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Last Updated: 11/29/2022

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.

Tuesday, 04/24/07
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
2:30 PM
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
Wednesday, 04/25/07
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
Michigan Hospitals: Defining Value-Based Health Reform
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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