Health Reform, The Brooklyn Bridge, and Halley's Comet: Reflections and a Look Ahead
December 12, 2013: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Tom Robertson, '80, senior VP for UHC, an alliance of 119 academic medical centers, for a retrospective on "population health" and a different approach for the future.
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
PARKING: Chicago Booth has arranged with the AMC Theater-River East Self-parking Garage to provide discounted parking:
300 East Illinois Street (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage)
- $6.00 after 3:00pm
- Garage: Self Park Facility
- Payment: Automated; at pay-stations by cash or credit card or upon exit pay by credit card only.
- To receive discounted rate: There is a card validator at the first floor security desk of the Gleacher Center. The new system for the AMC Theater- River East Self Park Garage is automated. You will only need to insert your parking card in the validator and the new price will be automatically applied.
- You can validate your parking ticket at any time between your arrival at and departure from the Gleacher Center. When you leave the lot you will be charged for the lower $6.00 fee.
- Garage is located next to PJ Clarks and below the AMC Theater.
- When traveling east on Illinois cross over Columbus and enter the Garage on the left (north) side of the street.
- If driving west on Grand (north of Theater), you can enter the garage ½ block before Columbus on the left (south) side of the street.
6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking (cash bar and appetizers)
6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation and Q & A
Ernest Chiodo, '11
America's infatuation with the intuitively appealing concept of "population health" risks blindness to its Achilles' heel -- it doesn't work. The country is at a crossroads. Health reform promises to pay for expanded insurance coverage and incremental spending with savings promised by promoting wellness, preventing or postponing illness, and using primary care medical homes to avoid expensive episodes of care. Unfortunately, neither economics nor biology support the traditional view of population health. The good news is that there are answers to the problem of unsustainable health care spending...the bad news is that we do not have another ten years to devote to old thinking.
Join Tom Robertson (Class of 1980 and former Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy adjunct faculty) for a candid view of the 40 year track record of population management and a completely different approach looking forward. Whether you are in the health care sector or have a corporate interest in health care spending, you won't want to miss an evening that will challenge everything that you thought you knew about the health delivery system. Tom is senior vice president for UHC, an alliance of 119 academic medical centers. He directs UHC's Center for Economic Research and Strategy.