Improving the Quality and Value of Health Care Forum

    • November 16, 2009

On April 24, 2008, the Bipartisan Policy Center convened a special forum in Washington, D.C., as part of the Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care.

The topic: Improving the Quality and Value of Health Care.

The event was hosted by Sen. Tom Daschle and project co-chairs of the Leaders' Project on the State of American Health Care, Chris Jenkins and Dr. Mark McClellan. The BPC is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWFJ).

Here is the agenda:

Welcome and Overview

  • Matt Canedy, director of Health Care Research, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Sen. Tom Daschle
  • Chris Jennings, project co-chair
  • Dr. Mark McClellan, project co-chair

Panel 1 - Setting the Stage: Ensuring Value Through Better Quality

  • Peter R. Orszag, Ph.D., director, Congressional Budget Office (Note: Dr. Mark McClellan presents on behalf of Dr. Orszag)
  • Denis Corese, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic

Panel 2 - Empowering Health Professionals To Improve Care

  • Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO, Geisinger Health System
  • Christine K. Cassel, M.D., president, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., senior vice president and chief quality officer, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Panel 3 – Evaluating And Applying What Works Best

  • Jonathan C. Roberts, senior vice president and chief information officer, CVS Caremark
  • John Santa, M.D., M.P.H., consultant to Consumers Union
  • Kathy Buto, vice president for Health Policy, Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson
  • Jeffery Kang, M.D., M.P.H., chief medical officer and senior vice president, CIGNA Healthcare

Panel 4 – Benefit Designs That Maximize Good Health Care

  • Sally Welborn, senior vice president, Corporate Benefits, Wells Fargo & Company
  • Louise Milone, administrator, SEIU Health Care Access Trust
  • Pat Kappas-Larson, vice president for Community and Professional Development, Evercare