Inventing the Future of Health

Inventing the Future of Health: Newark

October 28, 2015
Newark, NJ

New Jersey consistently ranks in the top third of states for the overall health of its residents — but its health care costs per person are among the highest in the country. Why is that and what is being done to address this? In recent years, New Jersey has begun to address a fundamental challenge that the nation as a whole faces: how to drive improvements in patient care while controlling costs.

The Atlantic hosted a town hall event, convening a group of entrepreneurs, doctors, researchers, business leaders, patient advocates and health officials to discuss the partnerships and strategies that New Jersey’s health care sector is implementing to solve the cost and quality riddle — and if these ideas are translatable to the national arena.

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Atlantic Live

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Agenda

Note: All times are ET

9:00 a.m.  Guest Arrival and Networking Breakfast

9:30 a.m.  Opening Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE, and Vice President, The Atlantic

9:35 a.m.  Sponsor Content Segment, Presented by BCBSA/Horizon

  • Robert A. Marino, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Kevin P. Conlin, Executive Vice President, Healthcare Management, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • With Maggie Moran, Managing Partner, Kivvit

9:50 a.m.  Why Does Health Care Cost So Much?   

  • Shannon Brownlee, Senior Vice President, Lown Institute
  • David Newman, Executive Director, HealthCareCostInstitute
  • With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic  

10:20 a.m.  The View from New Jersey  

  • Raymond Castro, Senior Policy Analyst, NJ Policy Perspectives
  • Barry Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health
  • Laurel Pickering, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northeast Business Group on Health
  • With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

10:50 a.m.  Health Costs, Health Quality: What’s Data Got to Do With It?

  • Gordon Coburn, President, Cognizant
  • With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic  

11:15 a.m.  Closing Remarks

  • Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE, and Vice President, The Atlantic

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