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Day 1: Map of the Emerging Market

12:30 p.m.
Guest Arrival and Registration

Light Lunch Provided

1:00 p.m.
State of the Union: Navigating Disruption, Consolidation, and Cost Pressure

  • M&A beyond the headlines: What does the recent trend toward mega-mergers and vertical integration mean for the health care industry?
  • Cutting through the noise: Which innovators are true disruptors and which are mere distractions?
  • Death by a thousand cuts: How are decelerations in price growth, increases in bad debt, and shifting utilization patterns destabilizing provider economics?

3:00 p.m.
Re-igniting the Growth Engine: Ten Strategies for Meeting the New Revenue Mandate

  • Capturing consumer preference: Identifying the real opportunities for sustainable growth in the consumer‑driven health ecosystem
  • Growth-oriented diversification: Evaluating how new assets and revenue streams can unlock outsized growth opportunities and replace traditional cross‑subsidies
  • Regional, national, and global strategies: Exploring when to look beyond primary service areas for “big bang” expansion

5:30 p.m.

Day 2: Keys to a Thriving Enterprise

7:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.
The State of Our Service Lines: Modernizing Strategy for the New Economics of Care

  • The market shift factor: Predicting how clinical technologies, payment changes, and care management will impact demand
  • Appealing to selective consumers: Uncovering the make‑or-break elements your programs need to succeed—and how to communicate them to the market
  • Building the platform: Investing in technologies, provider partnerships, and care model innovations to deliver the products that consumers, physicians, and payers demand

9:30 a.m.
The New Rules of Ambulatory Surgery Competition: Three Steps to Build a Winning ASC Strategy

  • From threat to opportunity: Discovering how to grow when profitable procedures move to the outpatient setting
  • Assembling the right asset portfolio: Navigating when to build, buy, and partner while constructing a comprehensive ambulatory network
  • Becoming the network of choice: Strengthening connections across integrated and affiliated assets to streamline referrals

11:00 a.m.
Realizing Pharmacy’s Full Value: Lessons for Providers in Meeting Cost and Growth Ambitions

  • Protecting operating margins: Managing drug formularies and improving provider prescribing patterns
  • Containing total cost: Understanding pharmacy’s role in advancing population health success
  • Starting with our own employees: Inflecting pharmacy benefit spending amid the rising cost of generic, brand, and specialty pharmaceuticals

12:30 p.m.