Friday, June 21


7 a.m.

Check-in and Breakfast

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7:30 – 9 a.m.

Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Best Practices Across the Continuum of Care



This panel discussion is designed to identify and address gaps in the continuum of care for patients with opioid use disorder, including overdose prevention and treatment. Best practices targeted to provide well-coordinated care that supports long-term recovery will be presented by experts in the fields of emergency medicine, primary care, behavioral health and community support.

Learning objectives
  • review best practices for integrated MAT and behavioral interventions;
  • discuss the need for coordinated, long-term treatment for best outcomes;
  • describe the clinical management of opioid use disorder across the continuum; and
  • recognize stigma and systemic barriers associated with coordinating care and MAT.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Working Together to Ensure the Long-term Health of the Communities We Serve


  • Jeffrey Gold, Esq., Senior Vice President and Special Counsel, Insurance and Managed Care, HANYS


  • Christopher C. Booth, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Lifetime Healthcare Companies
  • Robert R. Hinckley, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Communications and Chief Strategy Officer, Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc.

This moderated panel will offer perspectives from health plan executives to share their vision to build a collaborative shared agenda with hospitals and health systems in their community. Discussion will focus on:

  • opportunities for payer and health system alignment;
  • long-term commitment to health of the community served by the regions’ health systems and health plans;
  • administrative simplification and removal of barriers to care and payment;
  • community reinvestment; and
  • shared political and regulatory agendas.
Learning objectives
  • identify opportunities for hospitals, systems and payers to work together to develop collaborative partnerships and become more aligned;
  • outline examples and emerging strategies to remove barriers to payment and move towards administrative simplification; and
  • illustrate the value and role of health systems and regional plans in the communities they serve.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare


  • Marisa Barbieri, Chief Executive Officer, Competitive Solutions; Founder, The 1Life Project
  • Thomas Hallisey, Director, Health Information Technology, HANYS

This session will begin with an introduction to artificial intelligence and the promise it holds for healthcare, followed by a review of early use cases and the value being driven. The presentation will cover lessons learned, where use of this technology is headed and what steps you can take now to prepare for an AI and data-driven future.

Learning objectives
  • define AI and machine learning;
  • identify first steps that all organizations can be taking now; and
  • discover how to build a culture of innovation.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Insights: Politics, Congress, Healthcare and What to Expect Next


In a discussion led by Richard J. Murphy, former New York Rep. Joe Crowley will provide his insight on the current political environment, including thoughts on the 2020 presidential election, candidates running for office and what’s on deck for healthcare.