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|
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