As the Director for the Center of Clinical Information Services at Kaiser, Caraol oversees KP’s clinical library, national guideline program, clinical education portfolio, and care delivery informatics. She has helped design patient-centered care pathways for the transition from hospital to home, reducing hospital infections and managing chronic pain. At Health 2.0 this year, she discussed how new innovations are driving the development of new technology.
Today a new experience economy is emerging, where we no longer peddle products but create integrated experiences that address people’s overarching health needs. It might be a simple blood-pressure check during a pharmacy visit to refill a prescription that leads to a new diet which prevents heart attack. Experts on this panel debated on the landscape of shared objectives, shared how their respective organizations are forging new partnerships, and are delivering innovative care models for an ever tech-savvy consumer.
The challenges in health care have become increasingly complex, and many are looking to physician engagement as a possible solution. But is physician “engagement” enough? Physicians should to be leaders and take full accountability for solving the health care crisis. Dr. Jack Cochran talked about his experience leading the Colorado Permanente Medical Group and The Permanente Federation, representing more than 17,000 physicians within Kaiser Permanente, the largest integrated delivery system in the United States.
SureScripts brought together 3 thought leaders in connected health care to discuss data-driven solutions, quality improvement, and what that all means for your bottom line.
Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO, Bernard J. Tyson, addressed the Health 2.0 audience for the first time to discuss how Kaiser continues to offer patient-centered care at scale.
In order to make the health improvement this country needs, health care professionals will need to start engaging larger populations. These demands tools that can collect and analyze incredibly large data sets. Companies in this session are making sense of health figures in the millions and making those health fights we once perceived as impossible to grasp, beatable.
As of January 2012 when Katie was brought on board, Kaiser Permanente has seen intense development and exciting results from their geographic information systems (GIS). Through greater implementation, Katie has brought to Kaiser’s attention better ways of understanding and improving the health of Kaiser members and their communities. Now Katie brings her insightful results to the Health 2.0 stage and our extended health community.
Shawn Lovering represented session sponsor Safeway Health. The Health Care Marketplaces session was moderated by Matthew Holt and covered topics like the newly launched state and federal exchanges, the impact on insurance plans and providers, and how to educate the consumer. The panel took place on a highly anticipated day: October 1st. The Government proceeded to shut down over the issue while the rest of us continued to adjust to a changing system. Speakers included David Maxwell-Jolley from Covered California, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, J.D. Kleinke, Bill Wehrle from Kaiser Permanente, Mary Scanlon from Xerox, Bart Foster of SoloHealth, and Gary Lauer from eHealth. On-stage conversation was enhanced with demos by Getinsured, Brighter, eHealth, and PokitDok.
Ethan Prater, Brad Weinberg, Joe DeLuca and John Mattison critique the idea of a health care “villain,” consequences of fee for service care, our approach in changing and improving the health care system and more questions on our current system of health care delivery, cost and care.