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2013 MIT Innovations in Health Care Conference

December 3-4, 2013


Registration and Continental Breakfast


Welcome and Introduction


Opening Remarks

Morning Sessions: Accelerating Innovation


Accelerating Systems Thinking in Health Systems via Collaboration with Academia


MIT Healthcare Ventures' Process for Rapid Design, Data & Validation


Panel: Accelerating Innovation within Accountable Care Organizations (Panel Chairs: Professors Retsef Levi and Joseph Doyle)

The Affordable Care Act has created a series of imperatives for healthcare delivery systems to identify and adopt innovative approaches for improving the quality of care delivered to Americans, while providing such care in a more efficient and cost effective manner. Moreover, they face the enormous challenge, shaped by health reform, to transform from healthcare delivery systems to health delivery systems that proactively manage the health of large patient populations. While still an evolving concept, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will play a key role in the emerging design of contemporary health delivery systems in the US. The on-the-ground implementation of ACOs will require potentially transformative innovation on multiple levels (organizational, operational, clinical, IT and analytics and financial to name a few).

This panel will discuss some of the major innovation domains necessary for the success of ACOs to address these challenges, with focus on the potentially critical advantages that can accrue from collaboration with academia outside of medicine and traditional academic medical centers. Such collaboration can accelerate the transformation of our healthcare delivery system into the kind of high quality and cost-effective health delivery systems that are envisioned by health reform.

Jay Levine, Principal, ECG Management Consultants

Kenneth Paulus, President and CEO of Allina Health
Roy Smythe, MD, Chief Medical Officer, AVIA
David Torchiana, MD, Chairman and CEO Massachusetts General Hospital’s Physicians Organization
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Introduction to Innovators Showcase (Session Chair: Janet Wilkinson)

MIT students, faculty, researchers, and alumni will display their most innovative projects in health and healthcare during the lunch session. Each project will be displayed as a poster or at a table with product prototypes. All attendees have the opportunity to speak with presenters of these innovative projects. Projects may include a wide variety of topics including: healthcare delivery in low-resource settings; reducing wait times in an emergency department; modeling accountable care organizations (ACOs); software designed to manage family health costs and care; robotics in surgery; new devices for health care; organizational redesign models in hospitals and clinics; latest developments in electronic medical records (EMR) or healthcare information technology (HIT); Telemedicine; etc.

Paula Buick, RN, MBA, Director, Healthcare and Health Sciences Planning, Payette
Erkan Ceyhan, PhD, Operations Research Manager, Surgical Services Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington
Zen Chu, MBA, Senior Lecturer, Healthcare Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Richard Cohen, MD, PhD,Whitaker Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Co-Director, Biomedical Enterprise Program, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Director, NASA Center for Quantitative Physiology, Modeling and Data Analysis, HST
Stan Finkelstein, MD, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Engineering Systems Division and Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST), Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Helath Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Jose Gomez-Marquez, Medical Device Designer, Little Devices MIT, Instructor, MIT D-Lab: Health
James Michaelson, PhD, Director, Laboratory of Quantitative Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Member of the Departments of Pathology and Surgery, MGH
Stacy Springs, PhD, Director, Sanofi-MIT Alliance and Biomanufacturing Research Program (BioMAN), MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation
Erin Sullivan, PhD, Research and Curriculum Director, Leadership Institute at the Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School
Sharon Muret-Wagstaff, PhD, MPA, Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Stefan Winkler, PhD, Manager of Development and Partnerships, Center of the Advancement of Science in Space/NASA

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Transition to Marriott Hotel

Afternoon Session: Lessons from Global Health and Healthcare in the Community


Panel: Doing More with Less: Global Health Lessons from the Front Lines of Care Delivery (Panel Chair: Anjali Sastry)

Modern medicine could reduce disease greatly, yet fails to reach millions. To explore how innovations in management help address the constraints, we’ll consider several different approaches to delivering healthcare in low-resource settings. All address the core challenge of adherence to treatment, taking a larger view of healthcare that encompasses some of the supports thought to enable patients to initiate and maintain treatment for common conditions. We’ll link the discussion to the US, drawing contrasts and parallels across settings to see if innovations in care delivery could flow both ways.

Anjali Sastry, Senior Lecturer in Systems Dynamics, MIT Sloan School of Management

Heidi Behforouz, MD, Medical & Executive Director, Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment Project (PACT) and Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Lincoln Chen, MD, Chair of the Board, BRAC USA, President of the China Medical Board
Charlie Hough, Vice President & Global Head of Strategy, Corporate Responsibility, Novartis
Rebecca Weintraub, MD, Faculty Director, Global Health Delivery Project, Associate Physician in the Division of Social Medicine & Health Inequalities at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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Panel: Health and Healthcare - Beyond the Hospital and Clinic (Panel Chairs: Professors Retsef Levi and Amy Glasmeier)

The Affordable Care Act is changing the landscape of health care provision within the existing system of care and with it the value propositions of major health care providers. Organizations within the health care market place are facing numerous options including staying the course given their chosen market segment, reshaping their strategy in response to new competitors with emergent organizational forms, while others are forming into network structures which support economies of scale and scope without the burden of new fixed assets. Factors shaping strategic options include economies of scale, barriers to entry and exit, the mandate to serve new client populations, a pre-existing regulatory structure, and a spatially explicit system of care constrained by distance between patient and provider. This panel engages industry participants in a conversation about value propositions and their meaning given this new era of care.

Professor Amy Glasmeier, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Nancy Gagliano, Chief Medical Officer, MinuteClinic, CVS CareMark
Jennifer Jacobs, Vice President of Government Relations, Amerigroup
Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO, The Dimock Center
Kevin Tabb, CEO and President Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Awarding of Prizes for Innovators Showcase


Closing Remarks


Reception and Networking

NOTE: All schedule and speakers are subject to change without notice.