5 Things to Expect from HEALTH FORWARD

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HEALTH FORWARD will take place on October 18 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Foundation to host HEALTH FORWARD, the 5th annual Health Care Summit, on Oct. 18
HEALTH FORWARD will feature industry leaders discussing new innovations in the health care space.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on October 18 will host HEALTH FORWARD, the 5th annual Health Care Summit, an energetic program examining the future of health care and the people and innovations leading the way.

HEALTH FORWARD will feature health care executives, chamber leaders, and government researchers and with a mix of keynote speeches and panel discussions. Here’s what attendees can expect.

All About Innovation

One of the common threads linking speakers at HEALTH FORWARD will be the role of innovation in improving health care and affordability. Bob Pearson, the president of W20, a network of marketing and communications agencies, will talk about how the health care industry is ripe for disruption. 

It’s Personal

One of the most cutting-edge advancements in health care is the growth of “personalized” medicine that allows doctors to provide patients with customized treatment plans. Lauren Costantini, the President and CEO of Prima-Temp, Inc. will give a keynote speech exploring the technological advancements that will empower doctors to prevent and treat diseases in a customized way. 

The Internet of Things and Health Care

When digital networks talk to one another, people get healthier. That will be the message from Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, the Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Rhee will speak on the “Internet of Things” and its impact on health care. He will also explain NIST’s role in improving the overall quality of life in connected cities. 

The Issue of Affordability

In a recent guest column, Novant Health President and CEO Carl Armato argued for changes in regulations to better reflect the realities of health care today. He also said the government and companies must be bolder in their innovations. Armato will expand on these themes as he examines the lessons learned about health care and the obstacles to success moving forward.

Learning from Leaders

HEALTH FORWARD will include two panel discussions featuring six leaders in the health care space. A discussion on health care investment will include executives from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, The Dow Chemical Company, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. The second panel will focus on  delivery system reform, featuring leaders from Novant Health, Steward Health Care System, and Aon. 

It’s not too late to register for HEALTH FORWARD.