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Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center Symposium to identify next steps in solving problems with health care

Health care reform, putting the patient first and identifying the best solutions will be among the issues discussed at the 2010 Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center Symposium “Achieving the Vision: Advancing High-Value Health Care.”

This post is sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center.

Health care reform, putting the patient first and identifying the best solutions will be among the issues discussed at the 2010 Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center Symposium “Achieving the Vision: Advancing High-Value Health Care.”

Attendees include a diversity of stakeholders, and participants will have a hand in determining next steps to advance high-value health care delivery in America. It will be held Dec. 5-7, in Bethesda, Maryland. Register online at the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center.

Symposium attendance also provides an opportunity to work with nationally recognized experts to identify and prioritize issues critical to ensuring that patient-centered high-value health care delivery practices thrive and spread.  Audience-response devices will allow participants to rank ideas and instantly learn others’ opinions.

During the symposium, participants will formulate ideas and recommendations for the new CMS Innovation Center. Participants also will identify and prioritize key issues for future phases of health care reform.

Symposium discussions will be built upon cornerstones created by hundreds of stakeholders and national thought leaders during the past four years through the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center. These cornerstones are:

1. Create Value: Improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. Decrease medical errors, costs and waste.
2. Coordinate Care: Coordinate patient care across people, functions, locations and time to increase value. Ensure patients’ active participation in the process and create a patient first approach.
3. Reform the Payment System: Change the way providers are paid in order to improve health and minimize waste.
4. Provide Health Insurance for All Americans: Provide guaranteed, portable health insurance for all citizens, giving them choice, control and peace of mind.

Confirmed panelists and moderators include:

  • Carolyn Clancy, M.D., Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Janet Corrigan, Ph.D., MBA, President and CEO, The National Quality Forum
  • Helen Darling, President, National Business Group on Health
  • Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
  • Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, President and CEO, American Medical Group Association
  • Linda Fishman, Senior Vice President, Public Policy Analysis and Development, American Hospital Association
  • Richard J. Gilfillan, M.D., Acting Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
  • Mary R. Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership Council
  • Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans
  • Timothy Johnson, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, ABC News
  • Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • J. James Rohack, M.D., Past President, American Medical Association
  • Joanne Silberner, Artist in Residence, University of Washington

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