December 20, 2018
Readout of Initial Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit Meeting
On December 18, Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan and members of his team at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened with members of the healthcare industry for the initial Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit (DSIIS) meeting. Leadership from HHS and representatives from various divisions provided Summit participants with educational content on how the department works together with the private sector and the types of innovative activities currently being pursued in the healthcare industry and at HHS.
The participants in attendance were able to share their perspectives based on experiences in the marketplace, and identify where their own ideas for innovation align with those of HHS. This first-ever collaboration between HHS and the innovation and investment communities provided valuable insight for all parties. DSIIS looks forward to a productive 2019 in which it will focus discussion on the transition to value-based care, regulatory best practices for approval and reimbursement, enabling consumer empowerment, and liberating data to drive value.
A more detailed readout of the inaugural meeting will be provided in January 2019 with more information on future meetings.