The American Medical Association's chief executive officer and executive vice president will deliver the opening address at Health Integrated's invitation-only CEO Roundtable.
Health Integrated™ today announced esteemed physician executive James L. Madara, MD, chief executive officer and executive vice president of the American Medical Association (AMA), will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual CEO Roundtable
. The CEO Roundtable is an exclusive summit for high growth health plan CEOs featuring engaging talks by industry experts and a literal ‘roundtable’ of unscripted dialogue among attendees. The Roundtable will be held September 14 – 15 in Chicago, Illinois.
As head of the nation’s largest physician organization, Madara oversees the AMA’s long-term strategy for shaping a healthier future by leading the way to better patient health, smarter medical training and sustainable medical practices. As an extension of this vision, Madara also serves as chairman of Health2047 Inc., an independent health care innovation company, which bridges the gap between creative idea development and the realities of patient care to create solutions that achieve better health for all.
Prior to taking the AMA reins, Madara spent the first 22 years of his career at Harvard Medical School, receiving both clinical and research training, serving as a tenured professor and as director of the National Institutes of Health-sponsored Harvard Digestive Diseases Center. Consistently named by Modern Healthcare as one of the country’s 50 most influential physician executives, Madara's extensive achievements also include serving as the medical school dean and CEO of the hospitals at the University of Chicago, as well as serving as a senior advisor with Leavitt Partners, a health care consulting and private equity firm founded by former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael Leavitt.
“We are delighted to host the CEO Roundtable again,” said Zachary Fritz, chief revenue officer at Health Integrated. “To provide a forum where nationally-recognized health care innovators and high growth health plan CEOs can candidly discuss their challenges and opportunities is a privilege.”
Attendees at last year’s CEO Roundtable agreed there was great value to the shared learning available at the event.
“The ability to sit in a room with your peers and participate in unfiltered discussion about shared issues your organizations are facing on a daily basis is invaluable,” said 2015 CEO Roundtable attendee Lance Hunsinger, chief executive officer for Community Health Plan of Washington. “I left the day feeling optimistic because of the great thinking in the room, and with ideas I know my organization can act on.”