Press Release: There is Still Time to Register for the Most Important Consumer Driven Healthcare Event of the Year
  • 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) -- SEPTEMBER 7, 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 that there is still time to register for this important consumer driven event.

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The Conference Hotel, the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, is sold out. The Hotel Helix has been set up as an overflow hotel.
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On June 23, 2006, President Bush named Julie Goon as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. Ms. Goon recently served as Director of Medicare Outreach at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Previously she served as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, American Association of Health Plans. She received her bachelor's degree from Colorado State University. (

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 Healthcare, r.e. Herzlinger, Jossey Bass, 2004
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
Grace-Marie Turner
President, Galen Institute, Washington, DC

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
The following continuing education credits for the Summit are offered in partnership with the Medical Education Collaborative: ACCME, AMA PRA, ACPE, ANCC, CA BRN, ACMPE, AHIMA, MCLE and NASBA. Click here for more information.

  • Consumer Driven Healthcare Strategies for Providers
  • Consumer Driven Healthcare Prescription Strategies 
  • 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
  • Consumer Driven Healthcare Policy Issues
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

Matthew M. Davis, MD, MAPP
Asst Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Asst Professor of Internal Medicine, Asst Professor of Public Policy, Co-Director, Fellowship Program in Pediatric Health Services Research, 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

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

Jessica Greene, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

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 LLC, Boise ID

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

Merrill Matthews, Ph.D.
Director, Council for Affordable Health Insurance, Alexandria, VA

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

Stephen T. Parente, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Finance, Academic Director, Medical Industry Leadership Institute, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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

Marina J. Tackitt
Director, Business Development, PBMI, Scottsdale, AZ

Louis Tall
Corporate Controller, Fortfiber Corporation, Reno, NV

Cora Tellez
President, Sterling HSA, Oakland, CA

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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