Moving to Value

The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Connecticut Health Council and the Connecticut Business Group on Health are collaborating once again to organize the second multi-stakeholder health care symposium, Moving To Value - Employers Are Disrupting The Healthcare System. Our goals last year were to (1) establish a common vision and alignment (2) understand current obstacles to broader adoption of certain market shifting initiatives, and (3) Identify actionable solutions.

Following the inaugural Forum, a working group was launched focusing on the healthcare needs of Connecticut’s employers. The mission of this group is to create inspired followers of the value-based healthcare movement who share the passion for transforming our State's healthcare sector into a transparent system focused on achieving the highest quality outcomes at a reasonable cost for our healthcare consumers.

And more progress to report. Payers, providers, employers and the State of Connecticut are all actively working on projects to bring value to our market.  We’ll highlight some of those successes and two pivotal issues still facing our State’s employers (1) the opaque pharma industry and (2) the need to modernize primary care and its’ relationships with specialty centers of excellence.  While Congress continues to debate the future of healthcare, and external disruptors have emerged on the scene, we are poised in the State of Connecticut to finally cross the chasm on the way to a value- based healthcare system for our population. This is our collective moral imperative.


December 6, 2018

6:00 - 6:30 pm Cocktails  
6:30 - 6:40 pm Welcome

Jeffrey Hogan

Northeast Regional Manager, Rogers Benefit Group

6:40 - 7:25 pm Dinner  
7:25 - 8:25 pm Stop Overpaying for Pharmacy

Pramod John, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, VIVIO Health

Ziad Rubaie

Senior Vice President, CastiaRx

8:25 - 8:30 pm Closing

Jeffrey Hogan

Northeast Regional Manager, Rogers Benefit Group

December 7, 2018

7:00 - 7:45 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:45 - 8:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

Paul Grady

Alera New England

8:00 - 8:45 am Value-Driven Healthcare in the National Marketplace

Michael Thompson

President and Chief Executive Officer
National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

8:45 - 8:55 am Questions and Answers  
8:50 - 9:55 am Primary Care Modernization Panel

Mark Schaefer

Director, Healthcare Innovation, Office of Health Strategy

Karen Gee

Vice President ProHealth IPA, Optum

Ryan Schmid

Chief Executive Officer, Vera Health

Jeffrey Hogan (Moderator)

Northeast Regional Manager, Rogers Benefit Group

9:55 - 10:10 am Break  
10:10 - 10:45 am What it Takes to Become an Arthoplasty Center of Excellence and Why it Matters to You

Steven Schutzer, M.D.

Physician Executive, Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute

John Grady-Benson, M.D.

Chief Quality Officer, Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute

10:45 - 10:55 am

Questions and Answers

10:55 am - 11:30 pm Virtual Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

Jaclyn Wainwright

Chief Executive Officer, AiR Healthcare Solutions

Andrew Wainwright

Chief Development Officer, AiR Healthcare Solutions

11:30 - 11:40 pm Questions and Answers  
11:40 am - 12:55 pm Lunch
Using Disruptive Technology to Re-Engineer the Last Century's Healthcare System

Simon Kos, MBBS, BSC (MED), MBA

Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft

12:55 - 1:40 pm What's New in Value-Based Insurance Design

Mark Frendrick, M.D.

University of Michigan | Founder, V-BID

1:40 - 1:50 pm Questions and Answers  
1:50 - 2:25 pm The Hospital You Choose Matters - Especially in Connecticut

Leah Binder

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Leapfrog Group

2:25 - 2:35 pm Questions and Answers  
2:35 - 3:35 pm Employer Strategy Workshops
Centers of Excellence
Primary Care Modernization
Stop Overpaying for Pharmacy
3:35 - 3:50 pm Closing Remarks

Paul Grady

Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute

The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is a member of Trinity Health Of New England. CJRI is Internationally recognized for its leadership in the value agenda. CJRI has performed over 30,000 procedures since 2007.

Connecticut Health Council

The Connecticut Health Council is a network of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a premier center of health excellence. With that network, the Council supports the development of businesses, initiatives, and technology that enhance health and wellness on a national basis and thereby drive economic and employment growth in Connecticut.

Connecticut Business Group on Health

Connecticut Business Group on Health is an employer advocacy group using our combined leverage to make an impact on the quality and cost of delivery of healthcare in Connecticut.