The 2014 Yale Healthcare Conference: The Changing Landscape of Healthcare, brought together professionals, academics and students from Yale to engage in thoughtful discussions about the most pressing issues in the healthcare industry today. The morning keynote, delivered by Elizabeth Bradley, Professor at Yale School of Public Health, addressed healthcare spending in the US and how to use innovative practices to improve the system. The afternoon keynote was delivered by Halle Tecco, founder and CEO of Rock Health, which discussed the implications of embracing technology and the future of digital health companies in adding value to patient care. The diverse breakout sessions engaged expert speakers, including CURE Board Member and Executive in Residence at Canaan PartnersPeter Farina, to discuss topics ranging from rising trends in biotech investments to the FDA’s challenging task of permitting speedy innovation, while maintaining patient safety. In these small groups, dynamic discussions took place about using innovative solutions to advance the field and ultimately improve patient outcomes. The closing Executive Panel, moderated by Robert S. Galvin, CEO of Equity Healthcare, focused on the various ways to achieve higher value healthcare for both patients and providers. In it’s 10th year, the Yale Healthcare Conference provided a forum for a diverse set of backgrounds to convene to identify opportunities in what is undoubtedly a quickly evolving industry.

By Amogh Sivarapatna
Ph.D. Candidate, Yale University