Press Release: The National Consumer Driven Healthcare Summit to Feature National Experts in Healthcare Consumer Empowerment
  • The Leading Forum on the Implications of Consumer Choice and HSAs, HRAs and FSAs for Providers, Pharma, Plans and Employers
  • Sponsored by Health Affairs, Harvard Health Policy Review
  • September 13 - 15, 2006
  • Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
  • Washington, DC
Phone: 800-684-4549

WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- FEBRUARY 1, 2006: The National Consumer Driven Healthcare Summit,, will take place September 13 - 15, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.


The Consumer Driven Summit provides the leading forum on the impact and implication of Consumer Choice for providers, pharmaceutical companies, health plans, employers and other professionals involved with consumer driven care. The Summit provides nationally renowned keynote speakers, plus concurrent sessions organized into conference tracks including A) Strategies for Providers; B) Strategies for Pharmaceutical, Device and Biotechnology Enterprises; C) Strategies for Health Plans and Employers; D) The Role of Financial Institutions in HSAs, HRAs and FSAs; E) The Role of Health Information Technology; F) Legal issues; and G) Case Studies.

Presentations during the summit will provide the most current market information and solutions regarding: benchmarking data; decision support tools; price transparency; provider contracting issues; product offerings; legal, technical and operational issues and challenges; account integration and administration; communication strategies, marketplace trends; prescription benefit strategies and issues; consumer driven quality initiatives; open enrollment challenges; regulatory and public policy issues; marketplace trends, estimates and projections; and much more.

The Summit also provides the ideal networking opportunity for professionals throughout all industry sectors to interact, develop future relationships and meet key contacts.

  • Consumer Driven Healthcare Strategies for Providers
  • Consumer Driven Healthcare Strategies for Pharmaceutical, Device and Biotechnology Enterprises
  • Consumer Driven Healthcare Strategies for Plans and Employers
  • The Role of Financial Institutions, Including Banks, Credit Unions and Money Management Firms, in HSAs
  • The Role of Health Information Technology in Consumer Driven Healthcare
  • Consumer Driven Healthcare and HSA Legal issues
  • Case Studies in Consumer Driven Healthcare

Beth Bierbower
Vice President
Product Design and Development
Louisville, KY
William Boyles
Editor & Publisher
Consumer Driven Market Report
Washington, DC
John Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs
National Correspondent, New England Journal of Medicine
Washington, DC
Doug Kronenberg
Chief Strategy Officer
Lumenos, a WellPoint Company
Alexandria, VA
Greg Scandlen
President and Founder
Consumers for Health Care Choices
Hagerstown, MD
Michael Showalter
Vice President, Consumerism, Cigna
Hartford, CT
Maureen E. Sullivan
Senior Vice President, Strategic Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Chicago, IL


Kim Bellard
Vice President, eMarketing & CRM, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

James Dean, CDH
Co-lead, Insurance, BearingPoint

William DeMarco
President, DeMarco and Associates

Marc J. Dettmann
CEO, Univ of VA Health Services Foundation

Alexander C. Domaszewicz
Senior Consultant, Mercer Health and Benefits

Bridget Eber, PharmD
Senior Consultant, Health and Welfare Practice, Towers Perrin

Anne Elmlinger
Assistant Vice President, Greenwald & Associates

Paul Fronstin
Senior Research Associate, Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)

Jon Gabel
Vice President, Health Systems Studies, Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET)

Ashley Gillihan
Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

John Goodman
President, National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)

Mathew Greenwald
President, Greenwald & Associates

David Hammer
Vice President, Revenue Cycle Solutions , McKesson Provider Technologies

Michael Howe
President, Minute Clinic

Cheryl Risley Hughes
Principal, Sanders, Schnabel & Brandenburg, P.C.

Paul Hughes-Cromwick
Senior Analyst, Altarum Institute

James G. Hutton, Ph.D.
Author of "The Feel-Good Society"

Ann Mond Johnson
President, Subimo

Timothy Jost
Robert Willett Professor, Washington and Lee University - School of Law

Daniel Kelly
U.S. Bancorp

Don Kemper
Chairman and CEO, Healthwise

Greg Kline
Senior Research Associate, Greenwald & Associates

Vince Kuraitis
Principal, Better Health Technologies

JoAnn Laing
President, Information Strategies, Inc, parent company of

John Lovett, JD
Principal, Preferred Health Strategies

Peter Miller, CEO
Take Care Health Systems

John Mills
Director of Product Development, HIP Health Plan of New York

David Randall
Executive Director, Consumer Driven Health Care Institute

Jerry L. Ripperger
Director - Consumer Health, The Principal

Thomas M. Robertson
VP, Business Strategies & Tactics, University HealthSystem Consortium

Charles Roehrig
Vice President , Altarum Institute

Jim Sizemore
SVP and CIO, Information Technology, Inc., A Fiserv Company

Kismet Toksu
Senior Consultant, Reden & Anders

Dennis Triplett
President, UMB Healthcare Services

Kirsten Trusko
Co-lead CDH, Banking, BearingPoint

Grace-Marie Turner
President, Galen Institute

Mike Vittoria
Director of Human Resources, Bacou-Dalloz USA, Inc.

Lincoln Weed
Principal, Sanders, Schnabel & Brandenburg, P.C.

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