How Improved Health and Longer Lives Drive Global Prosperity
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / 11:15 am - 12:15 pm


Ceci Connolly, Managing Director, Health Research Institute, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Thomas Frieden, Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jonathan Gluck, Senior Executive, Heritage Provider Network, Inc.
Carole Roan Gresenz, Jacobs Professor, Department of Health Systems Administration, Georgetown University; Adjunct Senior Economist, RAND Corp.
Michael Harsh, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare
Peter Margolis, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine; Director of Research, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Improvements in health that have given us longer, more productive lives are also responsible for as much as half of the world economy's expansion over the last two centuries. The savings that come with earlier detection and prevention of disease, more effective therapies and diagnostics and more efficient delivery of care pay large social and economic dividends. This panel will explore innovations in public health, research and medical care that are improving our productivity and economic outlook as well as our vitality. Among the topics our experts will address: reducing the time and cost of developing treatments, increasing transparency in the quality and price of health services and making best use of big data and new technology to improve decision-making.