Healthcare IQ Spring Conference

“As a new Customer I brought my team to see the tools for the first time. From the very beginning, I felt like we were treated like royalty. The ENTIRE HCIQ Team was so welcoming, friendly and informative. My team was blown away by what we will very soon have our hands on. I could not be more pleased with the opportunities”
“You all did it again! Another fun filled conference! Social activities & food were great! Your team is so helpful & knowledgeable, makes the experience that much more enjoyable! I'm looking forward to next year!”
“Content was interesting...the days moved at a good pace, the way the social gatherings were scheduled was excellent. It allowed the right balance of work and play.”

2016 Highlights

This March, Healthcare IQ welcomed Customers to the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach for our annual Spring Conference. We welcomed a mix of veteran conference goers as well as new and existing Customers attending for the first time. This year, attendees had the opportunity to hear a Keynote Address from Dr. David Gruber, MD, MBA on the "Role of Analytics in the Era of Payment Reform." Dr. Gruber emphasized as to why, now more than ever, those in the healthcare industry need to understand and utilize Big Data Analytics, leaving each attendee with an entirely new perspective on the past, present, & future of healthcare.

This year's theme "Understanding the Clinical Context of Spend Data" provided a groundbreaking view into Clinical Analytics and Clinical Integration. Attendees learned how to strategize, execute and achieve a successful Clinical Integration Data Strategy within their organization. Building on one of last year's central topics, in which attendees were given specific criteria to determine the readiness of their organization in adopting a clinically integrated culture & methodology, this year:

  1. Attendees were given the answer to why and how they should aggressively pursue advanced expense reduction tactics in order to effectively strategize within their organization
  2. They were given essential building blocks to move their organization to execute more sophisticated decisions & strategies
  3. Attendees were introduced to a continuum of analytical capabilities to achieve success

Spring Conference 2017 - Save the Date: March 7th, 2017

We are currently in the process of planning Spring Conference 2017. As we begin to finalize dates and details, we will communicate it here on our Spring Conference website.

Why Attend?

The Healthcare IQ Spring Conference is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, and for us to better understand each and every Customer's specific data analytics and reporting needs. Each March, the HCIQ Team is excited to welcome our Customers to this unique event. During the three day conference, Customers meet and network to share and discuss ideas, attend a Keynote address from a prominent speaker, and learn more about the HCIQ tools and how to get the most out of your HCIQ investment. But most importantly, we all have a really, really good time! Here are a few more reasons to attend:

  • Learn how other Customers are utilizing HCIQ
  • Get a sneak peek into all the new and upcoming enhancements on the tools
  • Discover new ways to implement savings opportunities
  • Attend breakout sessions on topics ranging from Clinical Integration to Best Practices
  • Attend a Spring Training baseball game
  • Learn more about the evolving role of healthcare from a distinguished keynote speaker
  • Meet the amazing HCIQ Team and participate in fun team building exercises
  • Enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine!

Don't just take our word for it - 100% of 2016 Conference Attendees said they would consider coming to the conference again. Come join us!

2016 Keynote Speaker

With over 30 years of diversified healthcare experience as a consultant, corporate executive, Wall Street analyst and entrepreneur, David Gruber is responsible for thought leadership and advanced analytics and building a health benefits franchise.
David Gruber, MD, MBA

Director of Research & Managing Director, of Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group (HIG)

A respected and renowned corporate executive, Wall Street analyst, consultant, entrepreneur and physician, David Gruber brings with him 32 years of diversified healthcare experience. David’s insight and application of a wide-range of subject areas to healthcare has allowed him to make a notable impact in his field. David Gruber has certainly made a name for himself through his thought leadership, advanced analytics, and client consulting activities. Dr. Gruber has worked on Wall Street as a top-ten rated medical analyst at Lehman Brothers, Piper Jaffray and Sanford Bernstein. He then became Vice President of Corporate Development and New Ventures with the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group of Companies. His primary focus was in dermatology / aesthetics, consumer engagement and wireless health across the company.

Prior to entering Wall Street, Dr. Gruber was Vice President of Planning and Business Development for a $1.6 billion healthcare group at Bristol-Myers that included Zimmer, ConvaTec, Linvatec and Xomed-Treace. While at Bristol-Myers, he represented the company on the Health Industry Manufacturing Association (HIMA) as the merits of the Hillary Clinton healthcare reform proposal were being deliberated. Before joining Alvarez & Marsal, he spent three years as the Founder of Healthcare Convergence Associates, a consulting firm focused on the convergence of healthcare, technology and the consumer. Currently, David Gruber is a Managing Director and Director of Research with the Alvarez and Marsal Healthcare Industry Group (HIG) in New York, specializing in strategy business development, consumer engagement, innovation, new ventures, technology, analytics and health benefits.

With David Gruber’s unique and varied background you will gain an expanded view into healthcare and experience it on completely new level. Get ready to see the world of healthcare like never before.

Customer Excellence Awards

The HCIQ Customer Excellence Awards recognize, honor and celebrate organizations that achieved outstanding success in leveraging data and analytics to bring intelligence to every aspect of the spend management and cost savings journey.

Award categories include:

HCIQ Rockstar Award
This award recognizes the organization demonstrating the highest performance in the utilization of HCIQ tools and services.

HCIQ Trailblazer Award
This award recognizes the organization demonstrating the highest performance in the areas of spend management.

HCIQ Partner of the Year Award
This award recognizes the organization demonstrating the highest overall performance in the areas of utilization, spend management, data management, and customer innovation.

Event Details

Accommodations | Nearby Airport | Ground Transportation


Sirata Beach Resort
5300 Gulf Blvd, St Petersburg, FL 33706

The HCIQ Spring Conference will take place at the Sirata Beach Resort located on St. Pete Beach. Healthcare IQ will sponsor the cost of lodging for up to two (2) participants per Customer.

Nearby Airport

Tampa International Airport (29 miles)
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (21.5 miles)
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (33.4 miles)

Ground Transportation

The Sirata Beach Resort will provide the ground transportation for all off- site conference events. Participants have the option to rent cars at their own expense.

*The Sirata charges a daily parking fee and is at the expense of the Customer. If renting a car participants are advised to rent one car per Customer due to limited parking at the Sirata.


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  • Sirata Beach Resort
    5300 Gulf Blvd
    St Petersburg, FL 33706

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