Steve Stonecypher

Partner, Shipwright Healthcare Group

Prior to Shipwright Healthcare Group, Steve held a senior management position with American Pathology Partners, developing and deploying a patient centric value based managed care market position. He also spent a number of years at Solstas Lab Partners, developing and implementing a managed care strategy for growth for a 500M company as well as beginning his career at LabCorp where he held various positions with increasing responsibility. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from California State University at Long Beach and a Master of Business Administration, Finance from Houston Baptist University.

Steve is speaking at

October 24, 2018
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Columbia B


  • Beth Bailey (Speaker) Director, Strategic Development, TriCore Reference Laboratories
  • Lisa Jean Clifford (Speaker) COO & Chief Strategy Officer, Gestalt Diagnostics
  • Linda Smith (Speaker) Vice President, Laboratory Services, SSM Health
  • Steve Stonecypher (Speaker) Partner, Shipwright Healthcare Group
  • Barb Senters (Speaker) Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, Sonic Healthcare USA
  • James M Crawford, MD, PhD (Speaker) Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine / Senior Vice President Laboratory Services, Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra/Northwell / Northwell Health System
  • Patricia Goede (Speaker) VP Clinical Informatics, XIFIN, Inc.
  • Julie Ramage (Speaker) National Account Director, Diagnostics, Pfizer Oncology
  • Shally Madan (Speaker) Co-founder & COO, LuminateHealth


What does FutureLab look like? What does your lab need to focus on to be ready to operate in a Clinical Lab 2.0 environment?

In this one-day interactive Summit, strategic planning experts and lab leaders will guide attendees step-by-step through the process of connecting trends to trajectories and developing a competitive roadmap for your diagnostic lab using Clinical Lab 2.0 ideology.

In the morning sessions, we’ll conduct an external scan and learn about the market opportunities and threats facing laboratories, such as new customers, alternative markets and revenue streams, the compliance/legal environment, and non-traditional competition. We’ll also explore emerging FutureLab technology and innovation, such as artificial intelligence and innovation in pathology.

In the afternoon, we’ll do an internal scan. Attendees will learn how to assess their own labs’ strengths and weaknesses to defend against the threats and to maximize the opportunities. And finally, we’ll connect the dots and target specific strategies you need to become a successful FutureLab. You’ll walk away with a practical Clinical Lab 2.0 toolbox to facilitate future planning.

Session Objectives:

  • Engage subject matter experts to explore external market opportunities and threats in order to paint a canvas of FutureLab;
  • Target your FutureLab opportunities based on your lab’s strengths; begin to understand your lab’s possible gaps in FutureLab; and
  • Determine action steps and target additional learning at Lab Institute 2018.

Track: Critical Trends & Disrupters
October 25, 2018
3:50 pm - 4:40 pm
Columbia B



Laboratory technology is growing rapidly, and with the expansion of genetic and molecular-based testing, insurance companies have fallen behind in the explosive growth. The cost of the technology is increasing more rapidly than the ability to understand and manage; as a result, health plans have reacted by cutting reimbursement, adding medical policy limitations, contracting with benefit managers, and narrowing and closing their networks to any new providers. We will discuss how these trends may impact your laboratory, and potential workable solutions to these and other network contracting problems.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Define the current trends in healthcare today
  • Learn the potential impact benefit managers have on your labs ability to perform and to receive reimbursement.
  • Understand how distinguishing your lab, creating opportunities to show your value.

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