Innovation in the Age of Reform

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2010 Swedish Health Care Symposium, Innovation in the Age of Reform: Redesigning Health-Care Delivery. Whether you’re a business leader challenged with the rising cost of an employee health plan, a member of a health-related advocacy group, or a physician on the front lines of medicine, we all play a role in shaping the future of health care in our community. Dozens of the nation’s leading thinkers in health care gathered in Seattle for two-days of thought-provoking discussion. Hear what they had to say about one of the most pressing issues facing our country today: watch videos of the event and continue to tweet your thoughts to #Swedish100 on Twitter.

Watch excerpts of the live video from Swedish’s 2010 Symposium below.

There weren't many powerpoint presentations or slides during the event, but if you're looking for the slides from some of the breakout session presenters, you can view them here.

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Read through tweets & comments from speakers & participants from the event:

Swedish CEO Rod Hochman, MD, offered these 12 takeaways at the end of the event:

  • Be transparent
  • Collaborate across a community
  • Make the consumer/patient the priority

  • Create incentives for healthy behavior
  • Economic and educational advancement improve health
  • It's not only about the "hospital"

  • Focus on wellness, prevention and chronic disease management
  • Collaborative, connected electronic health records
  • Make payment reform a priority (pay doctors based on quality, not volume)
  • Eliminate variation and promote communication
  • Practice reverse innovation (such as using low-tech solutions)
  • Do everything within the framework of a rigorous science of health care delivery