Disrupting Healthcare – Better Access and Care for Patients in the 21st Century

Disrupting Healthcare | Building Better Access to Care for Patients in the 21st Century

Healthcare Disruptors: Meet the Patients and the Innovators Working to Change the Future of Healthcare


Disrupting Healthcare | Better Access and Care for Patients in the 21st Century will take place on June 13th, 2023 at the Kimpton George Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event runs from 10:00AM – 4:30PM. Afterwards, there will be a reception on Capitol Hill with members of congress and patient advocates who participated in our annual We the Patients Fly-in for all who wish to attend.

Patients Rising is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to providing education, resources, membership services, and issue advocacy for individuals in the United States living with chronic and life-threatening conditions.

At this event we will convene health policy leaders, employers, independent pharmacists, and a variety of disruptive innovators. All of them are working to develop solutions to support better access, affordability, and transparency for patients in America.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

10:00AM – 4:o0PM

Kimpton George Hotel in Washington, D.C

Reception to follow at Rayburn House Building Room 2247 from 5:00-7:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend.

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Chat / Q&A

The Role of the pharmacist

Erin Albert

VP, Pharmacy Relations and Chief Privacy Officer, Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company

Patients Rising


Terry Wilcox

Terry Wilcox

Founder and CEO, Patients Rising

Katy Talento

CEO, All Better Health

Mackay jimeson

Executive Director, Patient Access & Affordability Project

Building Healthplans Employers can Afford and Patients Can Understand


Brad O'Neill

President, The ICHRA Shop

Ben Bohonowicz

Partner, Employee Benefit Services of Maryland

Jonathan Weiss

Founder & CEO, HealthEngine

Chat / Q&A

What Happens to Unused Medicines?

Darin Okuda, MD

Revert Health, Inc. and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Kiah Williams

Co-Founder, SIRUM

Healthcare is local: The Importance of Community Care and Navigation


Steve Postal

Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs at the National Community Pharmacists Association.

Bryce Heinbaugh

CEO, IEN Risk Management Consultants

Ken Rictor, MD

Genovo Health

Casey Billington

RN, BSN, CCTC | CEO and Co-Founder, Concierge Nurse Navigators

Maureen Surbella

Patient, Ashtabula, OH

Financing the healthcare of tomorrow


Robert Goldberg

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Properdtx

John Stanford

Incubate Coalition

Robin Strongin

Senior Director, National Consumers League

Alka Bhatt

Patient and Life Science Consultant

Chat / Q&A

Actionable Reforms for Future Affordability

Peter Rubin

Executive Director, No Patient Left Behind

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