Speakers & Sessions: Panels

Panel 1:
Finding Opportunities to Create Value in an Increasingly Consumer-Centric Environment

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM–10:35 AM (Location TBD)  Add to Calendar 2017-02-23 09:30:00 2017-02-23 10:35:00 America/New_York Panel 1: Finding Opportunities to Create Value in an Increasingly Consumer-Centric Environment Location TBD, The Union League of Philadelphia

Today’s health care market allows consumers to take charge of their health care in a new way. Readily accessible data and information allow patients to have greater involvement in their own health care choices. As patients invest more in their own care, investors have found niches of opportunity to add value. This panel will explore ways in which investment strategies have evolved across the venture capital and private equity industry and how it is adapting to the increased consumerism of health care. Leading health care investors will share their insights on their firm’s investment approach, market dynamics, and their perspective on the opportunities that will emerge in the next decade.


Panel 2:
The Other 50% of Health: Bending the Health Care Cost Curve via Wellness & Behavioral Economics

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:30 AM–10:35 AM (Location TBD)  Add to Calendar 2017-02-23 09:30:00 2017-02-23 10:35:00 America/New_York Panel 2: The Other 50% of Health: Bending the Health Care Cost Curve via Wellness & Behavioral Economics Location TBD, The Union League of Philadelphia

Half of wellness is determined by lifestyle factors and choices, such as diet, exercise, sleep, stress level, and smoking. During this panel, we will look at how wellness programs and behavioral economics contribute to bending the health care cost curve and focus on what has been effective, what has not been, and the path going forward. How do recent academic advancements in the field of behavioral economics apply in health care? How does the system prioritize wellness for those who need it most, particularly those in challenging socioeconomic situations? Is there any way to extend some of the approaches that have worked beyond the employer wellness model?


Panel 3:
Are We There Yet? Tech‘s Role in Consumer Health

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:45 AM–11:50 AM (Location TBD)  Add to Calendar 2017-02-23 10:45:00 2017-02-23 11:50:00 America/New_York Panel 3: Are We There Yet? Tech‘s Role in Consumer Health Location TBD, The Union League of Philadelphia

It’s a jungle out there. The health care IT ecosystem is as complicated as ever with new entrants every day. With the patient as technology's next frontier, what solutions and companies will emerge as winners in a digital health arms race? Will it be startups, established health care companies, or major tech players entering the market for the first time? This panel will focus on emerging trends in the health care technology sector, the players involved, and the role of patients in its evolution.


Panel 4:
The Volume Game in Emerging Markets: Leveraging Demand & Partnerships to Create Sustainable Business Models

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 1:55 PM–3:00 PM (Location TBD)  Add to Calendar 2017-02-23 13:55:00 2017-02-23 15:00:00 America/New_York Panel 4: The Volume Game in Emerging Markets: Leveraging Demand & Partnerships to Create Sustainable Business Models Location TBD, The Union League of Philadelphia

The globalization of health care has spurred an increased business interest in emerging markets. Health care access poses a significant challenge in these economies and requires multi-stakeholder involvement to create sustainable solutions. With the right business model, this challenge presents an exciting opportunity to generate profits by cutting costs and dramatically expanding volume, while making a meaningful impact at both the societal and economic levels. This panel aims to address areas where hospitals, pharmaceuticals, entrepreneurs, and other innovators have leveraged technology and strategy to deliver a product or service at a scale that transcends the traditional barriers of geography, affordability, and profitability.


Panel 5:
Innovating at Scale: Consumer-Focused Models in Medicare & Medicaid

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 1:55 PM–3:00 PM (Location TBD)  Add to Calendar 2017-02-23 13:55:00 2017-02-23 15:00:00 America/New_York Panel 5: Innovating at Scale: Consumer-Focused Models in Medicare & Medicaid Location TBD, The Union League of Philadelphia

Innovating as the country’s largest payer is not easy, but CMS has led the charge for decades. With state-led interventions that address local needs and CMS-led payment reform through the Innovation Center, policy is shaping how patients experience health care in a profound way. And as experimental programs prove successful, private payers are taking notice. This panel will explore disruptive models and partnerships that truly focus on patient needs within the Medicare and Medicaid space.

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