2019 Schedule

Friday, June 21st
Friday, June 21st
10:20am–11:10am MDT
2019 Health
How is Big Data Changing Health?

Digital systems make it possible to identify patterns and trends in global and domestic health that foster better clinical decision-making and ultimately improve outcomes. Simply put: more biological data adds up to more diagnostic and treatment information. To use these effectively, we need to scale up our capacity to aggregate data and build predictive models that allow for inclusive, custom-tai...

Doerr-Hosier Center, Kaufman Room — Breakout
12:00pm–12:50pm MDT
2019 Health
And Justice for All: Health Innovators Reveal What’s Missing in Health Care

Remarkable advances in health care technology have extended lives and eradicated diseases. But with commerce driving most health care innovations, many patients are being left behind. How do we foster progress that benefits everyone and reduces widening health care disparities? In four short, provocative talks, members of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship provide a rapid-fire look...

Doerr-Hosier Center, Kaufman Room — Lunch Session On Campus
Saturday, June 22nd
10:20am–11:10am MDT
2019 Health
The Digital Revolution: Putting Patients in Control

When a consumer turns over a food package, a well-designed label provides some core facts about the ingredients inside. In a car lot, every vehicle posts key data in the window, allowing for fast and easy comparisons. No such thing exists in health care to simplify decision-making. Indeed, the explosion of medical knowledge, the increasing specialization of the field, and the expanding volume of a...

Doerr-Hosier Center, Kaufman Room — Breakout
12:00pm–12:50pm MDT
2019 Health
Reimagining Emergency Care

Almost 137 million Americans visit emergency departments every year, which is an extremely costly route to health care. Overcrowding is a widespread problem, yet a high percentage of people seek out urgent care for nonurgent needs because they have no other place to go. At the same time, telemedicine — such as telephone apps that can provide ultrasound — allows some patients to be treated without...

Doerr-Hosier Center, Kaufman Room — Lunch Session On Campus
3:00pm–03:50pm MDT
2019 Health
Eliminating Maternal Toxic Zones

Despite per-capita spending on health care that far exceeds every other nation, the United States has the highest rate of pregnancy-related deaths in the developed world. The racial disparities are stark — for every 100,000 live births in a given year, 42 black mothers died, compared to 13 white mothers. From pregnancy to delivery, thousands of American women live in “maternal toxic zones” charac...

Doerr-Hosier Center, Kaufman Room — Breakout
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