• 2017 HDMS Client Summit | October 17-19, 2017

    Breaking Away: Actionable Analytics for Success

    Thank you to everyone who joined us in Dallas for the 2017 HDMS Client Summit.
    Browse some of the highlights from this year’s Summit!


At the HDMS 2017 Client Summit, we will discuss what is important to you – our client. Featured speakers will talk about direct contracting, domestic steerage, the use of non-claims data, overuse and inappropriate use, and high-cost claimants. You will have the opportunity to meet with fellow HDMS clients, and industry-leading presenters from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) and The Leapfrog Group – to name just a few.

We know your time is valuable, so we have packed our time with you full of great networking opportunities, education, best practices and, of course, some fun too. This is a unique opportunity for clients to network with colleagues from across the country that use the HDMS platform, and to see how they use it to cut costs and improve outcomes.

We hope you can join us!


  • Steven Wojcik

    Vice President, Public Policy

    Steven Wojcik joined the National Business Group on Health in September 2000. He is vice president of Public Policy and is responsible for developing and coordinating the Business Group's position and strategy on federal legislative and regulatory issues impacting health benefits for large employers, providing information and analysis on best practices, conveying concerns of large employers as purchasers of health care to Capitol Hill, the Administration other policymakers and the media, and keeping members informed of policy developments in Washington. He has over 25 years of experience in health policy development, analysis and research, government relations, and public affairs.

  • Leah Binder

    President & CEO, The Leapfrog Group

    Leah Binder is President & CEO of The Leapfrog Group, representing employers and other purchasers of health care calling for improved safety and quality in hospitals. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, the Huffington Post, and the Wall Street Journal expert forum. She was named on Becker’s list of the 50 most powerful people in healthcare in 2014, and consistently cited by Modern Healthcare among the 100 most influential people and top 25 women in healthcare.

  • Lance Farmer

    Healthcare Analytics Manager, Cummins Inc.

    Lance Farmer, a predictive analytics leader, uses sophisticated statistical modelling to drive business success. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified.

  • Michael E. Harris

    Vice President of Sales for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

    Mike is a graduate from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing from the Bryan School of Business and Economics. Mike has 33 years’ experience in the insurance industry and is responsible for sales and marketing for 51 plus large groups and association sales in South Carolina through three Regional Offices located in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston. Mike has earned his Health Insurance Associate (HIA) designation, NAHU PPACA Certification designation and is active member and past president of the local National Health Underwriters Chapter, active member in the State Chamber of Commerce and an active executive board member for the Indian Waters Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America.

  • Patrice R. Wolfe

    President of HDMS

    Patrice R. Wolfe is President of Health Data & Management Solutions, Inc. (HDMS). She has more than twenty years of strategic & operational experience in the health care IT and services industry. Her experience includes improving organizations’ fiscal health and providing strategic direction for both greenfield and mature product portfolios. Prior to joining HDMS, Patrice was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Intelligence at McKesson Corporation. While there, she was accountable for the performance of several high-growth businesses within the company’s technology division. Her portfolio included cloud-based and installed solutions that support business intelligence, population health and risk management, and capacity management needs in the health care market. Patrice led more than 600 FTEs in multiple U.S. and international locations.

  • Keith Wilton

    VP, Product Management, HDMS

    Keith Wilton is the Vice President of Product Management. He has over 15 years’ experience in Product Management with an emphasis on creating and deploying complex software applications. Keith joined HDMS in March 2016 after serving as Vice President of Product Management at Backstop Solutions, a leading player in the Alternative Investment space. Prior to Backstop, Keith ran product management for an arm of Morgan Stanley, and for other organizations. Keith received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

  • Marilyn Schlein Kramer

    SVP, Customer Experience, HDMS

    Marilyn Schlein Kramer is Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at HDMS. She has first-line responsibilty for all customer-facing activities. Prior to joining HDMS, Marilyn was Deputy Executive Director of the Massachusetts Center for Information and Analysis where she was responsible for the use of the Massachusetts All Payer Claims Database by state agencies and academic researchers. Earlier in her career, she served as CEO/President of DxCG (now Verscend). She helped transform DxCG from an academic consulting firm to a leading health care analytics firm serving more than 250 health plan, provider and employer customers. Marilyn also served as Chair of the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) and was founding Executive Director of the Partnership for Healthcare Excellence.

  • Percy “Van” Crocker, Jr.

    President, Healthagen Outcomes

    Percy Crocker has a 20-year career in healthcare, technology, and management consulting. Prior to Healthagen, Van led finance and business development for AuraSense, a biotechnology company founded by world-renowned nanomedicine authority, Dr. Chad Mirkin, and funded by AbbVie Biotech Ventures and Bill Gates, among others. The company has developed a broad array of nanoparticle-based genetic therapies and diagnostic platforms, with applications in cancer and autoimmune conditions. Prior to AuraSense, Mr. Crocker was with Booz & Company, focusing on payer/provider clients. Mr. Crocker began his career at Oracle Corporation, where he was an award-winning consultant in their professional services division.

  • Michael Staufacker

    Director, Health Management in Central HR Administration at Emory University

    In this role he develops, implements, and evaluates health management programs and services for 29,000 university and healthcare employees. He partners with Emory’s benefits department to ensure health plan (47,000 members) and other vendor partners are accountable for health improvement (pharmacy benefit management, case management, disease management, maternity management, behavioral mental health, lifestyle management). Emory’s internal Health & Wellness team report to Michael.

    From 1994 until 2012, Michael worked for StayWell Health Management in a variety of roles including Account Management, Call Center Management, and Product Development.



October 17-19, 2017


Dallas Mariott City Center
650 North Pearl Street
Dallas, Texas 75201