High-Impact Health Care: Moving from Member Engagement to Empowerment

  • June 12, 2019
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
  • Online

Digital health care is at a fever pitch. With new and converging technologies, the coming boom of AI and blockchain, and the transition to value-based care, the next decade is poised to bring about a seismic shift in the status quo and refocus health care on its greatest consumer: the member. Member needs may seem complex, but they are actually quite straightforward: convenience, increased efficiency, access to information, and the opportunity to connect with a person if a digital service fails. Members today are not thinking about engaging with their health insurance providers. Instead, they want to understand what payers and providers can do for them; they are already showing enthusiasm for new models of care and an appetite for change.

Brian Kalis, Managing Director of Digital Health at Accenture, will discuss how digital trends are impacting consumer expectations for health care. Dr. Mark Leenay, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of WellCare Health Plans, will share how WellCare is leveraging these trends not just to engage members, but to empower them. Afterwards, Adam Sabloff, Chief Executive Officer of VirtualHealth, will lead a discussion about how industry leaders can work together to reduce the financial and clinical burden of care and provide real value to members, payers, and providers.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to move from member engagement to member empowerment, and why it matters
  • How to take calculated risks that create growth and continue to meet members’ liquid expectations
  • The importance of building trust with members to make them comfortable sharing their data
  • How to innovate for today’s competitors and future-proof against tomorrow’s threats


Brian Kalis
Managing Director of Digital Health

Brian Kalis is a Managing Director of Digital Health and Innovation for Accenture’s health business. As a seasoned executive, Brian works with health providers, payers, government organizations and technology companies worldwide as they design strategies, build capabilities and deploy digitally-enabled models to support their objectives. Select areas of focus include digital health, consumer engagement, health innovation and consumer tools, such as wearables and mobile apps. Brian is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Entrepreneurship and Computer Science. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mark Leenay, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

Dr. Mark Leenay serves as WellCare’s executive vice president and chief medical officer.  He is responsible for executing on the clinical vision for WellCare with a particular focus on population health management and delivering clinical value. He leads WellCare’s clinical strategy and policy to improve members’ health outcomes and clinical and system integration, while reducing overall healthcare costs. Dr. Leenay has more than 30 years of clinical and operational experience. Prior to joining WellCare he served as a chief medical officer and senior vice president within various divisions of Optum. In these roles, he supported clinical solutions in the U.S. and abroad overseeing clinical programs ranging from wellness to complex condition management.

Adam Sabloff
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Adam Sabloff, CEO and Founder of VirtualHealth, has worked at the forefront of health care transformation for more than a decade, perfecting the technologies that pioneered patient-centered care. Utilized by some of the most innovative health plans in the country, VirtualHealth’s HELIOS platform is the first comprehensive care management solution purpose-built to power the entire ecosystem of value-based care. Previously, Adam spearheaded the development of the first ever “The Ritz-Carlton Residences,” a new concept in real estate that he co-created in partnership with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Adam is a recipient of the Baltimore Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”, the Daily Record’s “Most Influential Marylanders”, and American Business Awards’ “IT Exec of the Year”. VirtualHealth has received multiple awards for its work, including #39 in Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500, Modern Healthcare’s 2018 Best Places to Work, and the 2018 TripleTree iAwards for Healthcare Engagement.

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