The Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) is partnering with the American Cancer Society to host their third annual event, “Better Together Health: All Systems Go! Closing the Gaps in Cancer Care” at 1pm on Wednesday, May 24th, at the Kaiser Permanente Center in Washington, D.C. The event will be focused on how expanding accountable healthcare systems along with care coverage can help to improve detection rates and survival in patients and reduce the morbidity of people who live with complex conditions, particularly cancer.

Big ideas will meet real life in the featured stories of people who experienced the medical excellence and patient-centered care that was delivered by CAPP’s medical groups and organized systems. Jayne O’Donnell, healthcare policy reporter with USA Today, will moderate a policy keynote and panel discussion with participation from national physician leaders, policymakers and experts, and patients lending their critical voices to the issue. You can register to be a part of this discussion here.

Reforming American healthcare requires more than expanding coverage and lower costs. Healthcare must be designed to work towards the best outcome for the physician and the patient, and focus on getting patients the care they want and need. What can be done to bring accountable health practices into the American system?

The event’s participants will include:

  • Host
    • Robert Pearl, MD, Chair, Council of Accountable Physician Practices; Executive Director and CEO, The Permanente Medical Group; President and CEO, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
  • Moderator
    • Jayne O’Donnell, Healthcare Policy Reporter, USA Today
  • Featured Speakers
    • Danielle Carnival, Deputy Director, The Biden Foundation
    • Richard Wender, MD, Chief Cancer Control Officer, American Cancer Society
  • Panelists
    • Alan Balch, PhD, CEO, Patient Advocate Foundation
    • John Bulger, DO, Chief Medical Officer of Population Health, Geisinger Health Systems
    • Michael Kanter, MD, Medical Director of Quality and Clinical Analysis, Southern California Permanente Medical Group
    • Laura Seeff, MD, Director of the Office of Health Systems Collaboration, Center for Disease Control

About the Council of Accountable Physician Practices:

The Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), an affiliate of the AMGA Foundation, is a coalition of visionary medical group and health system leaders. We believe that physicians working together, backed by integrated services, systems and data and technology, can best shape and guide the way care is delivered so that the welfare of the patient is always the primary focus. For more information, contact CAPP at

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