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The Use of Technology to Deliver Health Care

In the face of uncertainty about changes in health care and the emerging crisis of aging demographics, the government, insurers and providers are increasing their efforts to reduce costs, improve quality and expand access to care. One evolving area of innovation is the development of information technology platforms to support doctors’ decision-making and to enhance research capabilities and health management through adaptive learning systems. However, it remains unclear how these technologies should be implemented and what implications they have for health care delivery and health management. This event will bring together leaders from academia, government, insurance and industry to discuss how information technology can be used effectively to improve health care and how to address the policy and regulatory impediments to progress.

Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m., and the discussion will begin at 8:00 a.m. This panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Health Policy Forum, is the fifth event in the Medicine, Research and Society Policy Issues Series, a joint project between the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.


Featured Speakers

Kyle Janek, M.D.
Executive Commissioner, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Hagop Kantarjian, M.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Leukemia, MD Anderson Cancer Center; and Baker Institute Scholar in Health Policy

Lee Newcomer, M.D.
Senior Vice President for Oncology, Genetics and Women's Health, UnitedHealthcare



Lynda Chin, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Genomic Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center


Welcoming Remarks and Introduction

The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Founding Director, Baker Institute






Tue, May 6, 2014
7:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005
United States

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