There’s more than politics happening in Washington, D.C. October was the perfect time for hundreds of healthcare professionals to converge in our nation’s capital for the 7th annual Inovalon Client Congress to discuss the insights and trends transforming the industry. Representatives came from health plans, pharma, life sciences, government agencies, partners, academics, ACOs, health systems and research organizations. They shared industry strategies, best practices and technology innovations for improving clinical and quality outcomes, utilization efficiency, compliance and financial performance during this three-day conference.
Keith Dunleavy, M.D., CEO of Inovalon, opened the Client Congress program with a keynote, addressing the growing need for real-time access to data at the point of care, which would enable clinicians to diagnose and treat patients more effectively. He spoke of Data Diagnostics™ and the partnership between Inovalon and Quest Diagnostics, elaborating on the ability to bring the power of patient-specific, data analytics to the point of care in real-time within the existing clinical workflow. Dr. Dunleavy’s comments shed light on the need for faster adoption of technologies that can bring forth significant improvements in healthcare.
Building upon the theme of innovation, esteemed keynote speakers captivated guests with their perspective and insights on industry dynamics, innovative technologies, best practices and predictions that are driving healthcare transformation. Speakers included:
- Niall Brennan, Chief Data Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Peter Orszag, Ph.D., Vice Chairman of Corporate & Investment Banking and Chairman of the Financial Strategy & Solutions Group at Citigroup; Columnist for Bloomberg View; American Economist
- Daniel Mendelson, President, Avalere
- James Carville and Mary Matalin, Political Power Couple
- Roy Spence, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, GSD&M
The event was moderated by Susan Dentzer, Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; On-Air Health Policy Analyst, PBS NewsHour; Former Chief Editor of Health Affairs.
Afternoon track sessions of Client Congress were organized around the following key topics: innovating with big data analytics at the point of care, analyzing and improving clinical and quality outcomes, succeeding in healthcare payment reform and cutting-edge strategies to achieve value. More than 100 external industry experts had presented in standing room only sessions.
The active exchange of ideas from Client Congress will undoubtedly continue to catalyze progress, innovation and impact across the healthcare landscape. The attendees came away with greater insight on how they can collaborate and succeed together. We look forward to building upon this momentum.