PIPC’s 5th Annual Forum: Building a Patient-Centered Health System

The Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) will hold its fifth annual forum, entitled “Building a Patient-Centered Health System.” PIPC anticipates a lively discussion on the translation of patient-centered outcomes research to practice. Participants also will discuss the challenges and opportunities for alternative payment models such as accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes to support patient-centered strategies for translating evidence to practice.

Confirmed Participants:

  • Honorable Tony Coelho, Chairman, PIPC (Moderator)
  • Ms. Karen Fisher, Senate Finance Committee
  • Ms. Kristin Welsh, Senate Finance Committee
  • Dr. Kavita Patel, Managing Director of Clinical Transformation, Brookings’ Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform
  • Ms. Sally Okun, VIce President for Advocacy, Policy and Patient Safety, PatientsLikeMe
  • Dr. Kristin Carman, Vice President, AIR
  • Ms. Sue Sheridan, Director of Patient Engagement, PCORI
  • Dr. Tanisha Carino, Executive Vice President, Avalere


  • 11:30 am – Lunch served
  • 12:00 pm – Opening remarks by PIPC Chairman, Tony Coelho
  • 12:10 pm – Opening Remarks by Senate staff, and moderated discussion
  • 12:50 pm – Opening remarks by Panel Participants
  • 1:15 pm – Moderated Discussion
  • 1:40 pm – Audience Q&A