The 2017 Prime Health Innovation Summit was held on May 4th at the newly remodeled McNichols Civic Center in Denver. As an open and inclusive business ecosystem, Prime Health is “working to build the nation’s leading digital health cluster.”
Co-sponsored by the Governor’s Office of eHealth Innovation, the one-day conference brought together participants from healthcare, technology, business, and government. Keynote presentations defined the challenge and five working groups engaged to create a roadmap for the future in five domains:
- Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder and Integration
- Chronic Disease Management
- Social Determinants of Health
- Transition from Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Care
- Information and Sharing – Breaking Down Silos
The mission of promoting “a healthy new future for all Coloradan’s” drove the dynamic event.
Following the opening speakers comments, participants attended morning breakout sessions selected from the five domains.
Senior healthcare technology executive Steve Adams, a previous Prime Health Board member, described two of Prime Health’s programs: Prime Health Qualify and Prime Health Integrate.
Steve Adams discussed the Differentiators of Prime Health: “Prime Health has demonstrated the ability to effectively convene multiple organizations and foster collaboration to improve Colorado healthcare. Prime Health is independent, neutral, open, inclusive and truly collaborative.”
Stephen Konya, Senior Innovation Strategist at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology outlined some of the many duties the National Coordinator.
Stephen Konya used the analogy of an orchestra to highlight some of the important components of sustainable ecosystem.
Each breakout session lead presented their recommendations. Mina Patel, Centura Health IP Program Manager gave the Chronic Disease Management group’s report.
The “Super Panel: Colorado’s Collaborative DNA” was a highlight of the afternoon. From left to right: Unity Stoakes, Cofounder and President of StartUp Health, Ben Bynum MD, Portfolio Director, Private Sector Engagement at The Colorado Health Foundation, Alan Curtis, Program Director at Innosphere, April Giles, President & CEO at the Colorado BioScience Association. Andrea Young, President and CEO of Colorado Technology Association, and Morgan Honea, CEO of CORHIO.
Mike Biselli poses questions to the panelists. An entrepreneur and innovator, Mike is currently building the country’s first health industry integrator, CatalystHTI.
Donna Lynne, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, inspires the audience to push forward in their efforts to transform healthcare for all Colorado citizens and beyond.
John Oró MD