January 19, 2017
1800 9th Ave., 2nd Floor – Downtown Seattle
Do you know what coming changes to the health care system mean to you and your organization?
Join Lee Huntsman, UW President Emeritus and Seattle health care visionary, for a lively discussion with two distinguished guests about how multiple forces are pushing the health care system to become more efficient and the implications of those changes for innovators.
- John Espinola MD, MPH – EVP, Healthcare Services, Premera Blue Cross
- David E. McCune MD, MPH – Colonel, United States Army; Research Consultant, Regional Health Command – Pacific
*Register in advance to save $5 off the price of your ticket at the door.
The aim of this moderated panel discussion is to help the innovator community identify the larger trends underway, even in the midst of much confusion and contention, and begin to anticipate emerging opportunities.
While the debate about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has captured public awareness about the state of our health care system, even more fundamental challenges are emerging. Purchasers are increasingly demanding that fee-for-service be reinvented or replaced. Such a transformation of financial incentives would have far-reaching implications for all parts of the health care ecosystem and create a need for new approaches to innovation.
The military and Veteran’s Administration have been in a capitated sort of system and buffeted by expectations of doing more with less for a very long time. Payers (like Premera Blue Cross) have a front line perspective on the pressures being exerted on providers, the demands of purchasers and the difficulty of bringing true innovation to bear on cost.