Envisioning a Person-First Health System Summit
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Pendry Ballroom at the Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf, 655 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024
8:30 AM Breakfast + Registration | 9:00 – 3:00 PM Panel Presentations
As the health care system grapples with unprecedented challenges post-pandemic – from workforce to supply chain shortages, from technological advances to continued health inequities and affordability challenges – will the future of the health care system meet the needs of real people and communities? When “people” become “patients,” what happens? And what do health policy leaders need to know to put people first?
For over seven years, the Alliance for Health Policy’s Signature Series has addressed the most challenging issues in health policy. We actively listen to our community of policymakers, thought leaders, and health policy experts to discover the issues our community finds most pressing. The Series convenes cross-sector dialogues to examine current barriers, highlight promising opportunities, and curate new ideas and approaches to tackle these topics. The resulting events take a unique look at intractable and emerging issues.
This year our theme, “Envisioning a Patient-First Health System,” was developed through listening tours and discussions with experts and policymakers. The Alliance engaged this community of experts over the past year in a series of facilitated workshops to discuss current approaches to person-centered care transformation and envision the attributes of an ideal health system that prioritizes person-first outcomes, experience, and innovation. During our thought leader discussions earlier this year, our group of over 45 experts made the conscious decision to rename our series, “Envisioning a Person-First Health System,” to further center whole person health both inside and outside of the medical setting.
The 2023 Signature Series Summit featured a series of discussion panels with industry visionaries, administration executives, and numerous experts to further explore the attributes of an ideal health system and innovative solutions to achieving a person-first health care system.
Be sure to read the 2023 Signature Series Report in the Presentation Resources below!
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. During this exclusive fireside discussion, the Honorable Alex M. Azar II, J.D., Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reflected on his experience leading the Department of Health and Human Services and provide a future-focused perspective for person-first health system transformation.