Health Datapalooza: Largest US Domestic Employer Travel Surgery Programs — April 26, 2018



Lisa Woods, Sr.
Director Health Care Benefits
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Robert S. Mecklenburg, MD
Medical Director, Center for Health Care Solutions
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Ruth Coleman, RN, MA
Health Design Plus

Laura Carabello
CPR Strategic Marketing Communications
Editor & Publisher: and

Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:45–12:00
Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.

You’re in for a real treat – and a learning experience:  the first-time panel presentation of these recognized pioneers who are the undisputed experts in direct-to-employer contracting.It’s a panel that represents the interests of jumbo, large and mid-size employers, healthcare purchasing coalitions and their hospital/healthcare partners.

“The employer-based purchasing power of health care is an important force for innovation,” adds Bruce Greenstein, Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “These experts will show how transparency in cost and quality can deliver better value in outcomes.”

Expect to hear new perspectives:

o   Lessons learned and improvements implemented in employer purchasing of healthcare
o   New ways to define value – employers, patients and providers.
o   Using cost and quality data to ensure better, more cost-effective care for employees/dependents
o   What’s ahead for employers and America’s healthcare ecosystem as it impacts purchasing?

If you haven’t attended Health Datapalooza in the past, now is a great time to start. Anticipate that you will want to meet and network with a diverse attendance of approximately 1,200 people:

o   Sit beside Federal policymakers and regulatory leads
o   Shake hands with Silicon Valley startups and the health system’s chief information officers.
o   Greet and mix with a diverse community of big thinkers and roll-up-our-sleeves-and-get-it-done problem solvers
o   Share the mission to liberate and use data to improve health and health care.

It’s the quintessential nexus of leaders, entrepreneurs, and organizations creating knowledge from data.  These are the true innovators that are reshaping our digital health care economy — from top to bottom. 

Conceived as part of a public/private movement to liberate and use health data, the Datapalooza continues its tradition of engaging patient and consumer voices, and bringing together national and international leaders (more than 15 countries represented in 2017) from the C-levels of business and government.

In addition, for the last two years the Health Datapalooza attained Patient Included certification, demonstrating its commitment to incorporating the experience and insight of patients and consumers into the planning and content of the meeting. 

For 2018, this employer-focused panel broadens the meeting themes and content.

“Employer direct engagements with the highest value healthcare providers is changing the landscape of healthcare purchasing,” says Ruth Coleman. “Join us to learn what the leaders are doing now and in the future.”

Hope to see you in April.  Register here: