Join us for a day filled with information and solutions pertaining to value-purchasing of health and pharmacy.


When:  Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Where:  The GM Renaissance Conference Center in Downtown Detroit

Time:  8:00 am to 3:00 pm

8:00 am light breakfast & networking, Forum begins promptly at 8:30 am


8:00am:  Breakfast and Networking

8:30am:  Welcome – Bret Jackson, Economic Alliance for Michigan

8:45am:  Convincing the C-Suite to Invest in Health, Ray Fabius M.D., Healthnext & Karen Personett, DTE Energy

9:30am:  Identifying and Mitigating Low-value Care, Mark Fendrick M.D., University of Michigan

10:20am:  Break

10:30am:  Performance Incentives, ACOs, Centers of Excellence, Bundled Payments – What is Working?


  • Leah Binder, Leapfrog Group
  • Michael Thompson, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
  • Karen van Caulil Ph.D., Florida Healthcare Coalition

11:30am:  Lunch and Networking

12:00pm:  A Direct Contracting Journey, GM and Henry Ford – Sheila Savageau, General Motors

1:00pm:  Break

1:15pm:  Yes, You Can Really Do Something To Bring Value To Your Pharmacy Spend


  • Tom Sondergeld, Walgreens
  • Lauren Vela, Pacific Business Group on Health

2:05pm:  RAND Hospital Price Transparency Study 2.0


  • Chapin White, RAND
  • Gloria Sachdev, Employers Forum of Indiana
  • Bret Jackson, Economic Alliance for Michigan

3:10pm:  Wrap up

3:15pm:  Adjourn