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Join Robert Longyear, VP of Digital Health and Innovation at Wanderly, for a discussion about the opportunities for payers and providers to implement Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models for Medicaid patients. Around the country, ACOs have been identified as a way to optimize health care incentives and support innovation towards the Triple Aim. Longyear will cover how forming ACOs can deliver high quality care for individuals and families.

If you are interested in more events related to payment and incentives, please check out Cambia Grove’s Incentivizing Health Hackathon. Application deadline is January 14th 11:59 PM PST.


Robert Longyear is VP of Digital Health and Innovation at Wanderly and Avenue, a Wanderly company. He is the author of Innovating for Wellness (New Degree Press), a book that explores the intersection of health policy and health technology innovation. He is also working on his next book on remote-patient monitoring and virtual care to be published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

Robert has worked across the healthcare industry for a number of organizations including Medicaid Health Plans of America, Wellcare Health Plans, and the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI). In his career in health technology, Robert was Director of Product at an mHealth technology company where he took the company to a contract with the United States Air Force and lead the submission of several NIH SBIR grant proposals. Robert has consulted for several innovative biotechnology and digital health companies from start-up to market leaders.

His research work has been published at the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, NEJM Catalyst, and the American Psychological Association Practice Innovations (Accepted). His work primarily focuses on innovations in healthcare delivery and care management as well as the application of digital health technologies to healthcare services. At IMI, Robert studied the role of high-risk care coordination in Medicaid managed care programs and social determinants of health data collection and patient identification.

He studied Healthcare Management and Policy at Georgetown University where he completed his thesis on innovative payment and care delivery system reform efforts in state Medicaid programs—specifically, innovative state adaptations of the ACO model stemming from the Medicare Shared Savings Program. At Georgetown, Robert also received his national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

At age 20, his mom's chronic myeloid leukemia spiraled out of control and he became a caregiver for a high-risk patient with multiple chronic conditions as she fought for her life. The 6 months spent navigating the healthcare system provided the best education possible. This experience provides a dual view of healthcare from both the patient and system perspectives.

For more information, you can connect with Robert L. Longyear III on LinkedIn and @RLLongyear on Twitter.

About Cambia Grove's Roundtables

There are 15 seats at the table for the 90-minute discussion.

A few days prior, we will send out "Confirmation Required" emails to registrants. You must email back to confirm your spot, or we will have to release your ticket. This roundtable will be happening virtually, Riley Sorenson ( will reach out to attendees with meeting info.