Closing Plenary

Health Transformation Policy: National Trends and Direction

The federal health policy landscape is changing, led by a new administration, and new leadership in the Department of Health and Human Services including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In addition, states are acting as incubators of new ideas and approaches to population health through policy and systems development.

This session will explore the new landscape of healthcare and public health policy. Panelists will discuss how the federal government is approaching population health through the healthcare delivery system, and how states are implementing innovative policies to enhance population and community health through healthcare transformation.

Moderator: Karen Timberlake, of Michael Best Strategies


  • Anand Parekh, MD, Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP, President and Chief Executive Officer, AcademyHealth
  • Hemi Tewarson, Director, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices’ Health Division