Time   Speaker Session Title
9:00 AM 9:15 AM Katie Schlacter Welcome from the Nashville Health Care Council
9:15 AM 10:05 AM Dan Birach

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Case Study: Improving Health, Reducing Costs and Responding to Market Demand    

Carolinas HealthCare System was at risk of losing an important customer, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry (CP&F). In addition to being a high profile, self-funded employer, CP&F was also a large contributor to Carolinas HealthCare System's foundation. The presentation will explore the evolution of the employee health initiative at an influential manufacturing company. Highlighting the strategies that resulted in higher engagement, improved medical outcomes, reduced healthcare costs and saved a valued relationship.

10:05 AM 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM 11:00 AM Lauren Hatcher

How to Plan, Communicate and Transform the Health System's CDHP/HSA    

Regarded as one of the most innovative health system's in the US, Carolinas HealthCare System excels in its mission. Key to this success is its commitment to its teammates. With over 26,000 benefits-eligible employees, the wellness staff for CHS LiveWELL provided support for its transition to a consumer driven health plan. Lauren will provide an overview of how LiveWELL connected its health message to the CDHP and will highlight the incentives, communication, tools and education used to ease the transition to CDHP with an HSA, and achieve program engagement levels.

11:00 AM 11:45 AM Dick Cowart

Buckle Up! Health Care Policy in a Trump Administration   

With the possible repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, how should health care companies plan for the future? What is likely to change? What will remain the same? We will look at the legislative and administrative changes targeted by the Trump Administration and how some of these changes may have long-term effects on the health care landscape.

11:45 AM 12:00 PM Josh Keller & Cole Davis Spotlight: Hanson Medical Systems, Inc. & PTS Diagnostics
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 1:30 PM Marcus Whitney

Spotlight: Health:Further    

An introduction to Health:Further and a look at where innovation is headed in the health care industry.

1:30 PM 2:15 PM Tim Cappel

Direct Contracting with Employers: The Christ Hospital and Bundled Payments    

The arch of innovation bends towards efficiency. As more employers flex their purchasing muscle, astute health systems now listen to and frame their commercial strategy. A leader in this mix is The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati and their strategic salesperson is Mr. Tim Cappel. Tim will discuss The Christ's approach to the commercial market, focusing on the sale of bundled payments through the health system's Centers of Excellence.

2:15 PM 3:00 PM Scott Augenbaum

Is your organization the next news headline? Why transnational criminal enterprises and foreign intelligence services are targeting the healthcare industry.

3:00 PM 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM 4:00 PM Ben Flatgard

How Today's Cyber Security Adversaries Threaten your Business    

Cybersecurity is often portrayed as a technical subject requiring a series of technical solutions. Unfortunately, sophisticated cyber weaponry is increasingly available for use by non-technical attackers. Ben Flatgard will look at what threats currently exist in cyberspace, which adversaries are conducting what type of operation, and how those attacks might impact your business.

4:00 PM 4:15 PM Holley West


Time   Speaker Session Title
9:00 AM 9:10 AM Holley West Welcome
9:10 AM 10:05 AM Dr. Larry Van Horn

Consumers Driving Change: A Boom or Bust for Health Systems    

Entertaining and insightful, Dr. Larry Van Horn offers a look at healthcare from the demand side. His view of the industry through the eyes of the consumer offers an interesting perspective of how health systems can shape their strategy to address the growing influence of consumers. Dr. Van Horn's use of data is both brilliant and provocative.

10:05 AM 10:20 AM Break
10:20 AM 11:10 AM Dr. Jeffrey Rice

Price Transparency: Are You Positioned to Share Your Secrets?    

Price transparency has been a long sought after goal in healthcare. Yet, few organizations are successful in achieving it. . . until now! Dr. Jeffrey Rice and his team have pioneered a price transparency solution considered industry leading. Dr. Rice will discuss his firm, its value proposition and how its business model is reshaping the purchasing of healthcare services.

11:10 AM 11:30 AM Tommy Lewis

Spotlight: Tennessee HIMSS    

A survey of the leadership Tennessee HIMSS provides towards the advancement and management of healthcare information and technology across the state.

11:30 AM 12:30 PM Dr. Dexter Shurney

One Employer's Experience: Cummins International Leadership in Population Health    

As a healthcare visionary, Dr. Dexter Shurney has served as the chief architect of health enhancement strategies for payers, disease management firms, health plans and now, one of the largest employers in the United States. After three years of invention, implementation, tracking and trending, Dr. Shurney will present the state-of-the-art status of Cummins' commitment to population health.

12:30 PM 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 2:15 PM Ed Cantwell

Health System CEOs Take Charge    

The seamless exchange of information is necessary to meet our goals of providing person-centered care for individuals and managing the health of populations. However, today's lack of interoperability can compromise patient safety, undermine care quality and outcomes, contribute to clinician fatigue, and waste billions of dollars a year. Ed Cantwell will share a new, centralized approach from healthcare CEOs to simplify and advance data sharing among medical technologies and systems.

2:15 PM 3:00 PM Eric Parmenter

Where's It All Going? Understanding the Issues that Drive Employers' Decisions    

As an industry thought leader, Eric Parmenter has a view of the future of health systems considered second to none. Eric's thought provoking insight supported by his robust knowledge of the commercial market insures an informative view of what lies ahead for hospitals and health systems interested in the internal thinking of America's executives, HR leaders and design shaping benefit consultants.

3:00 PM 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM 4:00 PM Brandon Edwards

The Trust Gap in Healthcare    

Brandon Edwards's groundbreaking practice navigates the complex relationships between health plans and hospitals, health systems, specialty providers, physician organizations, and health technology companies. Creator of the only national survey measuring hospital and physicians trust in health plans and their business behaviors, Brandon shares where the gaps exist for healthcare consumers and B2B partners alike, and some ideas for closing those gaps.

4:00 PM 4:15 PM Holley West Commencement
Time   Speaker Session Title
9:00 AM 9:10 AM Robert Chamberlain Spotlight on Applied Health Analytics' Partnerships
9:10 AM 9:30 AM William Bramble Spotlight: Claims Data to Improve Health
9:30 AM 11:05 AM Robert Chamberlain NEXXUS Users' Group (Client-Only Event)
11:05 AM 11:15 AM Holley West Conference Close

May 10

7:00 PM 9:00 PM Channel Partner Reception at the Hard Rock Cafe (Invitation Only)

May 11

4:30 PM 6:00 PM NEXXUS Closing Night Reception - Sponsored by Hanson Medical Systems, Inc. & PTS Diagnostics