Keynote Speakers

Dr. Dan Mingle

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
8:00 am – 9:15 am

Keynote 1:
How to Succeed with Medicare’s Quality Payment Program in 2017

Dan Mingle, M.D.
Mingle Analytics

As a board-certified family physician, Dr. Mingle has served as a private practitioner, a group practice owner/leader, medical educator, EMR Director and lead physician, and regional health system executive. He has developed a national reputation for promoting healthcare reform, productive use of electronic medical records, and for practice improvement using healthcare data analytics.

Dr. Mingle was the founder, owner, and lead physician of Western Maine Family Practice in Norway, Maine where he practiced for 14 years. He was an early adopter of electronic practice management systems and a pioneer, integrating behavioral health into a primary care practice. Dr. Mingle spent five years on the faculty and as Assistant Medical Director of the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency Program and held a faculty appointment in the Department of Community and Family Medicine of the Dartmouth Medical School. He received an MS degree from Dartmouth’s Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences in 2003, a program emphasizing healthcare improvement, change management, and quality measurement.

Dr. Mingle is founder, owner, and Chief Executive Officer of Mingle Analytics, Inc. Through Mingle Analytics, Dr. Mingle helps ambulatory practices transform their approach to healthcare to become patient-centered and use data-driven decision-making, while improving productivity, reducing cost and increasing revenue. He has been reporting PQRS to Medicare since 2008, through the Mingle Analytics PQRS Solutions registry since 2011, and will be delivering MIPS and APM products and services beginning in 2017.

Matt Jones

Thursday May 11th, 2017
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Keynote 2:
Medical Group Management is a Marathon

Matt Jones
Inspirational Speaker

Matt Jones went from being a three-time cancer conqueror, to relearning how to walk, to surviving a bone marrow transplant, to completing seven marathons on seven continents and yes that includes Antarctica! He is now training for his next marathon, which is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Matt was diagnosed with cancer on September 11, 2002. After spreading to the fluid in his brain doctors did not think he would live. Hall of Fame baseball player and World Series Champion, George Brett said, “Matt is a true champion and his story inspires others to be a true champion.” Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton said, “Matt Jones has done what anyone would consider impossible. “Conqueror. Overcomer. Champion. Superhuman.” Matt uses his story of overcoming insurmountable odds to inspire audiences to achieve greater victory during these times of change and uncertainty. For more information about Matt Jones please visit his website at

Kevin McDaniel

Friday, May 12th, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Keynote 3:
You’ve Been Upgraded

Kevin McDaniel
CPC, CPL, Chief Strategist
WindRiver Strategies

Kevin McDaniel is the Chief Strategist with WindRiver Strategies (, an Executive Coaching and Leadership Development firm in Atlanta. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has trained with multiple coaching institutes including the International Association of Coaches (IAC), the Glasser Institute, Resource Realizations, the Strategic Learning Alliance, Emergenetics and is a member of the International Association of Coaches, the International Coach Federation and the Society of Human Resource Management.

Kevin’s executive clients achieve breakthroughs in mindset, relationships, roles and results while enhancing morale, creativity and performance. He has spoken to over 400,000 people worldwide from Nairobi to Eastern Europe and coast to coast in the United States. His company has provided Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Team Training Services for the Medical Group Managers Association (MGMA), American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic, the Oschner & Infirmary Healthcare Systems, Ashley Furniture, ERA Realty, Hilton, Miller Coors and others.

Before starting WindRiver Strategies, Kevin worked in healthcare as Executive Director with EthosPartners Healthcare and Navigant Consulting where he oversaw sales, client services and operations for the Business Intelligence Division.