January 26, 2012 - Washington, DC

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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.

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