Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Health Care Reform
A panel discussion by top health care leaders on the implications of health care reform and the emerging opportunities for entrepreneurs
Donald Dempsey, Senior Vice President, Marwood Group
Don Dempsey joined the Marwood Group in 2008 and is a senior team leader responsible for the firm's CMS and HHS coverage, research and analysis. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dempsey was an Associate Director for Human Resource Programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In that role, he was responsible for the review and oversight of federal departments and agencies with a combined total of more than $1.3 trillion in annual mandatory and discretionary spending. His duties included managing the OMB's budgetary oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, Mr. Dempsey supervised the development of the President's annual budget, representing the President in interactions with agencies to determine appropriate funding levels and analyzing and evaluating policy options from Congress, federal agencies, and other offices within the Executive Office of the President. Mr. Dempsey also provided guidance in reviewing regulatory and administrative actions taken by agencies within HHS to ensure adherence with the President's guidelines and priorities and worked with other offices in the Executive Office of the President in formulating both legislative and regulatory policy recommendations for the President. Prior to his service at the OMB, Mr. Dempsey served as a Legislative Director for Senator Richard Burr and was the Director of Health Policy for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee where he advised the Chairman on healthcare matters related to the budget process and drafted legislation. Prior to that he was a Legislative Assistant in the office of Senator Jon Kyl where he advised on all activities related to healthcare, including Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP.
Mr. Dempsey received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Christian Brothers University and a Masters degree in Economics from George Mason University. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 65 securities licenses.
Evan Falchuk, President and Chief Operating Officer, Best Doctors, Inc.
"Everyday, people face important medical decisions alone. Studies show one in five patients are treated based on an incorrect diagnosis. Best Doctors gives people access to the best minds in medicine, so they have the confidence to make informed choices about their care. By getting the diagnosis and treatment right, Best Doctors is improving the quality and cost of healthcare." - Evan Falchuk, President and Chief Operating Officer
Evan Falchuk leads Best Doctors internal and public strategy. Falchuk joined Best Doctors in 1999 and has held various positions at Best Doctors including general counsel. From 1994 to 1999, Evan was an attorney with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson in Washington, DC in the firm's SEC enforcement practice. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in History and earned his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Evan has been quoted and appeared in many media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, and on Fox's Cavuto, as well as numerous regional and business publications and blogs.
Christopher Ford, BA'73, Chairman, American Renal Associates
American Renal Associates-one of the largest dialysis providers in the US-offers an alternative to traditional large dialysis chain ownerships.
Chris is the former President of Fresenius Medical Care's International Services Division and has worked in the dialysis services industry since 1971. Under Chris' leadership, the international services business expanded from a presence in Spain and Portugal to provide care for 10,000 chronic dialysis patients located in 150 dialysis facilities among 14 countries. Earlier, he was responsible for all U.S. operations and held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations for the Dialysis Services Division.
Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Karen S. Nelson, RN, Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Massachusetts Hospital Association
Karen S. Nelson is Senior Vice President of Clinical Affairs for the Massachusetts Hospital Association, which, since its founding in 1936, has been the voice of the state's hospital community, representing not only large teaching hospitals, but the community hospitals that are the true life lines of Massachusetts towns and cities. In her position at MHA, Nelson provides strategic direction, leadership and project management to MHA for all activities related to clinical issues, health care quality, patient safety, public health, professional practice, the health care workforce, and health information technology. She is the point person for the association's innovative PatientCareLink program.
Before becoming MHA's Senior Vice President in 2005, Nelson was Executive Director, Clinical Compliance & Risk Management at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. In this role, working closely with the hospital's Chief Medical Officer and its leadership team, she planned and implemented the Brigham's response to all external requirements, including clinical and regulatory compliance, risk management, environmental affairs, clinical audit, accreditation, licensure, and interactions with the Department of Public Health. Previous positions in hospital leadership include Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. In her earlier career, staff nursing positions included DFCI and the Medical University of South Carolina.
Nelson is a Registered Nurse who received her B.S. from Saint Joseph College and a Masters in Public Administration from Suffolk University School of Management.
She is on the boards of the Mass. Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, the Mass. Center for Nursing and the Mass. Organization of Nurse Executives. She has been appointed to and currently chairs the Advisory Committee to the Mass. Health Care Quality & Cost Council.
716 Columbus Avenue, 6th Floor
Tuesday November 16, 2010
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Networking and hors d'oeuvres
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Panel discussion and open questions
Parking is available at Renaissance Garage at 835 Columbus Avenue.
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