Banking on Better Healthcare [A National Town Meeting organized by MBProject] Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Engaging banks to revolutionize healthcare is now becoming a national strategy to reduce healthcare costs, and to increase quality and access to healthcare. We pioneered this movement, strategically bringing healthcare and financial interests to the table, because we firmly believe that "medical banking" can fundamentally improve healthcare. But what does this look like? Who benefits? And how?

We implemented a National Town Meeting entitled "Banking on Better Healthcare" to address these questions. The series will break down regulatory issues, medical banking innovations and consumer-driven programs supported by banks that are transforming the landscape of healthcare. As we continue to bring our message out to the marketplace, we strongly believe that we can achieve our mission to "convert digital savings into charitable resources".

Our first National Town Meeting will be broadcast LIVE from the annual SSI User Group Meeting in Point Clear, Alabama. Online seating is limited to the first 100 registrants, so please register early.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

11:30am Pacific / 12:30pm Mountain / 1:30pm Central / 2:30pm Eastern (approx. length: 2 hours)



Producer & Moderator of National Town Meeting: John Casillas, Founder, Medical Banking Project, Franklin, TN

Co-Moderator: Mary Rita Hyland, AVP of Legislative Affairs, The SSI Group, Inc., Mobile, AL

Part 1: Ramping onto a Digital Platform – Public Trust, Privacy and the Legislature

A 15 minute discussion led by John Casillas discussing the critical nature of privacy in health data systems, current thinking on privacy and legislative efforts in DC, and the new MBProject Gold Seal Standard, a privacy and security accreditation program for medical banking constituencies.


Attorney Debbie Larios,VP and Assistant General Counsel, Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville, TN

Thomas Gilligan, Senior DC Lobbyist, Washington DC

Part 2: The Hybrid Revenue Platform – Revolutionizing Healthcare Payment Processing

A 30-40 minute moderated panel outlining new medical banking innovations in healthcare that are changing the paradigm in transaction processing. We will examine both specialized payment processing and automation technologies that link banking and healthcare systems to reduce end-to-end costs and strategies for real time claims processing.

Speakers / Expert Panel:

Maureen Turo, VP, Healthcare Market Specialist, Bank of New York Mellon Treasury Services Division, Pittsburgh, PA

Doug Bilbrey, EVP, The SSI Group, Inc, Mobile, AL

Nav Ranajee, VP, Healthcare Product Group, Fifth Third Bank, Cincinnatti, OH

Bill Marvin, President, InstaMed, Philadelphia, PA

June St. John, SVP, Healthcare Product Manager, Wachovia Treasury Services, Charlotte, NC

Vince Marzula, VP, Health Solutions – eCommerce Product Manager, PNC Bank, Pittsburg, PA

Part 3: Converting "Cyberchondriacs" Into HIT Wizards – The Evolving Medical Consumer

A 20 minute moderated panel re-enacting a successful session MBProject organized at its annual Institute. MSNBC calls our generation “cyberchondriacs”, noting that in 2006 some 160 million people used the Internet to search for health information. Aiding in this research, a new generation of consumer tools are emerging that can forecast healthcare expenses, locate desired treatment information, compare doctors, hospitals, outcomes and pricing and much more. We will review this trend, where its going and why the bank channel could be one of the top brokers for consumer health IT services.


David Harris, National Revenue Cycle Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, NY

Lindsy Strait, CTO, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, Sun Microsystems, Monrovia, CA

Paul Chicos, CEO, eDuction, Blue Bell, PA

Others TBA