Yale School of Management Conference to Examine Political and Ethical Challenges of Healthcare
New Haven, Conn., February 14, 2006—
The Yale School of Management will host its second annual healthcare conference and networking forum on March 24, 2006.
“Healthcare 2006: The Political and Ethical Challenges to Advancing Healthcare Quality” will take place 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue. The conference is organized by the Yale School of Management Healthcare Club, the Yale MBA for Executives: Leadership in Healthcare program, and the Yale School of Management Alumni Association. Advance registration is required.
The conference will feature lively, interactive discussions about the ethical and political questions that emerge when innovation in the health sector simultaneously creates improvements and hurdles in delivering quality healthcare. Participants include healthcare industry leaders from the pharmaceutical, managed care, insurance, health policy, medical technology, hospital administration, and health consulting arenas, and members of the Yale health community including alumni, faculty, and students from the Schools of Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
Healthcare 2006 will kick-off with a keynote address from Kerry R. Hicks
, President & CEO of HealthGrades, a leader in providing healthcare information to consumers via the Internet. Following the keynote, Dr. Michael Apkon
, Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine and Vice President of Performance Management, Yale New Haven Health System, Paul Cleary
, Professor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, Richard Foster
, Managing Partner, Foster Health Partners, and Jim Sherbloom
, Managing General Partner, Seaflower Ventures, will participate in an executive panel discussion. Ten breakout sessions will enable participants to delve deeply into the ethical and political issues surrounding end-of-life care, advances in medical technology, healthcare education, patient privacy, pay-for-performance programs, the uninsured, and the prospects for a national healthcare system, among others. The conference will conclude with a cocktail networking reception.
Conference participants include: Kathleen Adams
SOM ’94, Marketing Director for New Technology Planning & Research, Quest Diagnostics; Thomas Enders
SOM ’88, Senior Partner, Computer Sciences Corporation; Dr. Howard Forman
, Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Yale MBA for Executives: Leadership in Healthcare program; Christopher Koller
SOM ’89, Health Insurance Commissioner, State of Rhode Island; Nancy Nielson
SOM ’79, Senior Director, International Alliance, Pfizer; and John Pakutka
, SOM ’92, Managing Director, The Crescent Group, LLC.
The conference is sponsored in part by Health Net, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, CIGNA, and Roche.
For a full conference agenda or to register, visit: http://conf.som.yale.edu/healthcare/index.html
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