One of the “most influential people in healthcare” anchors the list of prominent speakers booked for the fourth annual Healthcare Economics Summit.


Dr. Steven Klasko, president and CEO of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, is a transformative leader and advocate for a revolution in our systems of health care and higher education. This year alone, Klasko was named the first Distinguished Fellow of the World Economic Forum and released two books – “Un-Healthcare: From Sick Care to Health Assurance” and “Patient No Longer: Why Healthcare Must Deliver the Care Experience that Consumers Want and Expect.”

For the past three years, Modern Healthcare has named him among the Top 100 Most Influential People. In 2018, he tied for the No. 2 spot on the list.

This year’s Healthcare Economics Summit event, which is put on by Concordia’s Batterman School of Business and the Remedium eXchange Think Tank, has moved to a virtual format due to COVID. It will kick off at 7:45 a.m. on July 31 and conclude in the afternoon with Klasko’s keynote. The $35 registration fee includes a copy of “Purple Solutions: A Bipartisan Roadmap to Better healthcare in America” and supporting materials.

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Related: Want to extend the conversation? Register for the free afternoon session titled “Telehealth and the Post-Covid World: The Future of Healthcare—Accelerated” Learn more here

In addition to Klasko, this year’s event promises a slate of respected experts and notable figures. Read on to meet the speakers (listed in order of appearance during the July 31 event). Click here for their full bios.

Daniel Sem, PhD

Dean, CUW Batterman School of Business & Director, Rx Think Tank

7:40-7:45 a.m. “Welcome—Purple solutions to fix healthcare in America”

 


Barbara McAneny

Former President of the American Medical Association, CEO of New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants

7:45-8 a.m. | “Problems in healthcare that need purple solutions”

 


Sen. Ron Johnson

U.S. State Senator, R-Wisconsin

8-8:30 a.m. “The need for healthcare reform; Q&A”

 


Dr. Susan Bailey

Allergist/Immunologist, President of the American Medical Association

8:30-9 a.m. “Purple solutions to empowering the physician-patient relationship”


Cynthia Fisher

Founder and Chairperson of PatientRightsAdvocate.org

9-9:20 a.m. “With 2020 Vision: See the Impact of Healthcare Price Transparency to American Consumers”

 


Dr. G. Keith Smith

Board-certified Anesthesiologist

9:20-9:40 a.m. “Transparent, Direct, Bundled Pricing: A successful Case Study for Better Healthcare at the Oklahoma Surgery Center”

 


David Balat

Director of the Right on Healthcare Initiative, Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF)

9:40-10 a.m. “Direct Care: Empowering Patients”

 


Dr. Murray Feldstein

Visiting Fellow for Health Care Policy at the Goldwater Institute

10-10:20 a.m. “Rethinking Medical Licensure”

 


Edward Kaleta

Vice President of U.S. Government Relations, Walgreens

10:20-10:40 a.m. “Consumerizing Healthcare and Expanding Licensure in a Retail Setting”

 


Amanda Deegan Winters

Director, Healthcare Public Policy at Walmart

10:20-10:40 a.m. “Consumerizing Healthcare and Expanding Licensure in a Retail Setting”

 


Dr. Brian Blase

CEO of Blase Policy Strategies, LLC

10:40-11 a.m. “Trump Administration Policies on Transparency, Choice, and Competition”

 


Curt Gielow

Healthcare and Higher Education Consultant

11-11:30 a.m. “Wisconsin’s Attempt at Universal Healthcare with Private Market Competition”

 


Jon Richards

Partner, Ziino, Germanotta, Knoll & Christensen

11-11:30 a.m. “Wisconsin’s Attempt at Universal Healthcare with Private Market Competition”

 


David Riemer, JD

Public Policy Adviser

11-11:30 a.m. “Wisconsin’s Attempt at Universal Healthcare with Private Market Competition”

 


Tyler Watts, PhD

Associate Professor of Business at Ferris State University

11:30-11:45 a.m. “The Economist Perspective on Healthcare Safety Nets: What Would Friedman and Hayek Say?”

 


Dr. Michel Accad

Internal Medicine and Cardiology

11:45 a.m.-12 p.m. “Argument Against Universal Government-Sponsored Healthcare”

 


Charles Stevens, JD

Attorney, Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

12-12:20 p.m. “Argument For a Limited Healthcare Safety Net”

 


James Tarasovich

Regional Chief Financial Officer for the South Market of Ascension Wisconsin

12-12:20 p.m. “Argument For a Limited Healthcare Safety Net”

 


David Riemer

Senior Fellow of the Community Advocates Public Policy Inst.

12:20-12:40 a.m. “The Biden Healthcare Proposal and Obamacare”

 


Anne Marie Finley

President, Biotech Policy Group

1:40-2 p.m. “Accelerating Drug Development—Simplifying FDA Regulations Before & During Covid”

 


Naomi Lopez-Bauman

Director of Healthcare Policy, Goldwater Institute

1:40-2 p.m. “Accelerating Drug Development—Simplifying FDA Regulations Before & During Covid”

 


Robert Graboyes

Senior Research Fellow and Healthcare Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

2-2:20 | “The Future of Technology-Enabled Healthcare, Post-Covid”

 

— Kali Thiel is director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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