AHIP Fall Forum 2011

Event Details | Event Overview | Session Details | Speaker Profiles

Event Details

Date: November 14-16, 2011
Venue: Renaissance Chicago Hotel, One West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601


Event Overview

America's Health Insurance Plan's (AHIP) Fall Forum features sessions on trends and opportunities shaping the healthcare system and educational sessions that guide organizations in healthcare reform implementations. The event focuses on innovative products and services that aid health insurance plans meet the needs of an evolving healthcare system.

Infosys is a Chairman level sponsor for the event. We also sponsor a breakfast symposium on healthcare reforms.


Session Details

Panel Discussion
Topic: Healthcare Reform or Not: Key Strategies and Initiatives for 2012

Speakers: Kevin Yang, Vice President, Mandate Strategy, Delivery & Oversight, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Patricia A. MacRae, Senior Program Director, Office of Health Care Reform, Aetna
Siva Nandiwada, Associate Vice President, Infosys Public Services
Date: November 15, 2011
Time: 7:30 CST

Session Description

Healthcare organizations are making investments to address various aspects of healthcare reforms. Regardless of the final shape of reform legislation and regulation, they need to transform their business, innovate on products and services, and optimize operations. This session focuses on prioritizing specific strategies and initiatives for 2012. Experts talk about opportunities available to reduce operational and IT costs and improving medical loss ratio. Get insights into Value Based Benefit Design being adopted by Health Plans and Providers alike. Learn more about how Payer organizations are preparing for individual markets with consumer-oriented health insurance exchanges and turning to channels such as mobility and social media for consumer engagement.


Speaker Profiles

Kevin Yang

Kevin Yang is currently Vice President for Mandates Strategy, Delivery, and Oversight within CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield's Technical and Operations Support Division. Kevin is deeply involved in transforming CareFirst's business operations to meet the Health Reforms' challenges. He is a featured speaker in regional conferences and industry events related in making health care delivery work in a post-reform world.

Kevin has twenty years of experience in technology and management consulting. He has over four years of IT and business leadership experience in the health care market.

Patricia A. MacRae

Patricia A. MacRae has been an Aetna employee for over 20 years, with experience in several different functional areas throughout the company. In her current role as Senior Program Director in the Office of Health Care Reform, Patti is responsible for fostering effective implementation and full compliance with all facets of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA). Patti and her team are also responsible for fostering collaboration with Aetna’s Strategy and Business areas to shape ongoing strategic discussions and decisions such that all facets of ACA are accounted for.

Siva Nandiwada

Siva Nandiwada is responsible for Client Relationships at Infosys Public Services. He has over 12 years of experience in business consulting, managing senior client executive relationships, strategic planning, operations planning and marketing, and managing large scale technology-led business transformation programs leveraging the Global Delivery Model (GDM).

He is an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad.


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