DC Forum

Sep 14, 2016 - Sep 15, 2016
Thank you for a successful 2016 DC Forum!

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Learn more about the health care conversation that took place at the Connecticut Health Council's DC Forum last month, and the impact it has on your business and family. Guests included: Jason Madrak, Vice President, CT Regional Market, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; Mike Hyde, VP External Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, The Jackson Laboratory; and Amy Cunningham, Executive Director, Connecticut Health Council.
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PowerPoint Presentations
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to download the presentation from Thursday, September 15

"Mission Accomplished at DC Forum as Council Gears up for 2017"

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Photo Gallery
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List of Attendees
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Event Program
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What People are Saying About the 2016 DC Forum
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Thank you to our sponsors

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Media Coverage

 September 21
 Connecticut Health Council takes message to nation’s capital  Fox 61
 July 29
 Connecticut Health Council Represents State in DC
 Comcast Newsmakers
 July 20
 Connecticut Health Councill DC Forum
 Fox 61
 July 2
“Pulse of the Region” Radio Show –
DC Forum: What’s Trending in Health Care

Featured Speakers:

All panel discussions moderated by:
David Atkinson, Well-being Leader & Senior Strategist, PwC

  • Disruption and Innovation In Health Insurance 
    with Meena Seshamani, MD, DPhil, Director, Office of Health Reform, US Department of Health and Human Services
  • Disruption and Innovation in Hospitals
    with Tom Nickels, JD, Executive Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy, American Hospital Association 
  • Disruption and Innovation in Payment Methods and Related Matters
    with Dr. Patrick Conway, Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality,

    CMS Chief Medical Office

  • Disruption and Innovation in Technology and Related Matters
    with Vindell Washington, MD, MHCM, FACEP, National Coordinator for Health IT, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (CNC)
  • The Impact of the 2016 Presidential and Congressional Elections on Healthcare Policy
    Rich Davis
    , Partner, Dixon/Davis Media Group,
    Ed Goeas
    , President and CEO, The Tarrance Group

Speaker Bios

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   What People are Saying About the 2016 DC Forum

"As a Founding Partner of the Connecticut Health Council, Connecticut Children’s believes strongly that our competitive advantage in driving employment growth and capital investment in the State’s health sector lies in the ever-expanding collaboration among our significant asset base in this dynamic component of the country’s economy. The Forum provided us with an exceptional opportunity to showcase that collaboration to our Congressional delegation and other federal partners as we learn how to exploit that advantage with ever greater force and efficacy.”

Jim Shmerling, DHA, FACHE,
President and CEO, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

“The Connecticut Health Council has been a consistent and driving force when it comes to showcasing the breadth of talent and expertise in the states healthcare industry.  The recent DC Forum took this to the next level and offered the opportunity for Harvard Pilgrim to come together with other healthcare leaders and begin crafting a blue print for the sectors continued growth and success.  Combining this with the opportunity to then meet the State’s Congressional delegation and share this vision will go far to ensuring we get the resources and support we need to position our state as a national leader in healthcare. I’m so pleased to have been part of this inaugural event, and look forward to next year.”
Jason Madrak
Vice President, CT Regional Market, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
“The Connecticut Health Council 2016 DC Forum was an enlightening experience. The Forum provided an opportunity for Connecticut health sector leaders to come together with Connecticut’s Congressional delegation and federal partners to discuss important health care topics, as well as to showcase Connecticut’s collaborative approach to healthcare and healthcare innovation. It was an incredible networking event which fully encompassed the Connecticut Health Council’s vision for economic and employment growth.”

Sabrina Trocchi
Chief Operating Officer, Wheeler Clinic

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