2013 MacEachern Symposium
This year the symposium focused on Healthcare Integration and Antitrust.
6/5/2013 - Welcome/Setting the Stage: David Dranove, PhD, Walter J McNerney Distinguished Professor of Health Enterprise Management, Kellogg (8:30am)
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Goldsmith, President, Health Futures, Inc. (8:35am-9:30am)
Topic: The Future of the Hospital: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Speaker: Joshua Soven, Partner, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, LLP. Former Chief of the Litigation I Section of the Antitrust Division of the U. S. Department of Justice (9:30am-10:10am)
Topic: Why the Private Sector, Not the Government, Will Control the Future of Antitrust Analysis of Health Care Provider Integration
Speaker: David Marx, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP (10:40am-11:20am)
Topic: How Is Hospital Integration Possible, Outside of the Largest Cities, Without Running Afoul of the Antitrust Laws?
Speaker: Joe Miller, General Counsel, America's Health Insurance Plans (11:20am-12:00pm)
Topic: The Alternative is Worse: Why Providers Should Welcome Antitrust Enforcement
Malcolm MacEachern Memorial Lecture: Martin Gaynor, E. J. Barone Professor of Economics and Health Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, (12:00-1:00pm)
Topic: The Three Ws of Consolidation and Competition in US Health Care
Luncheon & Healthcare Forecasting Panel (1:00pm – 2:45pm)
Michael Sachs, Chairman and former CEO of SG2
Ken Kaufman, Chair of Kaufman Hall
Brad Buxton, President BTB Associates and former SVP, Healthcare Services Corporation
Maryjane Wurth, President and CEO,Illinois Hospital Association
Edward F.X. Hughes, MD, Professor of Management & Strategy, Kellogg School of Management
Dave Burda, Editorial Director of MSP Communications and former Editor of Modern Healthcare
Alumni Awards and Honors: Patty Riskind. President HEMA Alumni Association (Moderator) (2:45-3:00pm)
Malcolm T. MacEachern, M.D. was a legendary figure in healthcare management and in the drive to improve the standards of quality in medical care delivery. A physician from Canada, Dr. MacEachern joined the staff of the American College of Surgeons in the 1920s to head up their quality improvement efforts. After 30 years of championing high clinical quality standards, in 1954 the healthcare field developed the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations – the national accrediting body for hospitals in the United States, Dr. MacEachern also devoted himself to training students in the hospital administration program (now Kellogg’s Health Enterprise Management Program), which he founded in 1943 at Northwestern, the oldest accredited program in the nation and the first to establish itself in a business school. Dr. MacEachern wrote the very influential book Hospital Organization and Management in 1935, which in various editions, served as the standard textbook for hospital administration for over 30 years. Dr. MacEachern died in 1956. His students/graduates started the Malcolm MacEachern Lecture in 1976 in his honor, which under the leadership of Prof. Edward Hughes the lecture evolved in 1983 into a full day Symposium. In 1961, the alumni had previously endowed a lecture given at a national meeting during the annual convention of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the 30,000 member professional society for hospital executives.