Duke to launch new institute at September health summit

Aug. 29, 2013 @ 03:56 PM
Duke University and Duke Medicine will launch the Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) during their inaugural “Summit on Transformative Innovation in Health Care" Sept. 8 and 9.
The new institute will harness the talents of health care, academic, government and industry leaders to develop new approaches to delivering care, according to Duke Medicine.
The institute also will train the health care workforce and apply technology and health policy to improve health care access, quality and affordability. 
Resulting ideas will be piloted within the Duke University Health System, according to Duke Medicine.
Some of the world’s foremost leaders in health innovation will gather Sept. 9 at Duke for the inaugural summit, which will explore the future of health care.
Speakers and panelists will include:
  • Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Lord Ara Darzi, KBE, chairman of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, and former Minister of Health for the United Kingdom
  • Health care economist Uwe Reinhardt, Ph.D., Princeton University
  • Sir Andrew Witty, chief executive officer of GlaxoSmithKline
  • Sue Siegel, chief executive officer of healthymagination GE
  • Raymond Baxter, Ph.D, senior vice president of Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy with Kaiser Permanente
Following the launch, DIHI will continue holding monthly innovation workshops at Duke, providing a forum for attendees to propose and strengthen new ideas, discuss pressing health system challenges and identify opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration, according to the release.
Registration for the Sept. 9 summit is open to the public, but space is limited. To follow the event live on Twitter, use hashtag #DIHI2013. For more information, visit: http://www.dihi.org/events-workshops/summit/.