WellSpent Southeast releases agenda for its second virtual regional conference

The Employer Provider Interface Council will hold its second WellSpent-Southeast virtual meeting on April 20, 2021 -- bringing together business, economic development and health care professionals to discuss ways to improve health status, the health of businesses and the linkage with other drivers of economic growth.

Government leadership and professionals from many business industries including healthcare will convene to learn more about these issues and to participate in the on-going discussion which can help drive meaningful change in the marketplace and the communities of the Southeastern part of the country.

“In the Southeast, we have a thriving economic development landscape which attracts and retains business and industry even though we have the highest rates of chronic disease and other healthcare issues,” said Dr. Randy Vogenberg, board chairman of Employer Provider Interface Council (EPIC) of the Hospital Quality Foundation, which is the agency leading this effort.

To register for this free, online event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wellspent-southeast-tickets-150111324011

During the virtual meeting, participants will hear from employers, healthcare professionals, and economic professionals from across the Southeast on how they are addressing the issues and leading the charge to advance value-based healthcare:


8:30 AM Welcome by the Employer Provider Interface Council
Murray Harber, Co-Chair WellSpent Southeast

Summary of first regional event and the state conversations
Randy Vogenberg, Co-Chair WellSpent Southeast

8:45AM Post-Pandemic – What are the Trends and Outlook Moving Forward
Jayson Slotnick, Principal, Health Policy Strategies, Washington, DC

9:00 AM Addressing Healthcare Access and Value
Monty Robertson, South Carolina Hospital Association (Facilitator)
J. Michael Parnell, VP Strategy and Director of Operations, United Health Care

9:25 AM Creating a Better Environment for Innovators in Employer Health Benefit
Jason Parrott, The Boeing Company

9:40 AM The Real World of Economic Development & Digital Health
Ryan Kelley, Business Retention and Expansion International,
Charlie Pollack, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, UMMC

9:55 AM Closing
Randy Vogenberg, Co-Chair, WellSpent

Government officials along with business associations and employers have been working together to advance health and healthcare as an economic driver. Employers and healthcare professionals and organizations have been working together to improve the quality, cost, and value to reduce the waste in the system, thereby freeing up resources to deploy in other areas.

“Leaders should attend so they can be part of a community which drives change in the marketplace,” said Murray Harber, Co-Chair WellSpent Southeast. “This conference will give them a chance to learn from thought leaders across the Southeast and nationally, as well as listen to strategies to improve healthcare value, business health and economic impact.”

About WellSpent Southeast:
WellSpent Southeast is about linking business and healthcare within the Southeast region of the US for the purpose of sharing similar issues and experiences around health care trends, problems, and solutions. Exciting new and established healthcare related innovations or economic development efforts are important to improving along with increasing real-world solution opportunities desired by the business community leaders of Southeastern states. Learn more at epicouncil.org.

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