Printable Schedule-at-a-Glance (Updated 10/24/2016)


7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

8:15 a.m.

Optum: Transforming Health and Care, Amir Dan Rubin, Executive Vice President, Optum; Acting Chief Executive Officer, Optum360

9:00 a.m.

An Overview of Optum Life Sciences, Curt Medeiros, President, Optum Life Sciences

9:45 a.m.


10:00 a.m.

Serious-Illness Care Opportunities and Innovation, James Mittelberger, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAHPM, Director and Chief Medical Officer, Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, Optum

Dr. Mittelberger will review the quadruple-aim opportunity to improve care and reduce cost for patients facing serious illness. He will discuss some key health care trends and the array of innovations and programs across UnitedHealth Group, including home-based palliative care, serious-illness communication training, telehealth, and innovative Internet and interprofessional-team-based advanced-care-planning tools and pilots.

10:45 a.m.

Clinical Career Progression: A Panel Discussion, Efrem Castillo, MD, CPE, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement; Bernie Elliott, MD, Chief Clinical Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Alignment, Consumer Solutions Group, Optum; Mary Jo Jerde, MBA, BSN, RN, Senior Vice President, Center for Clinician Advancement, UnitedHealth Group; Nancy Yu, MD, CPE, Regional Senior Medical Director, Southwest Medical Associates, OptumCare Mountain West Region, Optum
Panel Moderator: Mary Jo Jerde, MBA, BSN, RN

During this session, senior-level physicians will discuss the clinical and nonclinical positions they have held within the organization on the pathway to their current leadership roles. In addition, Mary Jo Jerde, from the Center for Clinician Advancement, will share her knowledge of career progression within UnitedHealth Group.

11:45 a.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:45 p.m.

UnitedHealthcare Global Medical Management Models/Clinical Capability Development, Margaret-Mary G. Wilson, MD, MRCP, MBA, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, UnitedHealthcare Global

Dr. Wilson will provide an overview of the UnitedHealthcare Global medical management model and clinical capabilities. She will also discuss significant advances that have been made within the global arena over the past year.

1:30 p.m.

Current Status of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the U.S., Nancy Boerner, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Monarch HealthCare, OptumCare Pacific West Region

2:15–3:00 p.m.

Health Equity Services Program: A Panel Discussion, U. Michael Currie, Director, Health Equity Services, UnitedHealth Group; Ana Fuentevilla, MD, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Community & State; Donna Laliberte O’Shea, MD, MBA, CPE, National Medical Director, Population Health Management, UnitedHealthcare; and Jacqueline Stiff, MD, MSPH, Vice President, Health Care Strategies, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual

According to the National Institutes of Health, “health disparities are differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States.” In May 2010, UnitedHealthcare strengthened its commitment to reduce health disparities associated with age, gender, address, race, language and disability status by founding the Health Equity Services Program. This cross-functional, enterprisewide program fosters a holistic approach in reducing health disparities and enhancing the end-to-end consumer experience.

Michael Currie will lead this panel discussion that will discuss the main goals and priorities of this program that focus on improving the quality of health of consumers and communities, creating a continuum of culturally sensitive and appropriate initiatives that promote health and prevent avoidable health care cost, and the business need and impact of our health equity work.

Note: OptumHealth Education reserves the right to make any necessary changes to this program. Efforts will be made to keep presentations as scheduled. However, unforeseen circumstances may result in the substitution of faculty or content.                  Last Updated: 10/24/2016