Margaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE, and Vice President, The Atlantic
About this conference
New Jersey consistently ranks in the top third of states for the overall health of its residents - but its health care costs per person are among the highest in the country. Why is that and what is being done to address this? In recent years, New Jersey has begun to address a fundamental challenge that the nation as a whole faces: how to drive improvements in patient care while controlling costs.
The Atlantic will host a town hall event, convening a group of entrepreneurs, doctors, researchers, business leaders, patient advocates and health officials to discuss the partnerships and strategies that New Jersey's health care sector is implementing to solve the cost and quality riddle - and if these ideas are translatable to the national arena.
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.