HHS Sets Summit Schedule for Healthcare Sector Collaborative Program

The Department of Health and Human Services has set the initial schedule for the start of a collaborative program to widen research and development opportunities for the U.S. healthcare industry.

The Deputy Secretary's Innovation and Investment Summit, a year-long initiative to bring private innovators, investors and HHS personnel together to boost investment in health services, has set Dec. 18 as the day of the first meeting, HHS said Wednesday. The workgroup will discuss topics such as healthcare innovation, emerging technologies and industry regulatory policies.

HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan said the program can contribute to healthcare modernization in the U.S.

"As the healthcare community innovates, HHS must also be innovative in how we engage with that community," Hargan added.

Participants in DSIIS include:\n

  • 3M
  • Linden Partners
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Sandbox Industries
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement

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