Save the date!
Thursday, October 6, 2016
7:30 - 10:30 A.M
Grappone Conference Center
This year’s NH Business Review Executive Series, “Health Care Trends,” will feature a look at the changes in health care technology along with important updates from multiple health care perspectives including telemedicine and ACA updates.
The forum will include a national perspective on telemedicine from keynote speaker Dr. Joseph Kvedar, vice president of Connected Health, Partners HealthCare. Kvedar is creating a new model of health care delivery, developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients.
The morning forum will include a panel of local experts who will discuss different trends in health care including the landscape of the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect businesses, health care providers and patients moving into the future.
This annual event is open to everyone, but the forum is specifically ideal for business executives, health care providers, clinicians, benefits specialists and human resource professionals.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Joseph Kvedar, Vice President of Connected Health, Partners HealthCare
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is creating a new model of healthcare delivery, developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients by leveraging cell phones, computers, networked devices and remote health monitoring tools to better manage chronic conditions, maintain health and wellness, and improve adherence, engagement and clinical outcomes. He is the author of a new book, The Internet of Healthy Things, in which he describes how everyday objects will capture and use real-time biometric data to learn more about the impact of lifestyle on chronic diseases and wellness, and ultimately change behavior to improve our health. In 2013, Dr. Kvedar launched Wellocracy, a leading source of impartial, easy-to-understand information on new personal “self-health” technologies like activity trackers, wireless devices and mobile apps to empower people to get and stay healthy. He is internationally recognized for his leadership and vision in the field of connected health, and has authored over 100 publications on the subject; his popular cHealth Blog provides his insights and vision for connected health.
Steve Gerlach, Shareholder, Bernstein Shur
Steve Gerlach is a shareholder and member of Bernstein Shur’s Business, Health Care, Labor & Employment and Tax Practice Groups. The regional go-to on the ins and outs of the Affordable Care Act, Steve is a tax attorney who specializes in employee benefits, executive compensation, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). He works with employers of all stripes – including health care entities, businesses, nonprofits and individuals – on ERISA requirements and liabilities, as well as the tax and ERISA implications of mergers and acquisitions. Steve is also experienced in the effects of health care reform on health plans, employee benefits and the bottom line. He has counseled employers on flexible benefit plans, deferred compensation arrangements, split-dollar arrangements, health and life insurance plans, and stock-related compensation arrangements. And he has advised employee benefits brokers on compliance issues affecting their businesses and their clients. He is ranked by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.
Lucy Hodder, Director of Health Law and Policy Programs, University of New Hampshire
Lucy Hodder is a professor of law at UNH School of Law and a member of the leadership team at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice. She most recently served as legal counsel to New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and senior health care policy director, working with the governor on initiatives to expand access to health, mental health and substance use disorder services for New Hampshire citizens. In addition to five years working as the assistant attorney general in the state Department of Justice, Lucy previously was a shareholder in the firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. As chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group, she assisted providers and businesses in navigating the changing health care environment.
Robert A. Greene, MD, MHCDS, FACP, Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Management Officer for Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Working in close collaboration with Dartmouth Hitchcock’s clinical and administrative leadership, Dr. Greene oversees operations for population health management and ACO work across D-H, as well as leading the development and implementation strategies to succeed under population-based reimbursement models. He plays a key role in D-H’s employee wellness and population health initiatives, working with programs at D-H and with partners in the community.
Prior to coming to Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Dr. Greene was senior vice president for innovation and applied analytics at UnitedHealthcare in Minnesota. In that position, he led the Clinical Analytics Division of UHC, where he was responsible for coordinating clinical performance measurement across the company.
Practicing internal medicine for 18 years, Dr. Greene has worked on clinical performance measurement, quality improvement and economic issues in medicine since the early 1990s.
Dr. William Brewster, Vice President of New Hampshire Regional Market, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Dr. William Brewster is the Vice President of the New Hampshire Regional Market at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Joining Harvard Pilgrim in 2012, he was the utilization management medical director, overseeing the evaluation of medical necessity and efficiency of the use of health care services for its more than one million members in New England.
Dr. Brewster received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 1977 and his MD from George Washington University in 1981. A New Hampshire native, Dr. Brewster is a board certified internist who has practiced in New Hampshire since 1987 and in the Rochester community since 1994. During his career, he has served as medical director for Seacoast Redicare, medical director for the IPA Physicians Association of Rochester and director of the IPA’s PHO Health Advantage NH. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors on the Citizens Health Initiative and the Foundation for Healthy Communities.
Photos from the 2015 Health Care Forum