Connecticut Health Council - The Evolving Health Care Landscape

Sep 12, 2014

The Connecticut Health Council, an initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance, is an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a premier center for the development of businesses, initiatives, and technology that improve health care and wellness both nationally and in the State.

On Tuesday, September 30th The Connecticut Health Council presents "The Evolving Health Care Landscape: The Challenges and Opportunities for Collaborative Actions to Enhance Outcomes" with special guest speaker, Dr. Reed Tuckson.

Reed V. Tuckson, MD is currently the managing director of Tuckson Health connections, LLC, a health and medical care consulting business that brings people and ideas together to promote optimal health outcomes and value through innovation and integration across the fields of prevention; public health; consumer activation; quality care delivery; the translation of science and technology into value producing interventions; and optimization of big data and analytics.

Previously, he enjoyed a long tenure as Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs for UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 25 health and wellbeing company, which includes the nation’s largest health insurer and the industry’s most comprehensive health services company. A Section 16 officer of the company, Dr. Tuckson was a member of the Executive Operating Committee and responsible for oversight of the company’s Foundation.

A recognized leader in his field, he is proud to have been featured by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2012 as one of the “Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America” and noted several times by Modern Healthcare Magazine within its listing of the “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives” in healthcare. A member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH, he is an active member of the Institute of Medicine, serving in a leadership position on the use of data and analytics in healthcare. Dr. Tuckson is President-Elect and a Board Member of the American Telemedicine Association, and a Trustee of the Board at Howard University. He has previous service on The Rockefeller University’s Board of Trustees and has served on several US Government cabinet level health advisory committees concerned with health reform, infant mortality, children’s health, violence, and radiation testing.

Dr. Tuckson’s corporate experiences includes service as a Board Member of Cell Therapeutics, Inc., a public corporation concerned with the development of cancer pharmaceuticals; Inform Genomics, Inc., a private company focused on developing novel platforms of genomic-based personalized medicine products for cancer supportive care; LifePoint Hospitals, a leading hospital company dedicated to providing high-value care and services to growing regions, rural communities and vibrant small towns across the nation; and Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, and its subsidiary, Acasti Pharma, Canadian-based companies engaged in research and commercialization of marine-derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Dr. Tuckson is a special advisor to the CEO of ViTel Net, LLC, a leading innovator in telehealth solutions. Additionally, he consults with several public sector health communications and telehealth companies. Formerly, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Baxter International.

Dr. Tuckson is the author of “The Doctor in the Mirror”, an ongoing book and media project that supports senior engagement to enhance health and medical care outcomes. Dr. Tuckson has served as the Commissioner of Public Health for the District of Columbia; SVP for Professional Standards of the AMA; SVP of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation; and President of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is a graduate of Howard University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s General Internal Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs, where he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar studying at the Wharton School of Business.

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 30th at the Hartford Marriott Downtown on 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford.  Registration will begin at 7:30am with the program running 8-9:30am.

HYPE has 5 tickets to give away for this event! For your chance to win, comment on this blog post with why you would like to attend by Friday, September 26th at Noon. We will notify the winners by email on the afternoon of the 26th.

1 Comment

  1. 1 Jeff Devereux 06 Oct
    Seems like an amazing event and I would love to learn more about how the
    CT Health Council is promoting Connecticut as a center for developing
    and improving health care and wellness. 


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