Globally, value-based health care (VBHC) is transforming practice and informing both payment and policy. As innovative organizations from across the health sector unite around a common aim of optimizing outcomes for patients, each has come to understand the respective role they must play in driving the value agenda.

With this in mind, we invite you to join health system leaders from around the world for the 2017 ICHOM Conference, where we will discuss progress and perspectives on value, with overarching plenaries from international experts and breakout sessions targeting topics critical to enabling and accelerating the shift to value-based health care.

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by Elizabeth Olson and Jacob Lippa Tessa Kowaliw is a health consumer advocate, educator, and principle consultant at One Mother to Another, a business that aims to teach consumers how to access balanced information and build support networks for women experiencing pregnancy. Tessa will be sharing her thoughts on the importance of the patient perspective

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by Elizabeth Olson and Jacob Lippa It’s no secret that health care faces considerable challenges: fragmentation, misaligned incentives, and entrenched interests to name a few. But there is hope. In his recent Whiteboard Session for Harvard Business Review, health care guru and physician leader Tom Lee looks to five of today’s most influential business thinkers

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By Jacob Lippa and Elizabeth Olson In an often overlooked sidebar to their 2013 Harvard Business Review Article, The Strategy That Will Fix Health Care, Michael Porter and Tom Lee write, “Provider organizations understand that, without a change to their model of doing business, they can only hope to be the last iceberg that melts.”


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Bronze Sponsor

Bipartisan Policy Center


Health Care Transformation Task Force







NEJM Catalyst

Harvard Health Policy Review

Health Affairs


Additional speakers to be announced soon.

Keynote Speakers

President of ICHOM
Senior Institute Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (ISC) at Harvard Business School



President & CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Jeffrey R. Balser, MD, PhD

Nashville, TN

Deputy Director General, Director Health Insurance, Ministry of Health, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Ernst van Koesveld

Rotterdam Area, Netherlands

Chief of Health Analysis | Managing Editor
U.S. News & World Report

Ben Harder

Washington, DC

Associate Director of Patient Outcomes (Acting) Oncology Center of Excellence U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Paul G. Kluetz, M.D.

Washington, DC

Health Consumer Advocate and Educator
Principal Consultant, One Mother To Another

Tessa Kowaliw

Adelaide, Australia

Cofounder and Board Member, ICHOM
Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Stefan Larsson, MD, PhD

Stockholm, Sweden

Chief Medical Officer
Press Ganey Associates, Inc

Thomas H Lee, MD

Boston, USA

Bishop William Lawrence University Professor
Harvard Business School

Michael E. Porter, PhD

Cambridge, MA

Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs OECD

Stefano Scarpetta

Paris, France

Senior Partner, Managing Director and BCG Fellow
The Boston Consulting Group

Peter Tollman, PhD, MBA

Boston, MA

Track Chairs

Chief Scientific Officer, The National Quality Forum
Former Director, Center for Primary Care, Prevention and Clinical Partnerships
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP

Washington, DC

Ralph Seal Paffenbarger Professor and Chair,
Department of Medical Social Sciences
Director, Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes
Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Northwestern Medicine

David Cella, PhD

Chicago, IL

Pieter de Bey

New York, NY

Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Department of Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan

Jennifer Griggs, MD, MPH, FACP, FASCO

Ann Arbor, MI

Deputy Director
Community Catalyst

Susan Sherry

Boston, USA

Professor and Executive Director, Value Institute for Health and Care
Dell Medical School, University of Texas, Austin,

Elizabeth Teisberg, PhD

Austin, TX

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP)
Former Chief Medical Officer
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Baltimore, MD

David Williams

London, United Kingdom

Clinical Care Track

  • Patients as Advocates for Change
  • Driving Clinical Change & Quality Improvement
  • VBHC and Population Health

Health IT and Analytics Track

  • How to Create Valuable Outcomes and Cost Data in Complex IT Landscapes
  • Advanced Analytics and Use Cases
  • Visualizing Outcomes: Communicating with Data

Payment and Policy Track

  • Linking Costs and Outcomes
  • Purchasing High-Value Health Care
  • System-Level Strategies for VBHC

Measurement Community Track

  • Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROMs)
  • Patient Experience in VBHC Context
  • PROs for Performance Measurement and Accountability

Research and Industry Track

  • Regulatory / HTA
  • Leveraging Data from Clinical Practice
  • Industry approaches to VBHC


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2017 conference? Please click below to learn more.


Accounting Professionals: Approved for up to 11.0 NASBA CPE credits.
Physicians: Approval for 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

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Marriot Marquis
901 Massachusetts Ave
NW Washington, D.C.

The Marriott Marquis, Washington DC is the official hotel for the ICHOM Conference. A special group rate of $299.00 single/double per night (plus applicable taxes) has been arranged for Summit Attendees.

A dedicated website is now available for you to make or modify your group-rate reservations online. You may also make your reservations directly with Marriott Reservations by calling 1-800-228-9290 and requesting the ICHOM group rate.

Reservations at the group rate will be accepted while rooms are available or until the cut-off date of Wednesday, September 27, 2017. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate.

There are a limited number of discounted rooms available – be sure to book early.

2016 Conference Highlights

ICHOM’s 2016 Conference at University College London brought together more than 800
 health care leaders from 40+ countries.

View highlights from last year’s event below.


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