Nation’s Top Health Insurance, Hospital, Government, Life Sciences, and Employer Leaders Meet in DC to Discuss Innovation, Policy, and Disruption Impacting the Future of U.S. Health Care

World Health Care Congress continues to empower and connect leaders
in health care transformation.

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ACA?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ACAlt;/agt;–Over 1,000 industry stakeholders gathered this month in Washington, DC
at the 16th Annual World Health Care
Congress (#WHCC19)
to discuss policy, innovation, and disruption
impacting the business of health care. The 2019 agenda addressed
strategic initiatives, results, and steps to overcome access and
affordability issues while delivering high-value care.

In his debut speech since stepping down as FDA Commissioner, Scott
Gottlieb, MD
reflected on the agency’s push for innovation under his
leadership. In other compelling keynotes, US Health and Human Services’ Deputy
Secretary, Eric D. Hargan
delved into how HHS is fostering
innovation and investment in health care while Senator Bill Cassidy,
MD, (R-La)
offered his alternative to Medicare for All.

With more than 300 speakers from government, health plans, hospitals,
health systems, employers, life sciences, and venture capital firms, the
2019 agenda spotlighted lessons learned in the shift to value-based
care, ways to quantify the ROI of social determinants of health
initiatives, the potential of AI and ML, addressing the Opioid epidemic
at work and in the community, disruptive drug pricing models driving
transparency and affordability, and much more.

New to the programming were Fireside Chat and Q&A sessions with
Seven-Time Olympic Medalist, Shannon Miller; Theranos Whistleblower and
Entrepreneur, Tyler Shultz; Enron’s Former Chief Financial Officer, Andy
Fastow; and Clover Health’s Chief Behavioral Officer, Matt Wallaert.

Here’s what key thought leaders and constituents had to say about this
year’s Congress:

  • “The World Health Care Congress should be the place the most
    influential people in business, politics and care delivery come to
    create the future.”
    -Robert Pearl, MD, Author, Mistreated:
    Why We Think We’re Getting Good Health Care and Why We’re Usually Wrong
  • “My first experience at the World Health Care Congress was inevitably
    a unique one. In no other event have I experienced great, interactive
    panels, as well as had the chance to conduct media interviews and have
    the opportunity to be published! I am thrilled that I was able to
    participate and make a difference to our health and in technology.”
    -Jothi
    Dugar, Chief Information Security Officer, NIH Center for Information
    Technology, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health
    (NIH)
  • “The keynotes went right to the heart of the issues impacting our
    industry today (transparency, value-based payments, social barriers,
    member engagement, and affordability). Likewise, the breakout sessions
    were plentiful and offered a diverse array of topics to choose from.”
    -Eric
    Decker, Senior Vice President of IT, Chief Information Officer, Independent
    Health
    ; Board Member, HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG)
  • “This conference has it all: Bold, fresh ideas; practical tactics you
    can take home and put to work immediately; people from all over the
    country who actually get things done. For once we aren’t discussing on
    and on the problems in health care—we’re talking solutions that
    actually improve quality and cut costs. It made me feel optimistic
    about the future and inspired me to do more.”
    -Leah Binder,
    President and CEO, The Leapfrog Group
  • “This is the first multi-sector health care conference I have been to
    where the words ‘love,’ ‘social connection,’ and ‘upstream factors of
    health’ were so readily used and with such commitment. Let’s hope this
    is the start of great change to come!”
    -Lisa Sundean,
    PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University
    of Massachusetts Boston

The Congress featured more than 15 tracks of strategic content across
multiple stakeholder topics plus C-suite keynotes, pre-Congress
executive workshops, Fireside Chats, a night of comedy with the Capitol
Steps, and multiple networking events.

Be sure to register early for WHCC20 taking place March 29 – April 1,
2020 in DC. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/WHCC2020
or contact +1 800-767-9499.

About World Health Care Congress

For more than 15 years, the World Health Care Congress is the only
health care meeting that convenes ALL cross-sector decision makers who
are determined to disrupt, innovate, and change health care.

Missed any content? Recordings of the keynote sessions from World Health
Care Congress 2019 are available. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2EkYm78

To see video highlights and hear inspiring thought leadership from the
WHCC faculty, visit: http://bit.ly/2YBdW6t

Contacts

World Health Care Congress
Reena Joseph, 781-939-2446
[email protected]

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