Michael Barbouche is the Founder and CEO of Forward Health Group, a population health measurement company based in Madison, Wisconsin. A mathematician trained in health services he has more than 20 years experience slogging through messy disparate data of all sorts, both digital and analog all with a focus on providing clinicians information that they’ve never had access to before. He’ll wax poetic about set theory, data flow and good denominators all in the name of providing solutions for some of the most challenging riddles facing health care today including outcomes, patient attribution and value of care. He founded Forward Health Group to make these solutions available to care teams, administrators and health care organizations across the country. Prior to starting FHG, Michael played a central role in the evolution of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ), a pioneer in the public reporting of health care quality measures. A frequent advisor and presenter on health care data, Michael is regularly sought out by both federal government bodies and NGOs alike to address the future of healthcare data policy. Michael owes most of what he knows about health care to his wife, Ellen, a general internist in practice at the University of Wisconsin. They live in Madison with their three great kids.
Bryan Becker, MD, MMM, FACP
Bryan Becker is a leader and strategist who uses a background in group practice, clinical care, research, health systems, not-for-profit experience and contemporary business knowledge to support teams in creating sustainable, value-driven health care. He is presently the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Vice-President for Physician Network Development and Clinical Integration at University of Chicago Medicine. His focus in this role is on building a clinically integrated network of community-based physician practices and supporting the development and spread of population health management tools across University of Chicago Medicine. Bryan received his A.B. degree in English from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from the University of Kansas. He then went on to train in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center and nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Bryan took on a variety of roles subsequently at the University of Wisconsin, heading up the nephrology section, developing a new community-based practice site, and ultimately overseeing the clinical activities of a large multispecialty segment of the overall practice across academic and community-based sites, all while continuing to practice clinically. He then headed up the faculty practice plan at the University of Illinois and progressively moved through various roles including chief medical officer and CEO for the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics before transitioning to his present position at University of Chicago Medicine.
Michael C. Bingham
Michael C. Bingham is Chief Advancement Officer at Presbyterian Homes & Services, where he oversees the home and community based service lines. He is a former CEO and co-founder of several emerging growth companies in the healthcare, business process outsourcing, and digital media sectors. Prior to joining PHS, Mike was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and served as CEO of Twin Cities RISE! A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Mike earned his MBA in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Besides Forward Health Group, Mike serves as a board member of Avant Healthcare Professionals and Twin Cities RISE!
Conor is a Principal at TT Capital Partners, where he works with a team that invests in high growth healthcare information technology and services companies. Prior to joining TTCP, Conor worked with TripleTree’s M&A advisory practice for three years. He previously worked at athenahealth, Reed Elsevier, and L.E.K. Consulting, primarily in roles focused on healthcare strategy, M&A, or the intersection of the two. Conor earned an A.B. degree in Politics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two boys.