ACG’s New York chapter recently sponsored its annual Health Care Conference at New York City’s Metropolitan Club. The Feb. 12 conference featured a panel discussion on consumer-directed health care. Ed Kennedy Jr., founder and president of the Marwood Group, moderated a panel with Jerry Korten, former CEO of iSonea and Versamed; Ben Pajak, head of strategy and business development for Towers Watson’s Exchange Solutions business; and Pat Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey and former CEO of both Broadlane and Polymedica/Liberty Medical. The dynamic debate ranged from the definition of
“consumer-directed health care” to forecasts of meaningful quality and price transparency for health care services and the likely impact of smartphone technology on health care.
The Nashville Health Care Council was the joint sponsor of the conference, along with several other health care-oriented organizations. The event was capped off by an ACG Capital Connection® featuring 25 health care private equity firms.
The inaugural conference in 2009 was the brainchild of several New York chapter members. Since then, it has evolved into one of the chapter’s largest events.