The Future of Healthcare: A REACH Symposium

The Future of Healthcare: A Local and National Perspective

A REACH Symposium presented by Centene and Trinity University's Department of Health Care Administration

May 24, 2018

Trinity University, Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

7 a.m. | Complimentary breakfast

8 a.m. - Noon | Panels

Noon - 2 p.m. | Keynote luncheon

The Symposium is free to attend, though registration is required. The keynote luncheon is $55, optional, and requires separate registration. Learn more and register for both events.


Keynote Speaker | Tom Price, M.D., Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2017; U.S. Representative

As an orthopedic surgeon and former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price has extensive knowledge of the American health care system. He brings a lifetime of service and a dedication to advancing the quality of healthcare in America - both as a physician and policymaker.


Panel Discussions

Moderator: Alan Weil, J.D., editor-in-chief of Health Affairs

Panel 1 | The Evolving Healthcare System: Local Implications

It is often argued that healthcare is a local affair, but the greater national trends inevitably have an impact on the local scene. Changes in reimbursement structure, a more informed and active consumer, increased emphasis on population health, and the shift towards outpatient care all profoundly impact care at the state level. This panel will examine the unique issues in Texas, a state that has not participated in Medicaid expansion and suffers the highest uninsured rate in the country.


Ben Isgur, PwC Health Research Institute, Leader

Sally Hurt-Deitch '03, R.N., FACHE, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Panel 2 | The Evolving Healthcare System: A National Perspective

The U.S. healthcare system continues to evolve at an almost dizzying pace. Payments are increasing based on value, patients are more involved and have different expectations for their care, insurers aggressively manage patients’ health in attempts to avoid costly inpatient care, large national providers are consolidating in the face of declining revenues, and new types of affiliations are being forged between providers and insurers. This panel will examine these trends and more as well as the challenges they present for both health care payers and providers and nationally.


Marty Makary, M.D., The New York Times best-selling author and CNN and FOX News medical commentator

Jeanne Lambrew, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:00am to 2:00pm

Ruth Taylor Recital Hall
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212


Open to the Public




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