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Data & Infrastructure Evolution Summit 2020

Event Date: 3/3/2020 - 3/6/2020

Event Overview


Health plans are looking forward, seeking to achieve an ambitious digital transformation, but this is predicated by a solid data foundation.  Today’s reality? Every health plan is working on connecting disparate systems and processes, seeking to expand from a “Core system” to an “ecosystem” of applications that make such lofty goals possible.  At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what your three-year or five-year strategic plan is … if you don’t have the infrastructure you need to get you there.

At the 2020 Data & Infrastructure Evolution Summit, Health Plan Alliance member plans come together to discuss the pains and gains we’re all experiencing on this journey.  We’ll dig into the guiding principles health plans are establishing, based on size, complexity and goals.  What architecture approaches are plans implementing, to maintain flexibility that allows for growth?  From the critical competencies like data governance best practices and vendor management to forward leaning breakthroughs like digital monitoring and artificial intelligence, leaders in IT architecture and data foundations and analytics will learn from one another: How are Alliance plans evolving their data infrastructure to support our mission-critical outcomes for patients and providers?

Who should attend

This meeting is only for Health Plan Alliance members and invited guests.

  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Operations Officers
  • Population health executives
  • Leaders in data analytics and clinical informatics
  • Stakeholders with responsibility for data governance and security


Top reasons to join us!

  1. Get up-to-the minute insight on requirements related to interoperability and secure data exchange from leading expert Jay Sultan.  He expands on his popular webinar series in this extended presentation on March 5.
  2. Hear from nearly a dozen Alliance health plan leaders on their technology transformation projects. They share details regarding population health strategies, IT investment pivots, clinical integration aims, and their efforts to redefine how they compete in their local markets.
  3. Explore real world approaches to risk management and data security from the legal and security perspectives: How this Alliance member manages vendors, approaches talent acquisition, and mitigates the inherent risk of a data breach.

  4. Workshop with Alliance peers on how to approach the 360 degree view of the member.  Featuring Alliance member case studies, this workshop will use implementation stories from the real world to tease out challenges associated with CRM implementation and integration, as well as the gains health plans are realizing.
  5. Speak candidly during a closed, Alliance member-only session on Friday morning. We’ll present an executive summary of our health plan technology survey results and health plan attendees will dig into the themes together. 


Recently confirmed sessions

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from and connect with these innovative industry leaders. These are just a few of the sessions you can look forward to hearing at this year's meeting. There are many exciting sessions in the works and the full agenda will be available soon. Visit the agenda tab to preview what we have in store so far.

Case study from Presbyterian Health Care: Creating a data and analytics environment

Soyal Momin, chief analytics officer at Presbyterian, offers a bird’s eye view of the journey Presbyterian health plan—and indeed the entire integrated delivery system—have undergone to move from simply aggregating data, to leveraging it to effect positive outcomes for their health care consumers. Learn about the past, present and future of Presbyterian’s data and analytics journey as Soyal shares the evolution towards a data and analytics eco-system program containing three key projects: Enterprise Operational Data Store (eODS), Clinical Data Integration (CDI), and Integrated Reporting and Analytics Data Warehouse (IRADW).
Case study: How Health Alliance Medical Plans and the Carle Foundation developed a road map for infrastructure

There are multiple lenses to consider when developing a vision of greater integration, from data governance, risk management and security, to back-end resource sharing and ensuring consistency in the consumer-facing platforms. In this case study from Health Alliance Medical Plans and the Carle Foundation, they share how the enterprise is developing a road map for an infrastructure that brings together care finance and care delivery in new ways. Our presenters reflect on this effort’s alignment with other enterprise strategies, as well as the way they’re staging priorities (why digital strategies are front and center today).
Case study: How Health New England is making the move to agile development

While an effective IT platform and tools are critical to unlocking the business value of data, often over-looked are the supporting people and process requirements to enable this technology. Many organizations focus on IT-driven investments in tools and technology but find that challenges persist with distrust of the data, unmanaged accessibility and inadequate usability, thus limiting the return on these IT investments. A successful data strategy requires an organization to not only address technology, but also recognize that people and process requirements will underpin the organization’s successful transition to a more mature data state. This is especially true when enhancing alignment and communication between business and IT stakeholders. In this session, Chris Jasinski, Director of Quality and Population Health Analytics at Health New England, is joined by Alexis Levy of HealthScape Advisors to share they framework HNE is using to fill the communication gap and set the stage for a data strategy that will allow them to more effectively use their data.
Survey results: Information technology survey trends and take aways from 50+ Regional Health Plan CIOs

The Alliance partnered with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) on the 2019 IT and Ops survey, fielded to 50+ CIOs from regional and provider-sponsored health plans across the country. The benchmark report developed from this survey helps plan leadership understand the payer IT landscape and identify trends in health plan strategic initiatives, particularly as it relates to IT management and investments. In this session, Craig Penrose, FlexTech, shares insights from Alliance membership data and leads a discussion exploring what is top of mind for Alliance member CIOs.


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3/3/2020 choose this option if you are an employee of an Alliance member health plan or provider affiliate MEMBER PASS
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3/3/2020 choose this option if you're not an Alliance member, but have been invited to attend this meeting GUEST PASS
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3/3/2020 choose this option if you are a member of the event speaking faculty SPEAKER PASS
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3/3/2020 choose this option if you are using a sponsor pass SPONSOR PASS

For a printable, detailed agenda go to the Documents tab above (coming soon)

AGENDA AT A GLANCE (Updated November 1, 2019)





Welcome Reception




Registration and Breakfast


Welcome and Introductions


How to compete in the digital healthcare landscape: Bold business and operational model changes ahead


Case study from Presbyterian Health Care: Creating a data and analytics environment




Case study from SelectHealth: Risk management and data security – it’s a team sport


Real-world reflections: How health plan execs are leaning in to technology investment and strategy







Interoperability and Secure Data Exchange: The latest and the greatest


Case study from Aspire Health Plan: Your provider owner has a big appetite for risk? Feed the need with high quality data insights




Case study: How Health Alliance Medical Plans and the Carle Foundation developed a road map for infrastructure


The journey toward a 360-degree view of the member: Reports from the field plus round table discussion


Unique networking and ninja fighting at the Bishop Cidercade 





Member-only Session -- Survey results: Information technology survey trends and take aways from 50+ Regional Health Plan CIOs


Making the most of your vendor relationships: Strategic, financial and security perspectives


Case study from Health New England: Realizing the value of data – delivering near term results while planning for long-term innovation


Box lunch and open discussion




Dallas Marriott Downtown
650 North Pearl St
Dallas, TX  75201
Reservations 888.627.8191

The hotel room block expires on February 11, 2020
Our room rate is $216 plus taxes/fees. This rate may be available three days prior and three days after our meeting dates, depending on the hotel's availability. You should call the reservations department at 888.627.8191 and ask for the Health Plan Alliance (Vizient) room rate or click here to book online. Should you call after the deadline, you will not be guaranteed to receive our group room rate or the hotel may be sold out. Please note that the group block could sell out before this date.

Business casual attire is appropriate for the meeting.  Remember that the hotel meeting room temperatures vary, so we recommend that you layer clothing to be comfortable in case the room becomes either hot or cold.

Uber/Lyft from the Dallas/Ft Worth International airport is approximately $30-35 and from Dallas Love Field approximately $15-18.  Click here for more details.

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Below is a list of all delegates registered to date for this event

  • David Brackett
  • Chief Information Officer at Paramount Health Care
  • Taylor Craig
  • Manager, Digital Engagement at Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • Annette Marcath
  • Chief Information Officer at Health Alliance Plan (HAP)
  • Tim Muirheid
  • Director, Health Plan Analytics at Cook Children's Health Plan
  • Phillip Rowell
  • Director, Enterprise Digital Engagement at Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • Sheila Van Gorden
  • Business Relationship Manager at Sentara Health Plans (Optima)