The March 2017 edition of Health Affairs examines what we have learned about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to delivery system innovation.  From leading health care systems seeking to improve their own performance; public and private payers increasingly relying upon value-based payment methods; and clinical leaders and patients demanding change, innovation at the point of care is necessary not only for improved efficiency, but also for improved quality, better patient engagement, and a more satisfied clinical workforce.

Please join us on March 22 at a forum at the at the Central Public Library in Sacramento, California, featuring authors from the journal, and a variety of regional perspectives, for a discussion of innovations currently underway: What are we learning, and what measures can policymakers take to understand, evaluate, and spread the word about new approaches to delivering care?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 
9:00 a.m. – Noon (Pac.)

Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
Sacramento Central Public Library
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Presenters will include:

  • Erin Ewald, Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago, on Innovative Oncology Care Models Improve End-Of-Life Quality, Reduce Utilization And Spending
  • Mitch Katz, Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS)
  • Jennifer Kent, Director, California Department of Health Care Services
  • K. John McConnell, Director, Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, on Oregon’s Medicaid Reform Associated With Reductions In Expenditures, Procedures, Tests, And Inpatient Services
  • Bobby Milstein, Director, ReThink Health, and Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kevin Smith, Senior Research Public Health Analyst, RTI, on Impact Of Health Care Delivery System Innovations On Total Cost Of Care
  • Lynne Snyder,Senior Research Scientist, Health Care, NORC at the University of Chicago, on Innovative Home Visit Programs Associated With Reductions In Costs, Hospitalizations, And Emergency Department Use
  • James C. Robinson, Ph.D., M.P.H., Leonard D. Schaeffer Endowed Chair in Health Economics and Policy; Director, Berkeley Center for Health Technology, on Reference Pricing Changes the Consumer Choice Architecture Of Health Care
  • Others to be announced