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6:00-6:45PM - Networking and Snacks
6:45-7:05PM - Overview and Group Discussion
7:05-8:05PM - A Purchaser Perspective of New Technologies in Healthcare
8:05-8:15PM - Break
8:15-8:45PM - Grants for Health Care Technology Innovation: Finding Them and Getting Them
Topic 1- "A Purchaser Perspective of New Technologies in Healthcare"
David Lansky will summarize how large healthcare purchasers regard the introduction and adoption of new technologies in the current market environment. Through case studies, he will present employers' business and policy strategies to ensure only appropriate use of high cost technology and their focus on payment reform and delivery system redesign as a means to encourage the wide adoption of cost-reducing technologies.
Speaker: David Lansky, PhD
David Lansky is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) and directs its efforts to improve the affordability and availability of high quality health care. Since 2008, David Lansky has led the coalition of 50 large employers and health care purchasers representing over three million Californians, including CalPERS, Wells Fargo, Intel, Safeway, Chevron, and the University of California. A nationally-recognized expert in accountability, quality measurement and health IT, Lansky has served as a board member or advisor to numerous health care programs, including the National Quality Forum, National Priorities Partnership, the Joint Commission, the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Leapfrog Group, the Medicare Beneficiary Education Advisory Panel, Cal eConnect, and the American Health Information Community (AHIC). He is now the purchaser representative on the federal HIT Policy Committee. David Lansky holds a PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Topic 2- “Grants for Health Care Technology Innovation: Finding Them and Getting Them”
Gabrielle Leblanc will offer a crash course in finding and applying for federal and nonprofit funding to support product development, pre-clinical research, and clinical trials. Her talk will offer a sampling of current funding opportunities in health care technology, an overview of the NIH funding system, and the basics of applying for grants from NIH and other funding sources.
Speaker: Gabrielle G. Leblanc, Ph.D
Gabrielle G. Leblanc is a grant consultant and science writer, with an extensive background in biomedical research and eleven years of experience as an NIH Program Director. Dr. Leblanc earned her B.A. in Biology at Harvard University, her Ph.D. in Neuro- and Biobehavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, and did postdoctoral research at Harvard University and the University of California, Irvine. She spent six years as an Assistant Professor at Oregon Health Sciences University, where she led an NIH-funded laboratory studying the early development of the nervous system. In 1996, she was recruited to serve as a Program Director at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), where she oversaw multi-million dollar grant portfolios in both basic and clinical neuroscience, and led funding initiatives in neurogenetics, neurodegenerative disease, and age-related cognitive impairment. Since 2007, Dr. Leblanc has been a freelance consultant and writer, and has worked with NINDS, NIA, NCI, The Dana Foundation, The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, and Oprah Magazine, as well as numerous university and health industry clients.