Reinventing Health Care: The Barriers to Innovation

Friday, March 2, 2012 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Washington, DC
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An Aspen Institute event to mark the release of “Reinventing Health Care: The Barriers to Innovation,” the first report from Aspen’s newest initiative, the Health Innovation Project. Download the report.

Event Information
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Kaiser Family Foundation
Washington, DC
Phone: 202.736.5827
The agenda features a Keynote by Dr. Sam Nussbaum, Wellpoint, Inc.’s chief medical officer and a internationally recognized leader in health care innovation, and panels of experts to explore:

  • the financial, cultural, and regulatory barriers that have impeded health care delivery system innovations in the United States
  • models to engage physicians and providers in the pursuit of innovation
  • strategies to encourage consumers to participate more knowlegeably in their own care
  • recommendations for making electronic health records ubiquitous, and information more frequently shared among providers.

Keynote by:
Sam Nussbaum, MD, Chief Medical Officer, WellPoint, Inc. Download bio.

Download Dr. Nussbaum's PowerPoint slides.

Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
Basit Chaudhry, MD, PhD, Medical Scientist, IBM Research 
Joseph Hutter, MD, MA, Fellow, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Practicing Physician, Intermountain Healthcare
Daniel L. Newton, PhD, Director, Behavioral Economics, Clinical Strategy and Innovation, WellPoint, Inc. 
Carole Roan Gresenz, PhD, Senior Economist, Director, Economics, Finance, and Organization Program, RAND Health, RAND Corporation 
Anjali Jain, MD, Managing Consultant and Researcher, The Lewin Group
Lewis Mattison, Vice President, Consumer Innovation, WellPoint, Inc.
Brent Parton, Director, Health Programs, SHOUTAmerica
Franmarie Kennedy, PhD, Acting Director, Health Stewardship Project, The Aspen Institute

Download speaker bios.

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The Aspen Institute Health Innovation Project is a collaboration of experts whose broad perspectives represent the health care system itself — physicians, health plan leaders, policymakers, health care researchers, and patients — and whose shared intent is to create a delivery system that is coherent, cost-effective, and safe for all. It is an initiative of Aspen’s Health Stewardship Project and was launched in partnership with Wellpoint, Inc. The Project’s forthcoming work will focus on charting a path to the ideal system.