Telfer Health Transformation Exchange (THTex)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Modernizing Health Care through Quality and Analytics with the aim of Population Health

Jean-François Beaulé, FSA,
Todd Staub, MD,
Deneen Vojta, MD

The current wealth of health and performance data creates new opportunities for payers of health services - be it multiple payers as in the USA, or single payer as in Canada. Health insurance analytics implement data-driven solutions for health plan design, care management, responsive consumer reporting, and pay for performance initiatives; these are many of the same challenges and goals that health systems in Canada are focused on improving. Mr. Beaulé and Dr’s Vojta and Staub are leaders within UHG for the modernization of systems to serve both the sponsor and physician communities toward a more accountable and high performing health system. Together they bring the expertise of health analytics, population health management and accountable care delivery models. Respectively, they are leading innovations across the broad reach of UHG at a local, national and at times global scale, including: a framework for the modernization of employer health plans, the deployment of evidence-based diabetes prevention and healthy lifestyle programs (adult and child), and the integration of clinical practices into high performing accountable care practices.

UnitedHealth Group’s rich experience in using data analytics, scaling health innovation, and tackling the challenges of implementing the Triple Aim in large and diverse health systems provides the audience with a unique opportunity to learn from the UHG experience and compare and contrast it to the Canadian health systems landscape. We look forward to hosting the UHG team as part of the Telfer Health TransformationExchange Expert knowledge transfer initiatives.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:00 p.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 4101
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UHG) is a US-based and managed health care company located in Minnetonka, Minnesota with revenue of about $157 billion (in 2015). It operates through two businesses: UnitedHealthcare and Optum. UnitedHealthcare is their benefits company serving approximately 45 million individuals throughout the United States, while Optum is their service and solutions company working across the entire spectrum of managed care serving more than 100 million individuals and working with 4 out 5 hospitals. The UHG portfolio of offerings spans across both public and private systems. Increasingly, the company is expanding its offerings in managing large public health systems in which value for money, patient experience and population health are essential performance indicators.

Jean-François Beaulé is the Executive Vice President, Health Plan Division/Performance of UnitedHealth Group. Jean-François leads strategy for health plan engagement and design for UnitedHealth Group, emphasizing performance and best capabilities toward health ownership. His responsibilities include implementing a modernized framework for the largest most strategic sponsor plan designs and advancing enterprise-wide measurement utilities for behavior change research and development. After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree from Laval University, Quebec City, he began his career in Montreal in 1991 at Towers Perrin as a consultant in benefits and pension valuations. In 1997, he moved to Connecticut and joined CIGNA, where he served in various capacities, including CFO of West Coast operations and head of the national provider contract underwriting unit. Jean-François joined UnitedHealth in 2006 as chief actuary of National Accounts.

Todd Staub, MD is the Senior Vice President for Physician Relations at OptumCare – a division of Optum. In this role, Todd is helping to establish and strengthen relationships with external medical organizations, to bring new medical groups into the national OptumCare care delivery network, and to develop a research and education capability in OptumCare. Todd serves on the Board of Directors of the American Medical Group Association, and is the immediate past Chairman of the Board for ProHealth Physicians, an integrated primary care group practice in Connecticut. Todd worked with others in ProHealth to found the Connecticut Center for Primary Care in 2002, a non-profit organization devoted to research and education no primary care issues and now serves as the Chair of Board of Directors.

Deneen Vojta, MD is Executive Vice President, Research & Development at UnitedHealth Group. Dr. Vojta is a member of the core Enterprise Research and Development leadership group, a division of UnitedHealth Group that is focused on accelerating enterprise innovation solutions to improve health care quality, reduce care costs, more effectively engage consumers in their health and help modernize the health system. Dr. Vojta has 20 years of executive experience in health system and health plan administration. Before joining UnitedHealth Group, she held several senior management positions in health care including serving as CEO of MYnetico, a company she founded to focus on the childhood obesity epidemic facing the nation. Dr. Vojta previously served as Vice President of Research and Innovation for UnitedHealthcare. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. She trained in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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