Over the past year, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI) and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City have convened broad workgroups on opportunities in health IT, population health, and how we transition from a fee-for-service to outcomes-based health reimbursement models. While these two efforts began with specific and discrete objectives, there has been some significant overlap in the ensuing discussion and big ideas about the opportunities for better community health in Kansas City. Among our speakers will be:
Keith Gary, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
John Spertus, Health Outcomes Sciences, Co-Chair of KCALSI Health IT Outcomes Workgroup
Karen Johnson, Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueKC Blue Ribbon Panel
Are you an engaged health consumer? An employer trying to manage costs, but intent upon making the company and community attractive to current and future talent? Someone working in health care and wondering about efforts to understand and improve both service delivery and health status? Is the health status of the people living in the Kansas City metro important to you?
Then you will want to hear more about efforts underway that can help the Kansas City area become a center for understanding and improving health outcomes. Please join KC Digital Drive for another Digital Health Innovation Forum as we invite key partners to discuss areas of investigation, collaboration, and direction for current initiatives.
We will be hearing from active members of both the Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel, originally formed by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, and the Outcome Research and Health IT initiative of the Kansas City Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI). Both efforts have formed working groups and, as KCALSI has outlined explicitly in its strategic plan, there is significant focus on collaboration and other “cross-cutting” capabilities.
How might others come to know about these efforts and leverage them across the community? Join us and find out!
Contact: John Fitzpatrick, Health Consultant, KC Digital Drive: email@example.com