HIMSS Announces Keynote Speakers for the Pop Health Forum in Chicago

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National advocacy nonprofit and D.C. think tank will share how to improve care while managing costs in today’s changing healthcare climate

Insights from the American Hospital Association and the American Enterprise Institute will help attendees create a strong plan of action.

HIMSS is pleased to announce that Jay Bhatt, Chief Medical Officer of the American Hospital Association, and Joseph Antos, the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar In Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, will give keynote addresses at the Pop Health Forum (http://www.pophealthforum.com/chicago/2017).   

Being held at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel on October 2 – 3, 2017, the forum offers hospitals, healthcare providers and health plan payers valuable insights from nationally recognized population health experts on making the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.  

A former practicing internal medicine physician, Jay Bhatt now serves as President and CEO of the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association.  Drawing on his extensive knowledge of population health challenges, policy and data analytics, Bhatt will deliver a keynote entitled “The Challenge and Promise of Population Health.”  

Taking a holistic, 360-degree look at population health today, Bhatt will cover how healthcare organizations can overcome the common challenges inherently a part of national attempts to transform healthcare and local efforts to develop healthy communities.  

Joseph Antos, who studies Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, conducts research on the economics of health policy, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, the uninsured, and the overall reform of the health care system and its financing.  He also analyzes the impact of health care expenditures on federal budget policy.  

In his keynote, “Population Health and the Healthcare Economy,” Antos will cover the economics of population health during a period of policy and political turmoil.  He'll discuss the ACA repeal efforts, how the ACA permanently changed the U.S. healthcare landscape, and how value-based care programs are transforming the way healthcare providers interact with patients.  

“We’re delighted to have national healthcare research experts like Jay Bhatt and Joseph Antos joining us at the Pop Health Forum,” explains John Whelan, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Media.  “As the healthcare industry continues its transition to providing value-based care, insights from the American Hospital Association and the American Enterprise Institute will help attendees create a strong plan of action.”  

Other notable Pop Health Forum sessions include:

  •     Launching Value-Based Care in A Complex Care World
  •     Thinking Big: Engaging the Chronically Ill to Lead Healthier Lives
  •     Value-Based Care of Highly Complex Populations

Visit our event website (http://www.pophealthforum.com/chicago/2017) for more information or register here (http://www.pophealthforum.com/chicago/2017/register).

HIMSS is a global voice, advisor, convener, and thought leader of health transformation through the best use of IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of health and healthcare.  Through its network of over 1 million professionals, including 64,000-plus members, HIMSS advises leaders, stakeholders and influencers globally on IT best practices to ensure decision-makers have the right information at the right time to make the right decisions. HIMSS North America, HIMSS Analytics, Personal Connected Health Alliance, HIMSS Media and HIMSS International (HIMSS Europe, HIMSS Asia and HIMSS Middle East) are the five business units of HIMSS.  A not-for-profit headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS has additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom, and Asia.

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