WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over 1500+ health care stakeholders convened in Washington, DC this week for the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress (WHCC18) – the must-attend annual gathering that continues to bridge all industry stakeholders to collaborate, catalyze change and transform U.S. health care.
The opening keynote address on the final day of the Congress featured insights on the future of US health care. Secretary, Alex M. Azar II presented updates from HHS across a wide variety of topics including Value-Based Care, Health IT, Transparency, Models and Barriers, Drug Pricing, Promoting Research and New Ways of Thinking and more.
"The time has simply come. The status quo cannot hold. The way we do business in American healthcare, from insurance and IT to drug pricing and patient billing, must change. Today, we have a president who is unafraid to drive the disruption we need."
To view Secretary Azar’s full keynote address, please visit: https://goo.gl/xfcdVf
From 2001 to 2007, Azar served at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – first as its General Counsel (2001–2005) and then as Deputy Secretary. During his time as Deputy Secretary, Azar was involved in improving the department’s operations; advancing its emergency preparedness and response capabilities as well as its global health affairs activities; and helping oversee the rollout of the Medicare Part D prescription drug program. [Read his full bio here.]
Secretary Azar was part of a distinguished speaker faculty which included over 350 chief executives and senior leaders from Payer, Provider, Policy, Employer, Purchaser, Investor, Life Science and Start-up Health Care organizations speaking across 4 days, April 29 through May 2.
The 15th Annual World Health Care Congress featured more than 16 tracks of strategic content across all stakeholder topics including Health Plan & Payer Strategy, Hospital & Health System Strategy, Nurse & APN Leadership, Medicaid & Health Policy, Population Health Analytics, Social Determinants of Health, Network Contracting, Business of Women's Health, Health Care Innovation & Investments, Prevention & Well-Being, Worksite Clinics, Employer Direct Contracting, Self-Insured, Benefit Adviser Leadership, Medical Travel, and Corporate Health-Risk Innovation.
Missed any content? Recordings of the keynote sessions and select summit tracks from World Health Care Congress 2018 are available. Learn more. https://goo.gl/rQxvb4
About World Health Care Congress
For the last 15 years, the World Health Care Congress is the only health care meeting that convenes over 1,500 cross-sector decision makers who are determined to disrupt, innovate, and change health care. 2018 featured over 300 Health Care Purchasers, the Health Value Awards, and numerous strategies on how to control costs and improve outcomes.
Be sure to join us April 28 – May 1, 2019 for the 16th Annual World Health Care Congress (WHCC19). For more information, visit: www.worldhealthcarecongress.com or contact 800-767-9499.