Innovation Series - Innovations in Care Delivery

  • 06 Dec 2018
  • 7:30 AM
  • Washington Athletic Club


  • Registration fee increases by $15 after deadline
  • Registration fee increases by $15 after deadline


December 6, 2018  EBPA Program 

Sponsored by

Presentation by Vera Whole Health

Jennifer’s presentation will be focused on the current state of employer sponsored health plans and specifically the ability of employers to gain control of the their health care spending and improve their employees’ healthcare experience by providing direct access to primary care.

Presentation - 98point6

The value of primary care

People are moving away from quality primary care

Why people are moving away from quality primary care

  • Inconvenience
  • Costs
  • Changing consumer expectations

Where people are getting care instead (urgent care, ER, the internet)

The impact of people not getting quality primary 

  • Unnecessary expense
  • Inaccurate diagnosis
  • Decreased productivity

The challenge: make primary care as affordable and accessible as online search

Using technology to meet the challenge: an introduction to technology-augmented primary care

  • Improving physician efficiency
  • How
  • Benefits: reducing burnout and lowering costs
  • Improving accessibility
  • How
  • Benefits: increasing primary care utilization and early intervention


Jennifer Sargent, Chief Revenue Officer, Vera Whole Health  

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in healthcare including roles in growth and client management leadership, marketing, and product management and development.  

Previously, Jennifer served as Senior Vice President of Client Solutions at Optum where she was responsible for new growth in national accounts.  She has also held roles at Life Time Fitness, U.S. Preventive Medicine and Matria Healthcare .Jennifer has an extensive background in sales, marketing, product development and client management.  

She is an experienced  public speaker including speaking events at the World Health Congress and Conference Board.  Jennifer holds a B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Physiology and her MBA from the University of Minnesota.  

Kris Kelsay, VP of Commercial Marketing, 98point6

Making big, new ideas a reality has been a theme of Kris’s 25-year technology career. At 98point6, she drives commercial strategy, go-to-market and engagement efforts, bringing deep commercialization expertise across a broad set of industries including healthcare, geospatial and technology.

Prior to 98point6 Kris was VP of Solutions at Welltok where she developed solutions for the health plan, employer and provider markets. She joined Welltok through the acquisition of Mindbloom, a digital health innovator, where she drove consumer marketing efforts and secured over a million users and sponsorships with some of the nation’s top health plans.

Prior to entering the digital health industry, Kris drove commercial initiatives in technology companies that range from early stage startups to large enterprises. 



Date: December 6, 2018

Location: Washington Athletic Club - 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA

Time: 7:15-8:00 am Registration, Breakfast, WAOIC sign in

8:00-8:50 am Vera Whole Health, Jennifer Sargent

8:50-9:00 am Break

9:00-9:50 am Kris Kelsay, 98point6

9:50-10:00 am Q&A, WAOIC sign out

Fees: $65 members; $85 non-members and guests by registration deadline.

$80 members; $100 non-members and guests after deadline or at door.

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