An Invitation to Innovation

May 22, 2018
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Pines Manor
2085 Lincoln Highway
Edison, NJ 08817

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am


9:00 am

Morning Session

9:00 am


11:40 am


11:40 am


12:35 pm

Afternoon Session

12:35 pm


3:30 pm

Post-Conference Networking

3:30 pm



Networking Happy Hour

4:00 pm


   ? pm


Morning Session 

Innovation in Healthcare: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

9:00am – 9:50am

We’re all being called on to innovate in our business, but what does that really look like on a daily basis? We’ll explore design thinking as one way to develop new solutions to old business problems and discuss ways of transforming our culture and our outcomes. 

Independence Blue Cross

Michelle Histand, Director, Innovation 


Technology at the Forefront of Patient Care  9:50am – 10:40am

New Jersey’s own global medical technology company, Becton Dickinson, will provide insight into the industry approach to introducing new technologies and selecting innovations that are clinically actionable and feasible. Learn about their approach to next-generation technologies and partnerships with academia, research sponsors and other stakeholders to bring new products, discoveries and innovations to market.               

Becton Dickinson

Jeffrey S. Zivan, Vice President, Marketing, US Region

Break 10:40am – 10:50am 


Transforming Healthcare Delivery  10:50am – 11:40am

Explore how corporations are changing the way they provide health care benefits to create better employee health care outcomes. Some companies seek to make the current multilayered supply chain more efficient, with more affordable drug pricing, creation of specialized doctor networks and use of technology. 

Health Transformation Alliance

Congressman Rob Andrews, Chief Executive Officer 

Lunch Session  11:40am – 12:35pm 

Legislative and Regulatory Update

The latest action at the state level affecting payers and providers 

New Jersey Association of Health Plans

Ward Sanders, President 

New Jersey Hospital Association

Neil Eicher, Vice President, Government Relations & Policy  

Afternoon Session 

Assessing the Value  12:35pm – 1:50pm

Is your Value Assessment Committee (VAC) ready to move from theory to practice and assess the effectiveness of your latest innovation following implementation? Does the governance structure of your VAC support the process for determining how innovations appear before these VACs? Explore the determinants in the pre-assessment phase by VACs for either rejecting innovations or moving forward for further exploration. 

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Alfred F. Tallia, MD, MPH. Department of Family Medicine and Community Health 

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

Daniel Halevy, MD. Senior Medical Director for Medical Policy 

Break 1:50pm – 2:00pm 

From Theory to Practice: A Round Table Discussion  2:00pm – 3:30pm

The panelists – representing a cross section of health care policy, technology, supply chain and the Chief Innovation Officers of the Provider and Payer communities – will explore how the health care delivery system takes innovation from theory to practice (or, from diffusion to adoption) and discuss opportunities, impediments and determinants.

Hackensack Meridian Health

Andrew L. Pecora, MD, FACP, CPE. Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President of Cancer Services 

United Healthcare

Marilyn Gordon, MD. Chief Medical Officer, New Jersey Market 

Rutgers Center for State Health Policy

Joel Cantor, Sc.D. Director 

NJ Innovation Institute

Thomas Bartiromo, Chief Innovation Officer 


Kelly Haenlein, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives 

Moderator: Matt D’Oria, Chief Transformation Officer, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute



NEW JERSEY BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CREDITSBased on our understanding of the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy’s continuing professional education (CPE) requirements, Sponsor No. 185, this course will qualify for 7 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge. 

SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY BOARD ON CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATIONBased on our understanding of the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education mandatory continuing legal education requirements, this course will qualify for 7.4 CLE credits.  NJ HFMA is an approved service provider (#1098). 

HFMA NJ is authorized to award 6 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants should log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.







$500.00 Vendor Table - includes 2 attendees