Welcoming attendees from across the healthcare spectrum, the recent conference explored how patients, advocates, providers, researchers and the many leaders in healthcare quality improvement can develop and spread solutions to some of America’s most pervasive health system challenges. The conference agenda focused on putting patients first, promoting healthcare choice and driving value-based care.
Several representatives from atom Alliance shared presentations on topics from opioids and pain management to diabetes. Our own atom Advisor, Bill Gossard, represented patients and caregivers at the conference and shared his insight on engaging people with Medicare in quality improvement.
"The conference helped me see that we are on the right track by involving patients in our work and centering our interventions around them," said Mitzi Daffron, State Director in Indiana for atom Alliance.
Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), spoke in the opening plenary about empowering patients with technology, price transparency, successes in patient safety, and reducing administrative burden on providers.