4mul8 your future

our top executive meeting built to discuss & debate a diverse set of policy & commercial strategies to help you plan for & thrive over the next five years

(& to make the adjacent connections to help you along your way)

2019 4mul8 meeting schedule

for 2019 only, the m4 innovation team has added a special 4mul8 meeting focused exclusively on product & distribution strategies to accompany the jackson hole top strategy meeting

are you tired of the conference circuit? we were, too. that is how 4mul8 was formed. we wanted to build a framework that would allow for deep ideas & networks to grow. 4mul8 has a capped membership policy to keep things intimate. it is an interactive environment. it is a cohort of executives representing different sectors of healthcare (with a healthy helping from insurers, product gurus, technologists & distributors). this is an all-inclusive group. it is where you can crowdsource strategic planning while building unique partnerships to help transform the way you see your business. in 2019, the format will make sure that you will leave with more than you came with.

be the thought leader

it’s time to stop putting too much weight into what “experts” say. solving even aspects of healthcare is not a one-person game. this is a team sport. m4 works to bring in the players. we pepper you with ideas in an optimized environment. then, we ask you to play. we moderate the discussions & help highlight and expand on interesting findings through our follow-on grō business meetings in the following months.

jumpstart your thinking

the m4 framework focuses on a set of core questions facing the industry. we build custom modules to set up a question. You read a case brief prepared by m4, listen to a Q&A session with an invited executive, debate as a group what you have read/heard and settle on key takeaways as a group (while internalizing what works for your team/organization).

reward candidness through privacy

4mul8 is a completely private strategy meeting. what is said here stays here (and, there have been more than a few interesting things said here over the years). all materials, including membership lists, are for this group only.

stop worrying about the logistics

this is an all-inclusive format. just get here. after that, we have got your back. 4mul8 membership includes the hotel accommodations, all networking dinners, all business program inclusions, all applicable research, the final report outs and an always-available (private) web portal. of course, all non-meeting expenses are still yours (sorry!).

here are a few details about our upcoming strategy meeting(s)

strategic topics to be discussed

 

strategy module format: 1.5+ hours each
(unique research insights paper, Q&A session, group debate, outputs)

topics

  1. are tele/digital care innovations the catalyst for building affordable healthcare solutions?
  2. as key benefits brokerages aggregate, how will they use this leverage to drive healthcare model change (a focus on bringing timely solutions to the SMB market)?
  3. will enormous datasets & AI be the foundation for building the modern insurer?
  4. how will the advancement of voice capabilities alter future product & distribution strategies (& what other emerging trends will impact distribution in the next 5 years)?
  5. open discussion (bring topics of concern/interest)

(topics are subject to modification)

logistical details

location : atlanta, georgia

nearest airport : ATL

transportation to/from airport : member coordinates on own

hotel : waldorf astoria buckhead

focus : product & distribution topics

july 15 – 17 : general meeting schedule
(all times eastern)

july 15

  • all day : arrival day
  • 6:30p – 8:30p : kickoff networking dinner

july 16

  • 8:00a – 9:00a : breakfast
  • 9:00a – 4:00p : business meetings
  • 4:00p – 6:00p : afternoon break & networking time
  • 6:00p – 8:00p : networking dinner

july 17

 

  • 8:00a – 9:00a : breakfast
  • 9:00a – 11:30a : final business meeting items
strategic topics to be discussed

 

strategy module format: 1.5+ hours each
(unique research insights paper, Q&A session, group debate, outputs)

topics

  1. will populism & lack of affordability finally push us to medicare for all within five years (follow on micro topics: would this policy action be sustainable, will the threat of this cause massive ESI-side collaboration & are the Medicare-led innovations doing enough today to warrant confidence in a universal solution being legislated)?
  2. is it time to bring investment and innovation focus to the dental services & financing markets (& what other ancillary markets are ripe for new ideas)?
  3. how do we balance the costs versus benefits of new pharmaceutical treatments along with the proliferation of digital therapeutics coming (& how will this affect model pricing transparency & ongoing monitoring of utilization/efficacy/affordability)?
  4. SPLIT TOPIC:
    a) can solving for rural healthcare issues become the model for rapid, industry-wide innovation advancement?
    b) how will we research and buy healthcare services five years from now in ways that are different than today?
  5. open discussion (bring topics of concern/interest)

(topics are subject to modification)

logistical details

location : teton village, wy

nearest airport : JAC

transportation to/from airport : scheduled by m4 team

hotel : four seasons resort

focus : key issues that are shaping healthcare’s next five years

october 14 – 16 : general meeting schedule
(all times mountain)

october 14

  • all day : arrival day
  • 6:30p – 9:00p : kickoff networking dinner

october 15

  • 7:30a – 8:30a : breakfast
  • 8:30a – 4:00p : business meetings
  • 4:00p – 6:00p : afternoon break & networking time
  • 6:00p – 6:30p : bus to town of jackson
  • 6:30p – 9:00p : networking dinner in town of jackson + evening fun

october 16

 

  • 7:30a – 8:30a : breakfast
  • 8:30a – 11:00a : final business meeting items

apply for single 4mul8 membership

seats are limited to both the atlanta launchPAD & the top group in jackson hole due to our policy to cap membership to maintain an intimate, sponsor-free environment

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