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HealthCamp Minnesota: Technology, community and changing care models


HealthCampHealth care reform. It’s taken center stage in the national political scene the last few months. And with good reason. The current system is broken—in more ways than most of us would care to admit. But in Minnesota, something interesting is going on. We’re actually doing something about it. Payers and providers—not state or federal government—are taking a lead role and looking at new ways to change the health care model.

Fairview’s working hand-in-hand with Medica to transform the way providers deliver care to patients. Mayo Clinic is doing its part by entering the national discussion. And other organizations are looking at ways to deliver care for less cost using virtual care models.

Minnesota, once again, is at the forefront of medical and health care innovation.

Curious to hear more? Attend HealthCamp Minnesota on Oct. 24 at the University of Minnesota and you’ll have the chance to hear first-hand from some of the folks driving this innovation. You’ll also have the opportunity to be a part of the discussion. After all, HealthCamp is intended to be a participatory experience.

Full disclosure: I’m co-organizing this event with Albert Maruggi of Provident Partners and Lisa Grimm (they’re doing most of the heavy lifting, to be honest). Based on the concept developed by Mark Scrimshire and executed at cities across the country like Philadelphia, Boston and Toronto, HealthCamp is an event created by and for health care delivery providers, and payers, and medical device producers.

We’re not looking to make money off this event—but instead get folks together who are passionate about health care and finding solutions to our broken system. As a result, there is only a $20 fee for this half-day event. For that nominal amount, you’ll hear from:

  • Lee Aase, Mayo Clinic (keynote)
  • Dave Moen, medical director for care model innovation at Fairview
  • Mary Ann Stump, chief strategy and innovation officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Chris Boyer, HealthGrades
  • Colleen McGuire, vice president-communications, IHC Health Solutions
  • John Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Abbey Moor Medical
  • Rachele LaCount Chrismer, patient’s mother (keynote)

Join us at the U on October 24?



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