This afternoon I am joining Kaiser Permanente to learn about their Mobile App for members. Kaiser Permanente is a major forward thinking health care provider. It is great to see them embracing Mobile. I have being saying for a long time that the patient/member is often not at a computer when they are receiving service in the health care system. The device they do have to hand is typically their cell phone.
This week I took part in the Care Innovations Summit in Washington DC. On Wednesday I was at the Kaiser Permanente Center For Total Health for a pre-Summit networking day. It was great to work with Danielle Cass and Ted Eytan from Kaiser to facilitate a day long event that I heard people describe as “The Best Networking Day. Ever”
I was asked by someone at CMS if I could get a copy of the Tweets from the Care Innovations Summit (#CISummit). So here as a service to the Innovation Community is a copy of the report from TweetReach – both the old style report and the jazzy new version.Old Style Report:
New Style Report:
If you want to show some love for this service you can always head over to HealthCa.mp and make a small token donation.It was a great event and I am looking forward to a repeat next year. We should all thank West Wireless Health Institute and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for putting together a great event. Thanks should also go to Kaiser Permanente for working with West Wireless to host the pre-event networking day at the Kaiser Permanente Center For Total Health. The feedback we have had from that high energy event has been fantastic. I heard understated comments like: “Best Networking Event. Ever!” The only downside of the networking day was the complaint from people that they had heard great reports about the event but didn’t hear about before hand so that they could take part.
Don Casey:CMS gets very little positive feedback. They took a risk and engaged with a passionate audience.
Let’s thank CMS for all their efforts. 1200 people at the event. 2400 people listened to web cast for extended periods. Invest in putting the patient at the center – this is the path to better outcomes at lower cost. Can we engineer a jailbreak for HealthCare. The question is how quickly. Talk is cheap – what are you doing? We need to take action quickly. Westhealth Policy Center working on a fellowship program to create research with actionable outcomes.
Don Casey: Don Casey says healthcare costs are 17.9% of the GDP and may reach north of 30% if left unchecked. This could cripple the economy.
Fireside chat with Susan Dentzer
Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
Deputy Administrator and Director for the Center of Medicare at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Deputy Administrator Director Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Rick Gilfillan, MD
Director, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (“CMS Innovation Center”)
Cancer: Journey Toward Better Health, Better Care and Lower Costs Case Study
Moderator: Simmi P. Singh
Senior Advisor, Health Innovation, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Amy Abernethy, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Oncology Quality, Outcomes and Patient-Centered Care in Duke University Health System
Amy Berman, RN
Program Officer, John A. Hartford Foundation
Jeffrey Elton, PhD
Co-Founder and Board Member, Kew Group, Inc.
Bruce Johnson, MD
Head of Thoracic Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Chris Olivia, MD
Board Member, Eviti, Inc.
message is that we have to consider the patient and their quality of life.