Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC)
January 22-24, 2018, Mountain View, CA

January 22, 4PM: 
Value-based Healthcare – Learning from Others
Moderator: Adams Dudley, MD, director for the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value

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Session Synopsis: It is critically important that we all aim for the best possible outcome of care at the lowest possible cost. Value-based healthcare matters to both patients and providers. Value-based healthcare models have the potential to overturn traditional patient care models. Yet, the industry is facing challenges when implementing this new approach. To better understand how other countries are progressing towards value-based healthcare we have a planned a session with a series of global representatives that will discuss their learnings.

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Mentorship AND Sponsorship are Crucial to Career Advancement for Women Faculty

Wednesday, January 31, 9:00–10:30 am  Lange Room  Parnassus Library

 Guest Speaker: Ampora Villablanca, MD, UC Davis

Also featuring UCSF Panelists:  Claire Brindis, DrPH; Julene Johnson, PhD; 
Nerissa Ko, MD;
Sunita Mutha, MD; Elizabeth Ozer, PhD; Sharon Youmans, PharmD















2018 Chancellor's Health Policy Lecture
Improving Health in the Era of Ubiquitous Information: The Role of Health Policy

Presented by: 
Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC 
Vice Chancellor for Health Data Science and Director of the
Center for Integrated Health Data Science at Duke Health

Tue, February 13, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST

Cole Hall
UCSF Parnassus Campus
505 Parnassus, San Francisco


The digital era has made information about health universally available. At the same time a major shift in computing has enabled deep measurement and analysis across the spectrum of human biology and clinical information.

The new frontier, however, is the ability to characterize people and their interactions in the “real world”. The multidimensional integration of this information promises to unleash powerful approaches to risk assessment and intervention, particularly for common, chronic diseases in which every-day life choices have major impact. The limiting factors in using ubiquitous information for health benefit are no longer technological, but cultural and social.

The spectrum of societal entities including Federal, State and County governments and private entities including health systems, payers, professional societies and universities must consider approaches to these social and cultural issues: the balance of privacy/confidentiality and individual and public health improvement from use of information; the integrity of information (fake and extremely biased information); the role of advertising and balancing first amendment rights with the potential for harm when advertising is truthful, but misleading or encourages unhealthy or harmful behavior; the degree to which regulation is needed and the methods of regulation.

Until the system of payment “flips” to reward health, disease prevention and functional status, the benefits of ubiquitous information will not be realized.