Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition
June 10-13, 2014 San Antonio, TX

Premier members and contracted suppliers should plan to attend this dynamic knowledge sharing event devoted to bringing people, ideas and innovations together to transform healthcare.

Speaker Lineup
Michael Alkire

MICHAEL J. ALKIRE
Michael J. Alkire is chief operating officer (COO) for Premier, Inc., a healthcare performance improvement alliance helping hospitals and health systems provide better patient care while reducing costs.   As COO, Alkire leads the continued integration of Premier’s clinical, financial, supply chain and ...
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David Axelrod

DAVID AXELROD
David Axelrod served as senior advisor to President Barack Obama, senior advisor to the Obama-Biden presidential transition, senior strategist to Barack Obama’s historic campaign for the presidency in 2008 and his 2012 re-election campaign. Today he serves as the director of the Institute of Politics at the ...
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Nicholas Christakis

NICHOLAS CHRISTAKIS, MD, PHD
Dr. Nicholas Christakis is a professor at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School who is co-author of the best-selling book, Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks. By applying what Dr. Christakis has uncovered about the mechanics of social networks, organizations can gain useful – and ...
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Susan DeVore

SUSAN DEVORE
Susan DeVore is president and CEO of Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 2,900 U.S. hospitals and nearly 100,000 other providers to transform healthcare.   With approximately 30 years of experience, DeVore is an industry-leading thinker who has been named ...
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Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry

J.P. PAWLIW-FRY
Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry is a leadership and performance expert who seamlessly blends cutting-edge research and personal stories from the world of sports and business as he teaches audiences the principles of emotional intelligence (EI) and high performance, inspiring and challenging them to take their careers, ...
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John Kao

JOHN KAO
John Kao, chairman of the Institute for Large Scale Innovation and CEO and founder of Edgemakers, Inc., was dubbed “Mr. Creativity” and “a serial innovator” by The Economist. He is a leading authority on innovation, business creativity, organizational transformation and emerging technologies. Over the ...
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Jon Huntsman

JON HUNTSMAN
Governor Jon M. Huntsman Jr. began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has since served four U.S. presidents in critical roles around the world, including ambassador to Singapore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. Trade Ambassador and most recently ...
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Nancy Snyderman

NANCY SNYDERMAN
Dr. Nancy Snyderman joined NBC News as the chief medical editor in September 2006. Her reports appear on Today, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Dateline NBC, MSNBC, and MSNBC.com.   She has reported on wide-ranging medical topics affecting both men and women and has traveled the world extensively, ...
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