Healthcare THOUGHT LEADERS
Over the past two decades, Roy A. Franco has emerged as one of the principal architects of policies and practices that define the world of Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) compliance. From his experience as director of risk management for Safeway from 1993-2010, he realized the need for greater clarity and efficiency in matters related to Medicare compliance.
John C. Goodman is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on health policy. He is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the widely acclaimed book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal calls Dr. Goodman "the father of health savings accounts." He has written numerous editorials in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, Los Angeles Times and many other publications.
Steve Spina is responsible for OneBeacon Professional Insurance's health group, which provides liability insurance solutions for medical facilities, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations and hospitals, physicians and complex risks. Spina’s group also offers tailored coverages for the medical excess segment and has developed an innovative extended reporting period (ERP) product to address the evolving physicians’ integration environment.
Kaveh Safavi is the managing director for Accenture's global healthcare business. Safavi is responsible for developing and driving a growth strategy that differentiates Accenture's offerings for providers, health insurers and public and private health systems across the globe.
Tom Emerick is president of Emerick Consulting and cofounder of EdisonHealth and Thera Advisors. Emerick’s years with Wal-Mart Stores, Burger King, British Petroleum and American Fidelity Assurance have provided him with an excellent blend of experience and contacts.
Al Lewis, widely credited with having invented disease management, was founding president of the Care Continuum Alliance and is president of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium, the leading procurer and evaluator of valid programs for health plans and large employers.
Vivek Wadhwa is a fellow at Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; director of research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and distinguished fellow at Singularity University.
Vijay (Vee-jay) Govindarajan (go-vin-da-RAH-jin), known as VG, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Distinguished Fellow at The Dartmouth Center For Healthcare Delivery Science.