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Health Affairs Briefing: New Directions In Systems Innovation

June 27th, 2011

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
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