game for a chance to win a trip to next year’s award show! Game link:

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Plug in and listen from past attendees on how to make digital doable at unprecedented pace and scale.

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