In case you missed it: Our 26th Annual Health & Business Symposium, recapped

September 30th, 2019

We laughed, we networked and we had some fun in the Montana sun! Our 2019 Health & Business Symposium took place July 23-25, which seems like such a long time ago, now that the leaves are changing colors and fall is here. But whether you were in attendance, or whether you missed it, here’s a quick recap of what took place.

This year’s plan for speakers was to have one from within EBMS, one from inside the healthcare industry and one from outside the healthcare industry. This dynamic mix included these presentations:

Cutting the Gordian Knot: Finding True Balance in Self-Funding
Presented by Dr. Andrew Murray, chief medical officer for EBMS and president of its miCare and miRx healthcare solutions.

Dr. Murray held the audience’s attention with his vision for a better healthcare system, and why those improvements can – and should – start with self-funded plans.

Uses of Geography in Business: Creepy and Cool
Presented by Bill Lazarus, CEO of Seer Analytics

Bill spoke on a topic that’s close to our heart at EBMS: innovative ways to apply advanced data analytics. In this case, his focus was on the use of geospatial tools to reach targeted audiences in respectful, HIPAA-compliant ways.

Creative Pharmacy Benefits Can Bring Solutions
Presented by Danny Toth, pharmacist, former pharmacy benefit manager CEO, and past president of the Georgia Pharmaceutical Association.

Danny presented four solid strategies for saving money on pharmacy benefits, reminding the audience that we have options.

Work, Laugh, Repeat
Presented by Greg Schwem, best-selling author and nationally syndicated humor columnist for the Chicago Tribune.

Greg gave us a comedic take on the workplace, today’s technology and the struggle to find work/life balance.

As always, the Symposium allowed us all to renew old relationships with industry colleagues and make new networking connections. We mingled and chatted at the opening reception at the Moss Mansion and dinner at the Petroleum Club. And we spent some time in the great outdoors – this is Montana, after all! – through the annual golf tournament and a whitewater rafting adventure.

If you went home from Symposium feeling refreshed and renewed, perhaps take a moment to remember what inspired you and find a way to recapture that feeling. And of course, we’ll do it again next summer – see you then!