Pioneer’s 2017 Hewitt Lecture Highlights Innovations In The Massachusetts Healthcare Market

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BOSTON – While efforts to revise the federal healthcare law continue, Pioneer Institute is focused on real innovations in the healthcare market. “Evolving Healthcare Delivery Models” is the topic of the Institute’s 11th annual Hewitt Lecture in Healthcare, which will be held tonight at Harvard Medical School’s Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur Boulevard in Boston.

Former Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center President and CEO Paul F. Levy will moderate a panel discussion on the changing face of the healthcare market and innovations to meet consumer demand.

The distinguished panel will include Dr. Tobias Barker, Fay Donohue, Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, and Rob Graybill.

Fay Donohue is an Advanced Leadership Initiative fellow at Harvard University. She also chairs the National Institute of Children’s Health Care Quality and is a gubernatorial appointee to the Massachusetts Health Information and Analysis Oversight Council. Donohue previously transformed both Dentaquest and Delta Dental of Massachusetts during her tenure as CEO.

Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle is CEO of Iora Health, an innovative national healthcare delivery company. He was the first executive director of the Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement and served as managing director of the program’s advisory board.

Rob Graybill is vice president of product and sales strategy for Vitals, a leader in healthcare transparency. Previously, he was CEO of Compass Healthcare Advisers, which was acquired by Vitals in 2014. Rob was also part of the team that created SmartShopper, the first transparency program to offer significant savings to consumers, employers and health plans by combining transparency with consumer rewards.

Dr. Tobias Barker is the Chief Medical Officer of CVS MinuteClinic, the largest and fastest-growing medical clinic provider in the United States. CVS Health is the nation’s largest pharmacy healthcare provider.

An hors d’oeuvres reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by the panel discussion.

Tickets are $50, or $25 for students. Those interested in attending can RSVP online or contact Lauren Corvese at lcorvese@pioneerinstitute.org or (617) 723-2277 x202.

The annual Hewitt Lecture in Healthcare is dedicated to the memory of former Pioneer chairman Colby Hewitt. Past speakers have included Marylou Sudders, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services; Don Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Robert S. Kaplan, Emeritus Professor of Leadership Development at the Harvard Business School; David Cutler, Harvard economist; Avik Roy, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow; Uwe Reinhardt, Professor of Economics at Princeton University; Tom Miller, Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; and many more.

Pioneer Institute is an independent, non-partisan, privately funded research organization that seeks to improve the quality of life in Massachusetts through civic discourse and intellectually rigorous, data-driven public policy solutions based on free market principles, individual liberty and responsibility, and the ideal of effective, limited and accountable government.