The current healthcare landscape is filled with uncertainty. Will Congress attempt, again, to repeal or reform the Affordable Care Act? If so, what will that reform look like? If not, what will happen to the teetering health insurance exchanges across the country?
Our third annual Utah Healthcare Summit will explore this timely topic, along with the state’s opioid crisis, which is devastating families across the state.
The summit will also include the annual Utah Business Healthcare Heroes Award Luncheon, celebrating excellence and innovation within the healthcare system. The honorees include physicians who go the extra mile, administrators who’ve helped transform their organizations, compassionate volunteers and others who have made a meaningful impact on healthcare in Utah.
Utah Healthcare Summit Panel Discussions:
Replacing the Affordable Care Act has been the hot topic in Congress for months. While we still don’t know the outcome of reform efforts, we do know that change is coming—even if the Affordable Care Act is left in place, insurance markets will continue to destabilize across the country without legislative intervention. What does all of this mean for Utah and our healthcare system?
- Dr. Brian Shiozawa, State Senator and Emergency Care Physician at St. Mark’s Hospital
- Greg Poulsen, Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare
- Jennifer Danielson, Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Advocacy, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah
- Austin Miller, Managing Partner, IsoTalent
- Moderator: Jeana Hutchinson, Principal, Diversified Insurance Group
Utah’s Opioid Crisis
Utah is not immune to the nation’s opioid epidemic. In fact, the problem reaches into every community—urban, suburban and rural—across the state. What are the factors contributing to the epidemic, and what are community, government and healthcare leaders doing to combat the trend?
- Dr. Karen F. Buchi, Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, University of Utah
- Dr. Benjamin Thatcher, Chief Medical Officer, Valley Mental Health
- Dr. Joseph K. Miner, Executive Director, Utah Department of Health
- Moderator: Greg Bell, President & CEO, Utah Hospital Association