Andy Slavitt, Principal Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, described the opportunity facing CMS to change the tone of health care by expanding Medicaid, stabilizing exchanges, and setting a surer course for the health care delivery system.
“It’s an exciting time for innovation. The government needs to show it can lead the way or enable the way.”
Aneesh Paul Chopra, the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer and author of “Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government,” says digital entrepreneurs are staring at a treasure trove of health care data that’s just waiting to be mined appropriately and effectively.
“There’s gold in them thar hills. The interesting story for me is if you have an app in health care what datasets are you consuming from data.gov, and if you’re not, what are you missing? How do you fix this blind spot?”
Kevin Nazemi, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Oscar Health Insurance, recounted the inspiration behind the creation of health care’s most innovative insurer.
“We started the company because we, like everyone who is insured, got our explanation of benefits and said, `This is everything but an explanation,’ So we decided, `Why not do something about it?’”
The program will unite a cross-section of national venture capitalists, healthcare/medical IT business providers, hospital administrators, insurers, health plans, risk managers, physicians, private equity investors, corporate business development executives, government and public policy experts, C-level executives of start-ups, IT and marketing professionals, pharma marketing professionals (with an interest in online and mobile consumer engagement), biopharmaceutical clinical technology, and operations executives.