More than $3 trillion is spent on health care in the United States—a figure that accounts for over 17 percent of the gross domestic product. As the cost of care continues to outpace inflation, our trajectory is unsustainable. Yet, many experts believe there are opportunities for significant savings by focusing on greater efficiency, improved population health and higher quality care.
The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver will host Voices of Experience: Health Care Disrupted on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Denver campus. A moderator and three panelists will discuss the changes and future in health care. Panelists include Colorado Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, CEO of Prime Health Jeffrey Nathanson and CEO of DispatchHealth Mark Prather. Kent Bradley, founder and CEO of BTN Advisors, will moderate the discussion.
“The last five years has seen a growth of new entrants with novel technology and services,” Bradley says. “Colorado is emerging as a leader of these disrupters of the status quo. This panel will explain the health care disruption imperative and dive into how Colorado continues to be the launching point to new frontiers!”
Lynne previously served as executive vice president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and as group president responsible for its Colorado, Pacific Northwest and Hawaii regions. She holds a Doctor of Public Health from Columbia University.
Nathanson’s company, Prime Health, is a community of health care administrators, physicians, entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and academics dedicated to improving patient health outcomes built on Colorado collaboration.
Prather is the co-founder and CEO of DispatchHealth, a tech-enabled in-home acute care delivery platform. He also serves as president of U.S. Acute Care Solutions Colorado, an outsourced emergency medicine provider with over 400,000 patient visits annually.
Event: Voices of Experience
Time: Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m.
Place: Newman Center for the Performing Arts
University of Denver
2344 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80208