PULSE:  <em>THE ATLANTIC</em>  SUMMIT ON HEALTH CARE 2018

PULSE: THE ATLANTIC SUMMIT ON HEALTH CARE 2018

Innovation and medical breakthroughs have been a hallmark of a system that develops new cures and treatments every day. But America spends far more on health care per person than any other country – spending, that has not translated to better health outcomes. Drawing from leading thinkers across the country, in combination with Boston’s revered medical community, The Atlantic brought together the brightest minds shaping health care today to explore the future of our health care system.

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  • Ceci Connolly

    President and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans

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  • Jonathan Bush

    CEO and CoFounder, athenahealth

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  • Elisabeth Rosenthal

    Editor in Chief, Kaiser Health News; Author, An American Sickness

    Twitter
  • Ross Andersen

    Deputy Editor, The Atlantic

  • Tom Beauregard

    Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, UnitedHealth Group

    Twitter
  • Leah Binder

    President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group

    Twitter
  • Carsten Brunn

    President, Americas Region, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

    Twitter

    Underwriter Session

  • Michael Chernew

    Professor and Policy Director, Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab, Harvard Medical School

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  • Kyung Hee Choi

    Vice President, Asian Health Services, Holy Name Medical Center (Teaneck, NJ)

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  • Bechara Choucair

    Senior Vice President and Chief Community Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente

    Twitter
  • Steve Clemons

    Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

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  • Shaun Coughlin

    Global Head, Cardiovascular and Metabolism, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

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  • Matt Eyles

    Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, America’s Health Insurance Plans

  • Mike Festa

    State Director, AARP Massachusetts

    Twitter
  • Adam Feuerstein

    Senior Writer, Biotech, STAT

    Twitter
  • Kassandra Frederique

    New York State Director, Drug Policy Alliance

    Twitter
  • Damian Garde

    National Reporter, Biotech, STAT

    Twitter
  • Michael Gilman

    Chairman and CEO, Arrakis Therapeutics; CEO, Obsidian Therapeutics

    Twitter
  • Michael Gladstone

    Principal, Atlas Venture

    Twitter

    Underwriter Session

  • Jeffrey Goldberg

    Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • Atul Grover

    Executive Vice President, Association of American Medical Colleges

    Twitter
  • James Hamblin

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

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  • Kevin Hrusovsky

    Founder and Chairman, Powering Precision Health; CEO, Quanterix

    Twitter
  • Caron Jacobson

    Medical Director, Immune Effector Cell Therapy Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Twitter
  • John Kelly

    Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Founder and Director, Recovery Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Olga Khazan

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

    Twitter
  • William Looney

    Executive Editor, In Vivo

    Twitter

    Underwriter Session

  • Erin Mershon

    Senior Washington Correspondent, STAT

    Twitter
  • John Moore

    Medical Director, Fitbit

    Twitter
  • Tim Moore

    Executive Vice President, Technical Operations, Kite, A Gilead Company

    Twitter
  • Anne Murphy

    Partner, Hinckley Allen Law Firm

    Twitter
  • Alexi Nazem

    Co-Founder and CEO, Nomad Health

    Twitter
  • Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu

    Columnist, Off the Charts, STAT

    Twitter
  • Reena Pande

    Chief Medical Officer, AbleTo

    Twitter
  • Steven Pearson

    President, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review

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  • Rosalind Picard

    Professor, MIT Media Lab Director, Affective Computing Research; Faculty Chair, MIT MindHandHeart; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Empatica

    Twitter
  • Walter Ramos

    President, Carney Hospital

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  • Tom Riley

    President and CEO, Seniorlink

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  • Lipi Roy

    Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Department of Population Health; Former Chief of Addiction Medicine, NYC Jails

    Twitter
  • Saurabh Saha

    Senior Vice President and Global Head of Translational Medicine, Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Twitter

    Underwriter Session

  • Roy Schoenberg

    President and CEO, American Well

    Twitter
  • Patrick Skerrett

    Editor, First Opinion, STAT

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  • Alison Stewart

    Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

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  • David Waters

    CEO, Community Servings

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  • Judy Wilkins

    Cancer Patient; Owner, Scruples Hair Salon

Monday, April 9

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09:00 AM EDT

Welcome

Margaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE

09:05 AM EDT

The State of Care

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    Andy Slavitt

    Chairman, United States of Care

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    Jeffrey Goldberg

    Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

09:20 AM EDT

Coverage in America

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    Andy Slavitt

    Chairman, United States of Care

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    Ceci Connolly

    President and CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans

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    Matt Eyles

    Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, America’s Health Insurance Plans

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    Alison Stewart

    Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

09:45 AM EDT

Disrupting the System

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    Jonathan Bush

    CEO and CoFounder, athenahealth

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    Steve Clemons

    Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

10:00 AM EDT

The Potential of Precision Medicine: A session produced by Bristol-Myers Squibb**

Produced by our underwriter and not The Atlantic’s editorial team.

Speakers

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    Michael Gladstone*

    Principal, Atlas Venture

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    Saurabh Saha*

    Senior Vice President and Global Head of Translational Medicine, Bristol-Myers Squibb

  • *Underwriter session not produced by The Atlantic's editorial team
10:10 AM EDT

Investigating the Opioid Crisis

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    Maura Healey

    Attorney General, State of Massachusetts

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    Ross Andersen

    Deputy Editor, The Atlantic

10:30 AM EDT

The Demographics of Care

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    Abner Mason

    Founder and CEO, ConsejoSano

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    Kyung Hee Choi

    Vice President, Asian Health Services, Holy Name Medical Center (Teaneck, NJ)

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    Walter Ramos

    President, Carney Hospital

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    Alison Stewart

    Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

11:00 AM EDT

Biopharma Innovation: Delivering Value in a Rapidly Changing Landscape: A session produced by Bayer**

Produced by our underwriter and not The Atlantic’s editorial team.

Speakers

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    Carsten Brunn*

    President, Americas Region, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

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    William Looney*

    Executive Editor, In Vivo

  • *Underwriter session not produced by The Atlantic's editorial team
11:10 AM EDT

The Patient-Consumer Watchdogs

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    Elisabeth Rosenthal

    Editor in Chief, Kaiser Health News; Author, An American Sickness

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    Leah Binder

    President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group

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    James Hamblin

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

11:45 AM EDT

Breakout Session: The Cost of Care

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    Amitabh Chandra

    Professor and Director, Health Policy Research, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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    Michael Chernew

    Professor and Policy Director, Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab, Harvard Medical School

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    Olga Khazan

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

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    Erin Mershon

    Senior Washington Correspondent, STAT

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    Steven Pearson

    President, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review

11:45 AM EDT

Breakout Session: The Readout on Kendall Square

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    Adam Feuerstein

    Senior Writer, Biotech, STAT

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    Damian Garde

    National Reporter, Biotech, STAT

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    Michael Gilman

    Chairman and CEO, Arrakis Therapeutics; CEO, Obsidian Therapeutics

11:45 AM EDT

Breakout Session: Doctor Shortages and Medical Deserts

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    Atul Grover

    Executive Vice President, Association of American Medical Colleges

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    James Hamblin

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

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    Alexi Nazem

    Co-Founder and CEO, Nomad Health

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    Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu

    Columnist, Off the Charts, STAT

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    Roy Schoenberg

    President and CEO, American Well

11:45 AM EDT

Breakout Session: Aging in America

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    Ross Andersen

    Deputy Editor, The Atlantic

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    Mike Festa

    State Director, AARP Massachusetts

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    Anne Murphy

    Partner, Hinckley Allen Law Firm

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    Reena Pande

    Chief Medical Officer, AbleTo

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    Tom Riley

    President and CEO, Seniorlink

01:30 PM EDT

Welcome Back

Rick Berke, Executive Editor, STAT

01:35 PM EDT

The Changing Face of Hospitals

Speakers

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    Elizabeth Nabel

    President, Brigham Health; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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    Steve Clemons

    Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

01:50 PM EDT

Reprogramming Tumors

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    Caron Jacobson

    Medical Director, Immune Effector Cell Therapy Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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    Tim Moore

    Executive Vice President, Technical Operations, Kite, A Gilead Company

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    Alison Stewart

    Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

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    Judy Wilkins

    Cancer Patient; Owner, Scruples Hair Salon

02:15 PM EDT

The Case for Prevention

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    Bechara Choucair

    Senior Vice President and Chief Community Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente

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    Shaun Coughlin

    Global Head, Cardiovascular and Metabolism, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

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    Olga Khazan

    Staff writer, The Atlantic

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    David Waters

    CEO, Community Servings

02:45 PM EDT

What’s Next for Precision Medicine?

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    James Hamblin

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

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    Kevin Hrusovsky

    Founder and Chairman, Powering Precision Health; CEO, Quanterix

03:05 PM EDT

Confronting America’s Opioid Epidemic

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    Ross Andersen

    Deputy Editor, The Atlantic

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    Kassandra Frederique

    New York State Director, Drug Policy Alliance

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    John Kelly

    Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Founder and Director, Recovery Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital

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    Lipi Roy

    Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Department of Population Health; Former Chief of Addiction Medicine, NYC Jails

03:30 PM EDT

The Wearable Revolution

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    Tom Beauregard

    Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, UnitedHealth Group

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    John Moore

    Medical Director, Fitbit

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    Rosalind Picard

    Professor, MIT Media Lab Director, Affective Computing Research; Faculty Chair, MIT MindHandHeart; Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Empatica

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    Patrick Skerrett

    Editor, First Opinion, STAT

03:55 PM EDT

Closing Thoughts

Margaret Low, The Atlantic

Founding

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Monday, April 9, 2018

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