KANSAS CITY, MO - Caravan Health announced Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Quint Studer, Founder of The Studer Group and Studer Community Institute, will take the main stage as featured speakers for the fourth annual Accountable Care Symposium on December 11-12, 2019 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Secretary Cohen is an internal medicine physician who formerly served as the Chief Operations Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where she was responsible for implementing policies for Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Federal Marketplace. She will bring her insights about value-based care and the population health initiatives to the symposium.

“Leadership is more important than ever in this time of great change in health care,” said Secretary Cohen. “I look forward to our discussion about current efforts in North Carolina and beyond to transform health care and the leadership needed to manage through complex change.”

Mr. Studer has spent decades discovering and refining the tools and actions to create and sustain a culture of high performance. He is a highly requested speaker and a best-selling author. His most recent book is titled The Busy Leader’s Handbook. 

“The number one leadership skill individuals and organizations need today is the mastery of leading and managing change. While the word change is used often, not enough time is spent helping those in health care know how to maximize their performance in the ever-changing environment,” said Mr. Studer.

“Again, this December Caravan Health will welcome hundreds of practitioners, executives and experts to a one-of-a-kind opportunity for learning and connecting with colleagues,” said Tim Gronniger, Caravan Chief Executive Officer. “The two-day event will be filled with informative and dynamic speakers covering all the most pressing topics in care coordination, physician engagement and population health management.”

In addition to featured speakers, this year’s symposium will feature five learning tracks geared to different levels of expertise and different roles. The tracks include general sessions led by Caravan Health leaders and leading health care experts; innovations in technology; leadership and strategy which will include - for the first time ever - sessions that celebrate women in leadership roles; practice transformation; and starter sessions for new participants.

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