Assistant professor of health care policy and medicine Zirui Song, MD, PhD, recently spoke at the National Institutes of Health in the 20th anniversary symposium for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and at the Health Summit of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.
The NCCIH at 20: A Catalyst for Integrative Health Research symposium was held in September 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland to celebrate that 20th anniversary of the National Institute of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Care. Song was invited to participate in a series of presentations by early stage investigators. Highlighting four major goals in health care policy, Song spoke on improving quality, expanding access, reducing disparities, and slowing spending in health care. He discussed some of the newer evidence behind how we think about and design strategies to meet these goals.
A video of the early stage investigator presentations is available on the NIH website.
The EIT Health Summit is hosted by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology in Paris, France that gathers specialists representing all stages of health care innovation. In the plenary session on the first day, Song presented a framework for measuring the value of health care at the provider level and an approach to comparing policy strategies that address the growth of health care spending, which is a common financing concern faced by multiple nations in Europe.