The Health Care Shift

Innovations and Opportunities in the Emerging Delivery Model

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

There is a transformational shift happening in our health care system today which is necessitating collaboration among providers, payers, innovators, and employers to keep pace. While the move to an outcome-based health care delivery model can be disruptive, it also is driving tremendous opportunity for our region to work together towards innovative solutions that can differentiate our market and encourage growth within the sector.

Join us as keynote Debbie Zimmerman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Lumeris and Essence Healthcare provides a national viewpoint of health care delivery and its outlook for the future.

Following her keynote presentation, regional leaders will provide a diverse range of perspectives on the distinguishing qualities of our region that will continue Greater Philadelphia’s emergence as a global leader in health care and innovation. 

PARKING: The closest garage is on the corner of 38th and Walnut Streets. You can enter from Walnut, or from 38th Street, but only heading North on 38th. There is another garage at 34th and Chestnut Streets, or at Penn Tower, which is on Convention Avenue.


Michael Davis, Vice President and Senior Consultant, Conner Strong & Buckelew 

Mr. Davis manages renewal negotiation, account management, and the evaluation and implementation of new insurance products for his portfolio of large group clients. Partnering with new group clients, he provides customized, innovative and cost-effective employee benefit solutions. Davis has over 16 years experience in the healthcare delivery system and employee benefits. He and his staff were responsible for the account management, servicing and renewal of existing group clients, totaling more than $170 million in annual premium.

Andrea Gelzer, MD, MS, FACP, Senior Vice President and Corporate Chief Medical Officer, AmeriHealth Caritas

Dr. Gelzer is responsible for setting and overseeing the organization’s overall population health management, informatics, and provider network contracting strategies, as well as clinical policy development, data analytics and quality oversight for all AmeriHealth Caritas’ health plans and ancillary businesses. Dr. Gelzer serves on several national committees including the Health Care Payment Learning, Action Network’s Alternative Payment Model Framework & Progress Tracking Workgroup, Core Quality Measures Collaborative, and the CMS Technical Expert Panel on the National Impact Assessment of CMS Quality Measures. She also chairs the Chief Medical Officer Leadership Council of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).

Leslie Kipps, Healthcare Architect, EwingCole

For over 15 years, Ms. Kipps has dedicated her career to healthcare planning and design. As a registered architect, she has filled a variety of roles in all project phases from master planning through construction administration. Her responsibilities have included highly complex specialties requiring detailed coordination between structure, equipment and MEP services. She has designed renovation and expansion projects for clients including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. 

Bill Ryan, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Einstein Healthcare Network

Mr. Ryan oversees Einstein’s community outreach and engagement efforts as well as being responsible for federal, state and local legislative lobbying efforts. He was active lobbying for passage of both the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania hospital assessments, legislation which provided more than $500 million of Medicaid funding for hospitals across Pennsylvania. In addition, he was part of the HAP (Hospital Association of Pennsylvania) lobbying team to create Pennsylvania’s DSH allocation for OB services. Mr. Ryan was appointed to the Pennsylvania Council on Aging by Governor Rendell and also served on the Council for Long Term Care Council. He has also served on the Mayor’s Council on Aging during under Mayor Nutter. 

Debbie Zimmerman, MD., Chief Medical Officer, Lumeris and Essence Healthcare

In her role for Lumeris, Dr. Zimmerman builds the clinical strategy for the organization and manages consulting services, clients’ clinical initiatives, and the clinical content and analytics in the Lumeris Accountable Delivery System Platform. In addition, Dr. Zimmerman provides oversight for the Accountable Delivery System Institute, a program that educates prospects and clients on Lumeris’ proven population health management solutions and strategies for transitioning from volume- to value-based care. Dr. Zimmerman’s experience with new care delivery models, as well as provider and consumer engagement, has enabled clients to manage under value-based contracts by establishing Population Health Services Organizations.


Bruce D. Armon, Partner, Saul Ewing

Mr. Armon counsels clients on how federal and state health care laws affect health care businesses. His understanding of corporate health care stems from a combination of his work with physicians, physician groups, hospitals, academic medical centers, ancillary providers, device manufacturers, health care entrepreneurs and insurers as well as his past experience in the Pennsylvania legislature and the health insurance industry. As chair of Saul Ewing’s Health Care Practice and managing partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office, Bruce also brings insight on the leadership challenges his clients face from a day-to-day and long-range planning perspective.

This Event is Closed


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