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Philadelphia Health Care Summit: Strategies for Improving the Affordability of Care and Coverage
November 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please join us and an outstanding group of leading health care experts – including our keynote speaker Dr. Sherry Glied, Dean and Professor of Public Service at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service – to discuss strategies for improving the affordability of health care and coverage.
We will examine the underlying causes of escalating health care costs—for employers, patients and families, and public programs—and a wide range of options for making care more affordable. Among the topics:
- how advances in practice—including delivery, coordination of care, collaboration across sectors, technological innovations, and payment models—can reduce costs while improving outcomes;
- how to make markets for health insurance and health care services more competitive and efficient;
- how to provide better and more efficient care to high-need, high-cost patients; and
- how to reduce the demand for care by advancing community health and decreasing and treating unhealthy behaviors.
- Stewart Beltz – Vice President, Health and Wellness, The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
- Sherry Glied – Dean and Professor, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University; former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation,S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Neil Goldfarb – President and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health; Chair, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasing Coalitions
- Marsha Greene-Jones – Deputy Director of Human Resources, City of Philadelphia
- Fiona Greig – Director of Consumer Research, JPMorgan Chase Institute; former Deputy Budget Director for the City of Philadelphia and Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania
- Tara O’Neill Hayes – Deputy Director of Health Care Policy, American Action Forum
- Len Nichols – Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, and Professor of Health Policy, George Mason University; former Senior Advisor for Health Policy, White House Office of Management and Budget
- Lynn Quincy – Director, Healthcare Value Hub, ALTARUM
- John Rother – President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care; former Executive Vice President, AARP
- Allyson Schwartz – President and CEO, Better Medicare Alliance; former Member of Congress
- Lawrence Ward – Vice Chairman for Clinical Practice and Quality, Jefferson University Hospitals; Associate Professor, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
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