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Connecting the Direct Primary Care Ecosystem

Watch the Hint Summit 2D videos to get fresh new perspectives on Direct Primary Care, learn about new strategies and partners, and start imagining new possibilities for DPC and your business.

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Program Themes

Hint Summit 2D will deliver insights from over two dozen forward-thinking speakers, interactive marketing & sales workshops, and structured networking activities to help you connect with DPC clinicians and demand-side partners. Here's a thematic summary of what's in store.

The New Case for Direct Primary Care

Physicians, policy experts, and researchers will discuss how COVID-19, federal and state policy, and a slew of new research are creating new opportunities for direct primary care.

Lessons in Leadership

Luminaries from DPC and beyond will share what they’ve learned about taking on the status quo, breaking through glass ceilings, and overcoming failures to achieve one’s goals.

The Next Generation of DPC

Fresh new faces and industry disruptors will explore how new models, service offerings, and healthcare ecosystem partners are creating stronger and more successful DPC practices.

Speed Dating & Hands-on Workshops

Make valuable new contacts through structured, rapid-fire one-on-one speed dating, and learn powerful marketing, sales, and retention techniques to build your brand and grow your practice.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, Sept 24, 2020

7:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m. PDT   view schedule   

7:30 a.m. PDT

Expo Hall Open

Stop by the expo area to connect with tech partners, networks & other affiliates that will help you successfully launch, operate & grow your DPC practice.

7:30 a.m. PDT

DPC Speed Dating

You've never networked like this before. DPC Speed Dating will randomly pair you with attendees for 3-minute conversations—just enough time to share the essentials and decide whether or not you want to continue the conversation later. When you meet someone you'd like to keep in touch with, you can click a button to instantly share your contact info. Then it'll be time to say, "Thank you. Next!"

9:00 a.m. PDT

Hint Summit 2D Kick-off

Speakers

Zak Holdsworth

9:05 a.m. PDT

Keynote

Rebuilding Public Trust in Healthcare

Join NYT bestselling author, Johns Hopkins surgeon and professor, Dr. Makary as he offers highlights from his recent book "The Price We Pay." This session--Rebuilding the Public Trust in Healthcare" is designed to shed light on the egregious behaviors taking place in the US health care system that has been slowly eroding the public trust in the medical profession. Marty reaffirms the notion the answers aren't coming from D.C. but rather from forward-looking primary care leaders and innovative delivery models that shift away from the current underperforming, fee-for-service model and, instead, focus on value and relationships to address the social, economic, and lifestyle determinants of health.

Speakers

Marty Makary, MD

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Sedera

9:40 a.m. PDT

Keynote

Restoring the Spark

In 2016, Dr. Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her diagnosis, at the age of 40, led to a transformation of her personal goals and goals for sparkMD, the direct primary care practice she founded in 2013 and operates today from her home town of Boise, Idaho. Hear about Dr. Julie's journey, including the important lessons learned and what opportunities are ahead for physicians and other stakeholders as we begin to introduce new services and new partners into our practices to restore health, hope and wellbeing in our communities.

Speakers

Julie Gunther, MD

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10:10 am PDT PDT

Expo Hall & DPC Speed Dating

10:25 a.m. PDT

The Direct Primary Care Study: Shining Light on a Path Forward

Fritz Busch, Milliman actuary & Co-author of the Society of Actuaries' 2020 Direct Primary Care Study highlights key findings of the report, while introducing additional data that helps build one case for "the path forward." Using the 80/20 rule as his guide, Fritz will explore utilization data for the large set of health care services that could be bundled and delivered "direct to consumer" through direct care practices. Review the data, then hear from DPC innovators introducing these models into their practice and community.

Speakers

Fritz Busch, FAA, MAAA

10:45 a.m. PDT

Case Study: DPC—Providing Value for Employers

Dr. Clint Flanagan along with St. Vrain Valley School District Benefits Manager, Vicki Mair will discuss the positive impact Nextera Healthcare has made on the District's health benefit plan. The case study came together though partnership with KPI Ninja and the Johns Hopkins’ ACG® research team. This thorough analysis provides testimony to the value DPC provides for employers.

Speakers

Clint Flanagan, MD; Vicki Mair

Presented by

nextera

11:15 a.m. PDT PDT

Expo Hall & DPC Speed Dating

11:25 a.m. PDT

Empowering Community-Owned Health Plans: The 5 Ways DPC is Critical to Relocalizing Health

It’s time we start thinking about healthcare as a local, grassroots movement. Change starts with local leaders, physicians, and forward-looking employers realizing that they can step away from status quo and have the power to improve access to care, remove wasteful healthcare spending, improve benefits and create a better experience for the physicians & patients. Learn from best-selling author and Creator of the Health Rosetta, Dave Chase as he highlights the 5 ways DPC is critical to relocalizing health.

Speakers

Dave Chase

Presented by

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12:00 p.m. PDT

Engaging Your Community to Grow Your DPC

"If THEY build it, They Will Come." DPC is similar to farming. In this presentation we”ll explore pre-qualifying, finding, planting, cultivating, harvesting, and more to create the field of dreams for your unique DPC.

Speakers

Delicia Haynes, MD

12:30 p.m. PDT PDT

Expo Hall & DPC Speed Dating

12:45 p.m. PDT

Measuring Practice Health

Learn about the metrics and resources available to accelerate the practice health of your DPC. Gain insights into how Hint is supporting clients in this session. Then sign up for your own DPC Practice Health Check on Day 2 (Friday) between 7:30-9:00 a.m. PDT. https://calendly.com/hint-summit

Speakers

Jennifer Rabiner; Tasha Demkiw

1:00 p.m. PDT

Leading Change in a Time of Disruption in Healthcare

A pioneer of direct care models, Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, Founder & CEO of Iora Health reviews his leadership journey through a time of disruption.

Speakers

Rushika Fernanopulle, MD

1:30 p.m. PDT

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

A former Ivy League college athlete, Jamie Pearson, has spent a lifetime sizing up the competition, designing game plans and winning. From founding and operating a successful real estate investment company, to her most recent role as CEO of Bhang Inc., Ms. Pearson is a powerful model of the mindset and moxie that allows leaders to shift past "thinking like a start up" in order to transform their organizations from “little-known” to “global leader.” In this inspirational, “TED talk” style keynote, Jamie will share the leadership lessons and forward-looking business strategy that helped her break the glass ceiling and become one of the handful of female CEOs of multi-national, publicly-traded companies. Jamie has led Bhang from a California chocolate company to a leading global brand, earning her a place in the “Female Fifty”, the 50 most powerful women in the cannabis industry.

Speakers

Jamie Pearson, MEd

1:55 p.m. PDT

Keynote

The ZDoggMD Show w/ Dr. Marty Makary

Dr. Zubin Damania is joined by Johns Hopkins surgeon and Professor of Health Policy, Dr. Marty Makary to help cut through the haze of talking heads to get to an effective, evolving, and compassionate pandemic strategy, one where direct primary care and other advanced primary care models are at the center.

Speakers

Dr. Zubin Damania; Dr. Marty Makary

Presented by

Hint Health logo

2:45 p.m. PDT

DPC Tech Talks & Roundtables

DPC clinical and technology leaders share unique insights and moderate roundtable discussions on hot topics within the industry.
2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

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3:35 p.m. PDT

Expo Hall & DPC Speed Dating

Friday, Sept 25, 2020

7:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m. PDT   view schedule   

7:30 a.m. PDT

Practice Health Checks for Hint Customers

Hint customers: Sign up for a 1-on-1 consult to explore new data about your practice. https://calendly.com/hint-summit/practice-health-check?month=2020-09

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7:30 a.m. PDT

Exhibit Hall & DPC Speed Dating

7:45 a.m. PDT

DPC Tech Talks & Roundtables

DPC technology and ecosystem partners share unique insights and lead discussions on hot topics within the industry.

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8:45 a.m. PDT

How to Shop for Healthcare

Join the CEO of Green Imaging—DPC's popular imaging partner—for an insightful journey through the healthcare purchasing process.

Speakers

Cristin Dickerson, MD

9:00 a.m. PDT

Day 2 Kick-off

9:05 a.m. PDT

Navigating the DPC Legislative Landscape Post Election

Jay Keese, JD, Executive Director of Direct Primary Care Coalition and Jeremy Schupbach, Government Relations at Proactive MD, offer an educational look at the legislative landscape of DPC, wins for DPC, and answer the burning question: Post-election, what is the path forward for DPC practices and employers, along with what can be done today -- serving in your roles, using your sphere of influence in your communities and state -- to carve a space for DPC.

Speakers

Jay Keese, JD; Jeremy Schupbach, MPP

9:35 a.m. PDT

DPC: Destination or Launchpad?

DPC: Destination or Launchpad? Direct Primary Care is a unique healthcare delivery & purchasing model that flips the perverse financial incentives in the underperforming, status-quo US healthcare system. But now that we have this new alignment of incentives, how can we use DPC as a platform for innovation as opposed to a finished product? Join Kendrick Johnson, D.O., Founder & Chief Medical Officer of Ark Family Health as he shares the model and partners behind his DPC’s significant growth and how it’s become a shining example of the future of healthcare.

Speakers

Kendrick Johnson, DO

9:55 a.m. PDT

The Virtual (Direct) Primary Care Revolution

Join WTF Health's Jessica DaMassa as she interviews the 'who's who' of virtual care—Jay Parkinson of Sherpaa & Crossover Health, Fay Rotenberg of Firefly Health, and AKOS MD's David Slepak. You'll get an insider's perspective on how digital health, telehealth, data analytics, and virtual care can become a bigger part of the future of the healthcare industry.

Speakers

Jessica DaMassa; Jay Parkinson, MD; Fay Rotenberg; David Slepak

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10:25 a.m. PDT

The Secret System No One Is Talking About

In this riveting, fast-paced, Ted-talk style keynote, Rachel Knox, MD, MBA, highlights the secret system no one is talking about-- the Endocannabinoid System. A graduate of Duke University and Tufts medical school, Rachel extended her training in Family and Integrative Medicine with study in the areas of Functional Medicine, Cannabinoid Medicine, and Endocannabinology. Dr. Knox will discuss her care model, the educational support she offers other physicians and how these efforts are transforming traditional practices to create better overall health for their patients.

Speakers

Rachel Knox, MD, MBA

10:50 a.m. PDT

Expo Hall & DPC Speed Dating

Speed Dating

11:05 a.m. PDT

DPC Practice Fragility

On average, a full-time primary care physician in the U.S. will lose more than $65,000 in revenue in 2020. Overall, the U.S. primary care sector will lose nearly $15 billion. Losses stem from drastic reductions in office visits and fees for services during COVID-19 shutdowns from March to May. Losses threaten practice viability, reducing further an already insufficient number of primary care providers in the United States. Direct primary care practices are ready to serve as health care heroes. Hear from Tom Blue, functional medicine expert as he shares important data from a recent study that dispels these statistics for direct primary care leaders and how this innovative model can lead the way forward.

Speakers

Tom Blue

11:30 a.m. PDT

Delivering a Remarkable Member Experience

From the time of your business launch to identifying the best strategy and partners to grow your DPC practice, practice leaders must have the right focus on the people, processes and platforms to achieve results. Hear from successful Colorado DPC practice leader, Dr. Brieanna Seefeldt and Lauren Tancredi, Practice Development Lead from Hint as they review strategy, resources and questions to ask as you design how patients will participate with the practice, how you'll teach patients to engage with your practice and what you can put in place to ensure a remarkable member experience.

Speakers

Brianna Seefeldt, MD; Lauren Tancredi, MHA

12:00 p.m. PDT

Expo Hall & DPC Speed Dating

Speed Dating

12:30 p.m. PDT

Advanced Primary Care: Integrating Mental Health into the DPC Model

Dr. Richard Edgerly, Holly Porter, LMHC, and Jason Larsen of Assurance Healthcare & Counseling Center share how they have integrated Mental Health Counseling into the framework of their Direct Primary Care practice in Yakima, WA. Their results have shown that daily coordinated care between physicians and counselors in the DPC setting offers a new level of primary care that shines a spotlight on "next generation" DPC models.

Speakers

Jason Larsen; Holly Porter, LMHC; Richard Edgerly, MD

12:45 p.m. PDT

DPC Accelerator Workshop: How to Get Yourself on TV: Building Your Brand, Telling Your Story"

Join Physician, Founder & Author, Dr. Paul Thomas of Plum Health as he shares his insider tips on how to build set the vision, build your brand and effectively market yourself and your practice. Dr. Thomas will offer instruction in the first part of this session. Attendees will then break into small groups to craft your elevator pitch (why you? why DPC?) and practice with your peers.

Speakers

Paul Thomas, MD

1:15 p.m. PDT

DPC Accelerator Roundtable: Marketing

DPC Accelerator Roundtables: The Art of Enrollment: How to Gain Patients from Email Marketing

Speakers

Lauren Tancredi; Ariele Scharff

1:35 p.m. PDT

Courageous Leadership

Meet unassuming badass CPA Marilyn Bartlett—who took on health systems and insurance companies to orchestrate an overhaul of Montana's government employee benefits. Ms. Bartlett helped Montana move from RED to MILLIONS AHEAD. But her journey didn't stop there. Hear about this courageous leader's path and the lessons she learned along the way. Marilyn now serves as a Senior Policy Fellow at the National Academy for State Health Policy. In 2019, Forbes ranked Marilyn #13 on its World's 50 Greatest Leaders list.

Speakers

Marilyn Bartlett, CPA

2:05 p.m. PDT

DPC Accelerator Workshop: What DPCs Need to Know About Employer Direct Contracting

Working with employers can exponentially grow a DPC practice, especially when physicians are able to contract with larger self-insured employer groups. However, working with employer groups can be a complex endeavor; it can require long sales cycles, insurance broker negotiations, sophisticated reporting tools, understanding the plan design & how other stakeholders fit into the equation (and much more). Any practice looking to break into the employer market should have a strategy and be sure they understand exactly what tools they need to master this space. Joel Bessmer, MD, CEO of Strada Healthcare; Katrine Nicol, JD of Nicol Health Law, and Sean Schantzen, Co-founder & CEO of Health Rosetta offer the key points for employer contracting followed by working roundtables as part of the DPC Accelerator Course.

Speakers

Kat Nichol, JD; Joel Bessmer, MD; Sean Schantzen, JD

2:40 p.m. PDT

DPC Accelerator Roundtables

Roundtable discussions with the experts: select from conversations with Joel Bessmer, MD; Kat Nicol, JD; or Sean Schantzen, JD

3:00 p.m. PDT

Keynote

Our Vision for Transforming US Healthcare

Hint Health CEO, Zak Holdsworth, takes you on a nostalgic look back at the growth of the Direct Primary Care industry and a bold look forward at where both Hint and the Direct Primary Care industry are heading.

Speakers

Zak Holdsworth

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3:55 p.m. PDT

Closing Remarks

Keynotes

Zubin Damania, MD

Hospitalist & Host of The ZDoggMD Show

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Zubin Damania, MD

Zubin Damania, MD is UCSF/Stanford trained internist, assistant professor, comedian and the founder of Turntable Health, an innovative healthcare startup that was part of an ambitious urban revitalization movement spearheaded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh. As a way to address his own “burnout” and find a voice, Zubin started producing videos and live shows under the pseudonym “ZDoggMD” that have since gone epidemically viral. This launched a grassroots movement — nearly a billion views and a passionate tribe dedicated to improving healthcare for everyone.

Marilyn Bartlett, CPA

#13 on Fortune Magazine's World's 50 Greatest Leaders

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Marilyn Bartlett, CPA

Ms. Bartlett's noteworthy accomplishments overseeing the State of Montana’s self funded health plan and passionate contributions to her constituents and industry has earned the respect of public and private leaders, alike. In 2018, she was named to the “50 World Greatest Leaders” list by Fortune Magazine. With a focus on primary care, hospital and pharmacy contracting, Marilyn’s self funded benefit design has become a blueprint for public entities and large association plans across the U.S. and led to her appointment as Senior Policy Fellow with the National Academy for State Health Policy.

Marty Makary, MD

NYT Best-selling author

Johns Hopkins professor

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Marty Makary, MD

Dr. Marty Makary is the New York Times bestselling author of The Price We Pay, which has
been described by Don Berwick as “a deep dive into the real issues driving up the price of
health care” and by Steve Forbes as “A must-read for every American”.

Marty is a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has served in leadership roles at the World Health Organization and has published over 250
scientific articles on organizational culture, vulnerable populations, and health care costs. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and is Editor-in-Chief of Medpage Today. A
leading voice for physicians, Marty writes for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times,
and USA Today and is a frequent medical commentator on CNBC and Fox News.

His current research focuses on the appropriateness of medical care, payment reform, and relationship-based medicine. He serves as the executive director of Improving Wisely, a
national collaborative to reduce unnecessary care, and serves as. His latest book, The Price
We Pay, was credited for the recent bipartisan White House executive order on price
transparency. His previous books include Mama Maggie and Unaccountable, which was
adapted for the hit T.V. series, The Resident.

He is a graduate of Bucknell, Thomas Jefferson and Harvard University, and completed his
surgical training at Georgetown University and subspecialty training in surgical oncology and
gastrointestinal surgery at Johns Hopkins.

Julie Gunther, MD

Founder, Spark MD

President, DPC Alliance

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Julie Gunther, MD

Dr. Julie Gunther is a dual-Board Certified Family Physician who founded sparkMD in 2013 and currently serves as President of the DPC Alliance. At the age of 40, Dr. Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer which led her to re-frame her personal goals and goals for sparkMD, seeking to build a robust, compassionate, diligent and capable team that delivers urgent care services, wellness services and aesthetic services, focusing across the board on mental and physical well being.A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Julie has been featured in Forbes, NPR, Bloomberg News, Medical Economics, Physician Practice, Reason TV, KevinMD, Greenbelt Magazine among many other forums.

Zak Holdsworth

CEO, Hint Health

Entrepreneur

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Zak Holdsworth

Zak is CEO and Founder of Hint Health, a Direct Primary Care solutions company that partners with visionary provider organizations, employers and benefits advisors to build successful DPC programs. Zak started his career as an Electrical Engineer / CS working on automation systems and embedded medical devices and later as a tech consultant for clients in healthcare, digital media and entertainment.

More recently Zak worked as a VC at Voyager Capital focusing his efforts on early stage digital media and healthcare IT startups. A Stanford MBA graduate, Zak has worked for and advised a number of startups on product marketing, business development and strategy.

Speakers

Delicia Haynes, MD

Founder & CEO, Family First Health Center

Rushika Fernandopulle, MD

CEO, Iora Health

Brieanna Seefeldt, DO

President, Direct Osteopathic

Jay Keese, JD

CEO, Capitol Advocates

Exec. Dir. Direct Primary Care Coalition

Paul Thomas, MD

Founder, Plum Health DPC

Kathrine Nicol, JD

Founder, Nicol Health Law

Dave Chase

Creator, Health Rosetta

Author “Relocalizing Health: The Future of Health is Local, Open, and Independent”

Clint Flanagan, MD

Founder & CEO, Nextera Healthcare

Top 20 Who’s Who in Direct Primary Care in the US

Joel Bessmer, MD, FACP

Chief Medical Officer, Strada Healthcare

Jamie L. Pearson, MEd

President/CEO, Bhang Corporation

Jeremy Schupbach, MPP

National Director, Strategy & Government Relations, Proactive MD

Fritz Busch, FSA, MAAA

Consulting Actuary, Milliman

Rachel Knox, MD, MBA

Endocannabinologist, Doctors Knox, Inc

Tom Blue

Co-founder, VirtualPractices

Director Industry Strategy & Partnerships, The Institute for Functional Medicine

Holly Porter, LMHC

Lead Mental Health Counselor & Chief of Staff

Assurance Healthcare & Counseling Center

Sean Schantzen, JD

Co-founder & CEO

Health Rosetta

Jason Larsen

CEO, Assurance Healthcare & Counseling Center

Richard Edgerly, MD

Founder, Assurance Healthcare & Counseling Center

Jennifer Rabiner

VP, Product

Hint Health

Lauren Tancredi, MBA

Practice Development Lead, Hint Health

Jay Parkinson, MD, MBA

Chief Designer, Crossover Health

Founder, Sherpaa

Fay Rotenberg

President, Firefly Health

David Slepak

Executive Vice President, AKOS MD

Ariele Scharff

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Hint Health

Kendrick Johnson, DO

Founder, Chief Medical Officer, Ark Family Health

Cristin Dickerson, MD

Managing Member, Green Imaging

Tasha Demkiw

Head of Customer Success

Hint Health

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