Wednesday, September 28, 2016

#Health2con @KBDesalvo Keynote (Acting Asst Secretary @HHSgov #PH3

Keynote: Karen DeSalvo

Karen Desalvo, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services, will speak on how the HHS is helping to build a better health care system by driving innovation, and how players across the health care system can come together to engage and empower consumers, and put patients at the center of their care.

Real time notes from the tenth annual Health2.0 fall conference.

Providing Affordable Quality Access to Care

Bring health to everyone.

Giving people the kind of coverage that many of us have taken for granted.
No Pre-Existing Conditions

Only about 9% of US Citizens now are lacking coverage.

Bending the cost curve. $550B saved against anticipated costs.

New Payment models are driving change in integrated delivery and better care.

Delivery System Reform:
1. Change provider payments (2018 – all payments in Value based payments)
0% in 2011, 30% in 2016

  1. Changing Care Delivery – putting patient at the center.
  2. Information Distribution. Data and tools.

We have to link data to payment model reform.

We are not where we want to be as a learning health system.

Making information more accessible.
Make it more understandable.

As we evolve the system we must pay more for outcomes.
Health and Public health must work together.

Public Health: What we do together as a society to assure the conditions in which everyone can be healthy.

Your zip code is a bigger predictor of health outcomes than anything else.
Build a stronger community Fabric.

Public Health 3.0: #PH3

Announcing the Winners of the “A Bill You Can Understand” Design & Innovation Challenge

More often than not, medical bills are a source of confusion for patients and families. Providers, payers, and consumers all benefit if we fix the current system.

The “A Bill You Can Understand” Design & Innovation Challenge presented an opportunity for developers, designers and innovators to catalyze design-based innovations to improve the patient financial experience.

Don’t miss this announcement, where we will showcase the solutions of the 2 challenge winners!

Pilot Partners:
– Cambia
– Integris
– Providence
– Geisinger
– MetroHealth
– University of Utah

Represent 10M patient visits per year.


Seniors have a disproportionate experience with confusing medical bills that keep on coming.

84 applicant submissions

Prize 1: Easiest bill to understand
Understandability, Volume and Trust:

Winner: RadNet

Honorable mentions:
– A Better Health System
– Change Healthcare
– Renown Health
– Up to 11

Prize 2: Transformational Approach

– Meet Consumer expectations
– What a future forward innovation would look like.


Honorable Mentions:
– Business Innovation Factory
– EveryBill
– FAIR Health
– GravityTank
– Health Payment Systems
– iVinci

The consumer must be at the center.

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Mark Scrimshire
Health & Cloud Technology Consultant

Mark is available for challenging assignments at the intersection of Health and Technology using Big Data, Mobile and Cloud Technologies. If you need help to move, or create, your health applications in the cloud let’s talk.
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I am currently HHS Entrepreneur-in-Residence and CMS BlueButton Innovator working on an assignment to update BlueButton for Medicare Beneficiaries.

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