Tuesday, January 31, 2012

US Innovation Summit 2012

Obama Administration officials, health care leaders join together at Innovation Summit

Summit builds on Affordable Care Act, highlights private, public innovations to improve health care quality and lower costs

Obama Administration officials and a breadth of representatives from across the health care system will meet in Washington today for a day-long meeting to explore how they can collaborate and improve the quality of health care while at the same time lowering costs.

The Obama Administration also released a new report today highlighting the success of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Created by the Affordable Care Act, the Innovation Center has already worked to test and support innovative new health care models that can reduce costs and strengthen the quality of health care.

The summit will showcase nearly half a dozen announcements of major new initiatives by leading health care organizations. Among these announcements are new “challenges” to reverse the trend of diabetes, advance the field of Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment, and bolster the battle against HIV/AIDS.

To read the entire HHS Press release issued today (1/26) click here: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2012pres/01/20120126a.html

For more information, visit http://www.innovation.cms.gov/summit/.

Year in Review is posted here: http://innovations.cms.gov/documents/pdf/CMMIreport_508.pdf

Although registration to attend the event in person is now closed, the Care Innovations Summit will be broadcast online in its entirety. Tune into http://hcidc.org throughout the day on Thursday to watch. You may also join the twitter conversation by following the hashtag #cisummit.

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