2012 HCI-DC Recap

January 26, 2012—Washington, DC

On January 26, 2012, health delivery systems, physicians, innovators, policymakers, academics and venture capitalists gathered at the Care Innovations Summit in Washington, D.C.

More than 1,200 individuals participated in person and an additional 3,000 joined online. Hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), and Health Affairs, this event showcased care delivery and payment solutions already working in the marketplace, catalyzing the dialogue for applying and expanding successful solutions to lower the cost of health care.

The summit marked the third installment of West Health’s Health Care Innovation Day (HCI-DC) series, which convenes policymakers and the public and private sectors to discuss innovative solutions to our nation’s health care cost challenges.

Click here to download the recap of the event.

Featured Speakers:

  • Don Casey, Chief Executive Officer, West Wireless Health Institute
  • Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
  • Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Atul Gawande, MD, Surgeon, Writer, Public Health Researcher
  • Rick Gilfillan, MD, Director, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)
  • Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer, Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology, Office of Science & Technology Policy
  • Jonathan Blum, Deputy Administrator and Director for the Center of Medicare, CMS
  • Cindy Mann, Deputy Administrator and Director for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, CMS

Major Themes:

  • The need to re-orient our health care system
  • Overcoming the culture of resistance and fixed mental models
  • Imperatives for payment reform that incentivize value over volume
  • Delivery system changes that promote coordination and collaboration across the care continuum
  • Data and enabling technology for real-time performance evaluation of system change
  • Strategies to spread and scale successful efforts



CMS Officials Aim to Foster 'Rising Tide of Innovation Mojo'

CQ HealthBeatJan 27, 2012
“Summit” meetings are supposed to be filled with a sense of high purpose and high energy. A gathering Thursday on the critical importance of health system innovation did not disappoint on either count.

Welcomes & Intros at the Care Innovations Summit

Health 2.0 NewsJan 26, 2012
Don Casey, Chief Executive Officer of West Wireless Health Institute, Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs and Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services welcomed an audience of more than 2,000 live and live-stream attendees.

Big Pharma Is Innovating With Social Media -- Really

Huffington Post – Jan 31, 2012
There’s something exciting happening in the healthcare industry. In the past year there’s been an uptick in big pharmaceutical (and other large healthcare) companies’ encouragement of innovation that leverages technology, open data and — wait for it — social media.

'Triple aim' is priority for Tavenner and CMS

Health Care Finance News – Jan 27, 2012
WASHINGTON – Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, expressed urgency in pressing forward with the “triple aim” goals of better individual health care, better population health and lower costs called for in the health reform law…

HHS launches health IT challenge to improve care transitions for hospital-discharge patients

Fierce Health IT – Jan 26, 2012
The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today announced a Discharge Follow-Up Appointment care transitions challenge – the second as part of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Investing in Innovation (i2) Initiative.

ONC contest seeks tool to schedule post-discharge appointments

Government Health IT – Jan 26, 2012 
WASHINGTON–The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced its latest developer challenge for an application to ensure that patients make an appointment with their primary care provider when they return home from a hospital stay.

Care Innovation Summit (Jan 26, 2011 in DC)

Dr. Lyle Blog – Jan 30, 2012
I was one of 1200 “healthcare innovators” attending the annual Care Innovation Summit last week, sponsored by CMS, the West Wireless Health Institute, and health Affairs magazine. The day started with a fantastic keynote by Atul Gawande, MD, and then there were assorted panels talking about healthcare innovations across the US.

Innovation Summit Held in DC

Healthcare Journal Baton Rouge – Jan 27, 2012
Obama Administration officials and representatives from across the health care system met in Washington this week for a day-long meeting to explore how they can collaborate and improve the quality of health care while at the same time lowering costs.

Care Innovations Summit

The Health Care Blog – February 2, 2012
Anyone who is concerned about the future transformation of the United States clinical delivery system should pay attention to the Care Innovations Summit. The selection of presentations as well as the content that was discussed says volumes about where CMS believes payment is headed.

Offering a Challenge to Change: The Care Innovation Summit

Wing of Zock – March 1, 2012
In the post-Affordable Care Act world of health care and health policy, “innovation” is the ultimate buzzword. Between Medicare and CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) demonstrations and pilot programs such as accountable care organizations and payment bundling; new payment arrangements with commercial payers; state-based efforts; and patient safety and quality initiatives, providers are often overwhelmed with the myriad ways to participate.