Annual National Affordability Summit

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Date(s) - 10/03/2018 - 10/04/2018
5:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

NRHI’s Annual National Affordability Summit

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Everyday we hear about the impact that rising healthcare costs have on the nation, communities, and individuals. For example, a recent survey indicated that 44% of Americans didn’t see a physician last year when they were sick or injured due to high healthcare costs. NRHI’s first National Affordability Summit explored the question of why healthcare costs so much and what we can do about it. This event will dig deeper – exploring how three key issues − health, price, & waste − influence the affordability of healthcare. We will highlight regional success stories from those who are working to impact affordability in their markets.

When: October 4, 2018

Where: Washington, DC

Hotel block information available upon receipt of registration confirmation. Closest airports include Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport


Positive Disruption through Regional Multi-Stakeholder Solutions

October 3, 2018                                                 

5-7pm – Networking Reception – Welcome


October 4, 2018

7:30 am – Networking Breakfast

8:30 am –  Welcome – Dr. Karen Wolk Feinstein, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

8:35 am – Tackling Healthcare Costs- Presenting Facts and Making Policy Changes for Greater Impact –  Dr. Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

9:15 am – The Path to Affordability – Mylia Christensen, COO, HealthInsight Programs, NRHI Affordability Chair

9:45 am – Break

10:00 am – Disrupting the Market through Collaboration Joshua Rosenthal, RowdMap

11:00 am – Stakeholder Engagement- Panelist/Audience Table DiscussionsSmall group discussion with individual panelists

12:00 pm – Lunch Buffet & Networking – Regional Solutions- Health, Price, Waste – Presenter followed by audience Q & A

12:45 pm – Patient Centered Health: What Does It Take? – Dr. Richard Shonk, Chief Medical Officer, The Health Collaborative

1:15 pm – Leveraging Price Transparency for Action – Jonathan Mathieu, VP of Data and Delivery, Center for Improving Value in Health Care, and  Meredith Roberts Tomasi, Associate Executive Director,  HealthInsight Oregon

1:45 pm – Using Lean to Reduce Waste and Improve Maternal Outcomes –  Dr. Karen Wolk Feinstein, President & CEO, Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative

2:15 pm – Break

2:45 pm – What Can You Do? Creating Collaborative Multi-Stakeholder Disruption – Ellen Gagnon, Interim CEO, NRHI

3:30 pm – Closing Remarks – Marc Bennett, President & CEO, HealthInsight, NRHI Board Chair

3:45 pm – Adjourn

A huge thank you to our presenting sponsor!

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