Healthcare Leadership Council

Quality, Competition, Innovation

The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of chief executives from all disciplines within American healthcare, is the exclusive forum for the nation’s healthcare leaders to jointly develop policies, plans, and programs to achieve their vision of a 21st century system that makes affordable, high-quality care accessible to all Americans.

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Capitol Hill Briefing on Heart Failure Spotlights Innovative Approaches to Wellness
Dr. Robert Hilkert, Novartis joined experts from the Mayo Clinic and Walgreens at an HLC briefing on heart failure.

Dr. Robert Hilkert, Novartis joined experts from the Mayo Clinic and Walgreens at an HLC briefing on heart failure.

In a Capitol Hill briefing on heart failure, experts from three Healthcare Leadership Council member companies provided expertise and insightful perspectives on a disease that continues to be costly and life threatening to seniors.

Robert Hilkert, M.D., of Novartis discussed the high morbidity rate of heart failure and the fact that one in four patients are readmitted to hospitals within 30 days of being discharged.  Karen Babos, D.O., of Walgreens provided information regarding adherence programs offered by the nation’s leading pharmacy company.  She cited impressive results that showed a three percent increase in medication adherence leads to three percent lower overall healthcare costs.  Kristin Vickers-Douglas, Ph.D., from Mayo Clinic, focused factors that lead to poor adherence.  Although literacy and education are popular scapegoats, depression and social support play a major role in medication adherence as well. More Details »

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Lawmakers Witness Healthcare Transformation in Action

HLC Innovation Expo on Capitol Hill Draws Packed House to See New Services, Technologies, Medicines

At the HLC Innovation Expo, new House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) is briefed on Merck’s research in immuno-oncology to bring new hope to patients with cancer.

Over 150 members of Congress participated in this week’s Healthcare Leadership Council Innovation Expo, interacting with new tools, technologies and treatments presented by 15 of the nation’s premier healthcare companies and organizations.

The event is hosted annually by HLC to provide a hands-on demonstration on the ways in which companies from multiple sectors are making healthcare more accessible and quality-driven.

To learn more about the exhibits that were displayed at the Expo, click here.

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HLC Opposes Amendment to Cybersecurity Measure that Would Discourage Information Sharing on Threats

data_securityThe Healthcare Leadership Council today expressed its opposition to a proposed amendment to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate. The amendment could strip liability protections from healthcare organizations that voluntarily share information about possible cyber threats.

Such an amendment, HLC insists, would discourage the inter-organizational communications necessary to protect against the growing danger of cyber attacks on data systems. The Senate Intelligence Committee chairman, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), and ranking minority member, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), have said they will oppose the amendment on the Senate floor.

The Healthcare Leadership Council, comprised of chief executives of the nation’s leading healthcare companies and organizations, has endorsed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act.


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