Join us for a Fortune  Brainstorm Health Discussion


November 16, 2021
12:00 NOON–1:00 PM ET
Presented by IBM Watson Health


Before the pandemic struck, a major and growing concern for U.S. health systems was managing chronic diseases–like heart disease, asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer’s–which have major health and economic impacts. Such patients tend be at risk for more complicated and costly health events. According to the CDC, 90% of the nation’s $3.8 trillion in annual health care costs are for people with chronic and mental health conditions. These individuals, of course, are also more vulnerable to severe cases of COVID. In this session we will explore how the pandemic has affected people suffering from chronic diseases. How much will ‘Long COVID,’ deferred care, stress and other pandemic effects complicate or worsen these conditions? Join us for a discussion with healthcare leaders who will share how they are applying lessons learned during the pandemic to re-invent chronic care for a more resilient future.
Discussion leaders include:
Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
Dr. Paul Friedman, Professor of Medicine and Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Gretchen Jackson, Vice President and Chief Science Officer, IBM Watson Health
Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Chief Medical Officer for Prevention, American Heart Association