Better Health, Lower Cost: Can Innovation Save Health Reform?

The Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) at Stanford are hosting a one-day high level invitation only conference in honor of their 10th anniversary.

The conference will provide a West Coast forum to discuss how and whether innovation in health care delivery, payment incentives, and technology could play a pivotal role in improving access to high quality health care globally. The ties between innovation and health care expenditures will be explored as speakers from business, government, foundations and academia discuss the domestic and developing world contexts.


  • Drew E. Altman, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Coit D. Blacker, PhD, Director, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
  • Robert B. Chess, Chairman, Nektar Therapeutics
  • Bruce C. Cozadd, Executive Chairman, Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Christopher G. Dawes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
  • Alain C. Enthoven, PhD, Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus, Stanford University
  • John Freidenrich, LLD, Founder, Bay Area Ventures, Chairman, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Board Director, Stanford Hospital and Clinics
  • Victor R. Fuchs, PhD, Henry J. Kaiser, Jr., Professor of Economics and of Health Research and Policy, Emeritus, Stanford University
  • David L. Gollaher, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, The California Healthcare Institute
  • Philip W. Halperin, Advisory Board Chair, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, President, Silver Giving Foundation
  • Martha H. Marsh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics
  • Mark B. McClellan, MD, PhD, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, Brookings Institution
  • Lenny Mendonca, Director, McKinsey and Company
  • Philip A. Pizzo, MD, Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • J. Leighton Read, MD, General Partner, Alloy Ventures
  • John B. Shoven, PhD, Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics, Wallace R. Hawley Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University
  • Peter S. Stamos, JD, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sterling Stamos Capital Management, L.P.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Stirling Bryan, PhD, Professor of Health Economics, University of Birmingham
  • Brook Byers, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • George C. Halvorson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
  • John C. Martin, PhD, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Matt Miller, JD, Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company
  • Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, Chief Physician, Mercer Health and Benefits and Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health
  • Melinda Moree, PhD, Global Health Consultant, Moree Consulting
  • Peter R. Orszag, PhD, Director, Congressional Budget Office
  • Mark Smith, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, California HealthCare Foundation
  • Gail R. Wilensky, PhD, Senior Fellow, Project HOPE
  • Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH, Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society and CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member, Stanford University

Featuring a Keynote Address by CHP/PCOR Director Alan M. Garber
Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD, is the director of both the Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) at Stanford University, where he is the Henry J. Kaiser Jr., Professor; a professor of medicine; and professor, by courtesy, of economics and of health research and policy. His research focuses on methods for improving health care delivery and financing in settings of limited resources.

He is a member of the national Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Medical Advisory Panel, the Panel of Health Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Advisory Council on Aging (National Institutes of Health).


  • California HealthCare Foundation
  • Stanford Center on Longevity
  • Perlegen Sciences, Inc.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Genentech, Inc.
  • Exelixis, Inc.
  • Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Mercer Health & Benefits
  • McKinsey & Company