NEW ORLEANS – The Ochsner Health Network (OHN) announces the inaugural OHN Value Summit, presented by The Kinetix Group, in partnership with American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and McCann Managed Markets on December 1-2, 2017 in New Orleans.

This unique event is the first opportunity of its kind for healthcare industry decision makers to come together to explore new ideas and share best practices for delivering high-quality care in a value-based environment. The Summit will feature engaging discussions on important topics ranging from challenges and opportunities in the shift to value-based care delivery, the payer-provider relationship dynamic, and managing risk-based populations.

“At OHN, we recognize the challenges associated with implementing value-based care programs and the importance of learning from our colleagues across the country to overcome obstacles. The OHN Value Summit provides an opportunity to bring stakeholders together to discuss the strategies, insights, and tools to position organizations for success in the changing healthcare environment”, said Dr. David Carmouche, Senior Vice President and President of OHN.

The Summit will attract administrative and clinical healthcare leaders from health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), hospitals, group practices, payer organizations, and life science companies throughout the US. Attendees will hear from some of the country’s leading voices in healthcare innovation, including

Warner Thomas, President & CEO of Ochsner Health System; David Carmouche, MD, Senior Vice President & President of Ochsner Health Network; Bruce Broussard, CEO of Humana; Steve Udverhelyi, CEO of BCBSLA; Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, SVP & Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at Cedars-Sinai; Eric Newman, MD, VC of Innovation at Geisinger Health; Jerry Penso, President & CEO of the American Medical Association (AMGA); and many more.

“The Kinetix Group is proud to partner with OHN, a national leader in care delivery innovation, to present the OHN Value Summit. The Summit will allow attendees to explore the details of collaboration opportunities among various industry stakeholders and how these partnerships can deliver sustainable value to the populations they serve,” John Strapp, Chairman of The Kinetix Group, stated of the Summit.

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About Ochsner

Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 29 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees and over 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. For more information, please visit

About The Kinetix Group

The Kinetix Group (TKG) empowers life science companies to effectively engage with health system and payer customers by developing strategies and real world solutions aimed at impacting the right patient, at the right time, with the right care. TKG also works directly with health systems and payers to build and implement value-based delivery models for identified patient populations. To learn more, go to

About McCann Managed Markets

McCann Managed Markets, A McCann Health Company, is a strategic market access communications agency dedicated to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. With expertise in strategy, launch execution, and innovative solutions, we help clients navigate the complex and evolving managed markets landscape. McCann Health, winner of the 2016 and 2017 Cannes Lions Healthcare Network of the Year Award, is one of the world's most awarded global healthcare marketing networks specializing in a wide array of professional and consumer health and wellness practices. McCann Health is part of McCann Worldgroup and the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). To learn more about McCann Health, please visit


Katie Fauquier, Manager of Public Relations, Ochsner Health System

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