Press Release: National Consumer Driven Healthcare Summit Announces Keynote Faculty
  • The Leading Forum on the Implications of Consumer Choice and HSAs, HRAs and FSAs for Providers, Pharma, Plans and Employers
  • Sponsored by Health Affairs and 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) -- MAY 15, 2006: The National Consumer Driven Healthcare Summit (the Summit),, September 13 - 15, 2006, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC today announced its keynote faculty.

Karen Davis
President, The Commonwealth Fund, Former Chairman, Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Washington, DC
Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D.
President, Center for Studying Health System Change, Founding Executive Director, Physician Payment Review Commission (now the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission), Washington, DC
John Goodman, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Center for Policy Analysis, Author, Patient Power: Solving America's Health Care Crisis, Washington, DC
Regina E. Herzlinger. Ph.D.
Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Author, Consumer-Driven Health Care: Implications for Providers, Players, and Policymakers, Cambridge, MA
Karen Ignagni, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer, America's Health Insurance Plans, Former Director, AFL-CIO Department of Employee Benefits, Former Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, Washington, DC
JoAnn Laing
President, Information Strategies, Inc., Parent company of, Palisades Park, NJ
Ron Pollack
Founding Executive Director, Families USA, Founder and Chair, Health Assistance Partnership, Washington, DC
Roy Ramthun, MPH
Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, National Economic Council, Executive Office of the President, Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for Health Initiatives, Former Republican Staff, Senate Committee on Finance, Washington, DC

"Our first policy is to expand health savings accounts to help improve health care and to help lower costs" said the President before the American Hospital Association. "The second policy for making health care more affordable and accessible is to increase transparency in our health care system. To be smart consumers, we need to be informed consumers, and this is especially true for patients with HSAs who have an incentive to spend their HSA dollars wisely."

Click here to hear President Bush's remarks.

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
Clive Riddle
President, MCOL
Modesto, CA
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
  • 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
Kim Bellard
Vice President, eMarketing & CRM, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pittsburgh, PA

David Benoit, Esq.
Partner, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, GA

Beth Bierbower
Vice President, Product Design and Development, Humana, Louisville, KY

William R. Boyles
Publisher, Consumer Driven Market Report, Consumer Driven Market Report, Washington, DC

Kathleen Curtin
Senior Vice President, Med-Vantage. Inc., San Francisco, CA

Dr. Matt Davis
Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

James Dean
CDH Co-lead, Insurance, BearingPoint, West Palm Beach, FL

William DeMarco
President, DeMarco and Associates, Rockford, IL

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

Alexander C. Domaszewicz
Senior Consultant, Mercer Health and Benefits, Newport Beach, CA

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

Anne Elmlinger
Assistant Vice President, Greenwald & Associates, Washington, DC

Dana Felthouse
President, PBMI, Scottsdale, AZ

Paul Fronstin
Senior Research Associate, EBRI, Employee Benefit Research Institute, Washington, DC

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

John Goodman
President, National Center for Policy Analysis, Washington, DC

Mathew Greenwald
President, Greenwald & Associates, Washington, DC

David Hammer
Vice President, Revenue Cycle Solutions, McKesson Provider Technologies, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Michael Howe
President, Minute Clinic, Minneapolis, MN

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

Paul Hughes-Cromwick
Senior Analyst, Altarum Institute, Ann Arbor, MI

James G. Hutton, PhD
Author of The Feel-Good Society, Teaneck, NJ

John Iglehart
Founding Editor, Health Affairs, Washington, DC

Ann Mond Johnson
President, Subimo, River Forest, IL

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

Christine L. Keller, Esq.
Attorney, Groom Law Group, Washington, DC

Daniel Kelly
U.S. Bancorp, Minneapolis, MN

Don Kemper
Chairman and CEO, Healthwise, Boise, ID

Greg Kline
Senior Research Associate, Greenwald & Associates, Washington, DC

Doug Kronenberg
Chief Strategy Officer, Lumenos, a WellPoint Company, Alexandria, VA

Vince Kuraitis
Principal, Better Health Technologies, Boise, ID

John Lovett, JD
Principal, Preferred Health Strategies, Rye Brook, NY

Peter Miller
CEO, Take Care Health Systems, West Conshohocken, PA

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

Susan M. Nash, Esq.
Partner, McDermott WIll & Emery LLP, Chicago, IL

David Randall
Executive Director, Consumer Driven Health Care Institute, Washington, DC

Jerry L. Ripperger
Director - Consumer Health, The Principal, Des Moines, IA

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

Charles Roehrig
Vice President, Altarum Institute, Ann Arbor, MI

Greg Scandlen
President and Founder, Consumers for Health Care Choices, Hagerstown, MD

Michael Showalter
Vice President, Consumerism, CIGNA, Hartford, CT

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

Alan Spielman
President and CEO, URAC, Washington, DC

Maureen E. Sullivan
Senior Vice President, Strategic Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Chicago, IL

Kismet Toksu
Senior Consultant, Reden & Anders, McLean, VA

Dennis Triplett
President, UMB Healthcare Services, Kansas City, MO

Kirsten Trusko
Co-lead CDH, Banking, BearingPoint, Danville, CA

Grace-Marie Turner
President, Galen Institute, Alexandria, VA

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

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

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