NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

04/02/15 | Houston | Healthcare Innovation and Impact on Board Oversight

April 2, 2015
Houston, TX



What medical advances or technology is on the horizon that organizations can use to improve healthcare benefits?  What are best in class companies doing right now to provide a competitive edge for employee retention and acquisition?  Program panelists covered a robust discussion over healthcare innovation as it relates to technology advances and benefit solutions especially as they impact effective cost management, talent retention and recruitment. We heard present and future perspectives from an expert benefit advisor, c-level executive of a best-in-class corporation, and a strategic leader in healthcare innovation and technology. 


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Location and Time


Houstonian Hotel and Spa
111 N Post Oak
Houston, TX, USA 77024

7:00 am Registration / Networking / Breakfast Buffet Opens
7:30 am Breakfast Roundtable
7:40 am Opening Remarks and Panel Introduction
7:45am Panel Presentation Begins

8:40 am Audience Q&A Begins
9:00 am Adjourn Presentation

9:15 am Final Networking

Speaker Spotlight


Dan Wolterman - Moderator

Dan Wolterman joined Memorial Hermann Health System in 1999 and was named President and CEO in 2002. Before joining Memorial Hermann, he was Senior Vice President of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Health Care System. Mr. Wolterman earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration in 1979 and a M.B.A. in Finance in 1980 from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Xavier University in 1982. He has over 30 years experience in the healthcare industry and a long history of community involvement. Mr. Wolterman has served as chairman of numerous organizations, including: the Greater Houston Partnership, Texas Hospital Association Board of Directors and Voluntary Hospitals of America – Texas Board of Directors and the 2011 National Senior Games. Presently, he serves as immediate past chairman of the American Heart Association, Houston Region. He also serves on the Joint Commission’s Center for Transforming Healthcare Leadership Advisory Council and he continues to serve on the Greater Houston Partnership Board of Directors, the Texas Hospital Association Board and Voluntary Hospitals of America. In addition to his role as President and CEO of Memorial Hermann and serving on numerous city, state and national committees, Mr. Wolterman is also an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas School of Public Health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Wolterman has received numerous recognitions. Those received most recently include: Texas Hospital Association’s 2012 Earl M. Collier Award; AHA Grassroots Champion Award – American Hospital Association and the Texas Hospital Association, presented in Washington, D.C.; Health Access Texas Public Health Award, for a leader who has a strong belief in prevention and better access to healthcare; the InterFaith Care Partners Sustaining Presence Award, for activities that constitute an exemplary contribution to the creation of caring communities; Xavier University Distinguished Alumni Award and a recipient of Community Partner’s Father of the Year Award. In addition, he was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine every year since 2007.

Nick Augustinos

Nick Augustinos is the senior vice president, Health Information Services and Strategy, where he is responsible for developing the company's strategy and presence in the information and healthcare analytics space. Augustinos has 27 years of broad managerial, consulting and business development experience in the private and public sectors. He has worked with a diverse range of leading healthcare delivery systems, healthcare insurers and government organizations globally. Prior to Cardinal Health, Augustinos was the senior director for Global Healthcare Operations at Cisco Systems, leading the company's go-to-market strategy for healthcare focusing on the public sector bringing business, technical expertise and thought leadership in the areas of connected health, wellness and care delivery. He had also served as the company's senior director for Global Healthcare Solutions of the Internet Business Solutions Group, the strategic consulting business unit of Cisco, where, among other initiatives, he led the Cisco HealthPresence development, Cisco's core care-at-a-distance platform. Augustinos serves on the board of directors of DexCom, Inc., a medical-device manufacturer of continuous glucose monitors and the board of directors for The SCAN Foundation, which has a mission to advance the development of a sustainable continuum of quality care for seniors. Augustinos holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Athens, Greece, a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from King's College, University of London, and a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bruce Sammis

Bruce Sammis is a recognized thought leader in employee benefits and healthcare financing. He possesses extensive experience aligning health and welfare strategies with corporate business objectives. Since assuming the role of chief executive officer at Lockton Dunning Benefits in January of 2007, Bruce has continued to serve as a strategic consultant on complex client engagements. In addition to his client involvement, he is focused on growing the firm by developing innovative service offerings and recruiting and developing the best talent in the industry. As a result of Bruce’s leadership and expertise, Lockton Dunning Benefits continues to expand its reputation as a leader in employee benefit solutions and corporate wellness consulting. Prior to joining Lockton Dunning Benefits as partner/vice president in 1995, Bruce served as vice president of employee benefits for CIGNA HealthCare.



2 NACD skill-specific credits

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