Tuesday, April 17, 2012
2012 Health Care Series:
Delivery Systems and the Cost of Care
Location: Washington Athletic Club | 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Registration: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Luncheon & Program: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
CityClub Members - $35 | Guests & Co-Promoters - $40 | General Public - $45
Coffee & Dessert Prices:
CityClub Members - $12 | Guests & Co-Promoters - $15 | General Public - $18
Online Registration is now closed - limited seating is available at the event.
Scott Bond, President and Chief Executive Officer, Washington State Hospital Association
Rick Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, The Everett Clinic
Rich Maturi, Senior Vice President for Health Care Delivery Systems, Premera
Robert O'Brien, Executive Vice President Health Plan Division, Group Health Cooperative
Moderator (for entire 2012 Health Care Series):
Joanne Silberner, Contributor, Public Radio, Artist in Residence, University of Washington
How do we discover the true costs of health care, and how do we gain more transparency in the system? How much do services and procedures really cost? How do uncompensated care and other hidden expenses also drive cost? How can consumers assess relative costs and quality among different providers? What are the barriers to transparency in the system? What role can hospitals, physicians, insurance companies, health systems and the consumer play in breaking those barriers down? How can understanding the true cost of care ultimately help us reduce it?
Thanks to our -
Health Care Presenting Sponsor:
Health Care Supporting Series Sponsors:
Media Partner: Seattle Channel
Co-promoting Organizations: Alzheimer's Association of Western and Central Washington, Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, The American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific, Department of Public Health - Seattle & King County, LocalHealthGuide, Neighborcare Health, Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, Northwest Science Writers Association, Puget Sound Health Alliance, Science and Management of Addictions (SAMA Foundation), Sound Mental Health, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, Washington State Hospital Association, Washington State Medical Association
CityClub's 2012 Health Care Series
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CityClub Members: $120 | Guests & Co-Promoters: $140 | General Public: $160
CityClub’s 2012 healthcare series will address the unsustainable rise of healthcare costs for our country, for employers and for individuals. We will look at major factors that drive up healthcare costs and ask: What are we paying for? What should we be paying for? Can we afford it? And, how can we fix it? If you know you love the CityClub health care series, buy your tickets now and save $20! If it turns out your can’t join us once a final date is announced, you are welcome and encouraged to send a friend or colleague in your place.
We are also excited to announce that Joanne Silberner will be moderating all four 2012 Health Care events!
In addition to the above event on April 17th, the 2012 Health Care Series also includes*:
June/July – Appropriate Use of Care
When does cost containment sacrifice quality? How much do testing and technology advance the standard of care, and how much is too much for us to afford? Why are hospitals and medical centers building new stand-alone emergency facilities when that is the most expensive care to provide? Is there an overuse of care for end-of-life patients and, if there is, how can we address it?
August/September – Health Care Payment Reform
Who actually pays for healthcare – how much of the burden do government, employers, insurance companies and consumers bear, and how has that shifted over the last decade? How do we increase productivity and accountability in the provision of health care? How can we switch from paying for procedures to paying for outcomes? How can we invest more healthcare dollars in prevention?
November/December – Access to Affordable Healthcare
Why do we have a shortage of general practitioners and nurses? What do we do to cover the growing number of uninsured Americans? Should we use a carrot or a stick to drive down healthcare costs, e.g. should we provide less care for patients who don’t take care of themselves? What reforms are needed to make Medicare and Medicaid sustainable for future generations? What countries are doing this better and what can we learn from them?
*Final dates and panelists to be announced.