MARINA DEL REY, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of Heritage Provider Network, (HPN) will moderate and speak on two different panel discussions at the prestigious Milken Institute Global Conference on Monday, April 28, 2014 and Tuesday April 29, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California. (www.globalconference.org)
On Monday, April 28 from 2:15-3:15pm, pdt, Dr. Merkin will moderate a panel discussion on "Healthcare Delivery in the 21st Century." The panel of experts will focus on the many 21st century advances in healthcare delivery and how we can enhance the quality of life for patients and their families.
On Tuesday, April 29 from 8:00am-9:15am pdt, Dr. Merkin will participate in the discussion on "Philanthropy Now, Prizes, Purpose, People." Experts will explore the many facets of the next wave of philanthropy and new models of innovation in the field.
Dr. Merkin has championed numerous game changing healthcare prize initiatives using big data to transform global healthcare delivery from care to cure including the prestigious $3million Heritage Health Prize contest for predictive modeling. The goal of the prize challenge is to decrease the number of avoidable hospitalizations, saving the country $40 billion in avoidable hospitalization costs. (www.heritagehealthprize.com)
Other prize initiatives sponsored by HPN using big data and technology to decrease costs and provide healthier outcomes include the Heritage-DREAM National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer Network Inference PrizeCompetition to develop more efficient treatment strategies for breast cancer patients. And the Heritage, UCLA, Open mHealth mobile apps prize competition encourages participating teams to create mobile applications using the Open mHealth architecture.
The prestigious Milken Institute Global Conference convenes hundreds of CEOs, elected leaders, Nobel Prize winners, scientists, educators, philanthropists and global decision-makers to bring their expertise and ideas to offer solutions to the urgent challenges facing the world — from the economy and health care to energy and education.
ABOUT HPN: Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of healthcare delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN and its affiliates operate in California, New York and Arizona providing high quality, cost effective healthcare to over 700,000 individuals and are dedicated to quality, affordable health care, putting patients' wellness first. (www.heritageprovidernetwork.com)
About the Milken Institute
A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute believes in the power of capital markets to solve urgent social and economic challenges. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health. www.milkeninstitute.org