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IBC president and CEO Daniel Hilferty talks innovation at National Converge Summit

Fireside chat addressed biggest problems in health care: raising quality of care and lowering costs

Philadelphia, PA – Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of IBC, participated in an informal Fireside Chat with Karl Stark, The Philadelphia Inquirer’s assistant managing editor for Health & Science, as part of the second annual MedCity Converge Summit. The event was held at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia.

The 30-minute discussion, “Transforming Health Care Through Innovation,” explored the vital role of innovation in tackling two of the biggest problems in health care – raising the quality of care and lowering costs – with a focus on the importance of partnerships, information sharing, and wellness.

Hilferty addressed some key ways IBC is changing the game post health care reform, including:

  • Collaborating with health care leaders to develop groundbreaking new models of care that improve quality and lower costs, such as patient centered medical homes and new payment incentive programs for doctors and hospitals;
  • Engaging with local and national partners to create new products, and harness technology for better care;
  • Championing wellness, including rolling out more robust mobile apps; and
  • Using real-time data to improve the health care experience and find solutions.

The Summit, produced by MedCity Media, attracted more than 500 leaders from across the country from every sector of health care – health systems, payers, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, digital health/health IT, entrepreneurs, government leaders, investors and other key stakeholders. The Summit showcased the hottest startups and shares best practices from some of the most innovative organizations in the country.

Ruth Stoolman