Senior Leaders Convene In Tampa To Experience The Future Of Health Care

July 16, 2014

Experts predict $1 trillion in health care spend will migrate to new players, industry segments, innovators
TAMPA, Fla. / Hundreds of senior leaders from a range of industries will convene in Tampa for MediFuture, an exclusive invitation-only event showcasing the future of a rapidly transforming healthcare system. Held on September 16-18, 2014 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, MediFuture will present a new view of healthcare that is patient-centered, consumer-driven, and value-based.
Leading experts predict that over the next decade, over $1 trillion in healthcare spend will migrate to new players, new industry segments, and traditional companies that are delivering on value. At MediFuture, participants will have an opportunity to hear from those on the front lines of the evolving market, explore experiential exhibits that bring the new business models to life, tour local organizations that have already embraced the patient-centered care mission, and identify new partnerships with a diverse set of innovators.
MediFuture, produced by the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center (OWHIC) and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation (EDC), is a collaboration between two unique organizations that seek to accelerate the pace of transformation in healthcare, while expanding the growing community of industry leaders committed to creating “Health Market 2.0,” the future, value-based marketplace.
“The U.S. healthcare system is on the verge of an inevitable transformation,” said Rick Homans, President and CEO of the Tampa Hillsborough EDC.  “As a patient-centered, consumer-driven healthcare market takes shape, the emerging industry will create huge opportunities for companies that rise to the challenge.”
The Tampa Hillsborough EDC launched the inaugural MediFuture event on May 13, 2013 as a half-day, regional conference that focused on disruptive innovation in healthcare. The event, which showcased local innovation that is helping shift the community toward a patient-centered healthcare system, generated national media attention and interest from across the country. As a result, the Tampa Hillsborough EDC has partnered with the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center for the 2014 gathering, leveraging the Center’s deep knowledge of the health space and well-developed vision for the future.
OWHIC has earned acclaim since its inception in 2011 for the detail, force and depth of its vision for the future of healthcare. It was founded on the belief that the healthcare industry will be redesigned from the consumer’s perspective, with an unrelenting focus on driving improved health outcomes and cost containment. Drawing on the expertise of the Health and Life Sciences practice group of Oliver Wyman, a leading global management consultancy, plus the collective experience of the Center’s community of senior health industry experts, decision-makers and thought-leaders, OWHIC develops market-based solutions to unlock value and reset expectations on what is possible.
“We envision MediFuture to be a catalyst for accelerating the value migration that is already occurring, by bringing together the most influential market leaders and illustrating what is possible,” said Tom Main, Partner and U.S. Market Leader for Oliver Wyman’s Health and Life Sciences Practice and Managing Director of OWHIC. “Attendees will experience today’s most progressive models that are paving the path to the future, and learn from the visionaries that created them.”
OWHIC will lead the content development of the conference agenda for MediFuture, which is based on its pioneering healthcare manifesto, “Volume-to-Value.” Conference sessions will feature world-class thought leaders in health and wellness who are driving market transformation. The lineup of speakers, which is expected to develop further as the conference approaches, will include:
Dan Buettner, author of the New York Times bestseller “Blue Zones” and a visionary in building healthy communities.
Brenda Dietrich, IBM Fellow and Vice President of Emerging Technologies at IBM Watson Group, a technology expert leveraging big data to inform consumer decision-making.
Esther Dyson, Founder of HICCup and Chairman of EDventure Holdings, a philanthropist and investor leading the way to community-based health transformation.
Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP, co-founder and CEO of Iora Health and a pioneer in reinventing the primary care model.
Patrick Geraghty, Chairman and CEO of GuideWell and a trailblazer in using entrepreneurial strategies to transform health insurance.
Marty Makary, MD, author of “Unaccountable,” surgical director for Johns Hopkins, and an outspoken proponent of healthcare transparency.
Craig Samitt, MD, President and CEO of HealthCare Partners and a veteran of patient-centered population health management.
David Schlanger, CEO of WebMD, and a leader in empowering decision-making and motivating positive action.
Adrian Slywotzky, author of several best-selling books including “The Profit Zone” and “Demand,” and an established expert in industry disruption and business model innovation.
Glen Tullman, Managing Partner and Founder of 7wire Ventures, an entrepreneur and investor focused on using technology to advance healthcare and education.
MediFuture is supported by Laser Spine Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center, USF Health, USH Research & Innovation, the Florida High Tech Corridor, GuideWell, Florida Hospital, River Crossing Group, SunTrust, Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions, Regions, Tampa General Hospital, the Tampa Bay Partnership, University of Tampa, Visit Tampa Bay, Tampa International Airport, DPR Construction, LegalJourney Law Firm, BayCare, Lions Eye Institute, Ultramatics, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the American College of Physician Executives.
For more information on the event, including a complete agenda and roster of guest speakers, please visit  Follow the event on Twitter @MediFutureUS.
About the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation:
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation is the lead economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace.  Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention and expansion of high-wage jobs and capital investment within targeted industry sectors. Working with C-level executives, site selection consultants, commercial real estate professionals and other influential decision-makers, the EDC provides customized, confidential relocation services to domestic and international companies interested in growing within Hillsborough County.  Locally, the EDC helps existing businesses access the tools and resources they need to succeed, now and in the future.
About Oliver Wyman:
Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+ cities across 25 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm’s 3,000 professionals help clients optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC], a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With over 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement and investment consulting. For more information, visit Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter@OliverWyman.
Oliver Wyman’s Health & Life Sciences practice serves clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, provider, and payer sectors with strategic, operational, and organizational advice. Deep healthcare knowledge and capabilities allow the practice to deliver fact-based solutions.
Oliver Wyman launched the Health Innovation Center (OWHIC) in 2011 dedicated to promoting positive change in healthcare. OWHIC champions innovation by disseminating proven innovations; envisioning market-based solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges; and establishing a cross-industry community of thought-leaders to share and shape ideas.