2018
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FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 8-9, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Hint Summit unites innovators in healthcare
Learn about the models of tomorrow from the doctors who are building them today.
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Speakers
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Healthcare: Remixed
FOUNDER, MD
ZDOGG MD
Zubin Damania
http://zdoggmd.com/
dave_chase
The Opioid Crisis Wake-up Call
CO-FOUNDER, CEO
HEALTH ROSETTA
Dave Chase
https://healthrosetta.org/
sally-welborn
Coloring Outside the Lines of Healthcare
FORMER: SVP GLOBAL BENEFITS
WAL-MART STORES
Sally Welborn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sallywelborn/
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Confessions of a Reformed Insurance Broker
BENEFITS STRATEGIST
THE HILB GROUP
David Contorno
http://hilbgroup.com/
emilie-scott
Direct Care From a Patient's Perspective
CO-FOUNDER, MD
HALCYON HEALTH
Emilie Scott
http://www.halcyonhealthdpc.com/
John-Bender
Steering the Titanic: Tips for Innovating as a Group
CEO, MD
MIRAMONT FAMILY MEDICINE
John Bender
https://www.miramont.us/
ben-aiken
David and Goliath: Reinventing Healthcare From The Inside Out
MEDICAL DIRECTOR, MD
AVENU HEALTH
Ben Aiken
https://avenuhealth.com/
cristin-dickerson
Building Whole Products Around Direct Care
CO-FOUNDER, MD
LUCENT MD
Cristin Dickerson
http://lucentmd.com/
bliss_garrison
DPC - Simple Ideas, Trojan Horses and Transformation
FOUNDER, MD
BLISS MD
Garrison Bliss
http://www.blissmd.com/
dutch-rojas
Bring Value or Go Home
FOUNDER, CEO
SANO SURGERY
Dutch Rojas
http://sanosurgery.com/
berg_david
Direct Care: A Blue Ocean Strategy
FOUNDER, CEO, MD
REDIRECT HEALTH
David Berg
https://www.redirecthealth.com/
member_ZakHoldsworth@2x
Our Vision for Accelerating Direct Care
CO-FOUNDER, CEO
HINT
Zak Holdsworth
https://www.hint.com
Clint Profile
Engaging Employers
FOUNDER, CEO, MD
NEXTERA HEALTHCARE
Clint Flanagan
https://nexterahealthcare.com/
jeremy_smith
Saving Small Business with Direct Care
FOUNDER, MD
MYMD CONNECT
Jeremy Smith
http://mymdconnect.com/
jason-larsen
Marketing Your Direct Care Practice
CO-FOUNDER, CEO
ASSURANCE HEALTHCARE
Jason Larsen
https://assurancehealth.org/
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Changing the Status Quo in Washington D.C.
POLICY ADVOCATE
DPC COALITION
Jay Keese
https://www.dpcare.org
member_MichaelLubin@2x
Master of Ceremonies
HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE
HINT
Michael Lubin
https://www.hint.com
sean-schantzen
Building a Moat Around Your Direct Care Business
CO-FOUNDER, INVESTOR
HEALTH ROSETTA
Sean Schantzen
https://healthfundr.com/
Lori-Ann Profile
The Business Case for Direct Care
ADMINISTRATOR
ADVANCE MEDICAL OF NAPELS
Lori-Ann Martel
http://advmednaples.com/
alex-lickerman
Building a High Growth DPC Business
FOUNDER, MD
IMAGINE MD
Alex Lickerman
https://imaginemd.net/
joel-bessmer
Prove It or Lose It: Why Quantifying Your Value is Key to Growing Your Practice
FOUNDER, MD
STRADA HEALTHCARE
Joel Bessmer
https://www.stradahealthcare.com/
brett-swenson
The Case for a Hybrid Transition
FOUNDER, MD
SWENSON PREMIER CARE
Brett Swenson
http://www.swensonmdpremiercare.com/
dino-ramzi
Direct Care: A Patient's Perspective
FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, MD
PATIENT DIRECT CARE
Dino Ramzi
http://www.ptdirectcare.com/
ryan-neuhofel
Building an Alliance for the Future
FOUNDER, DO
NEUCARE
Ryan Neuhofel
http://neucare.net/
Vineeth-Yeddula
DPC 360 – Transforming Direct Care through Data Analytics
CO-FOUNDER
KPI NINJA
Vineeth Yeddula
http://www.kpininja.com/
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Breaking the Status Quo
Agenda
See below for a glimpse of the action packed program we have lined up. Throughout the event, there will be a combination of keynote talks, panels, collaborative breakout sessions and networking opportunities so that together we can help shape the future of Direct Care.
June 8
Day 1
Breaking the Status Quo
Direct Care provides more value for doctors and their patients than any other business model in healthcare.

Come hear about this rapidly growing trend from the innovators who are putting it in action today. Learn the secrets behind their demonstrated results in reducing cost, improving access and making independent practices profitable once more.
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7:00AM
Registration, Breakfast, & Networking
Get here early so you can meet other attendees, have a healthy breakfast, and get ready for a fantastic day.
member_MichaelLubin@2x
8:00AM
MC Welcome
Mike Lubin of Hint will open the conference and frame the day to come.
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8:15AM
Healthcare: Remixed
Dr. Zubin "ZDOGG" Damania will speak about the experiences that led to his burn-out under the Health 2.0 paradigm despite holding a coveted job in a prestigious bay-area health system, ultimately motivating him to leave corporate medicine and forge a new path with his own venture: Turntable Health. Zubin's incredible journey propelled him to the forefront of the Health 3.0 movement and led to numerous larger-than-life experiences, including a partnership with Tony Hsieh of Zappos to rebuild downtown Las Vegas with next generation healthcare at its core.

Now a professional spokesman of the movement, Zubin crosses the country delivering his insights into the future of healthcare innovation.
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9:15AM
Coffee Break
Mingle and network with pioneers in Direct Care from all corners of the industry.
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9:30AM
Confessions of a Reformed Insurance Broker
David Contorno represents a new class of benefits consultant who fight to secure the most value for their clients. Rather than seeking to run up the bill and increase their commission, as is common under the current paradigm, David lives at the forefront of healthcare innovation, educating himself on new cost saving models and expertly assembling them into consumable packages for employers.

David will pull back the curtain on many of the detrimental practices in today's health-benefits ecosystem and provide some tips for how to avoid them as a savvy healthcare consumer. Then he'll talk about an entirely new approach to assembling a corporate benefits program that is transparent, affordable, and accessible to all.
dave_chase
9:45AM
The Opioid Crisis Wake-up Call
Dave Chase has been building and investing in healthcare businesses for the better part of two decades. His unique perspective into the problems ailing our current healthcare system have led to his regular contributions on Forbes and the publishing of a widely referenced book.

Dave will talk about one of the biggest crises facing the medical community today, and how the decline of high quality primary care is the number one culprit. He'll conclude by profiling several innovative solutions to this problem currently being fostered by the Health Rosetta Institute, a healthcare innovation venture he co-founded in early 2016.
dutch-rojas
10:00AM
Bring Value or Go Home
33% of surgeries are medically unnecessary. No-one is more aware of this than Dutch Rojas , founder and CEO of Sano Surgery. Several years ago he started to look into this and other trends across his network in an effort increase the value his business provides to consumers and employers.

Hear his war stories as he grappled with this foundational issue, ultimately finding a true partner in the DPC networks around his community. Their deep relationships with patients allowed them to provide excellent advice that steered them away from unnecessarily invasive procedures. Dutch will talk about these and other innovations he's been pioneering at Sano, in a demonstration of the change that is sweeping across the entire healthcare system.
Break-coffee
10:15AM
Coffee Break
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10:45AM
Direct Primary Care Lightning Talks
A series of Direct Care pioneers will talk about the businesses they've built and the effects they are having in their communities.
bliss_garrison
10:45AM
DPC - Simple Ideas, Trojan Horses and Transformation
Dr. Garrison Bliss is a founding member of the Direct Primary Care movement, having operated his DPC practice Bliss MD for over 15 years in Seattle, Washington. Garrison will talk about the motivations behind the formation of this grassroots movement and the reasons why such a simple change is driving profound transformation across our healthcare system.
joel-bessmer
10:55AM
Prove It or Lose It: Why Quantifying Your Value is Key to Growing Your Practice
Dr. Joel Bessmer discusses the formation for Strada Healthcare and their strategy for leveraging a network affiliates model to serve large employer accounts. Dr. Bessmer will provide insights into operating this model and the importance of clearly defining accountability metrics that demonstrate success.
ben-aiken
11:10AM
David and Goliath: Reinventing Healthcare from the Inside Out
Dr. Ben Aiken will discuss his journey of transformation while pioneering a DPC offering within a large health system. Dr. Aiken will cover lessons learned and provide tips for effectively selling innovation in a politically complex environment.
Conversation
11:20AM
Content TBA
Break-refresh
11:30AM
DPC Panel
Each presenter from the previous session joins a panel discussion with moderated Q&A.
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12:00PM
Lunch
berg_david
1:00PM
Direct Care: A Blue Ocean Strategy
Dr. David Berg will outline how Redirect Health is using DPC to build complete healthcare products for a totally unaddressed portion of the healthcare market, enabling small businesses to provide excellent health benefits to hourly wage workers at an incredibly affordable cost.
jeremy_smith
1:30PM
Saving Small Business With Direct Care
Dr. Jeremy Smith of MyMD Select discusses best practices for selling DPC to small businesses, leveraging years of his own data as proof for this growth model.

Dr. Smith will conclude with his vision for wider DPC collaboration and the genesis behind his newest project: MyMD Connect.
member_ZakHoldsworth@2x
2:00PM
Our vision for breaking the status quo
Keynote: Zak Holdsworth, CEO of Hint
Break-coffee
2:30PM
Networking Break
Mingle and network with pioneers in Direct Care from all corners of the industry.
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3:00PM
Tech Talks: Direct Care by the Numbers
Vineeth-Yeddula
3:00PM
DPC 360 – Transforming Direct Care through Data Analytics
Vineeth Yeddula, co-founder of health analytics company KPI Ninja, will discuss applying advanced analytics and natural language processing algorithms to prove the value of Direct Care.
Conversation
3:10PM
Content TBA
Conversation
3:20PM
Content TBA
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3:30PM
Breaking the Status Quo in Washington D.C.
Jay Keese, Executive Director of the Direct Primary Care Coalition, will talk about the changing tides of healthcare reform in Washington D.C. and provide insights into the new Direct Care pilots being discussed for Medicare.
Conversation
3:45PM
Content TBA
Break-coffee
4:00PM
Refreshment Break
ryan-neuhofel
4:30PM
Building an Alliance for the Future
Dr. Ryan Neuhofel will discuss the motivations and vision behind the newly formed Direct Primary Care Alliance and other initiatives to unite individual reform efforts into a growing national movement.
sally-welborn
4:45PM
Coloring Outside the Lines in Healthcare
Sally Welborn, former Global Head of Benefits at Wal-Mart Stores, talks about the company's innovative and sometimes irreverent strategies for delivering the best healthcare to its employees.
cristin-dickerson
5:15PM
Building Whole Products Around Direct Care
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5:30PM
Panel: Engaging Employers
Dr. Clint Flanagan of Nextera Healthcare will moderate a panel of physicians, brokers, and benefits program managers to discuss the kinds of healthcare products and services that are most attractive in today's dynamic market.
Cocktail
6:00PM
Cocktail Hour
Grab a drink and reflect on the day's learnings.
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7:00PM
Afterparty
Enjoy a live performance by ZDOGG MD while dancing the night away!

Click here for more info.
June 9
Day 2
Scaling the Fixes
On the second day we'll roll up our sleeves and get to work scaling the fixes to today's healthcare crisis.

This day features a beginner's track covering basic rules for success, while the advanced track will discuss building a world of networks and ancillary services that compete directly with health insurance carriers.
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8:00AM
Breakfast & Networking
Grab a coffee and discuss the previous days events as you get ready for a day of hands-on workshops.
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9:00AM
Track 1: Direct Care Fundamentals
Hear tips and best practices from some of Direct Care's most thoughtful and experienced participants.
alex-lickerman
9:00AM
Building a High Growth Direct Care Business
Dr. Alex Lickerman and Rhea Campbell will discuss their experience co-founding Imagine MD. They'll do a deep dive into the data behind their rapid growth, and discuss best practices for building a strong, repeatable growth program.
Lori-Ann Profile
9:20AM
The Business Case for Direct Care
A lightbulb went off for Lori-Ann Martell when she first heard about Direct Care at an MGMA conference in San Francisco. She rushed back to her large family practice in Napels, Florida and immediately began building a business case for the transition.

2 years later, Lori-Ann will share the details of models she used to build consensus amongst her senior partners and prove Direct Care is a viable alternative for her community.
brett-swenson
9:40AM
The Case for a Hybrid Transition
Dr. Brett Swenson makes the case for a measured transition into Direct Care that has allowed him to sustainably transform the make up of his patient panel without sacrificing a dime of revenue.
jason-larsen
9:50AM
Building your Direct Care Marketing Plan
Jason Larsen will tell the story of starting Assurance Healthcare from scratch, and share his tips for building a successfully targeted marketing campaign to attract the right audience.
John-Bender
10:00AM
Steering the Titanic: Tips for Innovating as a Group
Dr. John Bender of Miramont Family Medicine will discuss the details of bringing a Direct Care offering into a very large, politically complex environment and provide a few tips for innovating as a group.
Conversation
10:15AM
Direct Care Fundamentals Panel
The morning's speakers will join a panel discussion and take questions from the audience.
Break-refresh
10:45AM
Roundtable Discussions
Each of the morning's speakers will lead a roundtable discussion on the topic of their presentation to share their expertise in depth
Break-refresh
9:00AM
Track 2: Health Rosetta Micro-Summit
Learn how to create an ecosystem around your Direct Care practice and influence larger segments of your local market.

Join a group of peers and the leaders from Health Rosetta in a series of organized presentations, regional round table discussions, and shared learning presentations. Participants will walk away with an actionable plan for their community and a network of relationships to put it into practice.
dave_chase
9:00AM
Building Support In Your Community
Learn how to activate your community around a common problem or goal that transcends individual ideologies. Then build on that consensus by demonstrating the effectiveness of a Direct Care solution.

Dave Chase of the Health Rosetta will profile several success stories and provide ideas for quick wins in your own market. Then the group will break into regional round tables to brainstorm specific actions and plan their execution.
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9:45AM
Plan Design and Execution
Keep your momentum going with a carefully design ecosystem around your business. Dave Contorno will discuss the ins and outs of designing Direct Care centric health plans and managing their execution across multiple partners.

We’ll discuss best practices for service contracting, price negotiation, accountability metrics and various network models. Then the group will break into regional round table groups to discuss strategies for implementation in their areas.
sean-schantzen
10:30AM
Replication Strategy
Leverage your early wins as you roll your new solution out across the entire market. Sean Schantzen of the Health Rosetta will discuss tested strategies for turning you first wins into a flywheel of success.

Topics covered will include how to finance new facilities, controlling market expectations, and marketing tactics for building the category of Direct Care. The regional groups will convene one last time to discuss their vision for building a new healthcare ecosystem in their areas of the country.
Break-coffee
11:15AM
Networking Break
Discuss ways to keep in touch after the event.
emilie-scott
11:45AM
DPC Patient Panel
Moderated By: Dr. Emilie Scott

A group of passionate DPC patients talk about the aspects that most excite them in this new model.
member_MichaelLubin@2x
12:20PM
MC Send Off
Mike Lubin of Hint closes the conference by reflecting on all that has been discussed and learned in the previous days.
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12:30PM
Close of Conference
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