2007 Health Care Leaders Forum: The Value Chain Case for Health Care Reform

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Detroit Branch and the Detroit Regional Chamber co-sponsored a symposium on April 24–25, 2007, titled, Health Care: The Value Chain Approach, at the Federal Reserve's facilities in Detroit. The program focused on the value chain approach to health care.

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2:30 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Introductory Remarks: Setting the Agenda
1:15 PM
The Importance and Impact of Health Care as a Value Chain
Lawton Burns, Ph.D., Wharton School, , University of Pennsylvania
2:45 PM
The Value Chain from the Insurers' View
Scott P Serota, President and Chief Executive Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
2:45 PM
Panel Discussion: Pro and Cons of the Value Chain Approach
William Testa, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Leon Wyszewianski, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Dean G Smith, Associate Dean, University of Michigan
Jeff Taylor, Ph.D., Executive Director, Michigan Public Health Institute
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
Dinner and Evening on Your Own
7:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM
Recap and Remarks
8:30 AM
The Economics of Health Care in America—Can a Value Chain Work?
Uwe Reinhardt, Princeton University, via video conference
Panelist - Labor
Mark Gaffney, President, Michigan AFL–CIO
Panelist - Corporate
Joe Fortuna, M.D., Co-Chair, Automotive Industry Action Group's Health Focus Group
Panelist - Small and Mid-Size Business
William Parsons, Director of Administrative & Human Resources, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone P.L.C.
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Federal Government as a Value Purchaser
The Honorable Michael Leavitt, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1:30 PM
State Government as a Value Purchaser
Janet Olszewski, Director, Michigan Department of Community Health
2:15 PM
Concrete Regional Value Chain Example—Save Lives Save Dollars
Vernice Davis Anthony, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Detroit Area Health Council
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Perspectives from the Medical Community
Peter W Carmel, M.D., American Medical Association
Spencer Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Health and Hospital Association
4:00 PM
Closing Remarks: Where Do We Go from Here?

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