The return of the in-person Provider Education Summit (PES) in 2021 marked a positive turn for our local office-focused healthcare community. Attendees convened in all four locations to network and learn from industry experts on a variety of healthcare topics, and the opportunity to safely interact with colleagues and Payer representatives came as a relief to many. The event team provided standard COVID-19 precautions to all attendees, such as masks, sanitizers, and a single-track remote attendance option.
The 2021 event attracted over 250 attendees statewide, and more than a dozen different high-quality speakers both virtually and in-person. Speaking highlights included leadership skills and hiring culture practices taught by experienced industry consultant Michael Page, cybersecurity trainings by experts from healthcare IT firm Solzorro, and healthcare fraud discussions led by UUHP representatives Terry Lotus and James Woods.
Our event team was pleased to provide attendees with time to engage directly with representatives from each of our sponsor organizations. During lunch & break times, attendees were able to engage in personal conversations with payer-side organizations to answer questions and start relationships that have continued post-event to help them solve their billing issues.
Next year’s event is expected to continue to grow into pre-pandemic levels and beyond. Dates will be announced in 2022, and are expected to be set for late summer 2022.
The 2021 Provider Education Summit took place from August 19-26, 2021 in Layton, Provo, Salt Lake City, and St. George, Utah.