Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Lehigh University - Mountain Top Campus 
Iacocca Hall Wood Dining Room
111 Research Dr
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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U.S. employers spend billions of dollars on health care services. However, a lack of information limits the ability of employers to monitor the prices negotiated on their behalf, to implement innovative insurance benefit designs, and to ensure insurers are negotiating favorable prices. If employers have access to the information on prices needed to be better-informed customers, they can do a better job shopping for health care on behalf of their employees. 

Attend the symposium to learn:

  • About RAND researchers' multi-part study to demystify hospital pricing
  • How the Employers' Forum of Indiana utilized data from the study 
  • Results of expanded analysis of hospitals in all 50 states



11:00 am Registration, Lunch & Networking
11:25 am Welcome & Opening Remarks 
11:30 am Employer Driven Hospital Price Transparency 
12:30 pm Expert Reaction 
  1:00 pm Facilitated Audience Discussion & Networking  



This event is being held on Lehigh University's campus, and will be in compliance with Lehigh University's COVID-19 Visitor Policy. Current guidance includes completing a symptom checker on the day of the event, wearing a mask, and following all current campus health and safety protocols. 

These guidelines may be updated, current information is located at:

Final guidelines will be communicated in the reminder email registrants will received the day prior to the event. 



Gloria Sachdev
President and CEO
Employers' Forum of Indiana 


Gloria Sachdev serves as President, CEO, and Board Chair of the Employers’ Forum of Indiana. She also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at Purdue College of Pharmacy and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine. Forum initiatives focus on hospital price and quality transparency, value-based health benefit & payment strategies, and health policy. She serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers Coalition and as Board Vice Chair for Hoosiers for Affordable Healthcare.

By background, she received her BS and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University of Oklahoma and completed a primary residency at the VA in Madison, Wisconsin. Thereafter, she practiced in primary care physician offices managing patients with chronic diseases for 12 years, followed by consulting in the space of incorporating clinical pharmacists into team-based care for 6 years. She retired from Purdue College of Pharmacy after 15 years, but still teaches a few classes for fun. She enjoys taking her dog on long walks and playing board games with her 3 teenagers & husband.


Chris Whaley
Policy Researcher


Chris Whaley is a Health Economist at the RAND Corporation and Professor at the RAND Pardee Graduate School. He received his PhD in Health Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on health care price transparency and market structure. His research has been published in leading clinical, health policy, and economics journals. His research has been covered in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and CNN. He has presented results to state and federal policy makers, including the California State Assembly, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Federal Trade Commission.


Peter Hayes
President & CEO
Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine 


Peter Hayes currently the President & CEO of the Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine and formerly a principal of Healthcare Solutions and Director of Associate Health and Wellness at Hannaford Supermarkets. He has been recognized as a thought leader in innovative, strategic benefit design for the past 25+ years. He has received numerous national awards in recognition of his commitment to working collaboratively with healthcare providers and vendors in delivering health benefits that are focused on value (high quality efficient care). He has been successful in this arena by focusing on innovative solutions for patient advocacy, chronic disease management, and health promotion programs.

Peter has also been involved in health care reform leadership roles on both the national and regional levels with organizations like Center for Health Innovation, Care Focused Purchasing, Leapfrog, co-founder of the Maine Health Management Coalition, and been appointed by two different Maine Governors to serve on Health Care Reform Commissions to recommend public policies to improve the access and affordability of health care for Maine citizens


Danielle Adams 
Coach & Chief Empowerment Officer 
QueenSuite Coaching


Danielle N. Adams-Wiltshire, PCC, is a certified professional ICF-accredited coach, TED fellows coach, facilitator, coach trainer, instructor, and public speaker. Through coaching, her mission is to inspire, nurture, reset, and empower personal growth and professional development one question at a time.

Danielle's areas of concentration in her coaching practice are business, career and professional development, personal improvement, relationship management, and leadership. Some of her most notable clients are members of the financial services, entertainment, nonprofit, higher education, hospitality, government, and management industries. Recently, Danielle has added restorative practices to her curriculum vitae to help her clients build social capital, improve human behavior, and strengthen civil society. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management.