Health Care Forum

May 1, 2013
9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT


Wednesday, May 1

9:00 am EDT The Atlantic's Health Care Forum 2013: Welcome Remarks     Watch On-Demand
  • Elizabeth Baker Keffer, President, AtlanticLIVE and QuartzLIVE; Senior Vice President/Group Publisher - Live Events, Atlantic Media Company
9:05 am EDT 'The Robot Will See You Now': The New Healthcare Frontier     Watch On-Demand
  • Ari Caroline, Director of Quantitative Analysis and Strategic Initiatives, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital
  • Jonathan Cohn, Senior Editor, The New Republic
9:50 am EDT Affordable Care? New Models Ahead for Health Insurance     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
  • Mary Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council
  • David Muzina, Vice President of Specialist Practice and National Practice Leader, Express Scripts
  • Rob Romasco, President, AARP
10:40 am EDT Whole Person Care: Patient Choice in a Changing World     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated by: Don Peck, Features Editor, The Atlantic
  • Oliver Kharraz, Chief Operating Officer and Founder, ZocDoc
  • Samuel R. Nussbaum, Executive Vice President, Clinical Health Policy; Chief Medical Officer, WellPoint
  • Kavita Patel, Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, The Brookings Institution
11:30 am EDT Patient Care: Sharecare and the United States Army     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated by: Steve Clemons
  • Jeffrey Arnold, Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer, WebMD; Chief Executive Officer, Sharecare

Lunch: 12:10 - 1:00 pm EDT
1:00 pm EDT Bending Mental Health: Policy, Coverage, and Attitude     Watch On-Demand
  • Moderated by: James Hamblin, Editor, The Atlantic
  • Thomas Insel, Director, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Roger Ray, Chief Medical Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder, Give an Hour
1:50 pm EDT Reform for All: How Medicaid and Medicare Need to Change     Watch On-Demand
  • Remarks by: Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
  • In Conversation with: Garance Franke-Ruta, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
2:30 pm EDT Health IT: What's Next for the US?     Watch On-Demand
  • Remarks by: Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • In Conversation with: Rebecca J. Rosen, Senior Associate Editor at The Atlantic

About this conference

A robot called Watson now reviews case histories at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Wireless devices help doctors personalize medicine to unprecedented degrees. Biomedical research has led to game-changing discoveries about drug production, and 3-D printing may eliminate epidemics. Yet, despite these advances, health care in 2013 faces significant challenges as leaders at the federal and state level struggle to navigate and improve new policies.

Join The Atlantic for a series of deep-dive conversations on effective palliative care, promising advances in technology, the ethical complexities looming behind health insurance, and more.

About The Atlantic

Since 1857, The Atlantic has helped shape the national debate on the most critical and contentious issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. Through in-depth analysis in the monthly print magazine, complemented by up-to-the-minute insights delivered throughout the day on, The Atlantic provides the nation’s thought leaders and professional class with forward-looking, fresh perspectives that provoke and challenge, define and affect the lives we’re living today, and give shape to the lives we will live tomorrow.

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