Evolving Healthcare CoverCurrent trends in health system partnerships and other provider-side ventures taking place in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape were the key topics of a panel discussion hosted by Edelman and Juniper Advisory at the Edelman office in Washington, D.C. The salon was moderated by Juniper’s Jordan Shields, who was joined by a panel including: E.W. Tibbs, CEO of Centra Health, a nonprofit community health system based in Lynchburg, Virginia; Howard Kern, President and COO of Sentara Healthcare, a Norfolk-based nonprofit healthcare organization serving Virginia and northeastern North Carolina; Donald Dempsey, Government Affairs Counselor with a focus on health policy for K&L Gates, an international law and lobbying firm; and Lynn Hanessian, Chief Science Strategist at Edelman.

Throughout the hour-plus discussion, the panelists touched on a wide variety of issues, including the impact of the Affordable Care Act, the implications of innovations like telemedicine for healthcare delivery, how to bend the cost curve without sacrificing quality, the increased role of “healthcare consumers” and the fundamental importance of prevention in healthcare.

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