Agenda at a Glance
All Council Kickoff Day & Finance and Innovation Day activities are at the Country Music Hall of Fame unless otherwise noted.
All times are Central Time (CT).
All times and dates subject to change.
See Associated Events for location and information on other events taking place throughout the week.
COUNCIL KICKOFF DAY Monday, September 18
Registration and Networking
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Welcome and State of the Nashville Health Care Council
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm
Fireside Chat with Sam Hazen: If this Tree could talk…50 years of building a fertile healthcare ecosystem from Nashville
Moderator: Bobby Frist, CEO, Healthstream
Speaker: Sam Hazen, CEO, HCA Healthcare
Impact Statement: If this Tree could talk…
Nashville IS the front row seat to the industry. Starting over 50 years ago with the founding of HCA to the now dynamic city that draws capital investment, entrepreneurs and talent from across the country, healthcare continues to be center stage for it all. The story of how an ecosystem gets built, with deep expertise, capital investment, reinvestment, creative culture, and passion for people and place, will be told by leadership of the nation’s largest healthcare system and how it continues to evolve for the future
1:10 pm - 1:45 pm
Panel: Strategic Investments in Healthcare
Moderator: Michael Burcham
Panelists: Nancy-Ann DeParle, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Consonance
Julian Harris, Operating Partner, Deerfield PE
George Renaudin, President, Medicare and Medicaid, Humana
Impact Statement: Leaders in healthcare investing will share their vision for aligning their investment portfolios and operations, to the pain points of payers, providers and the industry at large. They will identify trends, explore practical applications along-side reimbursement models, and opportunities for the future of healthcare and Nashville’s pivotal role.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Fireside Chat with John Driscoll: Increasing Access to Care:
Moderator: Cindy Baier, CEO, Brookdale Senior Living
Speaker: John Driscoll, President U.S. Healthcare and EVP, Walgreens Boots Alliance
Impact Statement: Our Care Delivery fireside chat explores how the scope of care has expanded in recent years, both in terms of where and the type of care that is given. Technology, paired with demand for health equity, has scaled healthcare outside of traditional settings. The home, office, and retail consumer locations are all viewed as potential sites of care. At the same time, behavioral health is being increasingly integrated with physical health to achieve a more holistic view of health for patients. Speakers will dive deep into the implications of these trends for payers, providers, and the broader healthcare ecosystem.
2:30 pm - 3:05 pm
3:05 pm - 3:25 pm
Panel: AI in Healthcare: Where Are We Now?
Moderator: Marty Bonick, CEO, Ardent Health
Panelists: Aneesh Chopra, CEO, CareJourney
Julie Yoo, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Amy Waldron, Global Leader, Healthcare & Life Sciences Solutions, Google Cloud
Impact Statement: AI has taken the world by storm, consistently mentioned across media outlets and in strategy sessions, and increasingly part of regular office conversation. In this panel, we explore how early versions of the technology have evolved over time into accessible forums like ChatGPT, and how companies are exploring use cases across both front line and back office functions. During the discussion we will take stock of where the technology is today, what it means to “productize” AI, and the most effective ways to apply it within organizations today .
3:25 pm - 4:10 pm
Panel: How Collaboration is Driving the Future of Healthcare
Moderator: Michal Lementowski, Barclays, Managing Director - Investment Banking - Global Healthcare Group
Panelists: Neil de Crescenzo, CEO Optum Insight
Chris Hunter, CEO, Acadia
Tim Hingtgen, CEO, Community Health Systems
Impact Statement: We sit in unique seats as leaders of healthcare entities within this very specific point in time. This Nashville leadership panel will reflect on the learnings that have come from the pandemic, including the tensions between workforce challenges and delivering high quality care. As a strategy healthcare hub of the US, Nashville is well positioned to influence the forward-looking view of the industry at large. With this perspective comes potential solutions, but also honest challenges, including how we can bridge delivery of care, cost of care, leadership, and innovation together. This panel will explore the dynamics at play that support collaboration in Nashville, and how organizations can harness a collectively deep and diverse healthcare expertise to meaningfully rethink healthcare in America.
4:10 pm - 4:55 pm
Sessions Kick-Off Reception
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FINANCE AND INNOVATION DAY Tuesday, September 19
Registration & Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Purposeful Networking Activity
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:30 am - 9:40 am
Fireside Chat with Adam Boehler, CEO, Rubicon Founders: The State of Healthcare
Moderator: Rick Landgarten, Managing Director, Global Head of Healthcare, Barclays Speaker: Adam Boehler, CEO, Rubicon Founders
Impact Statement: The US spends nearly 20% of its GDP on healthcare, and overall employment in healthcare is expected to grow 13% through 2031. Supporting a sector of the economy requires an ecosystem approach between traditional providers and tech giants, between healthcare hubs and remote geographies, and between the public and private players. We’ll discuss some of the major trends we see across the healthcare landscape today, and preview how our speakers will tackle targeted deep dives throughout the day.
9:40 am - 10:10 am
Panel: Consumerization of Care & Increased Role of Retail
Moderator: Paul Kusserow, Chairman, Amedisys
Panelists: Kevin Ban, Chief Medical Officer, Walgreens
Marc Watkins, Chief Medical Officer, Kroger Health
Dave Johnson, CEO, 4sight Health
Impact Statement: As patients increasingly take charge of their own healthcare decisions, they are seeking convenient and accessible information and solutions for their medical needs. Retailers can fill an important role in closing care gaps across settings, providing a range of services beyond traditional prescription fulfillment. In this panel, we explore how traditional consumer players are intersecting and partnering with the healthcare ecosystem. We will explore consumerism for all aspects of the market from urgent and acute through chronic illness.
10:10 am - 10:50 am
10:50 am - 11:10 am
Panel: Fueling the Momentum of Value-Based Care
Moderator: Will Shrank, Venture Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Panelists: Wyatt Decker, CEO, Optum Health
Brad Smith, Chairman & CEO, Main Street Health
Rob Allen, CEO, Intermountain Healthcare
Impact Statement: The shift toward value-based care has been a catalyst for innovations in care delivery and expanded the way we think about who participates in the healthcare system. This panel takes stock of where we've been and where we are going to further evolve the value-based care stack. We'll explore unique partnerships driving value-based care, and dive deep in how digital health, AI, and analytics are producing better outcomes across the care spectrum.
11:10 am - 11:50 am
Lunch & Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fireside Chat with Alex Karp: What It Takes to Win
Moderator: David Dill, Chairman & CEO, Lifepoint Health
Speaker: Alex Karp, CEO, Palantir
Impact Statement: Envisioning a new paradigm in healthcare requires stretching our beliefs about the art of the possible. Technology enables that creativity and has the power to unlock significant development across the value chain, from drug discovery to hospital operations and from unified health data to clinical pathways. During this chat, we first look outward and explore some of the most innovative forms of tech today and follow by bringing this into strategies for the present day.
1:10 pm - 1:40 pm
Panel: Beyond the Hype: Generative AI IRL Today
Moderator: Jessie Beegle, Chief Innovation Officer, Lifepoint Health
Panelists: Aashima Gupta, Global Director, Healthcare Strategy and Solutions, Google Cloud
Shiv Rao, CEO & Co-Founder, Abridge
Mangesh Patil, Chief Data Analytics Officer, HCA Healthcare
Impact Statement: Generative AI is slated to change many of the ways we practice and interact with healthcare, increasing productivity and access to care, while decreasing costs. 75% of health system executives believe generative AI has reached a turning point in its ability to reshape the industry, however, only 6% have an established strategy. In this session, we’ll lay the foundation (in laymen’s terms) for the fundamentals of Generative AI (what it is and what it isn’t), discuss real world applications being used in the industry today (how you can think about the technology and where your organization can start), and foreshadow where the technology will take us next.
1:40 pm - 2:20 pm
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm
Panel: Corporates as Investors
Moderator: Tom Cowhey, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets, CVS Health, CVS/Aetna
Panelists: Vishal Agrawal, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, Humana
Brian Regan, Head of Healthcare, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Amy Mulderry, SVP & Chief Development Officer & CFO Carelon, Elevance Health
Impact Statement: When corporations make big investments, we see how core business capabilities can take capital farther, and drive greater impact. The past few years in healthcare have witnessed meaningful M&A activity and partnerships from payers, providers, retailers, and pharmacies. As stakeholders look to expand their ownership of the patient's care continuum, we see new partnerships being forged and a new era in care delivery models.
2:40 pm - 3:20 pm
Panel: Reflections on the Future of Healthcare
Moderator: Jon Kaplan, Managing Director & Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group
Panelists: Lynn Simon, President, Healthcare Innovation & Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Systems
Stu Clark, CEO, Premise Health
Nancy Brown, General Partner, Healthcare, Oak HC/FT
Impact Statement: Our closing panel is not one to miss, inviting reflections from Sessions and presenting honest opinions from leading operators and investors. You’ll hear where leaders converge on forward looking trends, diverge on the path to get there, and watch them debate lessons of the day. The editorial style commentary promises to be candid and thoughtful in offering fresh perspectives that synthesize learnings from Sessions.
3:20 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ASSOCIATED EVENTS WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20-22
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