Events

HLC routinely hosts Capitol Hill briefings and events and webinars featuring HLC members and their innovative practices to elevate quality and value in the healthcare system. Many of the events highlight examples from HLC’s compendium, The Future is Here: Transforming American Healthcare through Private Sector Innovation, which contains over 50 metric-supported examples of healthcare innovations that are improving patient care quality and safety.

If you would like to be notified of future HLC briefings and events on Capitol Hill or webinars, please contact Kelly at kfernandez@hlc.org.

Upcoming Events

HLC’s HIT Symposium – materials
Connecting for Patients
:
Leading experts are coming together at HLC’s HIT Symposium to discuss how the private sector is forging ahead on interoperability, and how they will meet MACRA’s 2018 deadline.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:00 pm
Reserve Officers Association
1 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC

Speakers:
Mary R. Grealy
President, Healthcare Leadership Council (introduction)
Neil de Crescenzo
CEO, Change Healthcare (moderator)
Jitin Asnaani
Executive Director, CommonWell Health Alliance
Jamie Ferguson
VP, Health IT Strategy & Policy, Kaiser Permanente
Marc Probst
CIO, Intermountain Healthcare
Micky Tripathi
President & CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative
Mariann Yeager
CEO, The Sequoia Project

Event flier
 
Please share with any interested parties and R.S.V.P. to Kelly Fernandez at (202) 449-3452 or kfernandez@hlc.org


Recent and Past Events

Capitol Hill Briefing
New Trends for Effective Health Management:
Approaches to Improving Outcomes

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:00 pm
Capitol Visitors Center

Room HVC-201
Lunch Will Be Served & Ice-Cream!

Agenda
Speaker Bios

Presentations by:
Beth Sump
Cleveland Clinic
Handout

Len Greer
Johnson & Johnson

Dan Trencher
Teladoc

Event flier

R.S.V.P. to Kelly Fernandez at (202) 449-3452 or kfernandez@hlc.org


Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute:
Modernizing Legal Frameworks to Enable Value-Based Care

Capitol Hill Briefing – Friday, March 24, 2017
12:00 pm
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2043

Agenda

Speaker Bios

Presentations by:

Troy Barsky, J.D.
Crowell & Moring LLP

Saliha Greff, J.D., MPH
Medtronic

Travis Lloyd, J.D., MPH
Ascension

Event flier.


Capitol Hill Briefing – Monday, March 13, 2017
12:00 noon
Cannon House Office Building Room 334

What Does the Independent Payment Advisory Board Mean to Medicare Beneficiaries?
The CMS Actuary predicts that IPAB will be triggered this year, which will mean required cuts to the Medicare program.  Come hear from representatives of the patient and healthcare community about the IPAB’s significant ramifications and the bills in Congress to repeal it.

Agenda

IPAB 101 Overview
Mary R. Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council

Guest Speakers:

Congressional Perspective – Aaron Bill, Legislative Director & Counsel Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN), M.D.
Physician Perspective – Alex B. Valadka, M.D., President-Elect, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Patient Perspective – Robert B. Blancato, Executive Director, National Association of Nutrition & Aging Services Programs
Hospital Provider Perspective – William (Bill) K. Atkinson, Ph.D., MPH, MPA, FACHE, Former President & CEO, WakeMed Health & Hospitals

IPAB background information


Capitol Hill Briefing – Friday, March 3, 2017
12:00 pm

Rayburn Room 2020 (please note updated room #)

Bells, Whistles, and….Savings: How Innovation Affects Your Healthcare Value
Innovation does not have to lead to increased healthcare costs. There are a variety of examples in which private sector innovation has generated greater value for patients and the healthcare system.

Presentations by:
Bio-Reference Laboratories
Pfizer
ZS Associates

Event flier

R.S.V.P. to Kelly Fernandez at (202) 449-3452 or kfernandez@hlc.org


Protect My Doctor and Me: March 1 Webinar

HELP MAKE IPAB REPEAL A REALITY

650+ stakeholder groups working to safeguard Medicare from potential IPAB cuts

Members of both political parties introduced legislation in Congress last week calling for the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a group of presidential appointees charged with making cuts to Medicare once the program reaches an arbitrary spending level, which experts agree will happen this year. To learn how you can add your voice and organizational support to IPAB opponents demanding repeal, register now for tomorrow’s Webinar, Wednesday, March 1st (2 p.m. ET).

On the Webinar, groups representing patients, doctors, and hospitals will provide an update on where legislation stands in Congress and what 650+ groups, as part of the Protect My Doctor and Me initiative, are doing to make sure IPAB is repealed immediately. Speakers will share easily customizable materials to help organizations play an active role in safeguarding Medicare.

Register today to learn more about how you can get involved.

Speakers:

  • Mary R. Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council
  • William M. Remak, Founder and CEO, California Hepatitis C Task Force, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Sump, Senior Director of Healthcare Policy, The Cleveland Clinic
  • Josh Teitelbaum, Counsel, Akin Gump
  • Dr. Angus Worthing, Chair, American College of Rheumatology Government Affairs Committee

To register

Please RSVP to Denton Baird at dbaird@MessagePartnersPR.com or 202-868-4833.

Follow the group’s efforts on Twitter at @MyDrAndMe.


Policy Briefing
January 25, 2017
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

Hart Senate Office Building
Room 902

Value-Based Care: It’s Progress, It’s Future
Event flier

Featuring
The Honorable Michael O. Leavitt
• Founder and Chairman, Leavitt Partners;
• 3-term Governor of Utah; and
• Former U.S. Secretary of HHS

Followed by
Panel Discussion With:
• Kevin Klobucar, Executive Vice President of Health Care Value at Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan
• Stanley Stead, MD, MBA, CEO and Founder, Stead Health Group, Inc.
• Nick W. Turkal, MD, President and CEO, Aurora Health Care
• And others

Addressing Barriers to Value-Based Care: Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute
As the U.S. healthcare system continues to move toward value-based care delivery and payment models, policy and implementation challenges arise with the existing federal fraud and abuse legal framework.

Event Photos


Monday, September 26, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Event flier

Featuring:

Jane Thorpe
Associate Professor and Director, Healthcare Corporate Compliance Program
Milken Institute School of Public Health
George Washington University

Provider Perspective
Jean Wright Veilleux
Deputy General Counsel
Mission Health System

Role of Non-Physician Entities
Stephanie Zaremba
Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs
athenahealth

Congressional Update
Kim Brandt
Chief Oversight Counsel
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance


Capitol Hill Briefing – Friday, September 16, 2016
12:00 pm

Room B-318 RHOB

Efforts to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
The number of drug-resistant infections is growing, threatening the health of patients worldwide. Experts will present solutions and discuss next steps to be taken to slow this dangerous trend.

Event flier

Featuring:
Elaine Cox, M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Michael Wong, M.D.
Merck
Juan Ochoa, M.D.
Nestlé Health Science
Kristi Kuper, PharmD, BCPS
Vizient

Briefing Presentations

Additional Materials
Speaker Biographies
Nestlé-Health-Science handouts
Vizient one pager
Event Photos


Capitol Hill Briefing – Thursday, July 21, 2016

HIPAA 101: The law and the changing landscape of health information privacy and security
Learn how health information is protected across a variety of settings and HIPAA’s relevancy to today’s challenges.

Briefing Presentations


Capitol Hill Briefing – Monday, June 20, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Private Sector Innovation in the Alternative Payment Model Environment

Agenda

Presentations
Jeff Farkas
Vice President
Medtronic

Jordan Asher, MD, MS
Chief Clinical Officer & Chief Innovation Officer
MissionPoint Health Partners – an Ascension subsidiary

Bob Dowling MD
Vice President Medical Affairs and Policy
ION Solutions/IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions

Additional Materials
Speaker Biographies
Ascension one pager
Event Photos


Capitol Hill Briefing – Friday, May 20, 2016

Feeling and Thinking Better
Uncovering the Hidden Cost of Depression and Shifting the Treatment Paradigm

The briefing was sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc /Lundbeck LLC and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Agenda

Presentations
Alice Medalia, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center
Greg Mattingly, MD, Washington University School of Medicine
Kim Hauge, Kent State University

Additional Materials
Speaker Biographies
Beyond Sadness brochure
Lighter Blue postcard
Right Direction insert
Kent State case study

Press:
Featured in Kent University eNews article


Capitol Hill Briefing – Thursday, May 5, 2016

Vaccines: Innovations that Drive Value
How Private Sector Organizations are Improving Health Through
Immunization

Event flier


Healthcare Innovation Expo on Capitol Hill

Thursday,  May 12, 2016

HLC hosts this yearly event at which members of Congress & congressional staff can experience the new tools, technologies & practices being developed by HLC member companies & organizations.

Event flier
About the 2015 HLC Innovation Expo


Capitol Hill Briefing Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Stop Addiction Before it Starts: Innovative Efforts to Prevent Opioid Abuse

Featuring: Surescripts, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Walgreens, and the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT

Briefing materials (portfolio)

Briefing materials (combined)


Capitol Hill Briefing Monday, April 11, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Rayburn House Office Building, B338

Hiring STEM Professionals Out of School by U.S. Manufacturers – just how difficult is it?
Featuring:
Mr. Duane Schireman, Director, Strategic Workforce Planning, The Boeing Company
Mr. Dennis Dio Parker, Assistant Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Development, Toyota
Mr. Trent Hamilton, Director, Human Resources and Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Amgen 

Please RSVP to Bruce Mahone: bruce.mahone@sae.org


Capitol Hill Briefing – Wednesday, March 9, 2016

BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES OF HEALTH
Enhancing Patient Well-Being Through Coordinated Care
Learn from health industry leaders how the private sector is leading the way
toward better care coordination and patient engagement.

Agenda

Event flier

Presentations
Golden Living Presentation
Maxim Healthcare Services Presentation
Novo Nordisk Presentation
Select Medical Presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker Biographies
NDHI one pager
Six Steps Infographic

Event Photos


Capitol Hill Briefing – Wednesday, February 17, 2016

National Dialogue For Healthcare Innovation (NDHI)
VIable Solutions:

Six steps to transform healthcare now
Hear from health leaders about meaningful, doable steps to accelerate innovation and enhance quality today.

Agenda

Event flier

Presentations
Introduced and Moderated by: Mary Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council
Susan DeVore, President & CEO, Premier healthcare alliance
Phyllis Greenberger, President & CEO, Society for Women’s Health Research
Andy Baskin, M.D., National Medical Director for Quality Performance, Aetna
Christi Shaw, Head, U.S. General Medicines, President, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Additional Materials
Speaker Biographies
Six Steps Infographic
Press release
List of organizations
NDHI one pager

Final VIable Solutions Report
Executive Summary
Full Report

Event Photos


Capitol Hill Briefing – Monday, November 16, 2015

JUMP START THE HEART
Heart Failure is the #1 Cost Driver for Medicare.  Learn
what HLC members are doing to jumpstart solutions

Agenda

Event flier

Presentations
Novartis Presentation
Walgreens Presentation
Mayo Clinic Presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker Biographies
Heart Failure Cost Infographic
Walgreens Provider Status One Pager

Event Photos


Healthcare Innovation Expo on Capitol Hill

Tuesday,  November 3, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

HLC hosts this yearly event at which members of Congress & congressional staff can experience the new tools, technologies & practices being developed by HLC member companies & organizations.

Event flier
Exhibitor booth descriptions

About the 2015 HLC Innovation Expo


Capitol Hill Briefing – Friday, October 16, 2015

Diabetes and Hypoglycemia:
Improving Quality and Outcomes

Invitation flier

Featuring HLC members and their partners:
Merck
Novo Nordisk
Medtronic

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Association (JDRF)
Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA)

Agenda

Presentations
American Diabetes Association presentation
JDRF presentation
Pharmacy Quality Alliance presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker Biographies
Diabetes Cost Infographic
Hypoglycemia and Diabetes Consensus Statement
JDRF Fact Sheet
Continuous Glucose Monitoring Fact Sheet
National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention—Diabetes Agents

Event Photos


Capitol Hill Briefing – Thursday,  September 10, 2015

Evidence-Based Medicine:
A discussion of clinical practice guidelines, improving quality of care and patient safety, and advancing evidence-based medicine.

Special Guest: Rep. Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA)

Invitation flier

Presentations
Center for American Progress presentation
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists presentation

Additional Materials
HLC Issue Summary
Speaker biographies

Event Photos


Capitol Hill Briefing – Monday, May 18, 2015

Controlling Diabetes:
Innovations in therapies and care

Invitation flier

Agenda

Presentations
FMOL Presentation
Medtronic Presentation
Sanofi Presentation
American Pharmacists Association Presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker Bios
Diabetes Gaps in Care and Solutions Chart
HLC Comments on the Specialty Care Complex and Chronic Disease Model
FMOLHS Fact Sheet
Pharmacists Provide Care Fact Sheets

Event Photos


Capitol Hill Briefing – Monday, April 20, 2015

Precision Medicine
A discussion of innovative efforts that will revolutionize how we improve health
and treat disease at an individual level.

Invitation flier

Agenda

Panel Presentations
Bio-Reference Laboratories presentation
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine presentation
New York Presbyterian presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies

Event Photos


Capitol Hill Briefing – Thursday, April 16, 2015
Washington, D.C. Forum

Healthcare’s Heavyweight Battle: How America Can Win the Fight Against Obesity

Invitation flier

Agenda

Panel 1 Presentations
Weight Watchers International presentation
Takeda Pharmaceuticals presentation
Cleveland Clinic presentation
Health Care Service Corporation presentation

Panel 2 Presentations
Community Care of North Carolina presentation
B’More for Healthy Babies presentation
Oklahoma City presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies
HLC Wellness Frontiers Award overview
HLC Wellness Frontiers Award application
B’Fit fact sheet

Event Photos


Capitol Hill Briefing – Monday, March 23, 2015

HIPAA 101:
What you need to know about health information privacy and security

Featuring:
Tina Olson Grande, Chair, Confidentiality Coalition on behalf of the Healthcare Leadership Council
Jennifer S. Geetter, JD, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Sara A. Juster, JD, Associate General Counsel & Privacy Officer, Surescripts
Blair W. Barnhart-Hinkle, Esq., Director, Government Relations, Cleveland Clinic

Briefing Materials

Event Photos


Capitol Hill Briefing – Friday, February 6, 2015

Medicare Advantage:
What is Medicare Advantage? Who is enrolled? How does it work?
What is myth and what is fact when it comes to Medicare Advantage.

Featuring:
Romilla Batra, MD, MBA, Corporate Medical Director, SCAN Health Plan
Diane Laird, MPH, Chief Strategy Officer, MemorialCare Health System and CEO, Greater Newport Physicians.
Bart Barrett, MD, Family Physician
Allen Gutierrez, National Executive Director, The Latino Coalition

Briefing Materials

Event photos


Capitol Hill Briefing – Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Future Is Calling:
 Leading private sector innovators discuss the latest developments in telehealth initiatives and challenges

Featuring:
St. John Providence Health System (member of HLC member Ascension Health)
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Baystate Health (member of HLC member Premier healthcare alliance)
Memorial Healthcare System (member of HLC member Premier healthcare alliance)

Briefing Materials

Event photo


Capitol Hill Briefing – Monday, September 22, 2014

Achieving Interoperability with Health Information:
Members of the Healthcare Leadership Council share information on strides being made in the private sector to achieve health information interoperability

Featuring HLC Members from:
athenahealth
Marshfield Clinic
McKesson
Surescripts 

Briefing Materials

Event photos


Capitol Hill Briefing on Patient Adherence
July 14, 2014

Invitation flier
Agenda

Presentations
Adheris Health (division of inVentiv) presentation
Novartis presentation
SCAN Health Plan presentation
Walgreens presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies
Adheris Health (division of inVentiv) adherence article
Event photos


Webinar
Wearable Devices: Lessons learned and promise for 21st century wellness
June 17, 2014

Invitation flier

Presentations
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee presentation
Cleveland Clinic presentation
McKesson Corporation presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies


Capitol Hill Briefing
The Value of Health Screening
June 6, 2014

Invitation flier
Agenda

Presentations
NorthShore University HealthSystem presentation
Novo Nordisk presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies
Population Health Metrics Diabetes Screening article
Novo Nordisk screening infographic
Screening and Health Compendium examples
Event photos


Capitol Hill Briefing
The Importance of STEM Education to Healthcare

April 2, 2014

Invitation flier
Agenda

Presentations
Amgen presentation
Seton Healthcare Family (member of HLC member Ascension Health) presentation
Inova Health System (member of HLC member Premier healthcare alliance) presentation
U.S. Foundation for the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) (on behalf of HLC member Medtronic) presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies
Seton Healthcare Family one pager
Amgen Biotech Experience flier
Amgen Scholars Program flier
Amgen Scholars Program 2012 Annual Report Highlights
Amgen – Inspiring the Scientists of Tomorrow brochure
Event photos


Capitol Hill Briefing
What You Don’t Know About Healthcare Safety and Should Be Asking: Elevating the Patient Experience
March 23, 2014

Invitation flier
Agenda

Presentations
Texas Health Resources presentation
C.R. Bard presentation
Cardinal Health presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies
Event photos


Webinar
A Disease That Can Be Fought: Effective Approaches to Combating Obesity and What the AMA Classification Decision Means
December 10, 2013

Invitation flier

Presentations
American Medical Association presentation
Aetna presentation
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. presentation
Weight Watchers presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies


Capitol Hill Briefing & Release of HLC Employer Wellness Survey Results
HLC Wellness Compendium: Showcasing the diversity of HLC wellness initiatives
May 30, 2013

Invitation flier
Agenda

Presentations
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System presentation
Walgreens presentation
Weight Watchers presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies
HLC Employer Wellness Survey Results
FMOL one pager
Event photo


Capitol Hill Briefing & Inaugural Wellness Frontiers Award Presentation
Hearts in the Right Places: The Partnerships of Wellness
February 14, 2013

Invitation flier
Agenda

Presentations
Health Care Service Corporation presentation
Sanofi presentation
Alliance for a Healthier Generation (on behalf of Sanofi) presentation 

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies
Well onTarget one pager
Play4Health Program overview
Play4Health Partner background
Alliance for a Healthier Generation one pager
Event photos


Capitol Hill Briefing
Building a Culture of Wellness
October 23, 2012

Invitation flier
Agenda

Presentations
Healthways presentation
Premier healthcare alliance presentation
ValueOptions presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies
ValueOptions Healthy Living/Healthy Choices program one pager
Healthways Blue Zones handout


Capitol Hill Briefing
Value of Wellness and Prevention
July 31, 2012

Invitation flier
Agenda

Introductions
Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D. (R‐TX)
Rep. Donna Christensen, M.D. (D‐VI)

Presentations
Aetna presentation
Novo Nordisk presentation
Texas Health Resources presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies
Aetna one pager
Texas Health Resources one pager
Event photos


Capitol Hill Reception and Policy Discussion
Wellness Principles Release and Book Signing
July 10, 2012

Invitation flier
HLC Wellness Principles


Capitol Hill Briefing with U.S. Senate Congressional Wellness Caucus
Successful Private Sector Wellness and Prevention Initiatives
March 23, 2012

Invitation flier
Agenda

Presentations
Baylor Health Care System presentation
Cleveland Clinic presentation
Mayo Clinic presentation

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies
Event photos


Capitol Hill Briefing with U.S. House Congressional Wellness Caucus
HLC Wellness Compendium Launch Event
November 30, 2011

Invitation flier
Agenda

Introductions
Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN‐03), Co‐chair, Congressional Wellness Caucus
Rep. Ron Kind (WI‐03), Co‐chair, Congressional Wellness Caucus
Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA‐13), Member, Congressional Wellness Caucus

Private Sector Wellness and Prevention Initiatives

Additional Materials
Speaker biographies