Meeting

2010 IOM Annual Meeting


When: October 11, 2010 (9:00 AM Eastern)
Where: Renaissance Washington Hotel • 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Topic Public Health
Activity: The NAM Annual Meeting
Board: HMD Executive Office

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Advancing Health Through Innovation

Health care today is faced with monumental challenges:  millions of uninsured individuals; highly variable quality of care; and continually rising health care costs.  At the same time, significant scientific discoveries, technological advances, and medical breakthroughs are occurring at a phenomenal pace.  Despite this progress, alarming health care trends and disparities attest to the need for more effective and focused interventions.  Given this climate of formidable adversity, transformative opportunity and pressing necessity, now is the time for the health sciences community to think out of the box.  The goal of this annual meeting was to stimulate dialogue on the dimensions and critical elements of innovation, and how to foster it and ensure its effective deployment to improve health.

The program included:
    -  Keynote Address by Tadataka Yamada, IOM member and President of the Global Health Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
    - The Promise of Innovation:  Ideas – Panel moderated by Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media
    - Interpreting Innovative Ideas:  Adoption, Redesign and New Uses – Panel moderated by Molly Coye, IOM Member and Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA Health System
    - Innovative Designs for Providing Health Care: Systems Approaches – Panel moderated by Reed Tuckson, IOM Member and Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group

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