State of the State of Health Care Conference: 2007

State of the State of Health Care: 2007 Overview

Posted in Health Policy, State of the State of Health Care Conference: 2007 on October 22nd, 2007 by MMS – Comments Off on State of the State of Health Care: 2007 Overview

In opening remarks at the Massachusetts Medical Society’s eighth annual State of the State of Health Care Leadership Forum on Oct. 18, 2007, MMS President Dale Magee, MD, provides an overview of the status of the sectors of the Massachusetts health care system

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Other speakers included:

  • Robert J. Blendon, ScD, Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University: "The Massachusetts Health Reform Law: Implications for the National Health Care Debate"
  • Steven A. Schroeder, MD
    Distinguished Professor of Health and Health Care, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco: "Rising Medical Expenditures:  The Achilles Heel of the Massachusetts Health Experiment?"
  • Michael K. Gusmano, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University: "Health as an Investment: A Comparative Perspective"
  • Maggie Mahar, PhD, Author, Money-Driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much: "Why “Consumers” Can’t Rein in the Cost of Health Care"

Mass. Health Reform: Implications for the National Health Care Debate

Posted in Health Policy, State of the State of Health Care Conference: 2007 on October 22nd, 2007 by MMS – Comments Off on Mass. Health Reform: Implications for the National Health Care Debate

Robert Blendon, Sc.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, shares the the results of surveys about the public’s opinions of the Massachusetts health care reform law.

Excerpted from remarks delivered at the Massachusetts Medical Society’s 2007 State of the State of Health Care Leadership Forum.

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Rising Medical Expenditures: The Achilles Heel of the Mass. Health Experiment?

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Stephen Schroeder, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the possible effectiveness of various health care cost-containment strategies in the United States.

Excerpted from remarks delivered at the Massachusetts Medical Society’s 2007 State of the State of Health Care Leadership Forum.

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Why “Consumers” Can’t Rein in the Cost of Health Care

Posted in Health Policy, State of the State of Health Care Conference: 2007 on October 22nd, 2007 by MMS – Comments Off on Why “Consumers” Can’t Rein in the Cost of Health Care

Maggie Mahar, Ph.D., author of "Money-Driven Medicine," contrasts the consumer-driven model of health care with the patient-centered model, and concludes that patient-centered health care is more likely to provide better quality better patient experience, and perhaps even control costs more effectively. 

Excerpted from remarks delivered at the Massachusetts Medical Society’s 2007 State of the State of Health Care Leadership Forum.

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Health as an Investment: A Comparative Perspective

Posted in Health Policy, State of the State of Health Care Conference: 2007 on October 22nd, 2007 by MMS – Comments Off on Health as an Investment: A Comparative Perspective

Michael Gusmano, Ph.D., of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, discusses the impact of health insurance status and ethnicity on health care access, and their implications for the cost of health care. Gusmano compares access and clinical outcomes in New York City, London and Paris.

Excerpted from remarks delivered at the Massachusetts Medical Society’s 2007 State of the State of Health Care Leadership Forum.

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