Thursday, July 26, 1:00 pm

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Leadership and Risk Management: Taking Command

Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.), Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014)
Commander of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011)
Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe and Director of NATO Special Operations Forces Coordination Centre (2006-2008)

Admiral McRaven captivates audiences with his exceptional leadership experiences, exploring today’s geopolitical environment with a look toward America’s place in an ever-changing global community. His principles of leadership and risk management are applicable to any organization and he firmly believes in the necessity of preparation, order and discipline, knowing that they are nothing without a meaningful purpose or goal. Through impactful narratives, insights on authority amidst turmoil and instability, the force of teamwork and personal initiative, and resilience in the face of opposition, he encourages his audience to accept responsibility, be creative within the rules, take control of their circumstances, and maintain focus during times of challenge.

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Thursday, July 26, 2:45 pm

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Douglas Cropper, President and CEO, Genesis Health System

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Rodney Hochman, MD, President and CEO, Providence St. Joseph Health

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Troy Brennan, MD, EVP and CMO, CVS Health

Disruptive Innovation at Scale

All actors in the health care system are trying to deal with consumerism in their own way. Mega deals are being consummated as health care stakeholders eye new entrants lurking on the edge of the system. There is considerable anxiety about consumerist led disruption of conventional health care. Will these new arrangements make an impact and what is the ripple effect of traditional health care incumbents? And as the entire health care field is intensifying its focus on social determinants of health, what can we expect from the new innovators? As the dust settles, what does this disruptive innovation mean for hospitals and health systems?


Friday, July 27, 8:30 am

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The Crossroads of Health Care Value and Human Values

Lucy Kalanithi, MD
Internist & Faculty Member at Stanford School of Medicine
Moderated by Jay Bhatt, DO, CMO, American Hospital Association

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the stunning epilogue in which she reflects on her own experience standing alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment, and death. Dr. Kalanithi speaks from the perspectives of both a physician and a family caregiver about the true value of health care. Coming from a place uniquely informed on both the medical and personal fronts, Dr. Kalanithi touches on questions such as: Are we getting what we are hoping for—and paying for—from our health care system? How can we improve the value of health care by bettering care and lowering its financial and emotional costs? How can we all—patients, families and healthcare providers—help each other to live and die well?

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Friday, July 27, 2:00 pm

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The Hidden Brain

Shankar Vedantam, NPR's Science Correspondent and author of The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives

Journalist Shankar Vendantam draws insight from psychology, neuroscience, sociology and economics to better understand everything, including behavior around health and as consumers. Prior to joining National Public Radio he spent 10 years as a reporter at The Washington Post where he wrote the Department of Human Behavior column. Vedantam explores how our unconscious biases what he calls the hidden brain affect the decisions we make. Like a puppeteer behind a curtain, the hidden brain shapes our behavior, our choices, and the course of our relationships. But unconscious biases don't just live in our individual brains; they also influence the success or failure of our organizations. In this fascinating presentation, Vedantam reveals these unconscious patterns and lays out ways in which we can avoid the mistakes they often cause, basing these insights on data, not on psychological theories of the subconscious.

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Saturday, July 28, 10:00 am

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Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business

Luke Williams, Professor, NYU Stern School of Business
Founder and Executive Director of the NYU Innovation Lab
Fellow, Frog Design
best-selling author

Successful companies operating in mature industries that embrace incremental change find themselves on an ever narrowing path; ultimately, their customers forsake them for a new offering that nobody saw coming. To compete today, leaders from small start-ups to global corporations need a revolution in thinking: a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions to stay ahead of the game. In this engaging closer, Luke Williams, globally recognized authority on disruptive innovation, reveals a way of thinking that has the power to transform your business—in which leadership is less about the success of any one idea and more about putting your organization in a position where you have more new ideas to spend than your competition does. You'll ask yourself why you hadn't ever thought about health care in this way before.

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