Innovations X Speakers

Posted on: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 / By:

PerformRx is proud to announce our lineup of guest speakers for Innovations X. This year we’re honored to host over 20 speakers from across the healthcare industry. Each of our speaker’s unique experiences, talents, and knowledge makes the Innovations X conference an amazing experience for all attendees. Here are some of our highlights:

Conference Host:

As always, Mesfin Tegenu, President of PerformRx will be your conference host. Mesfin’s experience as the leader of one of the nation’s leading URAC-accredited pharmacy benefit managers has allowed him to create a conference that fosters innovation, education, and networking.  

Master of Ceremonies:

Neil B. Minkoff, MD, Chief Medical Officer for EmpiraMed, Inc. will be your master of ceremonies, leading you through the day’s ceremonies and speakers. Neil has many accomplishments, including developing the PRO Portal for EmpiraMed which captures self-reported patient outcomes and clinical information to measure real-world comparative effectiveness.

Keynote Speakers:

We have wonderful Keynote Speakers, including:

  • John Gorman, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Gorman Health Group
    • He will be presenting: Government Health Programs and the Drug Pricing Battleground in 2016
  • Douglas M. Long, Vice President of Industry Relations at IMS Health
    • Will present: The US Specialty Pharmaceutical Market
  • Thaddeus Seymour, Jr., Ph.D., the founder of Lake Nona Institute
    • Will talk about: What’s on the Horizon in Health Innovation and Why Should We Be Encouraged?

Laura Cranston , R.Ph. Executive Director of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, Inc. will be leading a panel discussion on Pay for Performance and the Changing Landscape for Pharmacy. Laura is well known for building the PQA organization from the ground up.  

Susan Hayes, Principal at POS, is a founder of the POS organization who is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm. She will be speaking on Using Criminological Theory and Statistical Analysis to Cost Effectively Solve Pharmacy Fraud.

Scott Woods, Senior Director, Policy at the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, advances PCMA's advocacy efforts through policy development, research, and analysis on a wide range of federal and state issues. He is presenting on The Management of Specialty Drugs: Challenges and Opportunities in Public and Private Programs.

Information and Registration:

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  • Lilly
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