An “innovation summit” this week will feature healthcare executives and physicians exploring new strategies, products and services aimed at reducing costs and improving of care.
The summit, the third annual event organized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, runs June 15-17 in Chicago.
Lisa Suennen, managing partner at Venture Valkyrie Consulting, is slated to talk about how to successfully build high-value innovations, and how the roles for developers, investors and early-adopting health systems are changing. Suennen, who recently completed a report on the evolution of incubators and accelerators in healthcare for the California HealthCare Foundation, will profile key changes in the strategies that healthcare systems use in dealing with young companies and investors, and lessons from successful innovations that have addressed cost reduction and have improved access and patient experience.
Dr. Ben Chu, executive vice president at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, is scheduled to discuss the highest-value innovations developed or adopted by Kaiser in Southern California and their impact on triple aim objectives, including how the system selects innovations for broader deployment.
There also will be a presentation on how artificial intelligence systems can be used to improve clinical effectiveness. That will be offered by executives from Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, Calif., and the IBM Watson Health Group.