Speakers

Brian Caveney, MD, JD  is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of LabCorp. Previously, he was Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield where he directed the development and implementation of strategies to help employers control health care costs while improving the health of their employees.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Caveney was a practicing physician and Assistant Professor at Duke University Medical Center and also provided consulting services for several companies in the Research Triangle Park region. He has worked on issues such as employee wellness, benefit plan design, disability, workers’ compensation, employee productivity, case management and regulatory compliance.

Dr. Caveney earned his MD from the West Virginia University School of Medicine, a JD from the West Virginia University College of Law and an MPH in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and is board-certified in preventive medicine with a specialty in occupational and environmental medicine. He is the Past President of the Southeastern Atlantic College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine and continues to hold an active law license in North Carolina.

 

 

Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH  Since being appointed as Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in January, Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, and her team have worked tirelessly to improve the health safety and well-being of North Carolinians. DHHS is a cabinet-level agency with approximately 16,000 employees and an annual budget of $20 billion. Among her top priorities are combating the opioid crisis, building a strong, efficient Medicaid program, and improving early childhood education.

Cohen is an internal medicine physician and has experience leading complex health organizations. Before coming to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She brings a deep understanding of health care to the state and has been responsible for implementing policies for Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Federal Marketplace.

A graduate of Cornell University, she received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Cohen is married to Sam Cohen, a health care regulatory lawyer. The couple has two daughters, ages 3 and 5.

 

David Snow, MBA is a nationally recognized healthcare executive with 38 years of experience leading Fortune 50 companies, hospitals and innovative start-ups.
He has been featured in several articles and was acknowledged as one of America’s Best CEO’s by Institutional Investor in 2008. He is passionate about healthcare, and has participated in many Government and Industry forums.

Dave is the Founder and CEO of Cedar Gate Technologies, an advanced prescriptive analytics company that provides the analytic capabilities and operating systems healthcare entities need to successfully manage under the new value and risk-based payment and performance models.  Prior to Cedar Gate, Dave held the positions of CEO Medco Health Solutions, President and COO Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, EVP Oxford Health, as well as other executive management positions at leading health insurance and hospital organizations.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Pitney Bowes and of CareCentrix, and is Chairman of the Teladoc Board of Directors. He is a member of the Board of Visitors for the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and a member of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism Board.  Dave holds a Bachelors Degree from Bates College, and a Masters Degree from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He and his family reside in Darien, Connecticut.

 

 

Joseph R. Swedish, MHA is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Anthem, Inc., a Fortune 33 company and the nation’s leading health benefits provider. Anthem serves more than 40 million members—or one in eight Americans—through its affiliated health plans, and over 74 million individuals across 27 states through its broad portfolio of health insurance and services subsidiaries, including Amerigroup, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans, CareMore, and Simply Healthcare.

Mr. Swedish has reinvigorated Anthem’s culture and leveraged his personal commitment to diversity and inclusion in order to create a company that can truly meet the unique needs of its increasingly diverse members and communities. Mobilizing the company’s 53,000 associates around four strategic pillars – provider collaboration, managing total cost of care, consumer centricity, and quality – he has put Anthem on track to realize its vision to be America’s valued health partner. Since Mr. Swedish joined the company in March 2013, Anthem’s membership has grown by four million, or 11 percent, to more than 40 million, the average share price has approximately tripled, and operating revenue has increased 39 percent to over $84 billion.

A visionary leader with a deep commitment to expanding access to high quality and affordable health care, Mr. Swedish works closely with political leaders and policymakers to find innovative, cost effective solutions to some of the nation’s most pressing health care challenges. In January 2017, amidst a pivotal time in the industry, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national trade association whose members provide coverage for health care and related services to millions of Americans every day. He continues to be a strong proponent for quality health care for all, including the nation’s most underserved and vulnerable populations.

Mr. Swedish has more than 44 years of health care leadership experience, including over 25 years as CEO for several major health systems, most recently as president and CEO of Trinity Health, an 18-state integrated health care delivery system. Previously he held CEO and senior leadership positions with Centura Health and Hospital Corporation of America.
Throughout his career, Mr. Swedish has built a reputation for accelerating financial and operational performance combined with improvements in cost and quality of care by enhancing strategic direction and tactical market realignment. He has also specialized in leveraging value-creating assets through mergers and strategic acquisitions. Mr. Swedish has been at the forefront of the industry’s efforts to utilize advances in information technology. During his tenure at Trinity, Mr. Swedish led the development of the nation’s first large scale electronic medical records system. In his current role, Mr. Swedish continues to apply his expertise through data analytics, provider enablement tools and consumer solutions.
Mr. Swedish received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his master’s degree in health administration from Duke University.

 

Peter Ubel, MD is the Madge and Dennis T. McLawhorn University Professor of Business, Public Policy and Medicine and the Associate Faculty Director of the Health Sector Management Program at The Fuqua School of Business.  Dr. Ubel’s research explores health and healthcare decision making, from decisions at the bedside to policy decisions. A practicing physician for twenty years, Ubel is interested in where policies, and management practices, intersect with clinical care. He uses the tools of decision psychology and behavioral economics to explore topics like informed consent, shared decision making and health care cost containment.

His books include Pricing Life: Why it’s time for healthcare rationing (MIT Press 2000) and Free Market Madness: How economics is at odds with human nature—and why it matters (Harvard Business Press, 2009); and Critical Decisions (HarperCollins, 2012), which explores the challenges of shared decision making between doctors and patients. He is currently writing a book about healthcare consumerism. You can find his blogs and other information at http://www.peterubel.com/.