Tuesday, May 23, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Pittsburgh Marriott City Center 
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Overnight Accommodations
To reserve an overnight stay at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center book online here or call directly at 1-877-645-3553 and ask for the PBGH room rate of $144 (available until May 9, 2017).


Laura Wicker 
Pittsburgh Business Group on Health 

PBGH Rx Solutions Forum:
Get on the Health Care Bus

Join the region’s leading employers as they gather for the 2017 PBGH Rx Solutions Forum to improve health care cost and quality for millions right here in our region. Learn how human resources and benefits professionals are harnessing their collective power to influence prescription drug pricing and save their companies more than $25 million annually.

The 2017 PBGH Rx Solutions Forum will feature presentations by some of the country’s most respected health care leaders, as well as a keynote presentation by Pro Football Hall of Fame running back,
Jerome “The Bus” Bettis


8:00 AM


8:30 AM

Rx Solutions Forum
Opening Remarks

8:45 AM

Setting the Stage: The Evolving Health Care Market Place
Drug costs continue to rise and consumerism is growing.  Come listen to Dr. Alan Lotvin as he describes how employers can leverage innovation to deliver affordable, effective and accessible health care.



Alan Lotvin, MD
Executive Vice President, CVS/Specialty
CVS Health

9:30 AM

Taking Better Care of the People Who Take Care of Us
For years, we’ve struggled with our healthcare system: rising costs, diminished access, lower quality, sicker patients.  Today, our healthcare system fails to keep people healthy, while accounting for 18 percent of our GDP.

The Health Transformation Alliance (HTA) takes an approach to include knowledge and experience to affect change that:

  • Pools and objectively analyzes big data to identify the most effective treatments
  • Offers access to medical solutions of high-quality providers to keep people healthier
  • Provides guidance for employees faced with complicated healthcare choices
  • Ultimately turns the industry into a more transparent, fairer marketplace focused on outcomes and incentivized by healthier patients



Rob Andrews
Health Transformation Alliance


10:15 AM


10:45 AM

Opioid Issues Impact Everyone!- A Panel Discussion
We hear it every day in the news or through personal relationships, “There is a National Opioid Crisis.”  See how different perspectives on the opioid situation can enlighten and inform you about strategies and decision for your populations.  Our panelists will share a wide spectrum of thoughts and positions from trends, treatments, strategies and personal impact.


Deb Partsch
Director of Pharmacy
Innovu LLC


Neil Capretto
Medical Director
Gateway Rehabilitation


Nancy Zionts, MBA
COO and Chief Program Officer
Jewish Healthcare Foundation


Kathi Barton
Director, Benefits
The Kraft Heinz Company


Jason Snyder
Special Assistant to the Secretary
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services


11:45 AM

Championship Choices
Jerome Bettis describes the decisions he's had to make over his career that propelled him to achieving at the highest level. He has reaped great rewards in his career by staying the course and sticking to his plan. Jerome explains how often, in life, you don't see the agonizing behind the tough decisions we make and live with each day; only the results. In his presentation, Championship Choices, Jerome discussed how the decisions you make today reflect the successes you see tomorrow.



Jerome Bettis
Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back


12:30 PM

Networking Reception

1:15 PM

Reception concludes

Pittsburgh Business Group on Health wishes to thank its Rx Solutions Forum sponsors: