Wednesday, April 17, 2013
2013 Series Moderator:
Jean Enersen, KING 5
Patricia Briggs, CEO, Northwest Physicians Network
Lloyd David, Executive Director, The Polyclinic
Rod Hochman, President & CEO, Providence Health & Services
Robert O’Brien, Executive Vice President of Health Plan Division, Group Health
Sarah Patterson, Executive Vice President and COO, Virginia Mason Medical Center
The whole organization of medical care is changing. Economic pressures and health care reform laws are influencing how doctors are organized and practicing more than ever. Join CityClub as we see how Puget Sound's delivery systems are reacting and adapting to pressures to consolidate: With the economics of health care delivery turned upside down, what business models are viable? And what are the implications - on the practitioner, payer and consumer?
About the 2013 Health Care Series, "Health Care Reform in Puget Sound"
CityClub's 2013 Health Care Series will discuss preparing for the Affordable Care Act's full implementation in 2014, narrowed to a local Puget Sound focus. How is the Affordable Care Act affecting health care in Puget Sound? What are the emerging impacts of the law – now, in 2014, and beyond? What do "you" - individuals, providers, employers, insurers, etc. – need to do? Individual forum topics will cover 1) The consolidation and realignment of the health care system; 2) The impact on employers and small business; 3) How to navigate the care system and improve it; and 4) The impact of the Affordable Care Act on innovation and research.