NYSHealth Hosts 2009 Conference on Health Care Cost Containment
To bolster New York’s efforts to contain rising costs, NYSHealth held a conference that explored cost containment efforts in Massachusetts and Maine, as well as some pilot programs around the State, and considered the ways they could be expanded.
NYSHealth Hosts “A Conversation with Rachel Block”
NYSHealth hosted Rachel Block, Deputy Commissioner for Health IT Transformation for New York State, to lead a discussion about the State’s current efforts to encourage wide-scale adoption of these technologies.
NYSHealth Hosts “A Conversation with Ed Wagner”
NYSHealth hosted Dr. Edward Wagner, Director of the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation at the Center for Health Studies’ Group Health Cooperative and creator of the widely used Chronic Care Model.
NYSHealth Hosts “Reforming Medical Malpractice: A Conversation with Michelle Mello”
On June 9, 2009, the Foundation hosted Dr. Mello, a national expert on medical malpractice and Professor of Law and Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, to discuss reform options and lessons learned from the success and failure of reform in other states. Although Dr. Mello cautioned that no silver bullet solution has been identified to solve the costly and challenging problems of the existing system in New York State and the nation, she remained hopeful that innovative strategies supported by evidence will lead to positive reform.
NYSHealth Hosts “A Conversation With Marion Nestle”
NYSHealth hosted Marion Nestle, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and the Department of Sociology, at New York University. Dr. Nestle discussed the problems brought about by the increasingly ubiquitous nature of fast-food and soda advertising campaigns.
NYSHealth Conference: Reforming New York’s Individual Health Insurance Market
This conference examined the structure of New York’s individual insurance market, presented new research by the United Hospital Fund on the implications of merging the individual, small-group and Healthy NY markets, and contrasted reform proposals from two of the largest insurers in New York State—Empire BlueCross BlueShield and United Healthcare.