The Future of Health Care Innovation

Tags: Entrepreneurship

Co-Sponsor: The Office of Institutional Planning, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

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The changing dynamics of health care, facilitated by ongoing technological changes, promise greater efficiencies, cost savings, and quality improvement. Most notably, developments in the areas of personalized medicine, tele-medicine, more effective use of big data and information technology, and changing models of care delivery all bear close attention. Moreover, as the industry structure changes, there will continue to be opportunities for disruptive innovation, whether on the provider or consumer side of the equation. It will remain an open question whether and how policy changes facilitated by the Affordable Care Act—including ongoing rule changes, the development of health care exchanges, and the Center For Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center—aid such developments. In this conference, we will examine these issues with a range of experts from industry, academia, and government.


  • Phil Weiser
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Glenn Steele
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Geisinger Health System
Panel I: Leveraging Electronic Health Records and Data Analytics to Improve Health Care Quality/Outcomes
  • Phil Weiser — Moderator
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Howard Diamond
    Chief Executive Officer, MobileDay
  • Donna Lynne DrPH
    Executive Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • Peter Hudson, MD
    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iTriage
  • Ed Park
    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, athenahealth

Panel II: Emerging Models of Integrated Care Delivery and Payment Mechanisms
  • Dayna Matthew — Moderator
    Professor of Law, University of Colorado
  • Bruce Johnson
    Shareholder, Polsinelli PC
  • Kathryn Reilly
    Partner, Husch Blackwell
  • Scott Lichtenberger
    Chief Strategy Officer, University of Colorado Hospital
  • Steve ErkenBrack
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Panel III: Disruptive Innovation in Health Care

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