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October 8 2015
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Spanning over 30 countries, Cerner will have a significant global presence at this year’s Cerner Health Conference (CHC). Two main power sessions will bring a global perspective on challenges and different approaches to health care:

Global Achievements in Public Access to Quality Health Information and Comparative Data

Monday, Oct. 12, 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Most developed health systems around the world are trying to move their attention from a focus on volume of activity to quality, value and impact on overall population health. The U.S. has so far driven this change through payment reform and changes to entitlement, with transparency of data and the use of open data sources as a tool for improved health system management. Other health systems are trying to use data transparency to improve central planning. The U.K. has pioneered the use of public data transparency to focus attention on high and lower performance health systems and individual physicians, with the intent to empower citizens in driving improvements in quality and patient experience.

The National Director for Patients and Information of NHS England and CMO on the National Health Service’s will talk about achievements and challenges with public access to quality health information and comparative data.

Global Pursuit of New Models of Care

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

The pressures in health and social care are similar the world over. Whatever the GDP spend on health, countries cannot afford to spend more. In the pursuit of the triple aim of health care, other countries are also exploring new models of care where risk is transferred to integrated care networks to manage the health of their populations. For example, Spain has had the concept of ACOs for some time, England is trialing new care models with vanguard care networks in support of its new five-year forward view strategy. However, care is organized differently in different countries and these differences will be reflected in the approaches countries will take. Public funded health systems are often fully accountable for entire geographies; including, unmet needs and not just patients that are attributed to the network.

Several health and care organizations around the world share how they are responding to local health reform in their respective countries.