2015 — High Tech Patient-Physician Relationships

Better Together Health 2015

High Tech and High Touch: Patient-Physician Relationships in the New Millennium

November 4, 2015, The Center for Total Health, Washington, D.C. 

What do consumers really think about technologically enable care?

What kinds of technologies are appropriate to support the efficient delivery of care?

How can health systems implement and promote meaningful technology that enhances the patient-physician relationship?

The Council of Accountable Physician Practices and the Bipartisan Policy Center encourage you to voice your reaction to these real life stories of successful accountable and technologically-enabled care. What can these stories teach us about the possibilities offered by organized, accountable care? What barriers exist that keep this kind of care from being available to all Americans?

Who has the power to bring more accountability to American health care?


  • Robert Pearl, MD Chair, Council of Accountable Physician Practices

    Robert Pearl, MD, is Executive Director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group and President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Pearl serves on the faculties of the Stanford University School of Medicine and Graduate School of Business. Dr. Pearl is a frequent lecturer on the opportunities to use 21st century tools and technology to improve both the quality and cost of health care, while simultaneously making care more convenient and personalized.


  • Janet Marchiboda
    Janet Marchiboda Director, Health Innovation Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center

    Janet Marchibroda is the director of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Health Innovation Initiative in Washington, DC. She has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare and is a nationally recognized expert on the use of health IT to improve healthcare quality.


  • William Conway, MD
    William Conway, MD CEO, Henry Ford Medical Group

    Dr. Conway leads the Henry Ford Medical Group in Detroit, MI. He was selected one of “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare and one of “50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

  • David Goldhill
    David Goldhill Author, Catastrophic Care, President & CEO, GSN

    David Goldhill is president and CEO of GSN, which operates a U.S. cable television network seen in more than 75 million homes. He is also the author of Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father—and How We Can Fix It.

  • Steven Green, MD
    Steven Green, MD Chief Medical Officer, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

    Dr. Steven Green is the chief medical officer of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego, CA. Dr. Green has been an active leader on California family medicine boards, and in education at UC San Diego and the Sharp HealthCare residency program.

  • Brian Rank, MD
    Brian Rank, MD Co-Executive Medical Director, Park Nicollet HealthPartners

    Dr. Rank, the Executive Medical Director for Park Nicollet HealthPartners Care Group in Minnesota, also serves as a member of the HealthPartners Board of Directors, the Regions Hospital Board of Directors, and the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) Board of Directors.


November 4, 2015

12:30 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:10 Introduction: Laura Fegraus, Executive Director, Council of Accountable Physician Practices

1:10 – 1:30 Keynote Address: Dr. Robert Pearl, Chairman, Council of Accountable Physician Practices

1:30 – 2:50 Patient stories and panel discussion, moderated by Janet Marchibroda, Director, Health Innovation Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center

2:50 – 3:00 Closing Remarks: Dr. Robert Pearl

3:00 – 3:30 Audience Q&A