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The 2018 class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows has been announced, and among the honorees is Mike Wood, Senior VP of Product Development and Technology at Change Healthcare.

The announcement was made by Nashville Health Care Council official and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader William H. Frist, M.D., who noted the class includes 32 senior healthcare executives representing a diverse array of sectors. “The collaboration and relationships that result from this annual program strengthen not only today’s healthcare community, but also the future of our field,” Frist said in naming the coming year’s lineup.

Wood acknowledged he was deeply honored to be named a Fellow.

“I appreciate the recognition of this committee in selecting me into the program based on my 25-plus years of working in healthcare technology, as well as the support provided by the company in endorsing me,” he said.

Wood sees the collaboration as an opportunity to discuss with his peers the challenges facing today’s healthcare system, and to socialize the strategic direction of Change Healthcare within a group of like-minded healthcare leaders. Among the issues he intends to raise is the ongoing shift to value-based reimbursement.

“I think the movement to value-based payments and how to best prepare and align the various constituents for this paradigm shift continues to be a significant challenge facing our country,” Wood said. “I hope that we can validate the nature and scope of the challenge, and verify that our company’s strategy in this vital area is directionally correct.”

The fellowship course, which starts January 25, kicks off with a two-day orientation, followed by eight full-day sessions over four months, where class members evaluate ideas to address challenges facing today’s healthcare system. The curriculum will address new care delivery models, the evolution of reimbursement models and value-based care, disruptive innovation, population health management, and globalization.

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