The Atlantic Health Forum brought together top minds from the health industry to examine how individual patient and physician experiences change with evolving health practices and policies.
Health Care Forum
Washington, District of Columbia / March 27, 2014
The Atlantic convened a group of experts in medicine, public health, policy, and finance to examine the condition of the nation's health care and prescribe policies for its improvement.
In 2014, health care reform went from talking point to tangible policy as the implementation of Obamacare aimed to make universal health coverage a reality in the United States. But it's a reality accompanied by obstacles at every turn, both political and technological, and its ultimate impact on the health of those it intends to serve remains far from clear.
Despite the political dialogue surrounding health care on the Hill, attention must also be paid to the fundamental questions underlying health care reform: What changes are necessary to improve the quality of America’s health care system? Are medical professionals and facilities meeting the needs of their patients? What investments in health care technology can transform quality of care? How can we direct efforts toward preventive health in order to offset later costs?
With the help of topical experts, The Atlantic delved further into these questions and discussed the latest innovations, trends, and concerns in the evolving healthcare industry.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
|8:35am||Welcome Remarks: Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE|
|8:38am||Health Care Reform: The Bumps, and the Way Ahead
|9:15 am||Panel Discussion #1: Building a Better Health Care System
|10:05 am||One-on-One Interview:
|10:35 am||Panel #2: Ending a Crisis: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse
|11:20 am||One-on-One Interview
|11:48 am||Panel Opening Remarks – William Schuyler, Vice President, Government Relations, GSK|
|11:51 am||Panel #3: Starting Out on Equal Footing: Raising Healthier Children
|12:15 pm||Presentation: Workouts to do at Work with The Atlantic’s Senior Editor Dr. James Hamblin|
|1:00 pm||One-on-One Interview:
|1:35 pm||Panel #4: Health Care Tomorrow: Examining the Tools and Technologies that Will Revolutionize the Future Health Care System
|2:20 pm||Closing Remarks: Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE|
- Lauren Shweder Biel DC Greens Executive Director Follow @DC_Greens
- Michael Botticelli Deputy Director of National Drug Control Policy The White House
- John Castellani President and Chief Executive Officer PhRMA
- Steve Clemons Editor-in-Chief, AtlanticLIVE, and Washington Editor-at-Large The Atlantic Follow @SCCLEMONS
- Wilson Compton Deputy Director, National institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health Follow @NIDAnews
- Kenneth L. Davis President and Chief Executive Officer Mount Sinai Medical Center
- James Hamblin Health Editor The Atlantic
- Corby Kummer Senior Editor The Atlantic
- James Madara Chief Executive Officer & Executive Vice President American Medical Association
- Cecilia Muñoz Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council The White House
- Kurt Newman President and Chief Executive Officer Children's National Medical Center Follow @childrenshealth
- Samuel Nussbaum Chief Medical Officer WellPoint
- Ed Park Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer athenahealth
- Kavita Patel Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, The Brookings Institution Follow @kavitapmd
- Roger Ray Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Carolinas HealthCare System
- Paul Rothman Chief Executive Officer Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Doug Ulman President and Chief Executive Officer LIVESTRONG Follow @LivestrongCEO
- David Yakimischak Executive Vice President and General Manager E-Prescribing Surescripts