AMCP Foundation 7th Annual Research Symposium

 2017 AMCP Fdn Symposium Artwork 

Post-Symposium Webinar:  

Value-Based Health Care for Patients, Providers & Payers - Summary from AMCP Foundation Research Symposium 
Thursday, November 30
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

The patient’s evolving role in health care, and how the value of care can be maximized for patients, was the focus for the 7th Annual Research Symposium. With over 18% of our national gross domestic product tied to health care spending, forces are driving U.S. health care toward a payment system that rewards value instead of volume. Because value can mean different things to different stakeholders, the AMCP Foundation conducted Value-Based Health Care: Identifying Benefits for Patients, Providers and Payers. The patient perspective is a growing critical concern, and Symposium presenters from health plans, payer organizations and patient groups addressed what patients value in their health care.


The program also included an oral presentation by Erin Ferries, the author with the most highly rated submission in the Value-Based Health Care abstract category, jointly organized by the AMCP Foundation and JMCP. Dr. Ferries received an AMCP Foundation Best Poster Award and discussed “Medication Therapy Management Services and the Impact to Healthcare Utilization.”  


Learn More: 

Post-Symposium Webinar 

Executive Summary of Symposium Report

Symposium Summary Report 

Speaker Presentations 

Press Release 

Final Program 


Speakers were: 

Alan Balch, PhD – Keynote  
Chief Executive Officer 
Patient Advocate Foundation 

Susan A. Cantrell, RPh, CAE 
Chief Executive Officer 
Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 


Van Crocker, Jr 
Healthagen Outcomes 


Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD 
Chief Science Officer & Executive Vice President 
National Pharmaceutical Council 


Erin Ferries, PhD, MPH 
Research Scientist 
Humana HEOR 


 Lilian Ndhei, PharmD, MBA
MTM Value and Quality Manager
Humana Pharmacy Services 


Sara van Geertruyden, JD 
Executive Director 
Partnership to Improve Patient Care  

Paul Hain, MD
Regional President 
Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Texas 


Elizabeth Powers, MBA 
Senior Principal 


Kembre Roberts 
Manager for Employer Wellness 
Southwest Airlines 


Caroline Steinberg, MBA 
VP Programs 


Clifford Goodman, PhD 
Senior Vice President and Director, Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research 
The Lewin Group 



Ten Scholarships to the AMCP Foundation Research Symposium were awarded to: 

  •  Patient advocates or representatives of patient support organizations 
  •  Employees of 501(c)3 organizations  
  •  New practitioners, graduate students, residents, fellows and student pharmacists  
  •  Researchers, clinicians, or other managed care/healthcare professionals who have an established commitment to placing research in practice and expanding health care literacy.  


The AMCP Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support of this program: 



Symposium sponsorships provide many benefits beyond interaction with managed care pharmacy thought leaders at the symposium and addressing the key elements impacting the transition to value-based health care. 


Learn more about sponsorship engagement and benefits. 

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