NYU Langone Medical Center Hosts Second Annual Innovations In Healthcare Symposium

150 Guests Attend Event Co-sponsored by NYU Langone, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and NYU College of Nursing

December 13, 2011 - 12:28pm

NYU Innovations - Karsten MoranNYU Langone Medical Center hosted yesterday the second annual Innovations in Healthcare Symposium, bringing together leading minds from inside and outside the healthcare industry to offer solutions for healthcare reform and innovation. Over 150 guests attended the event co-sponsored by NYU Langone, NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and NYU College of Nursing, and held the Alexandria Center along the East River in New York City.

“Discovering innovative ways to deliver health care cannot be accomplished if we work only in silos, and succeeding in this challenge never been more important than it is today,” said Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean & CEO at NYU Langone Medical Center. “Providers, payers, academia and industry must collaborate to create novel methods to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of care at a reasonable cost. This symposium was created to facilitate dialogue and drive action towards improving the healthcare delivery system.”

Innovation in healthcare continues to be a driving force in the quest to balance cost containment and health care quality. With the passage of sweeping health care legislation last year, the meeting’s organizers came together to plan and launch NYU’s first annual Innovations symposium in the fall of 2010. This year, the meeting focused on innovation in healthcare delivery, management of healthcare services, healthcare policy and the business of healthcare.

Opening remarks were delivered by Richard Baron, MD, Group Director for Seamless Care Models at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), who addressed the government’s goals in creating CMMI, which is charged with identifying, testing and spreading new ways of delivering and paying for care.  Additional panel discussions included:


Innovations in Business of Health Care: Incentives as System Drivers 

Moderated by Lori Melichar, PhD, MA 
Senior Program Officer, Human Capital, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
  • Veronica White, JD  
    Executive Director, NYC Center for Economic Opportunity 
  • Bruce Evan Landon, MD, MBA, MSc
    Professor of Healthcare Policy, Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
  • David Nace, MD  
    Vice President and Medical Director of Clinical Development, McKesson Corporation


Innovation in Health Care Delivery: Making Patient-Centeredness Real 

Moderated by Ellen Schall, JD 
Dean and Martin Cherkasy Professor of Health Policy & Management 
NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service 
  • Annette Diefenthaler, PhD 
    Design Researcher and Project Lead, IDEO 
  • Kimberly S. Glassman, PhD, RN 
    Sr. Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, NYU Langone Medical Center 
  • Albert G. Mulley, Jr., MD, MPP 
    Director, Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science 
    Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School 
  • Michael Meltsner, JD 
    Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law 
    Northeastern University School of Law

Plenary Session “A Conversation about Healthcare Innovation” 

Moderated by Julie Rovner 
Health Policy Correspondent, National Public Radio 
  • David Blumenthal, MD, MPP
    Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy, 
    Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System and Harvard Medical School 
  • Carolyn M. Clancy, MD 
    Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Innovations in Health Care Management: Standardizing Care and Eliminating Variability 

Moderated by John Billings, JD 
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Service 
Director of NYU Wagner’s Health Policy and Management Program 
NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy 
  • Michael J. Barry, MD 
    Chief, General Internal Medicine 
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 
  • David Arterburn, MD, MPH 
    General Internist and Obesity Health Services Researcher, Group Health Research Institute 
  • Craig A. Umscheid, MD, MSCE 
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania 
    Director, Center for Evidence-based Practice 
    Medical Director, Clinical Decision Support, Penn Medicine


Innovation in Health Policy: Re-Inventing Health Policy Under the ACA 

Moderated by Sarah Kliff 
Staff Writer, The Washington Post 
  • Deborah Bachrach, JD 
    Counsel, Healthcare Transaction & Policy, Manatt 
  • James Morone, PhD 
    Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, Brown University 
  • Cathrin Stickney, MHA 
    Vice President, Cigna Healthcare


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Lisa Greiner
212.404.3532  | lisa.greiner@nyumc.org