KPMG’s Healthcare Share Forum: Leading perspectives on healthcare transformation

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KPMG’s Healthcare Share Forum: Leading perspectives on healthcare transformation

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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The healthcare industry is facing unprecedented change. New technologies, fiscal pressures, increasing regulation, changing demographics, consumer and payor expectations for higher quality outcomes, as well as the impact of mergers and acquisitions is creating significant challenges and opportunities.

Join us for a panel of leading professionals from KPMG’s Global Healthcare Center of Excellence to discuss insights into healthcare transformation, and what leading organizations are doing to be successful and to plan for the future. In addition to their experience at KPMG, our panelists have held senior positions in the private and public sector and are prominent members of highly influential think tanks and associations.

Panel topics will include:

  • Healthcare business model transformation and payment reform
  • Effective use of clinical data and health information technology
  • Improving patient health and access to care
  • Delivering  sustainable financial performance
  • Care coordination, community care, and healthcare risk contracting
  • Telemedicine program development and technology road map
  • Care delivery model design.

Following the panel and open Q&A, we invite you to join our panelists for an intimate lunch and the opportunity to gain further insight into the topics discussed. We hope to see you onboard the Queen Mary.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Registration
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Networking Lunch

To register, please click here.


Dr. Cynthia Ambres | As the former Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of a large Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) plan in New York, Cynthia has extensive experience guiding large healthcare organizations through significant change, improving productivity and patient satisfaction while boosting the bottom line.

Dr. Richard Bakalar | Having worked at Microsoft and as Chief Medical Officer at IBM, Dr. Bakalar specializes in developing and delivering innovative health IT solutions to hospitals, health systems and communities.

Dr. Marc Berg | Marc is an acknowledged professional in the methodology and implementation of value-based measurement and contracting and health system design. His methods are now in use in over half of all the Dutch hospitals.

Joseph Kuehn | Joe is a member of KPMG’s Healthcare Transformation Leadership team and is responsible for assisting our clients with their transformation efforts in response to regulatory, and market-driven reform.

Ashraf W. Shehata | Ash has worked for some of the world’s leading IT and consulting firms, using technology to drive improvements such as telemedicine, e-commerce, membership systems, customer service and healthcare management.


Marc Scher | Marc currently serves as the partner in charge of KPMG’s US and Global Audit Healthcare practice and is Chairman of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Principles & Practices Board.

For Additional information:
Contact Leah Hinton at 213-817-3160 or