Kellogg School of Management
Health Enterprise Management
HEMA Alumni Newsletter April 2011

Malcolm MacEachern Symposium
Accountable Care Organizations Featured
May 11, 2011

MacEachern Symposium website

Lawton R. Burns  
Lawton R. (Rob) Burns  
Michael Maves  
Michael Maves  
Karen Ignagni  
Karen Ignagni  
Henry Allen Jr.  
Henry Allen Jr.  
Glenn Steele Jr.  
Glenn Steele Jr.  

The 2011 Malcolm MacEachern Symposium will be held at the James L. Allen Center.

This year, the symposium will focus on what the health reform legislation will mean for the wider healthcare community, with a special focus on accountable care organizations.

The Malcolm MacEachern Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Lawton R. (Rob) Burns, a professor and the chair of the healthcare management program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The director of Penn’s Center for Healthcare Management and Economics, Burns has edited several books, including The Business of Healthcare Industries and The Healthcare Value Chain. He is recognized for his research on the healthcare system.

The reaction to Professor Burns’ remarks will be delivered by Michael Maves, President of the American Medical Association, and Allan Korn, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Opening the program will be Karen Ignagni, the president and CEO of the Washington D.C.-based America’s Health Insurance Plans. Ignani has been called one of the most effective and influential lobbyists in Washington and one of the most powerful people in healthcare. She has worked for AHIP or its predecessor organizations since 1993. Her background includes working for Senator Claiborne Pell and for the U.S. Senate’s Labor and Human Resources Committee and for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Also speaking on accountable care organizations with a focus on antitrust issues will be attorney Henry Allen Jr., the senior attorney for advocacy for the American Medical Association. Allen is also an adjunct professor at Northwestern’s law school and at Kellogg, where he teaches the health law course.

The final keynote address will be given by Glenn Steele Jr., the president and CEO of Geisinger Health System, a physician-led system in northeastern and central Pennsylvania, with headquarters in Danville. The Geisinger system, modeled on the Mayo Clinic System when founded in 1915, has long been recognized nationally for its quality of patient care, its innovations in care delivery and its research focus.

Steele became Geisinger’s CEO in 2001. Before joining GHS, he was a professor of surgery, the vice president for medical affairs and the dean of the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.


Luncheon sponsored by SG2
The symposium will once again feature a luncheon and forecasting panel sponsored by Michael Sachs, the founder and CEO of SG2, and moderated by Joe Carlson of Modern Healthcare magazine. Concluding the program will be a recognition and award ceremony recognizing outstanding Kellogg graduates in healthcare careers.




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