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Utah Healthcare Solutions Summit

Health systems are vast and mind-blowingly complex. But healthcare delivery is extremely personal. The second annual Utah Healthcare Solutions Summit will explore the interplay between the individualized care patients receive and the giant forces within healthcare, from Big Data to personal genomics and from consumer transparency to re-aligning physician incentives.

Personal genomics and biotechnology company 23andMe will keynote the Utah Healthcare Solutions Summit, which will be held on September 13 at The Grand America. 23andMe offers personalized genetic reports, including a genetic snapshot of your health and ancestry.

The summit will also include the annual Utah Business Healthcare Heroes Award Luncheon, celebrating excellence and innovation within the healthcare system. The honorees include physicians who go the extra mile, administrators who’ve helped transform their organizations, compassionate volunteers and others who have made a meaningful impact on healthcare in Utah.

Healthcare Solutions Summit

Utah Healthcare Solutions Summit Breakout Sessions:

Healthcare Data & Analytics
How can Big Data be used in healthcare to improve outcomes and decrease costs? Panelists include

  • Norm Thurston, Utah Office of Healthcare Statistics
  • Greg Poulson, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Transparency & Innovation
Consumers who have the tools to make smart choices about their health can make better, more value-conscious healthcare decisions. Panelists include

  • Tabitha Burcham, Change Healthcare
  • Dave Hall, HSA Health Insurance Company
  • Brad Bangerter, LowestMed
  • Dr. Richard Boxer, Well Via
  • Lorie Andersen, BH Genetic Solutions

Healthcare Ethics
A look at the ethical implications of healthcare decision-making, from end-of-life-care to genetic breakthroughs. Panelists include

  • Dr. Mark Hiatt, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
  • Dr. Leslie Francis, S.J. Quinney School of Law

Cyber Security
What are the threats and how can healthcare systems protect sensitive data?

  • Terry Rooney, Snow Christensen & Martineau
  • Chris Droubay, Snow Christensen & Martineau
  • Spence Hoole, Diversified Insurance Group

Drug Prices and the Value of Innovation
Pharmaceutical costs are on the rise, due in large part to specialty medications. How are they created? Why do they cost so much? Panelists include:

  • Chris Gibson, Ph.D, CEO, Recursion Pharmaceuticals
  • Anne Bruns, Patient Advocate, Utah Rare and Atypical HUS Foundation
  • Myles Greenberg, M.D. Partner, HealthInvest Equity Partners and CHL
  • Kelly Slone, President and CEO, BioUtah

Personalized Medicine
Rapid advances in genetic technologies along with demand for better healthcare outcomes make the advancement of personalized medicine approaches imperative for our health care system. What is personalized medicine? What is in use today, and what does the future hold?

  • Susan Manley, VP, Myriad Genetics

Mental Health
This topic will be addressed in a roundtable format, bringing together stakeholders throughout the system: healthcare facilities, physicians, insurers and others. Panelists include:

  • Moderator: Keri Petersen, DMBA
  • Dr. Donna Milavetz, Onsite Care
  • Dr. Todd Thatcher, Valley Mental Health
  • Dr. Edward Wyne, DMBA
  • Sean Morris, Blomquist Hale
  • Janelle Robinson, University Neuropsychiatric Institute

Bridge to Value-based Care
Paying providers for outcomes rather than procedures seems to be a laudable goal. But how can our complex healthcare system make that transition? Panelists include:

  • Moderator: Gary Bell, GBS Benefits
  • David Tanner, Granger Clinics
  • Greg Bell, Utah Hospitals Association
  • Dr. Mark Zenger, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
  • Johanna Barraco, ARUP