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AHIP: Kaiser CEO Advocates for Quality of Care

Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, June 14, 2013

At the America's Health Insurance Plans annual conference, George C. Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan cited "better technology, better databases, and better science" among the tools that will help improve patient care. He urged attendees to "do the right things."

The healthcare reform train has left the station but health insurers, providers, and even employers are still figuring out the specifics of their roles in transforming the delivery and financing of healthcare services.

That was the central message delivered Thursday during the first day of the 2013 annual conference of America's Health Insurance Plans in Las Vegas. Here are some of the highlights:

The Right Stuff
"We are on the cusp of the golden age of healthcare delivery," said George C. Halvorson, chair and outgoing CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, addressing his remarks to meeting expectations in a changing health care world.

He went on to explain that the toolkit to improve patient care "is getting better every day. We have better technology, better connectivity, better databases, and better science. We have better opportunities to interact with patients to help them improve their health.

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