Health Care

Business coalition plans health care summit

The Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care is planning its second Innovation Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 27 at Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas.

“The overarching goal is to share what people are doing in our marketplace,” said Janet Hamous, interim executive director. “There are a lot of things going on with different employers and providers and it’s an opportunity to share things in a way that’s pretty informal and not lengthy presentations.”

The coalition, which has more than 50 members, includes area employers, health care providers, insurance companies and individuals who focus on health care costs, quality and access.

Topics will include the Affordable Care Act, engaging employees and dependents in health and wellness, innovations in provider and payer plans and local partnerships to improve care and lower costs.

“Everyone has a steep learning curve on (the Affordable Care Act) with so many deadlines coming up that we felt it was an important topic,” Hamous said. “We want to devote some time to what’s going on with reform: ‘pay or play,’ the exchanges and the new wellness incentives.”

Cost is $25 for coalition members, Health Care Roundtable members and WorkWell KS participants.

Registration for non-members is $100 for the first participant and $25 for additional participants. The $100 will be credited toward coalition membership for those who join by March 30.

Breakfast and lunch are included. Breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 a.m.

For additional information, contact Hamous at 316-268-1154 or

To register, go to