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PACHA Blog: CMS Care Innovations Summit

By Christopher Bates, M.P.A.

January 26, 2012

This article was cross-posted from the blog.

Dr. Michael Horberg

Dr. Michael Horberg

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the HHS Office of the National Coordinator are hosting the first "Care Innovations Summit" in Washington, DC today to "showcase innovative work in care delivery and payment." The Summit will bring together leading innovators from inside and outside the healthcare industry to encourage and promote knowledge-sharing, "matchmaking," and engagement to drive transformation of our healthcare system.

At today's Summit, Dr. Michael Horberg, a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Director of HIV/AIDS at Kaiser Permanente, will announce Kaiser Permanente's HIV Challenge. The goal of the Challenge is to encourage healthcare providers to increase the number of HIV-positive people getting effective treatment. Kaiser Permanente hopes to do this by sharing its toolkit of clinical best practices and provider and patient education materials with healthcare providers, and by offering technical assistance on mentoring, training, and health IT.

For information on the Kaiser Permanente HIV Challenge and its technical assistance tools, please go to

For more information on the CMS Health Care Innovations Summit, please visit

Christopher Bates, M.P.A., is executive director of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and senior advisor to the deputy assistant secretary for health, Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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