Inventing the Future of Health: Baton Rouge


November 12, 2014
9:45 am - 12:00 pm CST

Agenda


Wednesday, November 12


9:45 am CST Welcome: Inventing the Future of Health: Baton Rouge     Watch On-Demand
  • Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE
9:50 am CST Sponsor Content: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana     Watch On-Demand
  • David Carmouche, Executive Vice President for External Operations and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Mike Reitz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
10:05 am CST Interview: Janet Wright, Exec. Director, Million Hearts     Watch On-Demand
  • Janet Wright, Executive Director, Million Hearts
  • Interviewer: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
10:45 am CST Mapping Louisiana: A Conversation on Cost & Quality     Watch On-Demand
  • Peter Katzmarzyk, Associate Executive Director, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • Warner Thomas, President and CEO, Ochsner Health System
  • Randy Watson, Director of Insurance, Caddo Parish School Board
  • Clayton Williams, Director of Health Systems Development, Louisiana Public Health Institute
  • Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
11:35 am CST Interview: Elliott Fisher, Dartmouth Medical School     Watch On-Demand
  • Elliott Fisher, Director of Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
  • Interviewer: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

About this conference


Louisiana is consistently ranked as one of the least healthy states in America, with high rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses that contribute to some of the highest medical costs in the country. The state provides a window into the challenges facing healthcare systems across America, where increasing rates of chronic disease are driving escalating costs-but also are stimulating new solutions.

Join us for a town hall event, where we will convene doctors, business leaders, researchers, community organizers, patient advocates, health officials and others, to discuss strategies to promote better health, improve patient outcomes, and rein in costs.

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 theatlantic.com, 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.

For more information, visit: http://theatlantic.com