2018 Leavitt Partners Annual Strategy Conference

July 31, 2018 - August 1, 2018 / Loews Hotel, Chicago, IL
Beyond Powerpoint: Towards a Uniquely American Health System

Join Governor Leavitt and other thought leaders in Chicago for our annual strategy conference brought to you by Health Intelligence Partners. 

As the United States continues to move toward a value-based health care system, challenges remain. There is political pressure from all sides, incentives still are not exactly aligned, and changing behavior and systems is a time-intensive process. Solving these challenges requires going beyond PowerPoint. But how? Join Governor Leavitt, Leavitt Partners principals and advisors, and special guests as we explore the biggest obstacles on our journey toward a better American system and highlight the solutions that will get us there.

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

11:30am – 12:00pm: Check In & Lunch

12:00pm – 12:25pm: Health in America: Defining a Better System

  • Governor Michael O. Leavitt

12:25pm – 12:35pm: DC Pulse: Health Policy in an Election Year

  • Dave Lee, Leavitt Partners

12:35pm – 1:15pm: America’s Possible Futures: Value Requires Deliberate Action

  • Ian Morrison, Ph.D., Senior Advisor and Futurist: Health Systems and Leadership
  • Kim Slocum, MBA, Senior Advisor, Life Sciences, Technology and Employer Issues

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Solving Our Uniquely American Challenges

  • Dr. Mark Smith, M.D., MBA, Senior Advisor, Provider Issues
  • Dr. Troven Brennan, CMO of CVS Caremark

2:00pm – 5:30pm: Solutions Panel, Part I:

  • Which America? (The “Six” Americas of Health)
    • David Muhlestein, JD, MBA, Chief Research Officer, Leavitt Partners
    • Francis Rienzo, Medicaid Health Plans of America
    • Lee McGrath, VP Network Innovation, BCBS Illinois
    • Moderated by Cristal Gary, Principal, Leavitt Partners
  • What Are We Innovating and For Whom? 
    • Mark Leahey, Medical Device Manufacturers Association
    • Heather Wall, Project Rx, Intermountain
    • Roy Smythe, Chief Strategy Officer, Phillips
    • Moderated by Susan Winckler, Leavitt Partners
  • What Role Can Employers Play in Driving Change?
    • Sally Welborn, Welborn Advisory Services
    • MJ Burg, Aon
    • Serena Robinson, Hyatt Corporation
    • Moderated by Chris Miles, Leavitt Partners

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Evening Reception, Loew’s Rooftop

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

7:30am – 8:00am: Breakfast

8:00am – 8:45am: Health in America: Lessons from Elsewhere

  • Humphrey Taylor, Senior Advisor, Consumerism, Provider Issues and Politics
  • David Muhlestein, JD, MBA, Chief Research Officer, Leavitt Partners

8:45am – 12:00pm: Solutions Panel, Part II:

  • What Does Value Achieve?
    • Dr. Adam Myers, Chief of Population Health, Cleveland Clinic
    • Scott Sarran, former CMO, Government Programs, Health Care Service Corp
    • Moderated by David Muhlestein, JD, MBA, Chief Research Officer, Leavitt Partners
  • What Determines Health, Bridging Health, Prevention and Sick Care
    • Gabriel Kaplan, Chief, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
    • Cheryl Lulias, CEO, Medical Home Network
    • Darlene Hightower, Westside United
    • Moderated by Kristina Lunner, Principal, Leavitt Partners
  • What Do Consumers Need to Be “At the Center” of Health Care?
    • Dave deBronkart, Author and Patient Advocate
    • Melissa Rowley, VP of Sales, Tailored Care
    • Moderated by Ryan Howells, Principal, Leavitt Partners

12:00pm – 12:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm – 1:30pm: The New Innovators: Scale Matters

  • Dr. Freddy Abnousi, Head of Health Care Research Partnerships, Facebook
  • Brian Morfitt, Frazier Health
  • Jeff Rose, Employee Health Services
  • Ian Morrison, Ph.D. Futurist and Advisor to Leavitt Partners
  • Moderated by Jennifer Colamonico, Senior Director, Leavitt Partners

1:30pm – 2:00pm: So What Now? Closing Thoughts

  • Andrew Croshaw, CEO, Leavitt Partners

Hotel Information

Loews Chicago Hotel

455 N Park Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60611
To make a reservation, call 877.541.7885.


Sponsorship Opportunities

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for the conference.
For details, click here.

The registration cost is $995.