The Ever Evolving Health Care System: Maximizing Quality, Value and Affordability
November 17, 2016 — 8am-3:30pm — Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY
Health plans continue to change significantly in order to adapt to ongoing changes in the health care marketplace. Recent catch phrases in health care include “value based,” “price transparency,” and “quality centric.” Defining these buzz words and understanding exactly what they mean—and what it all means in terms of our health care delivery system—was the focus of this year’s New York Health Plan Association Annual Conference.
More than 225 people were in attendance at this year's conference (as well as 42 exhibitors) at our new venue, the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY. Our pre-conference reception and dinner was a big hit, especially the massage therapist giving chair and hand massages, and the dessert bar at the end of the evening!
We looked at some of the innovative ways health plans in New York and across the country are responding to the need to be accountable for quality, access and performance. Trends that encourage consumers to choose lower cost, high quality providers and to promote competition based on the value of care were examined. And we discussed the challenges to achieving these objectives as well as the rewards they can provide.
Ian Morrison—Author, Consultant, Futurist
"The Future of the Healthcare Marketplace: Progress and Promises"
Ian Morrison is an internationally known author, consultant, and futurist specializing in long-term forecasting and planning with particular emphasis on health care and the changing business environment. Ian has written, lectured, and consulted on a wide variety of forecasting, strategy, and health care topics for government, industry, and a variety of nonprofit organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has spoken to a range of audiences from the boards of Fortune 500 companies to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. Ian has worked with more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in health care, manufacturing, information technology, and financial services. He is a frequent commentator on the future for television, radio, and the print media.
Mr. Morrison shared his perspective on the future of the healthcare market place and what the 2016 elections mean for health care.
For a review of Mr. Morrison's presentation, please click HERE.
Rex Smith--Editor, The Albany Times Union