HIDA Executive Conference | March 26-29, 2019

General Sessions

Wednesday • March 27

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

8:30 – 9:45am

Senator Barbara Boxer

• U.S. 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

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 background in healthcare: Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001-2003, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals beginning at age 24, consultant at McKinsey & Co. aiding healthcare payer, pharmaceutical, and manufacturer clients

Moderator: Matthew J. Rowan, President and CEO, HIDA

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 • 8:30–9:50am

Disruption in Healthcare: The Role of Telehealth

Javeed Siddiqui, MD, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, TeleMed2U
• Infectious diseases physician
• Recognized medical technologist who has previously held an appointment at the School of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
• Served as the Medical Director of one the nation’s top telemedicine programs at the University of California, Davis
• TeleMed2U is a multi-specialty medical practice that is 100% telemedicine based, providing telemedicine services to hospitals, outpatient clinics, and patients

Telemedicine is quickly moving into the mainstream and transforming the way patients receive healthcare. In this compelling presentation, find out how much things are changing, how quickly, and what’s ahead. Dr. Siddiqui will share insights on how telemedicine partnerships can work, and their impact on critical issues like infection prevention, increasing access to care, and reducing the per capita cost of care.

Friday • March 29 • 8:30 – 9:45am

Impact of the New Congress on Healthcare Policy and Payment

Josh Babb, Director of Government Affairs, HIDA
Linda Rouse O'Neill, Vice President, Government Affairs, HIDA

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.

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