Healthcare Collaborative


About the Healthcare Collaborative

What is the Association Forum Healthcare Collaborative?

An interdisciplinary community of healthcare associations and stakeholders convened to identify pressing issues to address in common, opposed to individually.

Why Association Forum?

Association Forum is a membership organization for associations located in Chicago, IL. Chicago represents the largest concentration of healthcare and medical association in the world. We believe that a clear majority of all healthcare professionals and companies will be a powerful vehicle to affect change and influence over a dynamic and transformative future ahead for the industry. By working together, we are more likely to succeed.

The Next Healthcare Collaborative

CEOnly® Healthcare Collaborative- Summer 2019
“Redesigning the Healthcare System for the Empowered Patient”
Jul 15, 2019 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM (CT)
MATTER, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1230, Chicago

Fee: Complimentary
Audience: CEO's (association executives only)

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“Redesigning the Healthcare System for the Empowered Patient”

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Registration and Networking

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Opening Remarks: Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Anesthesiologists

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Framing the Dialogue: Understanding the Research

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Keynote: Mark Boutin, CEO, National Health Council: “How Consumer Behavior is Driving Patient Behavior”

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Panel Discussions: The Convergence of Patient, Technology & Innovation

Stephen Lieber, CAE
Executive Advisor
NextWave Connect

"The Patient as the Consumer: How Patients are Controlling their Own Destiny"
Pat Merryweather
Executive Director
Project Patient Care

"Technology and Innovation: The Evolution of Patient Engagement Through Technology"
Tom Riley
Founder and Chairman

Patrick Flavin

"A Team-based Approach: How Effective Organizations are Reorganizing Around the Patient"
Andy Shin, JD, MPH
Chief Operating Officer
AHA Center for Healthcare Innovation

4:15 pm – 4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Summary: Kathy O’Loughlin, DMD, Executive Director, American Dental Association

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

Keynote Speaker

"How Consumer Behavior is Driving Patient Behavior"

Marc M. Boutin, JD
Chief Executive Officer
National Health Council

Marc has been a leading voice for greater patient involvement at every stage of the health care continuum, starting with the development of new drugs, to regulatory oversight of health care delivery, to shared decision-making at the point of care. Under his leadership, the National Health Council has convened a broad range of stakeholders to create and effectively implement pragmatic strategies and public policy that address diverse issues, such as enhancing patient engagement, advancing the development of new treatments, and developing a better health delivery system to meet the needs of people with chronic conditions.

Organizations Who Have Attended

Academy of General Dentistry
ADA Business Innovation Group
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American Association of Endodontists
American Brain Tumor Association
American College of Healthcare Executives
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
American College of Prosthodontists
American Dental Association
American Medical Technologists (AMT)
American Nurses Association of Illinois
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Arthroscopy Assn of North America
Association Forum
Association Management Center
Association of Professional Chaplains
Center for International Credentials
Choose Chicago
Content & Marketing Director
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Illinois Psychiatry Society
Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
National Association of Concessioniares
National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
National Commission on Correctional Health Care
North Carolina Medicaid
Oral Health America
Public Communications Inc
Quick Leonard Kieffer International
Radiological Society of North America
RK Advisory
Society of Actuaries
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Society of Gynecologic Oncology
US Department of Health & Human Services
Visit Anaheim
Visit Dallas
Visit Phoenix
Visit San Antonio
Visit Seattle

Healthcare Collaborative Advisory Committee


  • Thomas Arend, CAE- CEO, American Academy of Orhtopaedic Surgeons
  • Pat Blake- CEO, Heart Rhythms Society
  • Deborah Bowen, FACHE, CAE- President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Steven Collens- CEO, MATTER
  • Greg Heidrich- Executive Director, Society of Actuaries
  • Matt Hornberger, CAE, MBA- Executive Director, American Society for Healthcare Risk Management of the AHA
  • Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE- President and CEO, Association Forum
  • Laurie McGraw- Senior Vice President Health Solutions, American Medical Association
  • Stephanie Mercado, CAE- CEO/Executive Director, National Association for Healthcare Quality
  • Bob Moore, CAE- Executive Director, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Randy Moore, CRNA, DNP, MBA- Chief Executive Officer, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Kathy O’Loughlin, DMD- Executive Director, American Dental Association
  • Paul Pomerantz, FASAE, CAE- Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Roger Quick- Founder and Vice Chairman, Quick Leonard Kieffer International
  • Lynne Thomas Gordon- Executive Director, American Association of Orthodontists
  • Dean Wilkerson- Executive Director, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Rich Schuch, Ed.D- Sr. Director Education & Operations, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Terrence Sykes, MBA- Chief Development Officer, Emergency Nurses Association


  • Douglas O'Brien- Regional Director, US Department of Health and Human Services


  • Marc Anderson, Cheif Operation Officer, Choose Chicago
  • Lorne Edwards, Vice President of Sales and Serivces, Visit Phoenix
  • Brad Kent, Senior Vice President, Visit Dallas
  • Tom Norwalk, President and CEO, Visit Seattle


Founding Partners



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Supporting Partners