Virginia Sabia Wilkinson

Director, Strategy and Business Intelligence, Detroit Economic Growth Corp. Virginia Sabia Wilkinson is the director of strategy and business intelligence for the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. (DEGC). In this role, Wilkinson facilitates both internal and external thought partnering for multi-disciplinary …

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Connie Chang

Managing Director, Fast Forward Medical Innovation Connie Chang is the managing director of Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI). She helped form and launch the FFMI team, a unit of the University of Michigan Medical School’s Office of Research. FFMI helps …

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Jeffrey Thompson

Executive Advisor and CEO Emeritus, Gundersen Health System Jeffrey Thompson is the executive advisor and CEO emeritus at Gundersen Health System. Thompson is a trained pediatric intensivist and neonatologist. He previously served as CEO and executive vice president for the …

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HealthForward Event Focused on Bridging the Gaps Between Purchasers and Providers

HealthForward’s Employer-Provider Collaborations Luncheon, held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in partnership with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), focused on bridging the gaps between purchasers and providers of health care and find common goals, metrics, and processes. Attendees included representatives from large self-funded purchasers, hospital and provider executives, and other key health care stakeholders.

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Mystified by Millennials?

Millennial employees – the largest generation in U.S. history – can be confounding to their Gen X and baby boomer colleagues and managers. What resonates with older colleagues can be meaningless to millennials. Some difference are due to life stage, while others are unique to the age cohort. Either way, millennials are currently 35 percent of the 20-65 workforce, and poised to become 50 percent in the next 10 years.*

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How Much Should a Knee Replacement Cost?

It is easier to find instructions on how to perform a knee replacement than it is to find the price you’d pay for it. Transparency has become the new hotness in health care, as a solution to the problem of pricing variation, having a procedure cost $200 at one location and $5,000 at another for the exact same thing.

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