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PQC Summit - Cost and Quality


Partnership for Quality Care
Summit on Cost and Quality: Confronting the Chronic Care Challenge
March 19, 2008
Washington, D.C.


Opening Remarks and Welcome (Transcript)


Dennis Rivera, Chairman of SEIU Healthcare & Chairman, PQC

Kenneth Raske, President of the Greater New York Hospital Association

Setting the Stage: The Crisis in Our Care Delivery System
Stuart Guterman,Commonwealth Fund’s Senior Program Director, Program on Medicare’s Future. Slides available here.


PANEL ONE: Hardwiring Effectiveness to Deliver Better Health at Lower Cost (Transcript)


Introduction: Gene Bassett, COO of Jackson Memorial and Martha Baker, President of SEIU Local 1991

* Kaiser Permanente — Putting heart disease guidelines into practice and achieving population-wide gains in health and declines in cost, by Dr. Philip Madvig, MD, Associate Executive Director of The Permanente Medical Group. Slides available here.
* Greater NY Hospital Association — Using clinical IT to integrate comparative effectiveness as part of the clinical care delivery process, by Dr. Eran Bellin, Vice President of Clinical IT Research and Development at Emerging Health Information Technology, Montefiore Medical Center. Slides available here.
* SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West — Joint labor-management implementation of Health Connect, an EHR that has led to quality increases and cost containment, by Linda Beckman, Northern California Labor Coordinator for KP HealthConnect, SEIU-UHW leader. Slides available here.
* Mayo Clinic, Asthma Initiative, by Dr. Kaiser Lim, Assistant Professor of Medicine,Mayo Clinic.
Reactor: Dr. Kenneth E. Thorpe, Professor and Chair of Health Policy and Management at Emory University


PANEL TWO: Changing Delivery Systems to Address Healthcare Disparities (Transcript)


Introduction: Robert Issai, President & CEO of Daughters of Charity Health System and Luella Toni Lewis MD, President of Committee of Interns and Residents of SEIU Healthcare

* Daughters of Charity Health System – “Asian Pacific Liver Center” focusing on hepatitis in the Asian community, by Tse-Ling Fong, MD, associate professor of medicine and medical director of the liver transplant program at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine.
* HealthPartners – Addressing disparities in preventive care: colon cancer screening, mammography and diabetes management, by Donna Zimmerman, Vice President of Government and Community Relations, HealthPartners. Slides available here.
* Partners HealthCarebetancourt_bio – Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, by Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, Director, The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital. Slides available here.
* Jackson Memorial Hospital —Decreasing disparities while improving cost-efficiency for low-income, uninsured CHF patients, by Kathy Hebert, MD, MMM, MPH Director of Disease Management and Outcomes Research Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow Associate Professor of Medicine U.Miami School of Medicine. Slides available here.
Reactor: Dr. Mohammad Akhter, Executive Director of the National Medical Association
Wrap-up: Sal Rosselli, President of SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West and Wade Rose, Vice President of External & Government Relations of Catholic Healthcare West


PANEL THREE: Empowering Consumers and Patients to Share Responsibility for Cost and Quality (Transcript)

Introduction: Scott Armstrong, President & CEO of Group Health Cooperative and Diane Sosne, President of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

* Group Health Cooperative – Individual health record integration for customized risk/health improvement profiles and associated improvement plan and reward system, by Matt Handley, MD, Associate Medical Director, Quality and Informatics, and James Hereford, Executive Vice President, Strategic Services and Quality. Slides available here.
* Catholic Healthcare West – Post-discharge support and integrated services for CHF patients, by Kathleen Farrell, RN. Slides available here.
* 1199NW – Nurse-based case diabetes case management, enhanced by electronic health records, by Gerda Cunningham, RN Congestive Heart Failure Case Manager. Slides available here.
Reactor: Mitra Behroozi, MedPAC Commissioner and Director of SEIU1199 National Benefit Fund


Closing Remarks

*Andy Stern, President of Service Employees International Union
*George C. Halvorson, President & CEO Kaiser Permanente & PQC Secretary
All transcripts are courtesy of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s KaiserNetwork.