Consumerism and Disruption
Spencer C. Johnson Health Policy Lecture • Thursday, June 28 • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Healthcare is once again all atwitter about the megatrends of the year, chief among them the rise of consumerism. Consumerism has been the future for a long time, but there is some validity to the argument that we have reached a tipping point, largely due to consumers paying out-of-pocket for the privilege of choosing providers and treatment options.
As Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook lurk on the edge of the healthcare sector, there is considerable anxiety for us. Leaders must pursue a strategy of self-disruption as a motivation for their teams to continuously innovate. Ian Morrison, PhD, an author, consultant and futurist, and regular contributor to AHA Today, will highlight areas we can focus on, like the retail environment, better decision-support tools, preparing for technology that expands digital services, and affordability.
Divided We Stand
General Session • Thursday, June 28 • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
In addition to his acclaimed work as nationally syndicated radio talk-show host, newspaper columnist and best-selling author, Michael Smerconish hosts CNN’s Smerconish and provides analysis and opinion on CNN programming throughout the week. Smerconish’s daily interaction with his listeners across the country gives him a grassroots perspective on the critical matters facing our country — from the state of our economy, the budget deficit, the future of healthcare and immigration to political partisanship and civil discourse across the country. Using the perfect blend of analysis and humor, Smerconish delivers an engaging, thought-provoking and balanced dialogue on today’s issues and the possible long-term implications of the polarization in politics.
Hitting the High Notes: Living Life to the Fullest
Closing Session • Friday, June 29 • 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Ronan Tynan, MD, was born with lower limb disability that threatened to sideline him throughout his childhood and, when he was 20, an auto accident caused serious complications that resulted in his legs being amputated below the knee. Despite his unfortunate circumstance, Tynan amassed 18 gold medals and 14 world records in the Paralympics.
Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Tynan quickly became known for his unique voice and irresistible appeal. Tynan’s personal story of triumph and his impassioned singing captivates and inspires audiences nationwide. A gifted, humorous storyteller, Tynan’s ability to easily connect with audiences, along with his inspiring message about overcoming obstacles and living life to the fullest, inspires people to reach new heights both professionally and personally.