Iowa Ideas 2018
September 20 - 21 | Cedar Rapids

Iowa Ideas is a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

Created by The Gazette, Iowa Ideas consists of in-depth, solutions-focused journalism and events. Engaged citizens, community advocates and industry leaders are invited to join us.

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Health Care

Detailed discussion of health costs, opportunities, innovation, and services for aging, mental health and high-risk populations. Plus, where ethics meet technology in a fast-changing industry.

Combating social isolation among Iowa's elderly

D.J. Spilker and Jeri Thomas couldn't be more different.... READ MORE

Dance marathons inspire connection off the dance floor, too

Since May 12 of last year, Carie Wisor-McElroy has seen a lot of dark nights.... READ MORE

Recruit, retain, repeat: Iowa faces doctor shortage

Health care constantly evolves and shifts, in policy and practice. Iowa providers need to innovate to provide the best care.... READ MORE

Are Iowa's doctors doing enough to stop opioid use?

As Ann Aschoff thumbs through the photos on her computer, she thinks aloud how she will never forget what her son looks like.... READ MORE

Health care providers turn to population health management

If current obesity trends continue, one in eight Iowans will be diabetic by 2030. ... READ MORE

How can we curb opioid abuse in Iowa?

86 Iowans died from opioid-related overdoses in 2016, and 2,274 were admitted to hospitals for treatment, according to the Iowa Department of Public H... READ MORE

Free clinics fill a gap in local health care

The Affordable Care Act extended health care coverage to about 200,000 Iowans, but gaps still persist. The cost of pharmaceutical drugs is soaring, in... READ MORE

Conference replay: Telemedicine and the future of health care delivery

While chatting with a doctor on a mobile screen might be an unfamiliar experience for many Iowans, telemedicine is quickly sprouting up across the hea... READ MORE

Conference replay: The future of Medicaid in Iowa

Audio: replay conversations from Iowa Ideas 2017... READ MORE

Iowa's human services director Foxhoven takes tough stand with Medicaid insurers

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa's human services chief took a tough negotiating stance Thursday, saying he will not ease the state's oversight and accountability ... READ MORE

Iowa hospitals work to treat complex, low-income patients through population health management

Population health management. It's the term du jour in the health care industry. But what is it? And more important, why is it something health care p... READ MORE

Jean Robillard, University of Iowa Health Care leader, to keynote health care track

  Jean Robillard, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa, will keynote the health ca... READ MORE

Iowa's rural hospitals balance tight budgets with patient needs

It may be early on a Monday morning, but the sounds of cardio machines can be heard from down the hall at the Van Buren County Hospital.... READ MORE

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