Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value Hosts Annual National Conference Focusing on Better Care and Improved


Monday, May 1st at Rosen Shingle Creek

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 21, 2017) – The Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value (The Florida Alliance) is hosting their 24th Annual National Conference, “The Health Care (R)Evolution: ‘Getting to Better Care and Improved Outcomes,” on Monday, May 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando.

This year's Annual National Conference features numerous nationally renowned industry speakers discussing critical topics currently affecting our health care system. Catalyst for Payment Reform Executive Director, Suzanne Delbanco's presentation will focus on opportunities for high value purchasing in Florida. Also presenting at the conference is Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Surgical Director and The New York TimesBestselling Author of "Unaccountable," Martin Makary, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Makary will dive into how transparency disrupts an industry and transforms a nation.

In addition to Dr. Makary and Ms. Delbanco, guest speakers and plenary sessions will include:

  • Steven M. Berkowitz, M.D., FACC, SMB Health Consulting President, Reducing Clinical Variations Using Evidence Based Medicine
  • Dominic Lorusso, Director, Health Partnerships, Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports Choosing Wisely Campaign – Educating Consumers About Appropriate Care
  • Nick Miller, Pharm.D., Benecard FBF Clinical Pharmacist and Nancy Paradise, MBA, PHR, Sarasota County Government Manager of Employee Health & Benefits, Prescription Drug Cost Savings Through Clinical Controls and Benefits Management
  • Bruce Sherman M.D., FCCP, FACOEM, Medical Director, Population Health Management, Conduent HR Services (formerly Xerox), High Deductibles…High Risk? The Impact of Low Health Literacy on Members in HDHPs

This year’s conference features a new program, “The Leading Edge – Innovations in Health Care.” The Leading Edge showcases vendors that have been innovative, reflecting innovative thinking and best practices in the field of health care, health care delivery systems, payment reform, technology and/or benefit design. Speakers include Chief Medical Officer of Evolution Health Brent Myers, M.D.,

Senior Director of Payer and Employer Relations at Pacira Pharmaceuticals Janet Poppe and Senior Health Science Associate at Orexigen Tom Eastep. Dr. Myers will focus on how the “Implementation of a Value-Based Network Improves Outcomes, Enhances Patient Experience and Decreases Costs for Employers.” Mr. Eastep will discuss “Taking Aim Against Health Care Costs Associated With Obesity.” Ms. Poppe will present on “A Non-Opioid Option for Postsurgical Pain Management.”

“The Florida Alliance aims to offer Florida employers industry leading educational programs to help them make the best decisions, leading to better care and improved outcomes for their employees,” said The Florida Alliance President and CEO Karen van Caulil. ”We are proud to bring these nationally-renowned health care thought leaders to speak in Central Florida on topics that are affecting many employers in today’s marketplace.”

For more information, or to register for the 2017 Annual Conference, visit

If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event, please contact Karlene Lucas at karlene@flhcc.org.

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About Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value: The Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value (The Florida Alliance) represents major employers across the state that cover over two million lives, addressing one common goal: to improve the quality of health care for all Floridians. Through educational programs and quality improvement initiatives developed by the member organizations, Coalition staff, board members, partners, affiliates, and sponsors, The Florida Alliance organizes events that inform and contribute to health care quality improvement across Florida. For more information, please visit www.flhealthvalue.org, or find the organization on Facebook, Twitter (@FLHCC) or LinkedIn.

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