Patrick Conway MD is the former President and CEO at Blue Cross North Carolina and former Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Administrator and Director at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Prior to joining the CMS, Dr. Conway served as the Director of Hospital Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He also served as their Associate Vice President for outcomes performance and the Director of the Anderson Center Section on Rapid Evidence Adoption. In these roles, he led quality improvement and measurement, clinical operations, and research, with a focus on improving patient outcomes across the entire multi-billion-dollar health system. Dr. Conway also served as the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Fran Soistman is the Founder and President of Healthcare Management and Transformation Advisory Services LLC (HMTAS). Prior to this he was Executive Vice President at CVS Health-Aetna , where he led their Government Services Business portfolio, the growth engine of the company. Fran also represented Aetna on the Health Care Transformation Task Force, and served as its Chairman until his retirement from CVS Health- Aetna on October 1, 2019. He was a recipient of the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Healthcare Technology/Services category. From 2004 to 2008, he was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Rendell to serve on the Health Care Cost Containment Council, providing direction for the state agency charged with addressing growing health care costs.