KHA Keynote Sessions

Thursday, May 9

Galloway PortraitThe Disruptors: How Big Tech Will Change the Future of Health Care
Ron Galloway
Researcher, Film Director, Author

This presentation examines the impact Amazon, Apple, Google and others will make on health care. Health care and especially hospital-based health care is going through a massive disruptive phase right now, with most of the changes being brought about by 1) new technologies and 2) new entrants, competitive and non-competitive, into the space. In this presentation, Galloway will illustrate the scope of these changes, and the impacts and unintended consequences that may occur.

In this session, attendees will:

  • understand how all these companies plan to impact hospitals and health care
  • discuss the disruptive impact technology is having on hospitals, particularly the shift from hospitals as health care delivery systems to hospitals as data institutions
  • gain understanding of a timeline of these events, and how they will work in tandem to alter health care and evolve the mission of health care delivery

Friday, May 10

Quinones PortraitDreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
Sam Quinones

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America—addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two riveting tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been a catastrophic opiate epidemic.

Dreamland Cover ImageIn this session, attendees will:

  • analyze how pharmaceutical companies influenced the opioid epidemic nationally
  • understand the history and origin of the heroin and prescription drug problem in the United States
  • learn social and clinical barriers to overcoming addiction for patients addicted to opioids
  • discuss issues communities face dealing with a culture of addiction
  • recognize the relationship between economic hardship and the opioid epidemic in America’s towns