The Honorable David J. Shulkin, MD

The Honorable David J. Shulkin, MD

Ninth Secretary
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin is the Ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs having been appointed by President Trump. Secretary Shulkin previously served as Under Secretary for Health, having been appointed by President Obama and confirmed twice unanimously by the US Senate.

As Secretary, Dr. Shulkin represented the 21 million American veterans and was responsible for the nation’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,200 sites of care, serving over 9 million Veterans.

Prior to coming to VA, Secretary Shulkin was a widely respected healthcare executive having served as chief executive of leading hospitals and health systems including Beth Israel in New York City and Morristown Medical Center in Northern NJ. As an entrepreneur, Secretary Shulkin founded and served as the Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality and has served on boards of managed care companies, technology companies, and health care organizations.

All Sessions by The Honorable David J. Shulkin, MD

Thinc Main Agenda Sunday May 22, 2022
5:55 pm - 6:20 pm

How Prediction, Personalization, & AI Enable Value-Based Care: A Conversation with Hon. Dr. David Shulkin

The Honorable Dr. David Shulkin shares key insights from his experience running the Veterans Administration, the nation's largest integrated health system. For executives trying to build a healthy member population, learn why it makes sense to reach for radical improvements rather than incremental changes that show limited results. When it comes to managing challenging chronic conditions like diabetes, traditional one-size-fits-all approaches miss the mark. A precise or personalized approach to health care is essential. Hear about the role microbiome science, AI, and virtual care play in reducing costs, advancing equity, and producing sustainable health outcomes.

  • Key considerations for executives planning the future of healthcare
  • Innovative approaches for delivering accessible, equitable, and value-based care
  • Why 1-size-fits-all approaches to diabetes produce mediocre results
  • How microbiome science and AI enable individualized care at scale
  • Why accessible care is vital to improving behavior change and health equity
Moderator: Susan Dentzer