Advancing Health Care Transformation in North Carolina



Advancing Health Care Transformation in North Carolina

February 8, 2019 — 9:00AM–3:00PM

On February 8, 2019, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy will bring together stakeholders from across the state’s health care sector to survey current progress on health care transformation in North Carolina and identify further steps that will improve our state’s health outcomes, slow cost growth, and reduce disparities.

This event will focus on both individual and multi-stakeholder efforts that can improve care through areas like payment reform, population health management, information technology support, social determinants of health, and other key factors. We hope these topics will be useful to policymakers, health system leaders, major employers, and providers alike. Our state’s competitiveness and the health of our population depends on our collective ability to build a more innovative and more effective health care system.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Corey Booker, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Physician; Founder and CEO, OnPulse
  • A. Wesley Burks, CEO, UNC Health and Dean, UNC Health Care
  • Christie Burris, NC Health Information Exchange Authority / NC HealthConnex
  • Mandy Cohen, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Patrick Conway, former President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Greg Griggs, Executive Vice President, North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
  • Carmen Hooker Odom, Cardinal Innovations
  • Mark McClellan, Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
  • Aaron McKethan, Senior Policy Fellow, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
  • Timothy Reeder, President, North Carolina Medical Society
  • Bill Roper, Interim President, University of North Carolina
  • Gary Salamido, Chief Operating Officer and Acting President, North Carolina Chamber
  • Dev Sangvai, Executive Director, Duke Connected Care, Duke University 
  • James Sills, President, Mechanic and Farmers Bank
  • Karen Smith, Family Medical Practice, Raeford, NC
  • Melissa Thomason, Patient Advocate & Advisor
  • Betsey Tilson, Chief Medical Officer, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Hugh Tilson, North Carolina Health Education Centers
  • Michael Waldrum, President and CEO, Vidant Health
  • Eugene Washington, President and CEO, DUHS and Chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University Health System

This gathering is a widely attended event in compliance with our understanding of the requirements and restrictions of the North Carolina Ethics Act and Lobbying Law.