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How to follow the Care Innovation Summit

February 26, 2014

    Dan Diamond, Managing Editor

    Whether you're working to make change in health care—or just a wonk with questions about the system's future—Thursday's Care Innovation Summit is shaping up to be a fascinating 10-hour sprint.

    The day-long event, co-hosted by the Advisory Board and the Aspen Institute, includes 15 different talks and panels and features more than 60 different thinkers and leaders, capped off by a keynote address from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The full agenda's here.

    (Forgive me: It's tough to know what to highlight, so I'll share my plans as a window into the day. In addition to the talks in the main room, I'm planning on sitting in Thursday morning's breakout session on innovative employers, featuring Iora Health's Rushika Fernandopulle, Virginia Mason's Sarah Patterson and several other folks; Thursday afternoon, I'm hoping to catch the panel that's discussing new care settings—like the role of pharmacies in delivering care—and moderated by my colleague Dave Willis.)

    If you're joining us in D.C. or just following along from your desktop, there's an easy way to stay current: keep an eye on the hashtag #InnovateCare14. Advisory Board staff and attendees will be tweeting throughout the day, and especially during the mid-morning and mid-afternoon breakout sessions. (You don't need Twitter to follow the #InnovateCare14 feed, though it certainly helps.)

    Select speeches and panels will also be broadcast online, too. I've listed those out below—accompanied by suggested reading material, if helpful—and you can catch the webcast by visiting https://cis2014.advisory.com.

    Covered Speeches

    8-8:30 am: Welcome & Opening Remarks

    Elliot Gerson, JD; Executive Vice President, The Aspen Institute
    Robert Musslewhite, JD; CEO, The Advisory Board Company


    8:30-9:30 am: Update on CMS Innovation Activities

    Patrick Conway, MD; CMO for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality

    Related reading material


    9:30-10:15 am: The New Health Care Market’s Impact on Innovation

    Peter Orszag, PhD, MSc; Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking, Citigroup
    Tom Scully, JD; General Partner, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe
    Moderated by: Peter Long, PhD; CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation

    Related reading material


    12:15-1pm: Keynote Address

    Kathleen Sebelius: Secretary of Health and Human Services


    1:15-2:15 pm: The Beltway and Beyond: Understanding the Intersection of Innovation and Public Policy

    Chris Dawe; Health Policy Advisor, National Economic Council
    Steve Northrup; Principal, Podesta Group
    Moderated by: Julie Barnes; Senior Advisor, Leavitt Partners

    Related reading material


    2:15-3:00 pm: Delivering on Value

    Jeffrey Brenner, MD; Director, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers

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    4:45-5:30 pm: Leading the Way: thoughts on Next Steps for the Innovators of Today and Tomorrow

    Sen. Thomas Daschle; Senior Fellow at Bipartisan Policy Center
    Sen. William Frist; Senior Fellow at Bipartisan Policy Center
    Introduction by: Walter Isaacson; CEO, The Aspen Institute
    Moderated by: Elliot Gerson, JD; Executive Vice President, The Aspen Institute

    Related reading material


    5:30 pm: Closing Remarks

    Ruth Katz, JD, MPH; Director, Health, Medicine, and Society Program, The Aspen Institute
    Chas Roades, MBA; Chief Research Officer, The Advisory Board Company

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