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 William Winkenwerder, Jr. Biography

Dr. Bill Winkenwerder is one of the most influential and recognized leaders in American health care, with experience in medical care delivery, health care finance, and health insurance operations. Winkenwerder is also a prominent expert on federal health policy and programs, and new technologies such as electronic health records.

Most recently Winkenwerder served as chief executive officer of Highmark Health, a Pennsylvania based diversified insurance and health care enterprise, with annual revenues of $17 billion, employing 38,000 people and serving 35 million individuals. There he led a transformation to create the third largest integrated health care delivery and financing network in the nation. Highmark Health is the parent company of Highmark, Inc. which provides health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in multiple states, dental insurance, vision care and other health related services to customers; and is the parent company for an integrated health care system—Allegheny Health Network—that includes seven hospitals and more than 2,500 affiliated physicians.

From 2001 to 2007, Winkenwerder served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs with responsibility for a $40 billion annual budget, 132,000 personnel and 9.2 million beneficiaries worldwide. Before his service with the Department of Defense, he served in senior leadership positions at Blue Cross of Massachusetts, Prudential Healthcare and Emory University. Winkenwerder is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a board certified physician who has practiced in primary care internal medicine.

As a thought leader, Winkenwerder has been an advocate for preventative health care, evidenced-based medicine, digital health solutions and consumer engagement in health. He has worked closely with many of America’s major employers on their health care cost issues. He has been a leading health industry strategist, an advisor to presidential candidates and a regular contributor to various news and media outlets.

A graduate of Davidson College and The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Winkenwerder received his Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, of The University of Pennsylvania.

Winkenwerder is a seasoned national health care leader. He is an experienced executive and financial strategist, who deeply understands both the private and public health sectors, and the power of new innovative technologies to transform the industry.

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Speaking Topics
  • The Road To Healthcare Reform: Where is it taking us?”

    In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA), following a protracted and partisan debate. The objective of the new law was to extend health care coverage to tens of millions of Americans, reducing the ranks of the uninsured, while making health care coverage less costly overall and more affordable for families and individuals. During the ensuing years various elements of the law went into effect, some popular and others less so. Opponents challenged the law’s constitutionality before the US Supreme Court. The Court responded with a “nuanced” ruling that held up key parts of the law, while striking down the forced expansion of Medicaid by states and labeling the “individual mandate” as a permissible tax-like penalty. In late 2014, The Obama Administration sought to begin enrolling newly eligible individual participants through the now famously flawed healthcare.gov website. Significant problems emerged. Many of the technical issues were ultimately fixed. More than 7 million Americans were enrolled in 2014 into new federally subsidized coverage plans through state-based insurance exchanges. The legal mandate for medium-sized employers was postponed for two years until 2016, and postponed for larger employers until 2015 with a modified type of mandate. The public and political debate about this law has continued. Polls generally show a majority of Americans still in opposition to this legislation, and the legal process utilized to enact it. The issue of “Obamacare,” as it has been dubbed by many, is expected to be an important one for the 2014 and 2016 national and state elections. Most Americans and most businesses are directly affected by this legislation. Where is health reform heading? What is currently working, or is not working, with the Affordable Care Act? What are the key questions facing employers? How will they address these challenges to their businesses? What are states doing now with their Medicaid programs? Will the Affordable Care Act effectively slow or accelerate health spending? Can these costs be paid? Are there viable solutions for reform that might gain bipartisan support? What could happen in the upcoming elections, and how might these results change the pathway of reform? Learn from a true expert with unparalleled insight and real world experience. Enjoy a valuable and lively discussion!

  • Can Information Technology Transform American Healthcare? Pathways, Promises and Pitfalls

    Dr. Winkenwerder was one of the first to call for electronic health records for all Americans…even before the emergence of the Internet. Years later, while serving at the US Department of Defense, he led the implementation of the largest electronic health record system in the world. He worked with The White House and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to accelerate government efforts toward the adoption of health IT. The HITECH Act of 2009 passed by Congress provided more than $25 billion to promote the adoption of electronic records and health IT solutions that generate “meaningful use” of information to improve quality and reduce medical costs. Today, most physicians utilize electronic records. Yet, many systems are not interconnected, consumers still have limited control over their own personal health information, medical prices and quality information is not transparent, and proof of cost savings from health IT is lacking. What is it going to take to realize the promises of digital health care? How can we move faster? What are the barriers that must be overcome? When will we see real and sustainable benefits? Which organizations are leading the way and how are they doing it? Hear from Dr. Winkenwerder, an expert who has led change from the top, while working directly with many leading US health IT innovators and entrepreneurs.

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William Winkenwerder, Jr. Biography

Dr. Bill Winkenwerder is one of the most influential and recognized leaders in American health care, with experience in medical care delivery, health care finance, and health insurance operations. Winkenwerder is also a prominent expert on federal health policy and programs, and new technologies such as electronic health records.

Most recently Winkenwerder served as chief executive officer of Highmark Health, a Pennsylvania based diversified insurance and health care enterprise, with annual revenues of $17 billion, employing 38,000 people and serving 35 million individuals. There he led a transformation to create the third largest integrated health care delivery and financing network in the nation. Highmark Health is the parent company of Highmark, Inc. which provides health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in multiple states, dental insurance, vision care and other health related services to customers; and is the parent company for an integrated health care system—Allegheny Health Network—that includes seven hospitals and more than 2,500 affiliated physicians.

From 2001 to 2007, Winkenwerder served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs with responsibility for a $40 billion annual budget, 132,000 personnel and 9.2 million beneficiaries worldwide. Before his service with the Department of Defense, he served in senior leadership positions at Blue Cross of Massachusetts, Prudential Healthcare and Emory University. Winkenwerder is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a board certified physician who has practiced in primary care internal medicine.

As a thought leader, Winkenwerder has been an advocate for preventative health care, evidenced-based medicine, digital health solutions and consumer engagement in health. He has worked closely with many of America’s major employers on their health care cost issues. He has been a leading health industry strategist, an advisor to presidential candidates and a regular contributor to various news and media outlets.

A graduate of Davidson College and The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Winkenwerder received his Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, of The University of Pennsylvania.

Winkenwerder is a seasoned national health care leader. He is an experienced executive and financial strategist, who deeply understands both the private and public health sectors, and the power of new innovative technologies to transform the industry.

William Winkenwerder, Jr. Speaking Topics

  • The Road To Healthcare Reform: Where is it taking us?”

    In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA), following a protracted and partisan debate. The objective of the new law was to extend health care coverage to tens of millions of Americans, reducing the ranks of the uninsured, while making health care coverage less costly overall and more affordable for families and individuals. During the ensuing years various elements of the law went into effect, some popular and others less so. Opponents challenged the law’s constitutionality before the US Supreme Court. The Court responded with a “nuanced” ruling that held up key parts of the law, while striking down the forced expansion of Medicaid by states and labeling the “individual mandate” as a permissible tax-like penalty. In late 2014, The Obama Administration sought to begin enrolling newly eligible individual participants through the now famously flawed healthcare.gov website. Significant problems emerged. Many of the technical issues were ultimately fixed. More than 7 million Americans were enrolled in 2014 into new federally subsidized coverage plans through state-based insurance exchanges. The legal mandate for medium-sized employers was postponed for two years until 2016, and postponed for larger employers until 2015 with a modified type of mandate. The public and political debate about this law has continued. Polls generally show a majority of Americans still in opposition to this legislation, and the legal process utilized to enact it. The issue of “Obamacare,” as it has been dubbed by many, is expected to be an important one for the 2014 and 2016 national and state elections. Most Americans and most businesses are directly affected by this legislation. Where is health reform heading? What is currently working, or is not working, with the Affordable Care Act? What are the key questions facing employers? How will they address these challenges to their businesses? What are states doing now with their Medicaid programs? Will the Affordable Care Act effectively slow or accelerate health spending? Can these costs be paid? Are there viable solutions for reform that might gain bipartisan support? What could happen in the upcoming elections, and how might these results change the pathway of reform? Learn from a true expert with unparalleled insight and real world experience. Enjoy a valuable and lively discussion!

  • Can Information Technology Transform American Healthcare? Pathways, Promises and Pitfalls

    Dr. Winkenwerder was one of the first to call for electronic health records for all Americans…even before the emergence of the Internet. Years later, while serving at the US Department of Defense, he led the implementation of the largest electronic health record system in the world. He worked with The White House and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to accelerate government efforts toward the adoption of health IT. The HITECH Act of 2009 passed by Congress provided more than $25 billion to promote the adoption of electronic records and health IT solutions that generate “meaningful use” of information to improve quality and reduce medical costs. Today, most physicians utilize electronic records. Yet, many systems are not interconnected, consumers still have limited control over their own personal health information, medical prices and quality information is not transparent, and proof of cost savings from health IT is lacking. What is it going to take to realize the promises of digital health care? How can we move faster? What are the barriers that must be overcome? When will we see real and sustainable benefits? Which organizations are leading the way and how are they doing it? Hear from Dr. Winkenwerder, an expert who has led change from the top, while working directly with many leading US health IT innovators and entrepreneurs.

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  • How to book William Winkenwerder, Jr.?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like William Winkenwerder, Jr. for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for William Winkenwerder, Jr., or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for William Winkenwerder, Jr. or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book William Winkenwerder, Jr.?

    Booking fees for William Winkenwerder, Jr., or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire William Winkenwerder, Jr., please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for William Winkenwerder, Jr.?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like William Winkenwerder, Jr. for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book William Winkenwerder, Jr. for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent William Winkenwerder, Jr. or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for William Winkenwerder, Jr. or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

William Winkenwerder, Jr. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book William Winkenwerder, Jr. for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. William Winkenwerder, Jr. generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Susan Dentzer, Dr. Elaina George, Ian Morrison, Dr. Joel Selanikio and Lucien Engelen. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling William Winkenwerder, Jr. for an upcoming event.

William Winkenwerder, Jr. Speaking Topics

  • The Road To Healthcare Reform: Where is it taking us?”

    In March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA), following a protracted and partisan debate. The objective of the new law was to extend health care coverage to tens of millions of Americans, reducing the ranks of the uninsured, while making health care coverage less costly overall and more affordable for families and individuals. During the ensuing years various elements of the law went into effect, some popular and others less so. Opponents challenged the law’s constitutionality before the US Supreme Court. The Court responded with a “nuanced” ruling that held up key parts of the law, while striking down the forced expansion of Medicaid by states and labeling the “individual mandate” as a permissible tax-like penalty. In late 2014, The Obama Administration sought to begin enrolling newly eligible individual participants through the now famously flawed healthcare.gov website. Significant problems emerged. Many of the technical issues were ultimately fixed. More than 7 million Americans were enrolled in 2014 into new federally subsidized coverage plans through state-based insurance exchanges. The legal mandate for medium-sized employers was postponed for two years until 2016, and postponed for larger employers until 2015 with a modified type of mandate. The public and political debate about this law has continued. Polls generally show a majority of Americans still in opposition to this legislation, and the legal process utilized to enact it. The issue of “Obamacare,” as it has been dubbed by many, is expected to be an important one for the 2014 and 2016 national and state elections. Most Americans and most businesses are directly affected by this legislation. Where is health reform heading? What is currently working, or is not working, with the Affordable Care Act? What are the key questions facing employers? How will they address these challenges to their businesses? What are states doing now with their Medicaid programs? Will the Affordable Care Act effectively slow or accelerate health spending? Can these costs be paid? Are there viable solutions for reform that might gain bipartisan support? What could happen in the upcoming elections, and how might these results change the pathway of reform? Learn from a true expert with unparalleled insight and real world experience. Enjoy a valuable and lively discussion!

  • Can Information Technology Transform American Healthcare? Pathways, Promises and Pitfalls

    Dr. Winkenwerder was one of the first to call for electronic health records for all Americans…even before the emergence of the Internet. Years later, while serving at the US Department of Defense, he led the implementation of the largest electronic health record system in the world. He worked with The White House and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to accelerate government efforts toward the adoption of health IT. The HITECH Act of 2009 passed by Congress provided more than $25 billion to promote the adoption of electronic records and health IT solutions that generate “meaningful use” of information to improve quality and reduce medical costs. Today, most physicians utilize electronic records. Yet, many systems are not interconnected, consumers still have limited control over their own personal health information, medical prices and quality information is not transparent, and proof of cost savings from health IT is lacking. What is it going to take to realize the promises of digital health care? How can we move faster? What are the barriers that must be overcome? When will we see real and sustainable benefits? Which organizations are leading the way and how are they doing it? Hear from Dr. Winkenwerder, an expert who has led change from the top, while working directly with many leading US health IT innovators and entrepreneurs.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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