|[August 07, 2013]
National Experts Converge in Colorado to Discuss Changing Health Care Environment
DENVER --(Business Wire)--
One of the leading national health policy conferences in the country,
Colorado Health Symposium offers the unique chance to interact with
many of the leading experts in health and health care.
Health and health care are undergoing a profound and unprecedented
transformation, driven by public policy changes, consumer demand, market
forces and economic realities. With the theme, "Health
Forward: Harnessing the Energy of Change," this year's Symposium
will inspire Colorado health leaders by showing where innovations are
already taking hold and setting a course to move forward.
Now entering its 32nd year, the lineup
for the 2013 Symposium shows why the event is regarded as one of the
most widely discussed health policy conferences in the country. A few of
this year's notable speakers include:
Costa: Sociobiologist and author of "The Watchman's
Rattle," which explains how individuals can solve complex problems
through a spontaneous, intuitive flash of insight - a skill that can
be harnessed to solve seemingly intractable problems.
Friedland, MD: Founder & CEO, SuperSmartHealth, whose book,
"Evidence-Based Medicine: A Framework for Clinical Practice," is
considered one of the first textbooks on this widely used process for
making medical decisions.
W. Kenagy, MD, MPA, ScD, FACS: Director, Kenagy &
Associates, LLC, and author of "Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare
in Challenging Times," a guidebook to highly adaptive health care.
Kohn, MS, MD, FACEP, FACPE: Chief Medical Scientist, Care Delivery
Systems, IBM (News - Alert) Research, his work includes healthcare population
analytics and the role of expert systems in the clinical decision
Choucair, MD: Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health,
who recently unveiled "Healthy
Chicago," the first citywide comprehensive public health agenda.
Along with the aforementioned speakers, the Symposium will feature an
impressive roster of national thought leaders, discovery sessions and
events that will engage, entertain and provoke discussion. The in-person
conference offers live-streaming opportunities so people can watch
online from the convenience of their computer.
"This year's Symposium is focused on the changes, challenges and
opportunities in health and health care that will shape our future,"
Warhover, president and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation. "This
year's event will give participants, both at the conference and those
attending virtually, a chance to explore these possibilities from many
To extend the conversation, the Foundation offers a variety of social
media channels so anyone can engage in the 2013 Colorado Health
the Colorado Health Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation works to make Colorado the healthiest
state in the nation by increasing the number of Coloradans with health
insurance, ensuring they have access to quality, coordinated care and
encouraging healthy living. The Foundation invests in the community
through grants and initiatives to health-related nonprofits that focus
on these goals, as well as operating medical education programs to
increase the health care workforce.
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