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What's Next for U.S. Healthcare?

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 12:00pm

The Health Policy Program’s December 17 event, titled “What’s Next for US Healthcare,” brought together some of the most important thought leaders in modern health policy for a discussion that reached beyond the ideas policymakers have already debated to death, and began looking at solutions to the treatment delivery system challenges that are coming in the wake of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here are some of the event highlights from Health Policy Program Research Associate Joe Colucci :

Film Screening: Money & Medicine

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 6:00pm

Please join us for the Washington, D.C. premiere of a new PBS documentary by Roger Weisberg, hosted by the New America Foundation, Families USA, and the Lown Cardiovascular Resaerch Foundation. The film is an investigation of the dangers the nation faces from runaway health care spending, and the dangers patients face from over-diagnosis and over-treatment.

Light refreshments will be served.

Conference on Avoiding Avoidable Care

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 9:00am

Improving Patient Decision-Making in Health Care

Friday, February 25, 2011 - 3:00pm

On Feb. 25, 2011, Shannon Brownlee, the Acting Director of the Health Policy Program, hosted a panel discussion regarding the implications of the recently released Dartmouth Atlas paper Improving Patient Decision-Making in Health Care: A 2011 Dartmouth Atlas Report Highlighting Minnesota. As the lead author of the report, Shannon underscored the need for patients facing elective procedures to be fully informed of their medical options as well as the distinct risks and benefits that come with those options.

The Coming Challenge

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 12:15pm

On January 25, Dr. Jack Wennberg, the Peggy Y. Thompson Professor of Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School, was invited to discuss the future of the American health care delivery system alongside Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Congressman Jim Cooper, U.S. Representative of Tennessee’s 5th district. Dr.

Moving Beyond Death Panels

Friday, December 10, 2010 - 12:00pm

How patients are treated and cared for in their last few months of life has important implications for both health care spending and the quality of patients' lives -- and deaths. The highly politicized debate over end-of-life care leading up to passage of the Affordable Care Act framed the issue in black-and-white terms, as a choice between cure versus care, hospital versus hospice.

Taking Vital Signs

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 12:00pm

Be heard on healthcare.
Some of the most sweeping changes caused by federal healthcare reform kick in on September 23rd. Do you know what they are and how they will affect your health insurance? Might the election in November cause some of these changes to be repealed?

Speak directly with influential players.
Take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity to share your health care questions and ideas with the people who are involved in making critical decisions in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

Putting the Care in "Obamacare"

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 8:30am

When Californians walk into doctors' offices, hospitals, and clinics in the years to come, how will their experiences be changed by the passage of federal health reform? How can we work together to put this legislation into effect in ways that improve the quality of the care we receive? That build on our state's successful models of high-value care?

A First Look at Implementing Health Reform

Monday, April 12, 2010 - 3:00pm

Efforts to implement federal health reform are starting in earnest. Industry stakeholders are already looking closely at a number of key provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) that will strengthen the quality and efficiency of health care in the United States.

Health CEOs for Health Reform

Friday, June 12, 2009 - 1:30pm

Our nation has an obligation to make sure everyone has quality, affordable health coverage. However, coverage will not be sustainable unless we refocus our delivery system on patients, improve quality, and increase efficiency.

Transforming our delivery system is good public policy and a necessary component of fiscal responsibility. Yet, we will not slow the rate of health care cost growth until we create stronger incentives for providers - the people who deliver care - to focus on quality and efficiency.

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