Thursday, March 05, 2009

Healthcare X PRIZE Advisory Summit

X PRIZE Foundation, WellPoint and the WellPoint Foundation Hold Advisory Summit to Propose Ideas for Healthcare X PRIZE - X PRIZE Foundation press release:

The X PRIZE Foundation, an educational nonprofit prize institute that fosters innovation through competition, WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), the nation’s largest health benefits company in terms of medical membership and the WellPoint Foundation, one of the largest corporate foundations in the United States, will host an Advisory Committee Summit today in Washington, D.C. to discuss ideas for the development of a Healthcare X PRIZE, as well as viable options for designing an incentivized competition that will tackle these challenges. ... Attending advisory committee members include: Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation; Chad Pomeroy, Vice President, Consumer Innovation, WellPoint; Bill Bradley, former U.S. Senator; Elizabeth J. Dietz, Partner, Health care, IBM Global Business Services; Dr. Glenn Steele Jr., President and CEO, Geisinger; Dr. Jim Weinstein, Senior Author, "The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care"; John Doyle, CSO, Ascension Health and Yury Rozenman, Global Head of Marketing, Pharmaceutical Sector, BT Global Services.