Key health care industry leaders, innovators and lawmakers gathered Jan. 11 at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla., to conclude the panel discussions at the 2013 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit. The Summit, a sold out event hosted by the Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida (FAIF), brought together some of the most instrumental decision makers and thought leaders to discuss the areas of critical-need for Florida’s health care landscape.
Among the participants in the discussions was Dr. John McFadden, Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Barry University, who was a panelist on the ‘Increasing Health Care Access, Choice and Competition throughout Florida’ panel.
“It is imperative that we continue to properly prepare the next generation of health care leaders by taking the lead on addressing the challenges to our health care system as it stands today,” said McFadden. “Health care curricula and practice is continuously evolving, and we must focus on being able to transfer and promote that evolutionary process into our health care products and health professions curricula, so we can be better equipped to meet the unique needs of our patients.”
Sponsors of the FAIF’s 2013 Florida Health Care Affordability Summit included Aetna, Ashford University, AT&T, AvMed Health Plans, Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Florida Blue, Florida Optometrists Health Fund, Health Management Associates, Humana, Laser Spine Institute, Sunshine State Health Plan, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, UnitedHealth Group, Walgreens, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and WellCare Health Plans.
For more information on the FAIF’s 2013 Health Care Affordability Summit and its participants, please visit www.healthcareflorida.com.