Dec. 6, 2012
Washington, D.C. – The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will release a report on engaging consumers in their health and health care by leveraging online and mobile health tools at an event this Monday, December 10, 2012. The event will feature two keynote speakers: former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and BPC Founder Tom Daschle and Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The report titled, Improving Quality and Reducing Costs in Health Care: Engaging Consumers Using Electronic Tools, addresses how the engagement of consumers using online and electronic tools, including mobile technology, is a central and necessary component of high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care, as well as rapidly emerging delivery system and payment reforms.
The panel discussion, moderated by Janet Marchibroda, chair of BPC’s Health Information Technology Initiative, will review the report’s findings and explore ways in which clinicians, employers, hospitals, health plans, technology companies and mobile health organizations have innovated, enabling consumers to have timely access to their health information, improve communication and coordination with their clinicians and care teams, and engage in strategies to improve their health and health care.
The panelists will also discuss the policies and strategies that will accelerate and promote the widespread adoption of these innovations.
Panel participants include Amy P. Abernethy, MD, Director, Duke Center for Learning Health Care and Duke Cancer Research Program and Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine; Christine Bechtel, Vice President, National Partnership for Women and Families; Victoria Bogatyrenko, Vice President of Product Innovation, United Health Group; and Ginny Proestakes, Director of Health Benefits, General Electric.
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View the full agenda.
Senator Tom Daschle
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Co-leader, BPC Health Project
Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Amy P. Abernethy, MD
Director, Duke Center for Learning Health Care and Duke Cancer Research Program
Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
Vice President, National Partnership for Women and Families
Vice President of Product Innovation, United Health Group
Director of Health Benefits, General Electric
Janet M. Marchibroda
Chair, Health Information Technology Initiative, BPC
“Improving Quality and Reducing Costs in Health Care: Engaging Consumers Using Electronic Tools”
Monday, December 10, 2012
9:30AM to 11:30AM
Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC, 20005