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Covering the Uninsured: Who has the will and who has the way?

Panel Discussion on the Uninsured Sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation On Friday, May 2, 2008, Marianne Udow-Phillips, director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, will convene a panel of experts to explore the problem of America’s 47 million uninsured. Panelists Catherine McLaughlin, Professor of Health Management & Policy and director of the Economic Research …

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Atul Gawande

Free Public Lecture Sponsored by U-M Clinical Affairs and Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation Harvard surgeon Atul Gawande, M.D., is nationally known for his writing in the New Yorker, New York Times and Slate.com and his books on health care quality, patient safety, and the culture of medicine. His most recent book, Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, is …

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Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQI): A Strategy That Works For Improving Health Care Quality & Cost

Health Care Quality Symposium 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. University of Michigan’s Palmer Commons, Forum Hall Can quality improvement and cost savings go hand in hand? Michigan physicians and hospitals, working together in Collaborative Quality Initiatives sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network (BCBSM/BCN), are achieving outstanding results in both. For example: Hospital deaths following …

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Adapting to Change: Health Care Safety Net Services and Health Care Reform

Health Care Symposium 1:30–4:30 PM Danto Auditorium (in the Cardiovascular Center on the University of Michigan campus) 11/01/2010 Related blog post by Marianne Udow-Phillips: The Safety Net and Health Care Reform The health care safety net will continue to be a vital component of the overall health care system as the environment changes under health reform. This symposium, Adapting to …

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Patient Centered Medical Home: Obstacles and Opportunities

Health Care Symposium 1:30–5:00 pm Forum Hall, University of Michigan Palmer Commons Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care delivery that includes an ongoing relationship between provider team and patient, using a comprehensive approach to coordination of care. Today, numerous medical organizations have adopted the principles of PCMH, and purchasers of health care services are interested in the …

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Healthcare Policy and Research: Can We Speak the Same Language?

Health Policy Symposium 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (with optional informal session 2 – 4 p.m.) University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) Ann Arbor, Michigan How can researchers, policy-makers, and practice leaders work together more effectively to effect real world change? This one-day symposium brought together prominent state and national policy-makers, health services researchers, and funders to explore …

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Massachusetts Comes to Michigan: Lessons about Health Care Reform from Business Leaders

Lessons about Health Care Reform from Business Leaders 2013 Health Care Symposium February 11, 2013 4:00–5:30 p.m. Walter and Leonore Annenberg Auditorium 1120 Weill Hall at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 735 South State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan No registration necessary. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation …

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Hearsay or Fact: A Symposium on the Communication of the Affordable Care Act

Health Reform Symposium 1:00–5:00 p.m. Michigan League Ballroom University of Michigan–Ann Arbor Free and open to the public View the policy panel webcast replay here and the journalism panel webcast replay here. The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT), the Knight-Wallace Fellows at the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) and …

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#MiACA symposium moves beyond the numbers

Numbers have become a prominent part of the Affordable Care Act vocabulary and used often to explain how the law is changing the ways health care is purchased, accessed and delivered. Just recently, media reported that more than 600,000 Michiganders had enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program, during the program’s first year of operation. The number …

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Alpena to Zilwaukee: A Symposium on the Affordable Care Act’s Coverage Expansions in MI

Health Reform Symposium Watch the archived event webcast here. Fill out the event evaluation here. See the Storify here. Thursday, March 26, 2015 1:00pm – 5:00pm U-M Michigan League Ballroom 911 N. University Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48109 The Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation (CHRT), in partnership with the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) …

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