Inforum Industry Groups bring together content experts and practitioners to collaborate on industry issues and share best and next practices

Inforum's HealthcareNEXT industry group is for Inforum members who want to stay ahead of health care's next curve. The group is focused on sharing knowledge, increasing understanding of key health care issues, and offering unique professional development and relationship-building opportunities for health care providers and health plans, the payer community, educators, consultants, attorneys and other experts who routinely work in health care.

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HealthcareNEXT Steering Committee

Gloria Brooks
Arbor Hospice
Susan Hawkins
Detroit Medical Center
Joan Budden
Priority Health
Maureen D'Agostino
Shon Dwyer
U of M Hospitals & Health System
Rose Glenn
Henry Ford Health System
Lori Mouton
Detroit Medical Center
Connie O'Malley
Joanne Robinson
Trinity Senior Living Communities
Luanne Thomas-Ewald
Detroit Medical Center
Mary Ann Tournoux
Health Alliance Plan
Mary Zuckerman
St. John Providence


NEXT Event - October 1

HealthcareNEXT: Consumerism and the Patient Pocketbook

A patient's perspective on health care options is rapidly changing with a greater demand to understand health care's value proposition. With the advent of high deductible plans, increased transparency of service, access, quality and price, health care is being driven by patients as consumers more than ever before.

The power of choice is causing disruption in how health care is accessed and delivered, especially as patients are increasingly responsible and accountable for their health care expenses.

This panel discussion will explore the evolving role of the patient as a consumer and the implications of these changes for the industry, through the lenses of population health, patient empowerment and accountability, and behavior change.

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Event Details
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Place: Henry Ford Health System, Gilmour Center, One Ford Place, Detroit 48202
Cost: Inforum Member - $20; Guest (non-member) - $30
(includes program and continental breakfast) 

Thank You To Our Generous Host



PAST Events

Risk-Taking Strategies for the Professional Battlefield

The very notion of risk-taking is often considered in negative terms. But what if you viewed taking risks differently?  Could intelligent risk-taking be the path to professional success?
Join Laura Byars, vice president, Human Performance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for a fascinating look on the importance of risk-taking strategies for careers in healthcare.
Laura will share insights from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s own strategy on intelligent risk-taking and will continue the conversation with a dynamic panel of experienced and successful risk-takers in healthcare. Click here for Laura's full bio.

Sheilah P. Clay
President and CEO
Neighborhood Service Organization
Lisa Mason
Vice President, Cost Quality
Greater Detroit Area Health Council
Jean Meyer
President and CEO
St. John Providence Health System

Click here for Jean's full bio.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Place: St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, 27351 Dequindre Rd., Madison Heights, 48071
Cost: Inforum Member - $20; Non-member - $30

(includes program and continental breakfast)

MCACHE  Credit 

This local program was developed collaboratively with Inforum HealthcareNEXT and the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face to Face Education credit hours to the program.  To receive credit, your name MUST appear on the sign-in sheet.

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Thank You To Our Generous Host





Watch for February, 2016 event updates.

Upcoming Events

10/6/15 | Tuesday | Southeast Michigan
10/13/15 | Tuesday | Southeast Michigan
10/14/15 - 10/16/15 | Wednesday - Friday | West Michigan