Malcolm MacEachern Symposium 2014 Photos
"The Future of the Physician"
Photos © Armando Sanchez
David Dranove, PhD, Walter J. McNerney Distinguished Professor of Health Industry Management, Kellogg School of Management, welcomes attendees to the 2014 MacEachern Symposium
Leemore Dafny, PhD, Professor of Management and Strategy, Herman Smith Research Professor in Hospital and Health Services, introduces the Malcolm MacEachern Memorial Lecturer, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel
Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, the former special advisor for health policy to the White House and one of the architects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), spoke about the changing health care environment and its impact
While many agree that the health system needs resuscitation, implementing the fixes hospitals and payers need is an entirely different matter. Generating quality metrics and electronic record keeping come at a price, and benefits will not increase overnight. “Think of trying to turn around the Queen Mary with a row boat,” said keynote speaker Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, president of the American Medical Association (AMA). “You just simply cannot do it easily. It will take some time.”
Panel: “The Role of Physicians in a Changing Healthcare Marketplace: Perspectives from Practitioners and Academics”
Dean Harrison, President and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, said physician extenders such as nurse practitioners and physicians assistants are viable options for freeing up physician time.
Lee Sacks, MD, EVP and CMO of Advocate Health Care and CEO of Advocate Physician Partners, believes that lowered demand for specialists will swing the pendulum back. “More [medical school] graduates are going to go into primary care training because of the economics.”
Advancements in care were raised by David Meltzer, MD, of the University of Chicago, pointing to a pilot program in which the same physician provides care to patients both inside and outside the hospital. This intervention focuses on patients with high rates of hospitalizations, and Drs. Meltzer and Sacks emphasized that mental health issues are critical needs that must be addressed to effectively care for these patients.
Joel Shalowitz, MD, MBA, Clinical Professor of Health Enterprise Management, Kellogg School of Management, presents James Drury the 2014 Laura G. Jackson Award
“The Year Ahead in Healthcare: A Forecasting Panel”
Luncheon & Healthcare Forecasting Panel, Moderator: Dave Burda, Editorial Director, Healthcare Strategies for MSP-C
Luncheon & Healthcare Forecasting Panel, Panelist: Michael Sachs, Founder and Chairman, SG2
Luncheon & Healthcare Forecasting Panel, Panelist: Edward F.X. Hughes, MD, Professor of Management & Strategy, Kellogg School of Management
Luncheon & Healthcare Forecasting Panel, Panelist: Lisa Earnhardt, MBA, President and CEO, Intersect ENT
Luncheon & Healthcare Forecasting Panel, Panelist: Andrew Ziskind, MD, MBA, Managing Director, Clinical Solutions at Huron Healthcare