HIDA Executive Conference | March 26-29, 2019

General Sessions

Wednesday • March 27

2019 Political Debate: Bobby Jindal & Barbara Boxer Go Head-To-Head On Politics, The Economy, And Healthcare

8:30 – 9:45am | Moderator:  Matthew J. Rowan, President and CEO, HIDA

Senator Barbara Boxer

  • US Senator (D-CA), 1993-2017
  • Chair (later Ranking Member) of the Senate Environment Committee and Senate Ethics Committee; senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-1993
  • Democratic leader in the Senate, serving as the Chair Deputy Whip, 2005-2016
  • Champion for the environment, infrastructure, women's issues, and education
  • Former stockbroker and journalist

Governor Bobby Jindal

  • Two-term Republican governor of Louisiana, 2008-2016; nation's youngest governor when he was elected
  • As governor, reformed the state charity hospital and the state's healthcare payer systems
  • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-2008
  • Strong healthcare background:
    • Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001-2003
    • Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals by age 24
    • Consultant at McKinsey & Co. aiding healthcare payer, pharmaceutical, and manufacturer clients

Economic Outlook for 2019

1:00 – 2:15pm

Alan Beaulieu, President, Institute for Trend Research

  • HIDA's favorite economist and top-rated speaker
  • Predicts future economic trends with 94.7% accuracy
  • Co-author, Prosperity in the Age of Decline

Trade wars, political gridlock, immigration debate – how will these and other issues impact the U.S. economy and the business climate?  What actions should business leaders take to limit risk and maximize revenue? Find out from HIDA's favorite economist, Alan Beaulieu.  In this popular session, he offers a clear forecast for key economic metrics including growth, inflation, employment, and interest rates, along with strategic advice for growing your business amid uncertainty.

Thursday • March 28

Disruption In Healthcare: Game Changing Trends

8:30 – 10:00am

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Will Transform Healthcare Delivery

Thomas D. Schwieterman, MD, Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, Midmark Corporation

  • Leads the company focus on innovative technology and new approaches that enrich experiences between caregivers and their patients at the point of care
  • Expertise in the development of clinical solutions, recognizing and understanding market trends, monitoring and providing insight on government regulations, and identifying and quantifying new innovations in healthcare
  • Practiced family medicine for 12 years before joining Midmark
  • Board certified and continues to practice medicine

What’s Ahead For Healthcare Consolidation?

Megan Perry, MS, Corporate VP, Mergers & Affiliations, Sentara Healthcare

  • Perry directs new market growth and partnerships for Sentara, one of the nation's top integrated healthcare systems with 12 acute care hospitals and 300+ sites of care
  • She has held leadership roles at Sentara for over 20 years including business development, operations, and other programs
  • A not-for-profit hospital system, Sentara includes advanced imaging centers, assisted living, rehabilitation, home health, hospice, a health insurance plan, and a remote intensive care service

The Role of Telehealth

Randall Moore, MD, Telehealth Expert

  • Former president, Mercy Virtual, led development of telemedicine as a transformation catalyst throughout and beyond one of the nation’s leading health systems
  • Led development of the world’s first program entirely focused on remote/virtual solutions to enable full patient centric care and person centric health
  • Former CEO, American Telecare, a leading telehealth solutions company partnered with IDNs and other providers
  • Board of directors, American Telemedicine Association
  • Board Certified internist and licensed physician

Friday • March 29

HIDA Government Affairs Update: Tariffs, Reimbursement, and More

8:30 – 9:45am

Healthcare remains a top issue for American voters. HIDA’s Government Affairs team will provide critical insights on key policy issues that impact healthcare costs and coverage.

Josh Babb, Director of Government Affairs, HIDA

Linda Rouse O'Neill, VP Government Affairs, HIDA


  • The latest on Medicare and Medicaid funding
  • Healthcare affordability
  • Mid-term election results will have an impact on the future of healthcare