Washington, D.C.

Nashville, TN


Drive Greater Value With A Comprehensive Cost Management Strategy

  • September 28, 2017
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
  • Online

Membership and revenue growth are being offset by rising medical and administrative costs. As a payer seeking sustainable growth, you need to deliver member and patient value at a lower total cost.

This panel discussion is designed to get payers thinking bigger, broader and deeper when it comes to driving greater value. Research shows that payers leave a lot of value on the table when they manage IT, operations, and medical costs separately. With a comprehensive cost of care strategy, they can achieve breakthrough value AND cost savings.

During this panel discussion you will learn:

  • best practices to achieving higher quality of care at a lower cost
  • how to operationalize a comprehensive cost of care strategy
  • bold moves you need to take and steps to get started

Who should attend: Those who are interested in driving value through modernizing the way care is delivered while reducing total cost of ownership. This topic is particularly beneficial to the payer COO, CIO, CFO, and EVP/SVP/VP of Operations


Jimit Arora, Partner, IT and Digital Services Research, Everest Group
Jimit Arora leads Everest Group’s IT and Digital Services research practice, which is focused on conducting in-depth research on the full spectrum of technology services across applications, infrastructure, cloud and digital services. Jimit is also responsible for Everest Group’s vertical-specific research practices that are focused on Healthcare, Life Sciences and Financial Services.


Eric Peterson, Vice President, Health Care Operations Marketing, Optum
Eric Peterson serves as Vice President of Health Care Operations Marketing for Optum.  In this role Eric’s responsibilities include leading a team focused on clearly and distinctly representing Optum’s capabilities in the areas of claims payment, quality optimization, operational best practices, technology innovation and member/patient engagement.  Before joining Optum in 2013, Eric most recently worked for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in various roles spanning Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy and Marketing over seven years.


Robert Adams, Vice President, Optum Advisory Services
Robert Adams serves as Vice President of Optum Advisory Services and has over 25 years of industry experience – from running health plans as CEO and in network contracting to strategic partnerships and being a conduit with large clients.  As an executive advisor, Adams has led initiatives focused on Total Cost of Care, Performance Benchmarking, Medical Behavioral Integration and re-vitalizing growth.