On July 7, 2011, Health Affairs will unveil its July 2011 issue, “New Directions In Systems Innovations.” The issue explores ongoing innovations in health care organization, delivery and financing across a broad front – from Vermont’s recent passage of single payer legislation, to new responsibilities for hospital boards of trustees as a consequence of the Affordable Care Act.  In addition, two articles in the journal’s ongoing series, The Care Span, explore issues of possible racial and ethnic disparities in long-term services and supports.

Please join us for a briefing at the National Press Club that day from 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. as we unveil the issue.

WHEN:……Thursday, July 7, 2011
…………….8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

WHERE:….National Press Club
…………….529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor
…………….Washington, DC

RSVP:…….Register Now!

Among the speakers will be:

  • William Hsiao, KT Li Professor of Economics, Harvard University School of Public Health, on Vermont’s Single Payer Plan;
  • Francis J. Crosson, Senior Fellow, The Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy, on Accountable Care Organizations;
  • Robert Mechanic, Senior Fellow, Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University, on Organizations in the Alternative Quality Contract in Massachusetts;
  • David Grande, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, on Public Opinion and the Role of Government in Health
  • Todd Patrick Gilmer, Professor of Health Economics, University of California, San Diego, on Regional and State Variations in Medicaid Spending;
  • Mary Takach, Program Director, National Academy for State Health Policy, on State Experiments With Medicaid Medical Homes
  • Amy Boutwell, President, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, on Reducing Avoidable Rehospitalizations;
  • Robin Nagele, Principal, Post & Schell PC, on Hospital Boards’ New Role Under Health Reform;
  • Mindy Reid Hatton, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, American Hospital Association (discussant);
  • Zhanlian Feng, Assistant Professor, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, on Nursing Home Residents’ Race and Ethnicity;
  • Holly Felix, Assistant Professor, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, on Home and Community Based Services in Medicaid;
  • Bruce Chernof, President and CEO, The SCAN Foundation (discussant); and
  • Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs