3rd Annual Western PA Healthcare Summit - Friday, October 14!

The 2016 Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit, or PAHS, will feature a series of industry-leading keynote speakers including David Holmberg, President and CEO of Highmark and Dr. John Bulger, CMO of Giesinger Health Plan.  The Summit will offer two separate education tracks focusing on the cutting edge advancements in leadership, finance and technology which are shaping the future of the healthcare industry. 

The first educational track will focus on advancements within healthcare administration and financial management strategies. The second educational track will review upcoming advancements in the healthcare information technology and provide an in-depth look into how each advancement is being piloted within the industry currently. 

When: Friday, October 14

Where: Sheraton Station Square, 300 W. Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

1.5 Face to Face credits available + qualified education 

More information, including agenda and resgistration, can be found here.

Know you're going? Register here now! 


7:30 AM - 8:15 AM  Continental Breakfast - Sponsored by nThrive

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM  Opening Comments

Keynote Speaker

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM

Opening Keynote Speaker 

David L. Holmberg, President & CEO, Highmark Health & Chairman of the Board, Highmark, Inc.

General Session

9:30 AM -10:20 AM

Inflection Point: Supply, Demand and the Future of Work in the Pittsburgh Region  (Track 1)


  • Linda Topoleski, VP, Workforce Programs and Operations, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

9:30 AM -10:20 AM

Referral Management and Patient/Physician Relationships  (Track 2)


  • Rick Cancelliere, Chief Executive Officer

10:40 AM - 11:30 AM

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation funded Primary Care Resource Center (PCRC) Project (Track 1)


  • Keith T. Kanel, MD, MHCM, FACP, Chief Medical Officer Jewish Healthcare Foundation

10:40 AM  -  11:30 AM

The Transformation of Population Health through the Use of Intelligent Virtual Assistants (IVAs)
(Track 2)


  • Scott Bachik, Senior Vice President of Healthcare True Image Interactive, LLC


12:00 PM -1:30 PM

Technology Innovation Panel: Changing the Face of Healthcare  


  • Kris Mamula, 
  • Sharon Dorogy, 
  • Harun Rashid 

Moderator:  Jeffrey Crudele, CFO, Allegheny Health Network

General Session

1:40 PM - 2:30 PM

Rebuilding the Village - The Future of Pediatrics
(Track 1)


Todd Wolynn, MD, MMM, IBCLC, Chief Executive Officer Kids Plus Pediatrics

1:40 PM - 2:30 PM

Security Challenges in Healthcare (Track 2) 


Matt Carbonara, Manager Information Assurance
Allegheny Health Network’s Security Team

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Using Value-driven Alphabet Soup to Improve the Health for Patients and Populations: MACRA, MIPS... (Track 1)

John Bulger, DO, FACOI, FACP, Chief Medical Officer
Geisinger Health Plan

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

CDI and Coding: A Focus on Quality Initiatives
Tammy Needham, RHIT, CCS, Director, Inpatient Coding 
(Track 2) 

Anne Robertucci, MS, RHIA, Strategic Product Manager Optum 360

Keynote Speaker

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm


4:35 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing Keynote Speakers

Diving into MACRA: Focusing on the Details

Corinne Proctor Boudreau, Senior Marketing Manager,

Consolidation and Competition in US Healthcare

Martin L. Gaynor, E. J. Barone Professorship of Economics and Health Policy, Carnegie Mellon University


6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Evening Networking Reception

Grand Concourse

Sponsored by United Healthcare