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Tuesday  •  March 27  •  2018

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March 27, 2018

12:00pm – 4:30pm
by invitation only

CIO/CTO Roundtable (Sponsored by EPAM and Armor)

Lunch in Cedar, Roundtable meeting in Salon C

An invitation-only discussion of Digital Transformation (DX), with speakers highlighting different aspects of DX. We’ll discuss support for organizations on their DX journey, how to protect your digital assets, and recent threats and defense challenges that technology leaders must understand. Our roundtable will include an interactive mini-DX workshop for all participants.

Clinical Executive Summit (Sponsored by EPAM and Armor)

Lunch in Oak, Roundtable meeting in Salon D

An invite-only facilitated discussion focused on the current status of commercial and government CIN/ACO-type arrangements, and the role of innovation to “co-improve” advanced illness care in these types of arrangements. Invitees include senior clinical leaders representing a broach and diverse mix of health care organizations. Participants have an incredible opportunity to learn from and network with each other.

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Registration and Check-in

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Welcome Reception


by invitation only

CEO Dinner – Fearing’s Wine Cellar

CIO/CTO Dinner – Ocean Prime

Clinical Executive Dinner – Fearing’s Gallery

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Wednesday  •  March 28  •  2018

All times are Central Time

March 28, 2018

6:00am – 7:00am

Group Fitness and Wellness Activity

Meet at Porte Cochere  CANCELLED

If you would like to explore the wellness trail at your own pace, please follow the directions below.

  • Exit the doors outside of the Liberation Lounge (Porte Cochere entrance) and turn right on Pearl St.
  • At the next intersection, make a left on McKinney Ave.
  • Turn left at the second light, Maple Ave.
  • Continue on Maple Ave. for 3 blocks
  • One block after The Stoneleigh Hotel, the Katy Trail overhead walkway will be visible with entrances of both the left and right sides of the hill.

7:00am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

Buffet in Arboretum and Ballroom Pre-Function areas; Seating in Liberation Lounge and Salons C and D

8:00am – 9:00am

Opening Session – Welcome to Liberation 2018

Location: Salon AB

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA; Health Economist, Advisor, Trend Weaver

Deborah M. Gage, President and CEO, Medecision

2018 offers promise and opportunity in healthcare and technology. Trend Weaver and Liberation 2018 Chief Narrator Jane Sarasohn-Kahn sets the stage for our conference as she addresses trends in healthcare, where the industry is going, and the vision of forward progress. Medecision President and CEO Deb Gage will examine the challenges our industry faces today and a vision for moving forward.

9:00am – 10:00am

Opening Keynote – A Call to Action

Location: Salon AB

Governor Mike Leavitt, Founder and general partner of Leavitt Partners, Former Governor of Utah, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush

This is a time of great change in healthcare as we stand 25 years into a 40 year long transformation. Hear from Governor Mike Leavitt on his thoughts on the future of healthcare – where we’ve been, where we’re headed, and how data and a focus on the consumer is affecting the industry. Your questions and input will be welcome as we address what action we, as an industry, need to take.

10:30am – 11:00am

Perspectives on Care Management

Location: Salon AB

Patty Resnik, MBA, MJ, RRT, FACHE, CPHQ, Vice President, Care Management & Carelink CareNow, Christiana Care Health System

Lyn Hedstrom, VP Product, Community and State, SVP Medicaid – Population Health Solutions, Optum

Facilitated by Mary Kay Plona, Consulting Principal, Medecision; and Colleen M. Dudley, Vice President, Client Partner, Medecision

Care management executives share their own view of what’s working in the industry, what’s still broken, and where the opportunities are.

11:00am – 11:30am

Panel: The Promise of Data in Care Management Models

Location: Salon AB

Jeanne Cohen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Motive Medical Intelligence

Kristen Daley, Group Director, Value-Based Programs, Centura Health

Melissa deGoede, RN, MBA, BSN, CCM, Director of Population Health, Security Health Plan

Facilitated by Tamara Cull, DHA, Vice President, Aerial Advisory Services, Medecision

How payers and providers are using data in new and innovative ways, and how your organization should be thinking about data today.

11:30am – 12:00pm

The Amazon Prime-ing of the Health Consumer

Location: Salon AB

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA; Health Economist, Advisor, Trend Weaver

A discussion of the emerging consumer in healthcare looking for a retail-like experience, empowerment, and control.

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Networking Lunch

Buffet in Arboretum and Ballroom Pre-Function areas; Seating in Liberation Lounge and Salons C and D

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Designing a Better Healthcare Experience

Location: Salon AB

J. Andrew Chacko, MD, MSE, FAPA; Founder and Principal, ChackoMD

This energizing session will look at healthcare innovation and leadership, with a focus on what innovation is and how we can draw that out in ourselves and others. We will use Design Thinking as a technique to build innovation that fosters creative problem solving in this interactive, engaging, and fun session.

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Panel: Engaging Millennials

Location: Salon AB

Facilitated by Ashley Jaspersen, People & Culture Business Partner, Medecision

The rise of digital transformation in healthcare to engage with millennials and strategies for engagement.

2:30pm – 2:45pm

Fireside Chat: Evolving Pop Health Models

Location: Salon AB

Trend Weaver and Liberation 2018 Chief Narrator Jane Sarasohn-Kahn facilitates a discussion with panelists in this afternoon’s breakout session entitled “Evolution of Population Health Maturity Models”, providing a view into the highlights and themes of this session.

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Client Innovation Awards

Location: Salon AB

Hosted by Ellen Dalton, EVP, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer and Susan Newton, EVP, Chief People Officer, Medecision

Client innovators will be recognized during our annual awards ceremony, now celebrating our fifth year.

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Focus on Customer Experience

Location: Salon AB

Ellen Dalton, EVP, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer, Medecision

Industry leaders are shifting to consumer-centric and client-centric business models. Hear from Medecision’s new Chief Customer Experience Officer about the company’s initiatives to define and improve its clients’ experiences…and help them improve the ones they offer to their members, patients, caregivers and other stakeholders.

3:45pm – 4:15pm

Breakout Session #1A

Location: Salon C

Digital Transformation: The Promise of Connected Health and its Impact on Improving Outcomes

Lynne Dunbrack, Research Vice President, IDC Health Insights

In this session, Lynne will discuss the digital mission in healthcare and how organizations are setting specific strategic priorities and funding investment programs to achieve those priorities. She will look at the impact of both practical and inspirational connected health technologies, and innovation accelerators, especially IoT, AR/VR and robotics, on delivering on the digital mission to improve outcomes.

3:45pm – 4:15pm

Breakout Session #1B

Location: Salon D

Advanced Illness Care

Don Casey, MD, MPH, MBA, Senior Vice President and Chief of Clinical Affairs, Medecision

David Longnecker, MD, Chief Clinical Innovations Officer & Secretary Treasurer, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care

An analysis of strategies and perspectives on care for patients with advanced illness.

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Breakout Session #2A

Location: Salon C

Evolution of Population Health Maturity Models

Morie Mehyou, Executive Director, Baptist Health UAMS Accountable Care Alliance

Bart Bracken, Chief Operating Officer, HMC HealthWorks

Clarissa Azcueta-Cox, Vice President, Population Health, Network Health

Facilitated by Sharon Peifer, Ed.D Senior Implementation Clinical Consultant, Medecision

A discussion of how payers and risk-bearing providers can move to full population health.

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Breakout Session #2B

Location: Salon D

Roadmap to Population Health Value

Duane White, Executive Vice President of Product Management, Medecision

In this forward-looking session, we’ll discuss Medecision’s product and portfolio strategy, our long-term investments, and a 3-year view of Aerial.

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Liberation Reception and Dinner

Location: Salon AB

Sponsored by Rackspace

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Thursday  •  March 29  •  2018

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March 29, 2018

7:00am – 8:00am

Networking Breakfast

Buffet in Arboretum and Ballroom Pre-Function areas; Seating in Liberation Lounge and Salon D

8:00am – 8:30am

Opening Session and the MEDx Innovation Showcase

Location: Salon AB

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA; Health Economist, Advisor, Trend Weaver; THINK-Health and Health Populi blog

Christian Lagier, Co-Founder and Managing Director, TechSpring, the Baystate Health Technology Innovation Center

A presentation of the top innovation ideas from Medecision employees and strategic partners.

8:30am – 9:15am

The Future is Closer Than You Think

Location: Salon AB

Tan Le, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EMOTIV

Tan Le is a top innovation and business speaker, technology entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of EMOTIV. She shares her story of migrating from South Vietnam to Australia as a refugee with her family, completing school in Australia as a top student, and founding EMOTIV, a bioinformatics company focused on identifying biomarkers in the brain for mental and other neurological conditions using electroencephalography (EEG). She’ll examine advances in neuroscience and the implications for healthcare and other industries.

9:30am – 11:00am

MedCAPs – Medecision Client Advisory Panels (3, concurrent)

Location: Salon AB

1. The Engagement Promise

This interactive session is designed to address a multitude of care engagement models in use across the industry. We will discuss our vision and future direction as we take consumer engagement to a new and evolved level. We invite you to join your peers and industry experts and share your struggles, frustrations and vision for the most optimal consumer engagement, so we can effectively validate our future direction and ensure we are meeting your business needs today and tomorrow.

2. The Insights Promise

Join your peers and industry leaders in a collaborative and open dialogue on ways to ensure use of data-driven intelligence at the right place and right time. You will engage in a dialogue on how do we, together, prepare for the subtle steady disruption of our industry and start to make strategic shifts to more effectively manage the clinical care and risk of our populations using an analytics-driven approach. Medecision is committed to partnering with you through this exciting transition to new models of care and we invite you to share ideas about how to use your data to drive targeted innovation and contribute to products that can help drive real success for your organization.

3. Medication Management – The Promise of Targeted Actionable Results

Lend your voice and experience to this critical discussion and hear from peers and industry leaders about their best practices and challenges in medication management. At Medecision, we are working to optimize our solution to effectively add medication-related clinical and strategic value with the endgame of improving quantifiable Triple Aim results. Our goal for this collaborative discussion is to identify and validate your most valuable medication management strategies and formulate capabilities critical to your organization’s success.

11:20am – 12:00pm

Closing Keynote – Supporting Population Health

Location: Salon AB

Don Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Don Rucker discusses the necessity to focus on the patient and population health to gain value from health IT. This session will look at health IT usability, interoperability, and advances such as machine learning to drive population health improvement.

12:00pm – 12:30pm

Closing Session – Looking Towards the Future

Location: Salon AB

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA; Health Economist, Advisor, Trend Weaver

Deborah M. Gage, President and CEO, Medecision

A recap of our time together and a final call to action for all the key players in the movement to liberate healthcare.

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

Boxed lunches in Ballroom Pre-Function area; Seating in Liberation Lounge and Salon D


Liberation 2018 Adjourns

Design. Accelerate. Transform.