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American Medical Association President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, speaks at the 2014 MacEachern Symposium.

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Navigating health care under the ACA

Speakers and panelists chart a path at this year’s MacEachern Symposium

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Hospital ratings: What the shift from inpatient to outpatient means for performance measurement

09/29/14 – Becker’s Hospital CFO
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that volume-related hospital metrics will continue to be important in assessing performance and profitability going forward, but which volumes have the most impact will change as healthcare providers focus on population health management.

State's peers offer lessons in building Obamacare exchange

09/18/14 – Chicago Tribune
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said, “We have the advantage of being a second-round adopter, and that advantage is enormous.”

Reform Update: Anthem's Vivity alliance with seven L.A. systems aims at Kaiser

09/17/14 – Modern Healthcare
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said, “That is a pretty bold play. It's not obvious how they're going to reduce hospital occupancy and come out on top.”

Why not everyone is happy with the Advocate-NorthShore engagement

09/12/14 – Crain’s Chicago Business

Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said, “I would be surprised if in three years Advocate did not start its own insurance plan.

Loan Forgiveness Isn’t the Best Use of Government Resources, Paper Says

09/11/14 – The Wall Street Journal

Article reports on a paper by Professor Janice Eberly that found that funding mortgage debt reduction for underwater homeowners is a less efficient use of government resources than other types of mortgage relief, including refinancing. Also covered by Financial Times.

Kentucky, Maryland Point to Benefits of State-Operated Health Marketplaces

09/08/14 – Bloomberg BNA
Article reports on the State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges forum sponsored by Kellogg. Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said, “We know that in states that did both the Medicaid expansion and exchanges, we saw the biggest declines in the rates of the uninsured.”

Full of ideas, Don Berwick looks for traction

09/03/14 – Boston Globe
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said that Berwick didn’t invent anything per se, but he highlighted the need for management techniques in the highly complex medical field.

What Happens When Health Plans Compete

09/01/14 – The New York Times
Article cites research by Professor Leemore Dafny that found that if United Healthcare, the nation’s largest insurer, had participated in exchanges, premiums would have been 5.4 percent lower.

Illinois exchange on 3 additional insurers' radar for 2015

08/21/14 – Chicago Tribune
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that plans like the ones that IlliniCare will offer "are going to play heavily at the low end of the market, and frankly, that's where most people have been buying plans nationwide.”

Ice Bucket Challenge heats up fundraising in the suburbs

08/19/14 – Daily Herald
Quotes Liz Livingston Howard, Kellogg’s director of nonprofit executive education, who said that the Ice Bucket Challenge creates “a dialogue that gets people to ask questions.”

Millennial Recruitment and Impact Investing

08/19/14 – Huffington Post

Article lists b-schools that offer courses on social enterprise, impact investing or sustainability, including HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, Stern, Stanford, Columbia and Ross. Also mentions Kellogg’s Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.

Nearly 1 in 6 Blue Cross patients in Illinois to be assigned to new managed care groups

08/05/14 – Crain’s Chicago Business
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that Blue Cross wants “to contract with organizations that can bear the risk and appear likely to deliver better care as a result.”

Studies: Thank the recession for the health spending slowdown

08/04/14 – The Washington Post Wonkblog

Article reports on research by Professors David Dranove and Craig Garthwaite that found that the slumping economy accounted for 70 percent of the slowdown in health care spending from 2008-2011.  Also covered by Business Insider.

Each of these Hepatitis C pills cost $1,000. That's actually a great deal.

07/16/14 – Vox
Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who said that pharmaceutical companies often are criticized when such important drugs are expensive, but “this is an actual innovation, and that is something that they should get a reward for.”

In ACO era, physicians will still play a leading—but changing—role

07/12/14 – Modern Healthcare
Article written by Professor David Dranove reflecting on "The Future of the Physician," which was the theme of the 2014 MacEachern Symposium.

Revving Our Engines: 10 Lessons From Launching an Impact Accelerator

06/24/14 – Huffington Post
Article by Professor Jamie Jones offers advice based on her experience founding Impact Engine, an accelerator program that supports for-profit businesses with an integrated societal or environmental mission.

We think our enemies are idiots, and that’s a problem

06/16/14 – The Washington Post
Article by Professor Adam Waytz explains how the “lesser minds problem” may be to blame for the lack of compromise between political opponents.

Why It's Good That Disney Is Giving Away a Fortune

05/27/14 – The Motley Fool
Article cites Kellogg research, which found that companies whose spending on corporate and social responsibility programs exceeds investor expectations tend to enjoy positive stock returns.

Non-profit uses crowdfunding to launch a preschool

05/13/14 – WBEZ
Quotes Professor Liz Howard, who said, “This particular online initiative enables you to spread the word farther and gain donors and stakeholders from a broader, more diverse geographic area.”

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