Exclusive event focuses on idea sharing and HIT innovations that address the challenges of simplifying and transforming reimbursement
NEWTON, Mass., October 19, 2015 —Today marks the opening of the 28 th annual McKesson Health Solutions Conference (MHSC), an exclusive annual assembly of over 300 healthcare professionals from leading payers and providers, and one of the industry’s longest-running healthcare conferences. MHSC 2015 will convene at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas for four days of networking, learning, and focusing on a better future for healthcare.
The event brings payers and providers together amid an industry backdrop that includes a shift to value-based care, unprecedented consolidation, continued regulatory demands, and the ongoing redefinition of the consumer’s role in healthcare. McKesson executives and customers from top hospitals and health plans will tackle these issues and more by sharing ideas, experiences, and best practices for simplifying and transforming reimbursement with the new healthcare consumer in mind.
“Our industry is undergoing unprecedented change driven by an accelerated shift to value-based reimbursement and a focus on increased consumer responsibility,” said Rod O’Reilly, president of McKesson Health Solutions. “MHSC is a unique opportunity to bring our customers together with McKesson’s clinical, legislative, and technology experts, to learn from each other about ways to be successful in this new environment.”
The conference keynote will feature Pete Slone, SVP of corporate public affairs at McKesson, and Michelle Freed, VP of corporate strategy and business development in McKesson Technology Solutions, who will address pressing health policy issues facing our market. Perspectives on current policy trends, value-based care, alternative payment models, and implications for outcome measurement and interoperability will be highlighted. Insights on how these topics will affect payers and providers, and suggested strategies they can use to mitigate risk and adapt will also be explored.
The customer keynote panel, “Consumer Engagement—Today’s Healthcare Imperative,” will reveal how leading health plans are responding to market changes with strategies that strengthen their connections with consumers. Panelists include Jackie Aube, VP of customer adoption and personalization strategy at Cigna; Dr. John Espinola, EVP of healthcare services at Premera Blue Cross; and Dr. James Cross, VP of national medical policy and operations at Aetna. They will share how their organizations are engaging the new healthcare consumer differently and successfully.
This year’s MHSC features over 100 sessions and events to help organizations confidently navigate the changing healthcare environment, covering topics such as decision management, strategic intelligence, value-based reimbursement, and other topics. Highlights include:
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 11th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.