NRHI Affordability Summit 2019

NRHI's 3rd Annual


Strengthening Community Partnerships to Improve Value
October 15 - 16, 2019
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Southeast Oak St.
Minneapolis, MN


Conference Agenda

*Subject to changes
Summit Objectives:
Attendees will
  • Understand national and regional actions underway that are advancing healthcare affordability by improving health, reducing cost and eliminating waste
  • Participate in a networking environment conducive to sharing promising practices, evidence and challenges
  • Explore opportunities for partnerships to tackle the affordability crisis together
  • Witness the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder collaboration in communities across the country
October 15th

1:00 pm   The Path to Affordable Care

Mylia Christiansen, COO Comagine Health

1:15 pm   Community Spotlight: Health Collaborative of Greater Columbus

Improving Health through the Pathways Hub Model
Carrie Baker, President & CEO

2:00 pm   Community Spotlight: Minnesota Community Measurement

Leveraging the Power of Data to Address Health, Price and Waste 
Julie Sonier, President & CEO

2:45 pm   Snack

3:00 pm   Community Spotlight: Massachusetts Health Quality Partners

Activating Consumers to Improve Outcomes and Lower Costs
Barbra Rabson, President & CEO

3:45 pm   Community Spotlight: Virginia Center for Health Innovation

Tackling Low Value Care by Increasing Provider and Purchaser Engagement
Ashley Edwards, CIO

4:30 pm   Poster Exhibit Opens

5:30 – 7:30 pm   Networking Reception

October 16th

7:30 am  HealthDoers Networking Breakfast

NRHI Member HealthDoers Case Study
HealthDoers Leadership

8:30 am  Welcome – Will, Ideas, Execution

Craig Brammer, President & CEO, The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement and The Health Collaborative

Susan Dentzer, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Visiting Fellow

8:45 am  The Time is NOW Keynote Address

Christopher Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund

9:30 am   Creating Local Change – Acting Together Panel Discussion

Deb Krause, VP, Minnesota Health Action Group

Dr. Claire Neely, President and CEO, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Susan Dentzer, Moderator

10:30 am  Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

10:55 am Terry McInnis

Co-Founder of Get the Medications Right Institute

11:15 am  Keynote

Dr. Lewis Sandy, EVP Clinical Advancement, UnitedHealth Group

12:00 pm  Lunch Buffet & Networking

1:00 pm   Keynote

Dr. David Muhlestein, CRO, Leavitt Partners

1:45 pm   Health Equity and the Critical Connection to Affordability – Panel Discussion

Jan Malcom, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

Ann-Marie Akiwumi, Impaq International

Dr. Rick Foster, Executive Director, Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina

Susan Dentzer, Moderator

2:45 pm   Closing Remarks

Craig Brammer
Susan Dentzer

3:00 pm   Adjourn

To book a hotel room at the Graduate Minneapolis at the summit rate, visit The rate is $167.00 per night while summit rooms are still available.

 The rate is $167.00 per night while summit rooms are still available.

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