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On the front line of innovation

The Future of Health Care Conference

On the front line of innovation. 

Learn from and network with those moving the health care industry forward.

The annual Future of Health Care Conference is switching gears this year. In response to COVID-19 and to better serve our audience, we’re offering free, monthly webinars highlighting the innovation of the industry. Each month hear leaders in health care discuss topics relevant to the future of health care.

See what webinar is offered this month below and we hope to see you in 2021!

Have questions? 

Contact Sandy Bauer, program manager. She can help you determine if this conference is the right fit for you, answer any questions you have and make sure you receive important conference notifications.


Sandy Bauer

Program Manager
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Phone Number
(651) 962-4621

Future of Health Care Webinar Series

Redesigning Health Care

What can the future of health organizations look like if we are successful with payment and provider reforms? Delivering affordable, accessible, and high quality care requires a reimagining of how we have traditionally delivered and paid for health care. Join Mike Mikan, President and CEO of Bright Health Group Inc., who will share progress made in creating ways of conducting business to improve health, and Dr. MayKao Hang, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Founding Dean of the Morrison Family College of Health, who will ask him questions about Bright Health and strategies that have helped build this successful company.

March 12, 2021
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. CST
Online via Zoom

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About the Presenters

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Mike Mikan

As president and CEO of Bright Health Group Inc., Mike sets the strategic direction and oversees day-to-day operations of the company. Mike is a seasoned operator in managed care and a transformational leader in health care and consumer-facing businesses. Before joining Bright Health, Mike was chairman and CEO of Shot-Rock Capital, a Minneapolis-based private investment firm. Prior to Shot-Rock Capital, he served as president of ESL investments and was on the board of several companies, including Best Buy and AutoNation. 

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Dr. MayKao Hang

Dr. MayKao Y. Hang was appointed vice president and founding dean of the Morrison Family College of Health in the fall of 2019. Hang is a proven, values-based leader who is passionate about the well-being of underserved communities and a champion of addressing disparities, and her background makes her an exciting fit to lead the new college. As president and CEO of the Wilder Foundation, for example, she designed programs and initiatives to address complex community issues and worked to integrate behavioral health services. 

Previous Webinars

The more data we have, the better we are at identifying social determinants of health. Yet, what new learnings are we gleaning from that data? How is technology both negatively and positively impacting social determinants of health? Has COVID-19 spotlighted any specific social determinants of health? What new innovative strategies are being implemented to improve community health? With all the questions being asked, it’s time for answers. Listen as Jennifer DeCubellis from Hennepin Healthcare and Dr. Anthony Iton from The California Endowment discuss what their organizations are doing to combat negative social determinants. 

Get to the root of health equity in this Future of Health Care webinar. This webinar features Dr. Nathan Chomilo, a leader in advocacy and practicing medical profession, and Dr. Marc Gorelick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Minnesota, as they identify how the medical industry reinforces structural racism and how COVIV-19 has exposed it. They delve deeper into the use of race in medicine and explore why a racial equity lens is paramount in a sincere effort to reduce inequality.  

This webinar features leaders of two new strategic business models from large national players in their markets. Sheila Krocak from Best Buy Health and Jared Mueller from the Mayo Clinic Innovation Exchange present an overview of how their organizations are creating new, innovative strategies in order to enter new markets, build internal agility and expand their reach.

VillageMD has announced a partnership with Walgreens to be the first national pharmacy chain to offer full-service doctor offices co-located at its stores on a large scale. This expanded partnership will open 500 to 700 “Village Medical at Walgreens” physician-led primary care clinics in more than 30 U.S. markets in the next five years, intending to expand in the future.

VillageMD has shown great success in its model of care including utilization 39% lower rate of acute admissions than market average, a $200 lower per member per month costs on average across fully at-risk Medicare Advantage contracts, an 85% medication adherence rates for diabetes medications and 93 average net promoter score. 

Brent Asplin, MD, President of VillageMD shared their team-based clinical model and how they plan to roll out this business model. Will the Twin Cities be one of the 30 U.S. markets. 


The 2019 Future of Health Care Conference took place on November 8, 2019. 

A front line is defined as the most influential position in a debate or movement. There is a movement toward innovation in health care organizations of all sizes - from small entrepreneurial start-ups to large corporate entities. Learn how the front line is playing a major role in shaping the industry with innovation to significantly alter the current model of health care in the United States. From robots in ICUs, AI, and training with virtual reality to the policymakers, pricing models, health plans and health system expansion, spend a day learning from some of the most influential local and national players in health care.

Past Presenters:

  • Using Technology to Deliver Better Care - Sanford Health with Dr. Allison Suttle, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Sanford Health
  • Innovation at Kaiser Permanente with Dr. Edward Lee, MD, EVP & Chief Information Officer, The Permanente Foundations 
  • On the Front Line of Emerging Technology with Cody Ross, Founder, SlingshotVR, Dr. Marc Tompkins, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, University of Minnesota and Tria Orthopedic Center and Dr. Darin Willardson, MD, CEO, Horizon Virtual Internal Medicine
  • Corporate Leader Perspectives on Innovations Around the Corner with John Driscoll, SVP of Recovery Services, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Amanda Tufano, CEO, Genevive

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Is This Conference Right For You?

Whether you work for a health care company or do business with health care companies, this conference is helpful in understanding what is around the corner in the industry and networking with those moving health care forward.

This conference draws 250+ attendees each year. Common titles include:

  • Account Executive
  • Administrator
  • Attorney
  • Board Member
  • CEO
  • Chief of Staff
  • Clinical Director
  • Consultant
  • C-suite
  • Managing Director
  • Medical Director
  • Nurse Manager
  • Owner
  • Physician
  • President
  • Principal
  • Senior Manager
  • Vice President

Thank you to our partners!

This conference has been carefully planned through a partnership between CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), Fredrikson & Byron and the University of St. Thomas.



CLA exists to create opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. With more than 6,100 people, 120 U.S. locations, and a global affiliation, we promise to know you and help you. For more information visit CLAconnect.comInvestment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor. 

Fredrikson & Byron


Fredrikson & Byron was founded in Minneapolis in 1948. Since then, they have grown into an international firm of over 290 attorneys in more than 50 practice areas. They serve a broad variety of publicly and privately held businesses, financial institutions, healthcare and life sciences organizations municipalities, professional corporations, limited liability companies, nonprofits, trade associations, partnerships and individuals.

Clients include new ventures, small and medium-sized companies, family businesses, and national and international companies traded on world stock exchanges. Fredrikson & Byron offers services to clients worldwide through domestic offices.

University of St. Thomas


The University of St. Thomas is at the leading edge of digital trends in health care, working and consulting with companies and organizations within the Minnesota health care system and educating their leaders to drive transformation.

With graduate business programs, Executive Education programs and the Center for Business in the Innovation of Health Care, St. Thomas is helping to education students and organizations to think critically, act wisely and work skillfully for the common good. 

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Consider sponsoring the 2021 conference

Get your company information in front of 200+ health care executives at this annual conference. Contact Brian Godfrey at 651-962-4608 or godf0521@stthomas.edu for more information about how you can sponsor this annual conference. 

Benefits of This Program

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Benefits of This Program

Get on the balcony – spend a day out of the office learning so that you can go back and implement new ideas.

Learn from local and national health care leaders – Gain insight from those innovating from within their organizations.

Network with health care leaders – With an audience of over 250 health care professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to make connections with the movers and shakers in the industry.

Hear about new innovation and what’s ahead – As a health care leader, you know how important it is to stay current on emerging trends.

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