4:00 PM: Check in and Cocktail Reception 4:45 PM: Program Start
6:45 PM: Program End
This information-packed program will include relevant discussion around: * Value based health plans and direct contracting with providers (speaker Beth Ginzinger - BCBSAZ; responder Savas Petrides MD – ICP/HonorHealth) * Medicare for all: high level implications (speaker Denis Cortes – ASU/Mayo; responder Steve Purves - Valleyview) * Employer implications for culturally focused healthcare (speaker Hugh Lytle – Equality Health; responder JP Millon – Aetna/CVS) * AI enabled healthcare: Is it real? (speaker James Bates - Advinow; responder Kishlay Anand MD - AKOS)
James Bates is an accomplished CEO, entrepreneur, and board member who has led high-growth plans for a number of technology companies. Presently, Bates is CEO and Founder of AdviNow Medical (ANM), the world’s first Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality driven automated medical visit system. James conceptualized the idea behind ANM, wrote the fundamental patents, raised $7 million in capital, recruited the team, and launched the company. Today, ANM leads the world in the medical automation. Previously, James was responsible for the Analog and Sensor Group at $1 billion revenues Freescale/ NXP. He has experience with both public and private equity ownership structures.
James serves on the Board of San Jose based Sophatar, a location-based screen management/ advertising company that pioneered personalizing the shopping and dining experience, and has served in Board advisory roles for over a dozen technology firms.
James earned his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, from Brigham Young University. He is fluent in Japanese, lived in Tokyo for twelve years, and holds nine patents, and has written Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, and other technical leading conferences and publications. He resides in the Paradise Valley, Arizona, and enjoys family, sports, and particularly hiking.
Dr. Cortese’s current positions include Foundation Professor at Arizona State University (ASU), Director of ASU's Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program, and President of the non-profit Healthcare Transformation Institute based in Phoenix, AZ. He is an Emeritus President and CEO of the Mayo Clinic. He currently serves on the board of directors for Cerner Corporation, Essence Global Holding Corporation, and Pinnacle West. Memberships in national and international organizations include: the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, where he served as the original chair of the Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care; a National Associate of the National Research Council; an honorary member of the Royal College of Physicians (London) and the Academia Nacional de Medicina (Mexico). He formerly served in the following positions: member of the health advisory board of RAND; member, and served as the chair of the board, of the Health Care Leadership Council in Washington, DC.; member of the Harvard/Kennedy Health Policy Group; member of the Division on Engineering and Physical Science (DEPS) of the National Academy of Engineering; and Board member of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Education includes an AB from Franklin and Marshall, an MD from Temple University, and residency training in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases at the Mayo Clinic. Awards include an Ellis Island Award in 2007, the National Healthcare Leadership Award in 2009.
Jacque J. Sokolov, M.D. is chairman and chief executive officer of SSB Solutions, Inc., a diversified US based healthcare company with four strategic business units: 1) SSB Solutions (Management Consulting/Advisory Services - 150+ markets); 2) SSB Investments (Private Healthcare Investment Fund); 3) SSB Financial Services/Healthcare Community Development Group-HCDG (New Markets Tax Credits, Opportunity Zone Development, etc.); and 4) SSB Governmental Services (Veteran’s Accountable Care Organization/Group-VACO/VACG, etc.). Following his formal training as an academic cardiologist, he started his career as Vice President for Healthcare and Chief Medical Officer for Southern California Edison Corporation (NYSE: EIX). Dr. Sokolov currently serves or has served in multiple board capacities for Public Companies including Hospira (NYSE: HSP), MedCath (NASDAQ: MDTH), and PhyAmerica (NYSE: ERDR); Private Companies including GlobalMed, Zoonie(SMG), MyHealthDirect, NeuLife Neurological Services (NeuLife), Calviri, AKOS, the Trill Project and SSB wholly owned companies; and Non Profit Organizations including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The Health Futures Council at ASU, The Executive Committee of the Board of Councilors for the USC School of Pharmacy, The National Health Foundation, the American College of Medical Quality, the National Fund for Medical Education, and the National Business Group on Health and the White House Health Project.
Dr. Sokolov received his BA and MD Degrees from the University of Southern California. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School. He previously held and currently holds academic appointments and advisory board responsibilities in the Schools of Medicine, Business and Public Health at Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California.
Jean-Pierre Millon is a director at CVS Caremark, Inc. [NYSE:CVS], and a co-founder of BLS LLC, consulting and investing entity based in Indianapolis. He joined the boards of Portable Genomics, Proove Biosciences, and TAV Health. He sits on the CEO advisory board of Great Point Partners and was a special limited partner at Care Capital LLC, a HealthCare Venture Fund. Mr. Millon served as a director of Equian, Cypress Biosciences ( NYSE: “CYPB”), Prometheus Labs, Infusystems Inc. ( NYSE: INFU), and MPV Inc. He also advises start-ups in a variety of fields.
Mr. Millon’s board position at CVS Caremark since 2007 evolved as a result of CVS merger with Caremark and Caremark’s purchase of AdvancePCS, a pharmacy benefit management company. Before his post with Caremark, Mr. Millon was named to the board of AdvancePCS in 2000 upon the merger of Advance Paradigm and PCS Health Systems. Mr. Millon was former president and chief executive officer of PCS.
Prior to joining PCS, Mr. Millon was an executive with Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Millon’s career with Lilly and its subsidiaries spanned two decades highlighted by leadership positions in the US and executive posts in the Orient, Europe and the Caribbean Basin.
A native of Paris, Mr. Millon earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, and a degree in economics from the University of Lyon, France. He was awarded a Master’s of Business Administration in finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, IL.
Dr. Petrides is the current CEO of Innovation Care Partners (ICP), the clinically integrated network for HonorHealth. He was instrumental in the development and governance of Scottsdale Health Partners from 2010-2016 and facilitated the evolution of that company into Innovation Care Partners in 2016.
Prior to joining ICP fulltime, Dr. Petrides was a partner and Medical Director for Network Services at Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Centers, the largest and most successful nephrology practice in the country. He helped grow the practice to over 100 physicians and $200M in annual gross revenue. In his role as Medical Director he worked with multiple clinical networks to develop high value clinical services and create value based payment systems for nephrology care.
Dr. Petrides has held multiple medical directorships in dialysis and transplant medicine. He has served as a board member for the Donor Network of Arizona and is a longtime board member for the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. Through that organization he was instrumental in create the Cardio-Renal Society of America. One of the first multidisciplinary non-profit medical organizations in the world.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University, Magna Cum Laude and medical degree form Hahnemann University with honors. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing his Internal Medicine residency and Chief Residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania for specialty training in nephology and transplant medicine. He has held academic appointments at the University of Arizona and Mayo Medical College.
As chief strategy officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), Beth Ginzinger is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategic planning process and leading the development of corporate and subsidiary strategies. With over 25 years in healthcare strategy leadership roles, her expertise will help BCBSAZ expand the meaningful work we do on behalf of our members and identify opportunities to improve quality of life for all Arizonans.
Beth joined BCBSAZ in 2018 from Anthem Inc., where she served as vice president for provider joint ventures. There, she was instrumental in developing and deploying collaborative provider arrangements that focused on delivering greater value to customers. Prior to that, Beth was president and CEO of Radiant, a WellPoint subsidiary, where she held profit-and-loss management, sales, and operations responsibilities.
In addition to her role as chief strategy officer at BCBSAZ, Beth serves on the board of directors of Trinnovate Ventures, a BCBSAZ healthcare venture capital firm.
Beth moved from Southern California to Arizona when she joined BCBSAZ, and she and her family have embraced Arizona as home. She and her husband have two children and enjoy active involvement in their children’s sports and school life.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University, and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Steve Purves became President & Chief Executive Officer of MIHS in September 2013. MIHS is Arizona’s only public healthcare system and Maricopa County’s largest training center of physicians and other healthcare professionals. MIHS includes the Maricopa Medical Center, the Arizona Burn Center, the Arizona Children’s Center, a Level I Trauma Center, two behavioral health centers and a network of 13 Federally Qualified Health Centers that serve the entire county. Purves works with the publicly elected five-member Board of Directors who represent the Maricopa County Special Health Care District, to plan, direct and manage the current operations, future growth and program development for MIHS.
Purves is actively involved in the community as an ambassador for MIHS and in a variety of roles outside his health care duties. He serves on the America’s Essential Hospitals (AEH) Board, Arizona Hospital and Health Care Association (AzHHA) Board, Maricopa Health Foundation Board, the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance Board, Arizona Chamber of Commerce Board, Arizona State University Health Advisory Board and Health Futures Council, and the Arizona Health Collaborative (AHC) Board. Purves is also a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL) and an American Hospital Association Regional 8 Policy Board Delegate.
Prior to joining MIHS, Purves served seven years as President & CEO of Munroe Regional Health System, Inc., a public, not-for-profit healthcare system that serves Marion County and North Central Florida. The healthcare system includes Munroe Regional Medical Center, a 421-bed tertiary acute care hospital (recognized year after year as one of the nation’s top 50 hospitals), a wholly owned Clinical Integration Organization, Florida’s first Free Standing Emergency Center, a Speech and Hearing Center, three Wellness and Rehabilitation Centers and various clinical joint ventures, including a long term acute care hospital, a 180-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, and a regional home healthcare service.
From 1998 to 2006, Purves was President & CEO of the Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to that, Purves was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for New Hanover Regional Medical Center, a 700-bed public academic medical center in Wilmington, North Carolina from April 1996 until July 1998. Purves also served as Interim President & CEO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center from May 1997 – October 1997. From 1987 until 1996 he was employed by Carilion Health System in Roanoke, Virginia, where he served as COO of Roanoke Memorial Hospitals, the system’s 725-bed flagship teaching hospital.
He received his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education (Cum Laude) from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Purves is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Purves is a native of Roanoke, Virginia. He and his wife, Mary Anne, have two grown children and two young grandchildren.