9:30 AM09:30

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Forum: Engaging Physicians Using Value Measurement Tools

Engaging physicians using value measurement tools that quantify both patient outcomes and the costs of care is essential to moving the nation towards value-driven care.

At this double workshop, three executives with firsthand experience, Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, MBA, David Pryor, MD, and John Wong, MBBS will present their journeys and identify the critical elements of success.


  • Identify the steps of the organizational change management algorithm for the journey to value

  • Define the elements of a value-driven outcomes tool for measuring quality and costs of care for specific patients and episodes of care

  • Incorporate the lessons of value measurement and physician engagement in the change management strategy for an organization aiming to deliver value-based care.

Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., President Health Solutions, Verily

David Pryor, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer, Ascension

John E. L. Wong, MBBS, Senior Vice President (Health Affairs), National University of Singapore; Chief Executive National University Health System

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Top of Mind 2019 Summit Keynote: Improving Healthcare, At Scale
1:30 PM13:30

Top of Mind 2019 Summit Keynote: Improving Healthcare, At Scale

Vivian S. Lee, MD, MBA, PhD will deliver the Keynote address at the Top of Mind 2019 Summit on “Improving Healthcare, At Scale”

Driven by research on health IT priorities, the Top of Mind 2019 Summit will convene leading health systems, technology companies, and health care innovators for an in-depth analysis of the evolving digital health landscape.

At this exclusive and private event, attendees will discuss opportunities and challenges and compare ideas on how to approach health IT in 2019.

Prior to the Summit, the Center for Connected Medicine – along with its partners – will release a research report on health IT priorities for 2019 as determined by C-suite executives from some of the largest health systems.

For more information about the Summit, click here

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8:00 AM08:00

Eugene A. Stead Jr Lecture at Duke: Technology & Health Care: Chasing what we do not understand

Vivian Lee, MD, PhD, MBA, an academic radiologist and member of the National Academy of Medicine, whose career brought her to the role of a health system CEO and medical school dean, will present the Eugene A. Stead Jr., MD, Lecture at Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, November 9, 2018 as part of Duke’s Medical Alumni Weekend.

Dr. Lee earned her M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School and subsequently completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Duke University and a fellowship in MRI at NYU Medical Center. Most recently, she joined Verily, a health care company in Alphabet/Google, where she is president of health platforms. She also earned she a doctorate in medical engineering from the University of Oxford, and a master of business administration degree at NYU's Stern School of Business.

“The final frontier for technology’s pervasive influence, it seems, is health care,” said Dr. Lee. “In medicine and in health, how can we learn from the ways in which most other businesses are leveraging big data, analytics, machine learning, and the omnipresent internet? And how are our patients evolving in their expectations as consumers, even as health consumers?”

Lee will explore these questions in her presentation, Technology & Health Care: Evolution, transformation or disruption?, and talk about ideas in the tech-driven economy, such as mass customization and the co-production of services, and what they mean for health care, using examples of new sensors and apps and other technologies. 

Lee also will explore these advances in the context of our evolving health care payment landscape. She will consider what value-based payments and shared-savings models mean for health care systems and provide examples of how data and analytics can engage physicians and patients for successful transformation.

The presentation will take place in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center for Health Education, beginning at 8 a.m. It will be streamed live.

About the Stead Lecture

The annual lecture honors Eugene Stead, chair of the Department of Medicine from 1947 to 1967. Dr. Stead founded the Duke Cardiovascular Disease Research Database, which today serves as the resource for the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and he also founded the nation’s first physician assistant program at Duke in the 1960s.

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9:30 AM09:30

New York Academy of Sciences: Healthcare in the Era of Big Data

Honored to join Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay (US FDA), Brett Davis (Deloitte), and Patrick Ryan (Janssen, Columbia University), moderated by Mark Sheehan (The Ethox Centre, University of Oxford) in a panel discussion Session 1: “Incorporating Big Data into the Helathcare Landscape: Applications and Open Questions.” Hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences in their two day meeting (Oct 24-25, 2018)

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10:45 AM10:45

Stories, Surveys, and Sensors: A Vision for Value (NCQA Quality Talks)

If you asked Dr. Vivian S. Lee, a radiologist by trade, how to turn transform the US healthcare system, she’d say: with data, data transparency and patient/doctor engagement.

In fact, Dr. Lee led the University of Utah Health Care’s hospital to top performance in patient satisfaction, quality, cost-reduction, and physician engagement. Now at Verily, she is exploring new sensors, data analytics, and machine learning to engage patients in the co-production of their health.

Dr. Lee is the current President of Health Platforms at Verily Life Sciences (an Alphabet/Google company). She was previously Dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of University of Utah Health Care. A distinguished researcher and health care executive, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015. Dr. Lee serves as a Director of the Commonwealth Fund, is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and a member of the JAMA Journal Oversight Committee.

For a copy of slides, see Contacts

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to May 24

Princeton Conference XXV (Council on Health Care Economics and Policy)

Honoring co-founder Prof Uwe Reinhardt, the 25th annual Princeton Conference features thought leaders from the public and private sectors to consider "Navigating Uncertainty in the U.S. Healthcare System"

Lee will speak on a panel with Prof Bob Kaplan, Harvard Business School, and Dr. David Asch, Penn Med and Wharton School, moderated by Jewish Health Foundation CEO, Karen Feinstein on "The Employers Fight Back," highlighting the opportunity for partnerships between health systems and employers to improve the health of employees.

For a copy of slides, please see the Contact page


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2:00 PM14:00

Performance Feedback, Transparency and Driving High-Value Healthcare

Improving quality, enhancing patient experience, and reducing the costs of healthcare are top priorities for every hospital leader. Based on casestudies from different health systems and clinical contexts, two thought leaders, John Birkmeyer, MD and Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD, MBA, describe lessons learned in using provider-specific performance feedback and transparency to drive clinical improvement and high-value healthcare.

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