Posted on July 8, 2013

Media Contact:
Sonia Furtado
617-225-0857 x220 




WHAT: Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, more than 450 federally qualified and commercial Accountable Care Organizations are already up and running in 49 states. While ACOs are in the spotlight as a means to transform the health care delivery system, many challenges need to be addressed. This dynamic summit will continue NEHI’s exploration into the potential impact of ACOs on patient access to innovative therapies and technologies. 


Keynote Speaker:

  • Stephen Shortell, PhD, Professor, School of Public Health and Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and Chair, Berkeley Healthcare Forum 

Roundtable Panelists:

  • Molly Joel Coye, MD, Chief Innovation Officer, UCLA Health
  • Jeff Felton, President, RelayHealth
  • Jo Carol Hiatt, MD, Chair, National Product Council, Kaiser Permanente
  • Margaret Laws, Director, Innovations for the Underserved Program, California HealthCare Foundation
  • Mark Morgan, Chief Operating Officer, California Business, Anthem Blue Cross
  • Helen Torley, MB, ChB, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Onyx Pharmaceuticals 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

WHERE: Hotel Nikko San Francisco, 222 Mason Street, Nikko Ballroom, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102 

MEDIA ACCESS: Full media access and photo opportunities. To schedule media interviews before or day of the event please contact Sonia Furtado via email,, or phone 617-225-0857.

EVENT SPONSORS: Onyx Pharmaceuticals, RelayHealth, Anthem Blue Cross, California HealthCare Foundation


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