Panel: Healthcare Disruption: Which Segments Will Adapt and Thrive?

Session Description: 

The areas of patient care, healthcare financing, and payments have been disrupted this past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the impact of COVID on healthcare delivery through these various lenses. The panel will discuss what they have learned during the pandemic in each of their business segments and how post COVID health care delivery has changed. Any strengths or weakness that have been exposed by COVID-19 will be explored along with what parts of the healthcare value chain will need to evolve and adapt. The opportunities for improvement in health equity that could come from the disruptions in healthcare will be considered from the different panelist viewpoints.

This course was originally recorded in June 2021 as part of Sepsis Tech & Innovation. 

Target Audience

Industry leaders, Public Policy Experts, Health and hospital Leadership (C-Suite, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, CIOs), Health quality and decision support leaders, Health Investors and VCs, Health and Technology Media, Health Advocates, Health Advisors, Health Educators, Health Marketers. 

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Andre Vovan, MD, MBA

Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety, Tenet Health

Dr. Vovan is currently Vice President of quality and patient safety for Tenet Health. Previously he was Chief of clinical effective for Providence St Joseph Health southern CA region. He is a critical care physician with a heavy interest in the marriage of clinical operations, technology, artificial intelligence and the science of performance improvement to enable better health care for more people at lower cost.



Jeffrey S. Guy, MD, MSc, MMHC, FACS

Vice President, Care Process Design and Clinical Engineering, HCA Healthcare

Dr. Jeffrey Guy oversees Care Delivery and Clinical Innovation, Clinical and Economic Effectiveness, and Research. Previously, he served as the Chief Medical Officer of the TriStar Division of HCA, a hospital system of twenty hospitals in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. Before taking Division Chief Medical Officer's role, he was Chief Medical Officer of TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Dr. Guy joined the HCA Healthcare in 2012 as the founding Chief Medical Officer for the Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Before joining HCA, he was Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Regional Burn Center at Vanderbilt University and course director of Critical Care Physiology at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. His clinical expertise is in the areas of trauma, burn, emergency surgery, and critical care. Dr. Guy has academic interests in smoke inhalation, ARDS, prehospital emergency care, and abdominal wall reconstruction following trauma. He has published over seventy-five articles and chapters and edited twelve textbooks in the areas of trauma, burn, and prehospital emergency care. Dr. Guy obtained his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University. He trained in General Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Akron General; Research Fellowship at Case Western Reserve; Surgical Critical Care, Trauma, and Burn Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also earned a Master’s in physiology at the University of Akron and a Masters of Management in Healthcare from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt.

John C. Chang, MD, MBA, MHCDS

Region VP, Regional Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Dr. Chang is the Regional Vice President, and Regional Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthCare (UHC), representing health benefits coverage for 3.3 million Commercial lives spanning 14 markets. He is a physician executive leader with deep experience leading clinical teams and strategic programs focused on achieving the Triple Aim to improve the per capita cost of healthcare, improve the health of populations, and optimizing the patient experience. Dr. Chang has also served in similar physician executive roles with Blue Shield of CA, and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chang earned his MD from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, completed his clinical training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at U.C. Irvine Medical Center, and earned his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He recently completed dedicated study focused on Healthcare Delivery Science at Dartmouth Tuck School of Business and The Geisel School of Medicine.

Karsten Russell-Wood, MBA, MPH

Executive Director, Portfolio Management, Philips

Karsten Russell-Wood, MBA, MPH, is a healthcare marketing executive with over 20 years of global product development and strategy experience. He currently serves as the Global Portfolio Marketing Leader for the Connected Care Cluster of Philips Healthcare. He is responsible for linking the innovations of Philip’s product teams to the prospect and customer-focused commercial operations of the business unit to build the Philips global brand, create consumer awareness, dominate thought leadership, and drive customer preference for the solutions through all channels, every day. Prior to joining Philips, Karsten held global product management roles within GE’s healthcare businesses with an orientation to targeted patient populations and continues to be active in venture capital and start-up phase HealthTech businesses. Karsten received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Johns Hopkins University, and holds an MPH from University of Massachusetts. Karsten presently is pursuing doctoral work at the LeBow College of Business, Drexel University where his dissertation concentrates on adoption of online health and pharmacy into consumer populations and new marketing approaches in the healthcare solution market.

Sylvain “Syl” Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP, FAAN, FAONL

Senior Vice-President, System Chief Nursing Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health

Sylvain “Syl” Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP, FAAN, FAONL is the System Chief Nursing Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health representing nursing practice for 38 thousand nurses in 51 hospitals, 1085 clinics in seven states. Dr. Trepanier is a seasoned nurse executive with healthcare system experience in executive leadership, organizational transformation, and system standardization. Dr. Trepanier is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Organization of Nursing Leadership (AONL). He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Montreal Canada and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC), Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing. He currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee for CGFNS International, on the Advisory Board for the Institute of Human Caring, and is one of three appointed nurse leaders serving on AHA’s, Clinical Leadership Committee.


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