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2023 Signify Symposium: Shaping the Future of Patient Care
Signify Health’s annual Signify Symposium is the premier value-based care conference and networking event in the nation. Healthcare professionals and thought leaders from across the country convene to learn new methodologies, hear success stories, take away best practice tips, and network with colleagues.
In 2023 we’ll be, ‘Transforming Value-based Care’
- We’ll focus on how healthcare professionals across the country can improve the quality of care and, together, improve outcomes for patients, their families and their healthcare teams
- Keynote discussions will focus on the future of healthcare, bridging the generational gaps in your workforce and hearing directly from CMS about upcoming policies that will influence healthcare system
Explore the 2023 Signify Symposium Agenda
Utilize the links below to jump through the Symposium agenda with ease.
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Taco Tuesday: Welcome Reception and Early Registration
Sign in and collect your badge for the 2023 Signify Symposium. Then join us to network with Symposium attendees and celebrate Taco Tuesday in style! The food and drinks highlight the regional culture, while live music performances provide a fun and energetic backdrop to connect with like-minded individuals.
7:00am – 8:30am
Onsite Registration and Welcome Breakfast
Sign in and collect your badge for the 2023 Signify Symposium. Then, join other symposium attendees for a hot breakfast.
8:30am – 9:00am
Signify Symposium Kick-off: Transforming Value-based Care
Join Paymon Farazi, Chief Product Officer, and Tim Gronniger, Chief Value-based Solutions Officer, Signify Health, as they open this year’s Signify Symposium: Transforming Value-based Care.
9:00am - 9:15am
Pioneer Population Health Award Winners
Join us as we recognize the winners of the Pioneer Population Health Awards. We will celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding organizations and individuals who have made significant contributions in advancing population health in 2023.
9:15am – 10:00am
Looking Forward: Healthcare 2023 and Beyond
This session will explore changes in the Medicare Advantage program, health quality measures, equity, and the role of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in promoting equitable healthcare. Through our discussion, and sometimes debate, Tim Gronniger and Dr. Agrawal will discuss how CMS defines, measures, and addresses healthcare quality and equity by identifying potential challenges and opportunities associated with utilizing health quality measures, and equity to improve the quality of care for all. Finally, we will explore macro trends that have implications for healthcare providers and their strategies to better serve their patients
10:00am – 10:15am
10:15am – 11:45am
Morning Breakout Sessions
Investing in Health Equity and Clinical Programs: Lessons Learned from Medicare Advantage and Accountable Care.
Investing in Health Equity
10:15am – 10:55am
Panel Discussion: Health Equity Strategies for Plans and Providers
Join our expert panel as they delve into the critical topic of Health Equity Strategies for Plans and Providers. Engage in thought-provoking discussions on identifying disparities, addressing social determinants of health, and implementing innovative solutions to promote equitable access to quality care. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from industry leaders and contribute to building a more inclusive healthcare system.
10:55am – 11:00am
11:00am – 11:45am
Equity in Action: Considerations for Promoting Health Equity for all Members
Hear from Dr. Tamara Cadet as she provides insights on the importance of health equity in value-based healthcare. This session will discuss the challenges and opportunities of promoting health equity in value-based care and explore strategies that can be implemented to address these challenges. Attendees will learn best practice methodologies for promoting health equity, the roles of data and analytics in identifying and addressing disparities, and how to engage patients and communities in the process
Speakers: Dr. Tamara Cadet
Investing in Clinical Programs
10:15am – 10:55am
Future of Healthcare: Using Data to Improve Member Care
Learn how to use technology to identify the members who need care, the type of care they need, and which modality of care is better for them as you work to deliver a member-centered holistic approach to care coordination and delivery. We will discuss the benefits of converging risk adjustment and care gaps closure to improve the member experience, drive quality outcomes, and ensure accurate reimbursement.
Speakers: Aria Sameni and Joel Haugen
10:55am – 11:00am
11:00am – 11:45pm
Effective Patient Management Through Technology
This interactive session will explore the power of technology within the Provider Enablement Platform in revolutionizing patient management and transforming healthcare outcomes. Learn the latest updates and what’s to come in the Provider Enablement Platform that is designed to help healthcare providers streamline their operations and deliver better care to patients while also participating in a product feedback session to impact the future of the platform. Through the integration of product feedback into the technology roadmap, Signify Health can ensure that their technology investments align with the needs of their clients, resulting in improved outcomes.
Speaker: Tom Hawkes
11:45am – 12:00pm
Lunch and General Session
12:00pm – 12:45pm
12:30pm – 12:50pm
The Future of Diagnostic and Preventative Care
Through innovative technology and the evolution of virtual specialty care, game-changing improvements for diagnostic and preventative care are now within reach, paving the way for a better care experience. Join Chief Medical Officers from Signify Health and NuvoAir for this session on innovation in cardiopulmonary care that can help improve diagnosis rates and connect patients to immediate and continuous care. You’ll learn how health plans, ACOs, and healthcare providers leverage these solutions to reduce exacerbations, improve HEDIS and Stars measures, and prevent unnecessary ER visits and hospitalizations.
12:50pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Meeting the Challenges of Rural Health and Staffing: Lessons Learned from Value-based Care.
Meeting the Challenges of Rural Health
Panel Discussion: Rural Survival Kit
Hear from a panel of rural healthcare experts on strategies and data insights to keeping your healthcare dollars in your community by working with strategic partnerships.
1:45pm – 1:50pm
1:50pm – 2:30pm
Panel Discussion: Rural Health System Value-based Care Strategies
Hear directly from Signify Health rural clients and what they are doing to appropriately staff to maximize return on investment, while prioritizing patient outcomes and satisfaction.
Speakers: Panel led by Greg Paris with clients Billi Jo Hennika and Dana Longlee
Meeting the Challenges of Staffing
Innovative Workforce Models to Align Provider Compensation and Health Plan Incentives with Value-based Care
The session will explore various compensation models that have been successful in promoting better quality care and improving patient outcomes, and discuss strategies for aligning incentives across organizations. Attendees will learn best practices for designing and implementing compensation models that support value-based care, as well as the potential challenges and opportunities in this approach.
1:45pm – 1:50pm
Empowering the Workforce: The Role of Nurses for Optimal Member Outcomes
Explore the critical role of nurses in value-based care models with Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN. This session will feature interactive discussions and case studies that will encourage attendees to consider and debate various scenarios and determine the optimal roles of nurses in each situation. Attendees will gain insights on the unique skills and contributions of nurses in value-based care and learn about strategies for optimizing their roles in improving patient outcomes and reducing costs.
Speaker: Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN
2:30pm – 2:45pm
2:45pm – 3:30pm
Leadership in Healthcare Under Uncertainty
Join Vivian Riefberg as she discusses the essential principles and strategies for leading organizations effectively in times of ambiguity and crisis. Learn innovative approaches to decision-making, communication, and collaboration, ensuring quality care and patient safety in the face of uncertainty. Strengthen your leadership skills through intentional management and learn how to overcome some of the known and unknown risks that healthcare leaders face including information security.
Speaker: Vivian Riefberg
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Crossing the Generational Divide in Healthcare
In this entertaining, inspiring presentation, acclaimed speaker, Jason Dorsey, distinguishes myth from truth about each generation. You’ll learn the unexpected impact of hidden trends, a new way to think about technology, and specific actions to transform the generational divide into a breakthrough opportunity for growth.
Speaker: Jason Dorsey
5:00pm – 7:30pm
Taste of Texas
Join us on the Plaza San Saba to network with Symposium attendees that offers healthcare professionals and industry leaders a chance to connect, collaborate and share their expertise over the best of Texas’ local foods and drinks. The local foods and drinks highlight the Texas culture, while live music performances provide a fun and lively backdrop to connect with like-minded individuals while savoring delicious Texas-style BBQ, Tex-Mex specialties, and other regional dishes.
Thursday, May 25
7:00am – 8:30am
Onsite Registration and Breakfast
If you haven't yet, sign in and collect your badge and some Symposium gear. Then, join other symposium attendees for breakfast.
8:30am – 8:55am
Future of Healthcare: Collaborative Innovations from CVS and Signify Health
This session will showcase the vision of the merger between CVS and Signify Health, two industry leaders working together to transform the future of healthcare. Through a combination of technology, data analytics, and community-based resources, these companies are creating new care models that improve patient outcomes, enhance access to care, and reduce costs by exploring the role of data in driving healthcare innovation and how collaboration across the healthcare ecosystem can lead to better health outcomes.
Speakers: Kyle Armbrester
8:55 am – 9:15am
A New Day for Pharmacy
Prem Shah, Pharm.D., Chief Pharmacy Officer of CVS Health and Co-President of CVS Pharmacy, will talk about the future of retail pharmacy, why now is the time for change, and how the 9,000+ local community-based CVS Pharmacy locations can better support your members – now and in the future.
Speakers: Prem Shah
9:15 am – 9:35am
Insights from CVS and Signify Health
Join us for an engaging fireside chat between CVS and Signify Health, where industry expertise and innovation intersect to shape the future of healthcare.
9:35am – 10:25am
Panel discussion: Looking to the Horizon: The Latest from Capitol Hill and the Department of Health and Human Services
Get the inside track on healthcare policy priorities that stand to impact how healthcare is paid for and delivered. Experts will provide views from inside the beltway on the issues that will likely shape our industry including the latest on CMS’s strategies to enhance value for beneficiaries in Medicare, Medicaid, and marketplaces and how healthcare politics will or will not affect change. You will walk away from this briefing with fresh insights that will inform risk adjustment, population health, and cost-management strategies.
10:25am – 10:35am
10:35am – 11:25am
Unlocking the Power of Social Determinants of Health for Better Health Equity with AI
How are you planning to incorporate social determinants of health (SDoH) data into your organization's population health strategy? In this session, Carol McCall, Chief Health Analytics Officer at ClosedLoop, will discuss the state of SDoH data and share specific examples of how you can leverage it to improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and advance health equity. Learn why harnessing SDoH data is key to success in value-based care, how you can create structured SDoH data for use in AI/ML and predictive analytics, and how you can proactively address algorithmic bias to avoid inadvertently exacerbating health disparities.
Speaker: Carol McCall with Closedloop.ai
11:25am – 12:15pm
The Calling: Why Is Healthcare So Special
In this thought-provoking session, healthcare industry veteran, Quint Studer, will discuss why healthcare is a unique industry that requires a special calling to succeed. Studer will draw on his extensive experience working in healthcare and share his insights on the unique challenges that providers face in delivering high-quality care. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the importance of having a strong sense of purpose in healthcare and how it can positively impact patient outcomes, employee engagement, and financial performance. The session will also explore the role of leadership in creating a culture of excellence and the importance of creating a patient-centric healthcare delivery model. Join us for an inspiring discussion on the importance of the healthcare industry and the critical role that providers play in our society.
Speaker: Quint Studer
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Signify Health Brunch
As our conference comes to a close, we invite you to join us for the Signify Health Brunch, a final networking session dedicated to fostering connections among healthcare professionals and industry leaders. This event provides the ideal opportunity to reflect on the conference's highlights, exchange insights, and explore potential collaborations in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.