Learning Session No. 2
On May 17th, the Governor's office, the State Legislature, and the Milbank Memorial Fund brought three more healthcare innovators to Honolulu to share their experiences and ideas for adaptation in Hawaii. A recap of this meeting can be found here.
Bruce Goldberg, MD is a family medicine physician who has devoted his professional career to improving the organization, delivery, and financing of public health services. He served as the Director of the Oregon Department of Human Services from 2005 through 2011. He led the formation of the Oregon Health Authority and was permanently appointed as the Director in 2011. He has also led efforts to improve children's access to health care and reduce hunger and food insecurity among Oregonians, develop plans for revamping the state's mental health system and constructing two new state psychiatric hospitals, and promote education and prevention as the most effective means of protecting and improving the health of Oregonians.
David Lansky, PhD is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) and directs its efforts to improve the affordability and availability of high quality health care. He is now the purchaser representative on the federal HIT Policy Committee, serves on its Meaningful Use Workgroup and chairs its Quality Measures and Information Exchange Workgroups. He is also co-chair of Cal eConnect, California's state designated entity for governance of health information exchange.
Susan Sherry is Deputy Director for Community Catalyst, a national non-profit advocacy organization working to build consumer participation in the health care system. With more than 25 years of experience working in health policy and consumer advocacy, Susan is responsible for developing and supervising Community Catalyst's state-based technical assistance programs and issue campaign work, including health reform, prescription access initiatives, tobacco tax coalitions, and non-profit to for-profit conversions. She is also an instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health where she teaches a course in community organizing.
Learning Session No. 1
On March 7, 2012, we were fortunate to have the following experts share their experiences and insights on healthcare transformation. A recap of this meeting can be found here.
Denise Levis Hewson, RN, BSN, MSPH received her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Science in Public Health degrees from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Denise has been involved in North Carolina’s Medicaid initiatives since the mid 80s and has consulted with other States as they explored opportunities to better manage and improve the quality of health care delivered to their target populations. She is the Director of Clinical Programs and Quality Improvement for Community Care of North Carolina – a Medicaid “medical home” program serving over million enrollees through 14 participating community based networks with over 1450 practices and 4,000 primary care providers.
Craig Jones, MD is the Director of the Vermont Blueprint for Health, a program established by the State of Vermont, under the leadership of its Governor, Legislature and the bi-partisan Health Care Reform Commission. Currently, Dr. Jones serves on several committees including the Institute of Medicines Consensus Committee on the Learning Healthcare System in America, and the Roundtable on Value and Science Driven Healthcare. Dr. Jones received his undergraduate degree at the University of California at San Diego and his MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at LAC + USC Medical Center, where he also completed his fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology.
Aaron McKethan, PhD is Vice President for Strategy for RxAnte, a health IT company with a new and innovative approach for improving medication adherence. His areas of expertise include provider payment reform, quality improvement, and health IT. Dr. McKethan earned Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is currently Assistant Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.