Aging in America Conference: Similar interests present opportunities for collaboration

Posted on April 28, 2011 by Michael Corley, consultant with The Patterson Foundation

The ASA conference in San Francisco has already been informative and productive. Like many conferences, the value is not only in the sessions, but also in the many meetings we have scheduled while we are here.

This is an incredible opportunity to develop connectivity so critical to TPF's work.

Interesting observations so far?

1) There are many groups doing very similar things. This could present opportunities for collaboration and leveraging.

2) Technology is a critical component to decreasing healthcare costs.

3) Healthcare reimbursement policy has inhibited creativity and limited the necessary changes required to improve care while decreasing costs.

4) Foundations/Philanthropic organizations have a unique opportunity (and obligation) to facilitate positive change....but they must work together.

I look forward to learning more today. Did any of these observations surprise you? Why?

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