Pioneer Grantees Present Game-Changing Ideas at 12gurus: Health Conference
Apr 12, 2012, 2:02 AM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team
Last month’s 12gurus: Health conference brought “resources and innovation to the forefront” by convening the world’s most accomplished leaders in health care and medicine to share new ideas that can improve the health care system. The conference focused on how to enable innovation through research, data-sharing, and mobile technology to pave the way for future breakthroughs in health care.
Three former and current Pioneer grantees attended the invitation-only conference in New York City and gave 18-minute-or-less “TED.com-style” talks:
- Scott Johnson, president and founder of the Myelin Repair Foundation, presented the session, “Breaking from the Past to Breakthrough to Cures-Accelerated Collaboration Model.” Learn more about Scott’s recent honor as the recipient of the prestigious Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award from Research!America.
- Jason Hwang, executive director of health care at Innosight Institute, presented the session, “Preparing for Impending Disruptive Changes: The Innovators Prescription.” Read more about Jason’s Pioneer-funded research, "Disruptive Innovation in Integrated Care Delivery Systems."
- Lisa Schwartz and Steve Woloshin, of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, presented the session, “Ingredients of Simplicity: How to present data to patients in a way they’ll understand.” Learn more about their work creating Drug Facts Boxes and read Al Shar’s perspective on their research.
We are always on the lookout for ideas that can exponentially change our health and health care system. Team members John Lumpkin, and Paul Tarini are attending this week’s TEDMED to gain a better understanding of the great challenges in health and medicine and what we can do to overcome them. Whether at TEDMED or 12gurus, we’re searching for great thinkers and innovators with ideas that have potential to transform health and health care.
This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Pioneering Ideas blog.