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 Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) explored ways in which clinicians, 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. Participants discussed the policies and strategies that will accelerate and promote the widespread adoption of these innovations.
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Keynote remarks by
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Co-founder, BPC Co-leader, BPC Health Project
Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Panel discussion featuring
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
Christine Bechtel Vice President, National Partnership for Women and Families
Victoria Bogatyrenko Vice President of Product Innovation, United Health Group
Ginny Proestakes Director of Health Benefits, General Electric
Janet Marchibroda Health IT Initiative Chair, BPC