Health Enterprise Management Program Alumni Newsletter

The Health Enterprise Management Newsletter

Professor Leemore DafnyWhat's new?

Professor Leemore Dafny has been named the new Director of Health Enterprise Management.  We thank Professor David Dranove for all of his years of service and hard work.  

Faculty News

Could the key to reducing premiums on insurance exchanges be encouraging competition? Recent research by Kellogg professors suggests that might be the case. Read more at Kellogg Insight:

Professor Leemore Dafny

What is the role of the physician in the changing world of healthcare?
Kellogg Professor David Dranove talks ACOs, cost-consciousness, and the necessity of insurance companies in his review of Kellogg’s recent symposium on “The Future of the Physician” for Modern Healthcare:

Professor David Dranove

2014 MacEachern Symposium

Dr. Ezekiel EmanuelEach year, Kellogg School of Management’s Health Enterprise Management program convenes a group of health care experts for the MacEachern Symposium. The annual MacEachern Symposium features distinguished speakers and business leaders from around the nation to discuss the most pressing issues in the healthcare industry. This year the 2014 Annual MacEachern Symposium focused on "The Future of the Physician" and featured a keynote address from Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (pictured). Read about the 2014 MacEachern Symposium.

Alumni News

Kevin J. CounihanKevin J. Counihan '02 (right) was chosen by Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy as the State’s Health Insurance Exchange Chief Executive Officer in July 2012. Mr. Counihan has over 30 years’ experience in the health care and insurance exchange industries. Prior to his Connecticut appointment, he held the position of President of CHOICE Administrators in California, a private health insurance exchange that serves 10,000 employer groups and their members, as well as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for the Commonwealth of MA Health Insurance Connector Authority (also known as the MA Health Connector). Prior to that position, Kevin was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts from 1993 to 2005. He also served as regional Vice President for Cigna Corp. in Bloomfield, and has worked as an adjunct professor of health policy at Northeastern University since 2009.

Professor Joel Shalowitz and Colin Flood '13Mr. Counihan holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA in finance and marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Professor Joel Shalowitz and Colin Flood ’13 (left) at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting in Vancouver on May 6. Colin was presenting a poster on pediatric use of emergency rooms by vulnerable families.

Upcoming Events

Symposium: State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges—The Way Forward
This symposium will provide a forum for a broad-based discussion about the potential advantages and disadvantages of operating a state-based exchange. We have attracted a top slate of speakers with hands-on experience with state-based health insurance exchanges. Kellogg is pleased to organize the event with GetCoveredIllinois, the State of Illinois’ Health Insurance Marketplace.

Who should attend?
• State legislators
• Legislative aides
• Health Insurers
• Health Providers
• Insurance Brokers
• IT Architecture Professionals
• Academic and Non-Profit Researchers
• Community Health Advocates
• Other interested professionals

Thursday, September 4, 2014 
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Chicago Campus 
Wieboldt Hall, 340 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611 

For more information, visit the website.

Business of Healthcare Conference
November 15, 2014

“Partnering for Success: Innovative Opportunities for Tomorrow’s Healthcare”

Registration and details to follow

Next Journal club meeting

Our quarterly Journal Club will meet on Wednesday, September 10th at 6:30pm at the Allen Center.  Please let us know if there are certain articles or topics you would like to discuss. Please RSVP to Julie Gertz if you plan on attending.

Call for News

In future newsletters, we would like to announce milestones in the careers of our alumni.  If you have any information you would like to share with your alums, please send an email to Julie Gertz.

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