Sixth Annual Yale Healthcare Conference to Address "Re-Forming Healthcare"
New Haven, Conn., March 17, 2010 – "Re-Forming Healthcare: Excelling in a Transforming System," the sixth annual healthcare conference presented by the Yale School of Management and the health professions schools at Yale University, will be held at the Omni New Haven Hotel, 155 Temple Street, on Friday, April 9.
As Congress debates comprehensive healthcare legislation, this year's conference will focus on how restructuring the U.S. healthcare system will have significant implications for how healthcare is delivered, financed, and regulated. The conference aims to illuminate changes key stakeholders will face and expand on how excellence can be fostered in a system in transition.
Dr. Gail Wilensky, Economist and Senior Fellow at Project HOPE, will present the morning keynote; Dr. Robert Galvin, Director of Health Services and Chief Medical Officer for General Electric, will present the afternoon keynote.
An executive panel of industry and academic leaders will discuss "Bending the Cost Curve the Right Way." The panelists are: Sam Ho, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare; Michael E. Chernew, Professor of Health Care Policy in the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Harlan Krumholz, MD, Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale School of Medicine and Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program; Wendy Warring, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; with moderator Dr. Robert Galvin of General Electric.
Throughout the day, industry practitioners will lead a series of 16 breakout sessions on topics within the conference theme including: pay for performance; the future of long-term care as baby boomers age; care for uninsured and underserved populations; increasing patient involvement through personal health records and social media; employer programs that ensure healthy workers and reduce the cost of care; and how community hospitals will fit into the new healthcare system.
For a full conference agenda, list of speakers, and registration, please visit the conference website: http://www.yalehealthcare.com.
The conference is sponsored in part by Emergent Biosolutions, Anthem, Aetna, The Chartis Group, CIGNA, Fidelity Biosciences, and Fallon Community Health Plan.
Members of the media are invited to attend with advance registration. To request a press pass, please contact Tabitha Wilde, Director of Media Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.432.6010. Space is limited.