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What Does Healthcare Reform Mean to San Diego Businesses?

July 15, 2010



The recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or healthcare reform law) is attempting to insure more Americans, lower costs and impose new taxes on medical devices. How does the enactment of this far reaching legislation change the way San Diego wireless health and life sciences companies conduct business? San Diego has played an important foundational role in the formation of the wireless healthcare market. How do Don Casey, the CEO of the West Wireless Health Institute, Mike Murphy, the CEO of Sharp Hospitals and Dave Schlotterbeck, the CEO of CareFusion, view this important piece of legislation? What are the opportunities, threats and possibilities for San Diego businesses and how will this industry respond to the new law.The panel is preceded by a Wireless Health Expo featuring the latest innovations in wireless health products and services. Attendees have an opportunity to experience the latest technologies as well as network with industry representatives from the mHealth sector.


donald_casey Donald Casey
West Wireless Health Institute,
Chief Executive Officer

Donald Casey joined the West Wireless Health Institute as Chief Executive Officer in March 2010. He brings 25 years of global healthcare experience to the role, as well as an outstanding track record in identifying and commercializing medical innovations. As the Institute’s inaugural CEO, Casey will drive the development of a world-class research organization focused on accelerating wireless health innovations, technology incubation, advocacy and education. He will be responsible for defining the Institute’s worldwide strategy and collaborative efforts across medicine, engineering, technology and business. Previously, Casey served as Worldwide Chairman for Johnson & Johnson’s comprehensive care group and member of the Company’s Executive committee, where he oversaw its cardiovascular, diagnostic, diabetes and vision care franchises around the world. He was responsible for defining a corporate-wide comprehensive approach to chronic disease management, including leading the development of patient-centric solutions and innovations within the medical device segment for some of the world’s most pervasive conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. His prior responsibilities included management of direct-to-consumer product areas including diabetes and contact lenses with a focus on direct-to-consumer health care products. Casey began his career with Johnson & Johnson in 1985, advancing into executive positions throughout the company’s consumer, pharmaceutical and medical device franchises. Casey holds an M.B.A. and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.
mike_murphy Mike Murphy
Sharp Healthcare,
Chief Executive Officer

Mike Murphy is president and chief executive officer of Sharp HealthCare. Murphy oversees a workforce of nearly 14,000 employees, 2,600 affiliated physicians and 2,000 volunteers. They provide care and service in a fully integrated not-for-profit system that includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, three affiliated medical groups, five urgent care centers, four skilled nursing facilities, home health, hospice, state-of-the-art outpatient facilities and a health plan. Murphy was appointed to his position in June 1996. Under Murphy’s direction, Sharp has dedicated itself to The Sharp Experience, which is transforming the health care experience for employees, physicians and customers. This focus on purpose, worthwhile work and making a difference has led to increased employee, physician and patient satisfaction, as well as enhanced loyalty and improved outcomes as Sharp strives to fulfill its vision of becoming the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care. Murphy grew up in Southern California. He is a graduate of California State University at Long Beach and is a certified public accountant. His career in health care spans more than 20 years. He served as chairman of the board of the Greater San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2005. Murphy is a member of the American Hospital Association’s Health Care Systems Governing Council and is actively involved as a member and supporter of several community-based health and social service organizations.
david_schlotterbeck David L. Schlotterbeck
Chairman & CEO

David L. Schlotterbeck is chairman and CEO for CareFusion. Mr. Schlotterbeck served as vice chairman and CEO for the Clinical and Medical Products business segment of Cardinal Health. He has previously held executive leadership roles at Alaris Medical Systems, Pacific Scientific Company, Vitalcom, Inc. and Nellcor, Inc. Mr. Schlotterbeck holds a BS in electrical engineering from the General Motors Institute (Kettering University), a MS in electrical engineering from Purdue University and completed the Executive Institute at Stanford University.

Clint McClellan
Qualcomm, Sr. Director of Business Development

Clint McClellan is currently the Senior Director of Business Development for QUALCOMM Incorporated. McClellan’s current responsibilities include establishing opportunities in the Life Sciences market. Since joining QUALCOMM, McClellan has served in business development roles and established the Global Industry Analyst program at QUALCOMM. Currently McClellan serves as the Board Chairman for the Foundation for the Children of the Californias which supports Hospital Infantil, a pediatric Hospital, in Tijuana, Mexico. He also serves on the boards of CommNexus and the Continua Health Alliance. Prior to joining the Company, McClellan served as a senior analyst for Gartner Group/Dataquest’s Telecommunications Group in its wireless program. McClellan holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.


July 15th, 2010

5:00-6:00 PM – Wireless Health Expo/ Registration
6:00-7:30 PM – Presentation – What Does Healthcare Reform Mean to San Diego Businesses?
7:30-9:00 PM – Executive Dinner (Invitation Only)

Qualcomm Headquarters
Building N
, Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
5775 Morehouse Drive,
San Diego, CA 92121

$45.00  Pre-Registration
$50.00  At-the-Door
Event WILL sell out! Purchase your ticket early to ensure a seat!

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