Program Overview and Speakers

CL2.0 Leadership: New Skills and Knowledge Sets Required to Lead and Thrive in a CL2.0 Environment

The CL2.0 Leadership segment of the Clinical Lab Workshop will be introduced by Mark Fung, MD, PhD and will describe how participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the CL2.0 leadership and knowledge skillsets required to change the conversation
  • Increase knowledge of healthcare economics and finance and the evolving role their laboratory may play in CL2.0
  • Understand payer/physician/health network perspectives with changes in healthcare economics

Acquire examples of value-based partnerships to consider for their own local use

C-Suite Panel: Know your Terrain

Healthcare systems are navigating their own journeys to value-based care. Mark Dixon, President of The Mark Dixon Group, moderates this panel, exploring the critical components of healthcare and population health economics from an integrated delivery network and a payer perspective.


Learn what the C-Suite cares about, what are their drivers and how we align CL2.0 with system metrics and quantify our contribution to overall outcome and cost savings.

Know your Terrain: Healthcare Economics

Know your Terrain: Value-based Care  ̶  IDN Perspective

Know your Terrain: Value-based Care  ̶  Payer Perspective

The Role of Genomics and PGx in Population Health and the C2.0 Movement

Dr Debra Leonard, Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine for the University of Vermont Health Network, will lead a rich discussion on the critical topic of genetics and genomics in CL2.0, inviting input from the diagnostic, payer and provider perspective.


Understand the role genomics plays in population and how the clinical lab can use genomics data to risk stratify a population, identify care gaps and facilitate targeted intervention.

Healthcare Policy Panel: Impact Policy and Practices for Reimbursement in Value-based Care

Healthcare policy is a fundamental driver for CL2.0 initiatives, as it determines how we get paid. Curt Hanson, MD, CMO for Mayo Clinic Laboratories, facilitates this panel that explores policy ramifications for CL2.0, both today and in the future.


Understand how labs can align CL2.0 with current and future healthcare policies to ensure a viable business model. Obtain insight as to how labs can influence future policy to incentivize payers and systems to pursuit optimal care outcomes over volume.


CL2.0 Standards: Standards of a Successful CL2.0  Laboratory  ̶  Measuring What Matters to your System

Leading this discussion on how to ”Measure What Matters” in a CL2.0 operation will be Guarav Sharma, MD and Tarush Kothari, MD,MPH. They will provide a roadmap for any laboratory aspiring to participate in the CL2.0 movement.

The CL2.0 Standards session will help you:

  • Define a minimum set of standards for being a CL2.0 lab
  • Identify what is important and critical for your laboratory and your system
  • Evaluate your current capabilities and chart an innovation pathway

Clinical Lab 2.0 Standards Roadmap

An initial innovation roadmap for existing and aspiring CL2.0 laboratories has been created based on the Objective and Key Results (OKR) methodology used by Silicon Valley companies and explained in the best-seller ‘Measure What Matters’ by John Doerr, a legendary venture capitalist. Using the OKR framework, our group has developed CL2.0 Standards emphasizing:

  • Informatics and data stewardship
  • Patient access and education
  • Clinical collaboration and system-wide impact
  • Healthcare economic and financial proficiency

The CL2.0 Standards segment will conclude with a self-assessment tool to help you begin to explore your own lab’s CL2.0 objectives and key results.

CL 2.0 Evidence: Tales to be Told  ̶  Project Management for Developing your Clinical Lab 2.0 Evidence Base

Facilitating a panel discussion on CL2.0 Evidence will be Kathleen Swanson, MS, RPh and James Crawford, MD, PhD. This session will help define for participants what is needed to implement a CL2.0 project. The “Project Map” for Lab 2.0 initiatives will be examined:

  • Identification and prioritization of project ideas
  • Building the intervention
  • Testing and validation
  • Implementation
  • Quantitatively Assessing Project Outcomes.

The real-life experiences of stakeholder identification, resourcing, and data management will be woven into a single “Project Map” narrative by a panel of Project Santa Fe CL2.0 experts. Time will be given to the floor, asking attendees to concisely contribute their experiences, challenges, and successes with CL2.0 initiatives.