Calling all SRHO member and affiliate organizations and potential member organizations! Join us for SRHO’s 2nd Annual Conference on October 11-12, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

2nd Annual Conference

Union Station
400 South Houston St.
Dallas, Texas 75202

Thursday, October 11, 2018
General Sessions:8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Evening Reception:5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Friday, October 12, 2018
General Sessions:8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration Deadline:
Friday, September 28, 2018

Registration Fees:
$695 for SRHO Members
$1,095 for Non-Members


Key Topics

  • Transforming your cost profile while elevating patient care
  • Optimizing performance with Medicare Advantage
  • Health care issues facing large employers and innovative solutions
  • Clinical integration best practices from the field
  • Getting better contract terms for purchased services
  • Managing the appropriateness of care to reduce health care costs
  • Strategies for understanding and serving patients better
  • Economics and opportunities in voluntary employee benefits
  • Transitioning to a five-box organizational model

Who Should Attend

  • Leadership of existing SRHOs
  • Leadership of organizations interested in forming an SRHO
  • Leadership from the vendor industry
  • Hospital executives seeking to balance independence with necessary inter-dependency
  • Health system executives looking for strategies to grow their market reach

Keynote Speakers

Lee Coulter
Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Ministry Service Center

Lee is a sought after industry expert in shared services, outsourcing and technology. He will discuss the role of shared services in healthcare and the importance and implications of robotic process automation.

Ellen Kelsay
Chief Strategy Officer, National Business Group on Health

Ellen is responsible for shaping the strategy for the National Business Group on Health. She will provide national perspective on key health care issues facing large employers and key initiatives underway to better manage health care costs and drive delivery system transformation.

Michael Linnert
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SymphonyRM

Michael is an expert in Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Drawing on his experience from various other industries, Michael will discuss strategies for using advanced algorithms to understand and serve your patients better.

Registration and Hotel


To register please complete the secure online registration form by clicking here or email with any questions.

The 2018 registration fees are $695 for SRHO members and $1,095 for non-members. A limited number of rooms have been blocked at a discounted rate ($169/night not including tax) for SRHO Conference attendees at the Hyatt Regency Dallas.

Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 651-1234

Click here or call 214-651-1234 to book a room.

Conference Sponsors

October 10, 2018
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm SRHO Board Meeting
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception for Prospective SRHO Members
October 11, 2018
7:00 am – 7:50 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:10 am Welcome Address 
8:10 am – 9:00 am Dramatically Transform Your Cost Profile Through Shared Services and Emerging Technologies  Lee Coulter: Ascension Ministry Service Center
9:10 am – 10:00 am Leveraging Employer Perspectives on the Changing Health Care Ecosystem to Inspire, Share & Scale Ellen Kelsey: Chief Strategy Officer Business Group on Health
10:30 am – 11:20 am Keeping the Collaborative Relevant Through Standing Up a Medicare Advantage Plan Debbie Zimmerman, MD: Corporate Chief Medical Officer, Essence Healthcare & Ross Armstrong: SVP Marketing Lumeris & Essence Healthcare
11:30 am – 12:20 pm Introduction to a Five Box Organization Model Terry Carroll, PhD & Peter Gaarn, Spring Network
12:50 pm – 1:20 pm SRHO Update on Progress and Growth of the National Organization
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Panel: The Pathway to Value Based Care: Why to go There.  How to Get There: Facilitated by Michael Meucci (Arcadia) Panelists: Patrick Charmel – CEO Griffin Hospital, Dirck Clark – President Mpact Health, May Hubbard – Senior Researcher Mathematica Policy Research
3:10 pm – 4:00 pm Why You Don’t Have the Best Contract Terms for Many of the Services You Buy Peter Vincer: President & CEO ESP Global
4:40 pm – 5:30 pm Population Health Analytics and the EHR Environment Alejandro Reti, MD, MBA: CMO Optum Analytics
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm  Welcome Reception
October 12, 2018
7:00 am – 7:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:40 am – 8:30 am Strategies for Advanced Algorithms to Understand and Serve Your Patients Better Mike Linnert: CEO & Founder SymphonyRM
8:40 am – 9:30 am Managing Appropriateness of Care as a Key Strategy to Healthcare Cost: An Approach at Walmart and Other National Employers Debbie Weems, FACHE: COO Embold Health
10:10 am – 11:00 am Employers as Payers: Understanding the Needs of the Demand Side to Enhance Market Share, Payer Mix and the Movement to Risk-Based Contracting Robert Chamberlain, President & CEO Applied Health Analytics
11:10 am – 12:00 pm Early Findings from the SRHO Lab Study Sponsored by LabCorp Les Wold, M.D, PhD, TRG Healthcare
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Closing Remarks and Reception
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Member/Affiliate Session on Specific Business Initiatives


  • Snacks and beverages will be served during breaks in the ballroom
  • Lunch will be provided during the 12:20 PM — 12:50 PM Break on Thursday October 11, 2018 and during the closing remarks and reception on Friday October 12, 2018

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