Employer forums

To help you stay current on the important issues and trends in health care, we provide a series of free, live events with expert speakers.

Designed to be timely and highly relevant to issues and strategic questions you're facing, these forums cover a broad range of topics, which could include such things as new care delivery models, key drivers of health care cost and quality, and the impact of government mandates.

April 8, 2015

How to cultivate employee engagement and why it matters
Dave Miller, co-founder, and Erin Kennedy, vice president of client services, LifeBalance

March 11, 2015: Portland

House calls in the 21st century
Michelle Wernert, telehealth program manager, Providence Health & Services

February 11, 2015: Portland

Exercise as prevention and intervention for everyone
Dr. James Beckerman, M.D., medical director, Center for Prevention and Wellness, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute

January 20, 2015: Portland

The changing face of Providence: What's possible when we work together
Mike Butler, president of operations and services, Providence Health & Services

November 12, 2014: Portland

Ethical dilemmas that keep physicians up at night; an ethicist's response
Fr. John Tuohey, senior director, Center for Ethics, Providence Health & Services Oregon Region

October 8, 2014: Portland

Achieving balance in pharmacy total cost management
David Robertson, RPh, senior pharmacy manager, Providence Health Plan

September 10, 2014: Portland

Wellness: Partnering with Providence to support your goals
Jessica Molay, health and wellness product manager, Providence Health Plan
Michael Severson, health management consultant, Providence Health Plan

June 17, 2014: Portland

Looking ahead: The politics, policies, and implications of the Affordable Care Act
Cindy Gillespie, senior managing director, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

May 14, 2014: Portland

The case for accountable care
David Barnes, Ph.D., manager for strategic engagement, Providence Accountable Care Services

April 9, 2014: Portland

Redesigning health care to better serve patients and payers
Panel discussion moderator: Rebecca Coplin, chief administrative officer of clinical programs, Providence Health & Services

  • Ty Gluckman, M.D., FACC, FAHA, cardiologist, medical director, Clinical Transformation Council, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Kathy Criswell, RN, MSN, executive, Providence Regional Women & Children's Program
  • Karen Foley, OTR/MCF, executive, Orthopedic Institute, Providence Health & Services – Oregon

March 12, 2014: Portland

Intro to medical economics – Using real-world data to uncover and address health care cost and utilization drivers
Drew Tarab, senior director of informatics, Providence Health Plan

February 12, 2014: Portland

Transforming care delivery through the medical home model
Dr. Joe Siemienczuk, Providence Medical Group chief executive

January 8, 2014: Portland

Beyond health insurance reform: On the road to accountable care
Jack Friedman, chief executive, Providence Health Plan