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If you happen to be concerned about the state of public policy in this state and country. If you are looking for a rant-free environment in which to be heard and respected and to listen to others, The Civic Caucus is the place. Learn more here
Family Business Center
The Family Business Center at the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business, has been educating business families for over 20 years. They are a vibrant community of business families, students researchers and advisors committed to multigenerational success in business and families. The Family Business Center can provide practical tools that are based on research and address the whole individual, family and business. Read more to learn about the center and how to get involved.
Facing the Conplex Reality of Health Care
AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference
February 13-14, 2012
JW Marriott, Washington, D.C.
See agenda at www.academyhealth.org/nhpc
Rising Costs. Againg population. Increasing demand. Looming deadlines. How will we face the complex reality of health care in America? Learn more about the challenges and the ideas that will form solutions. Registration opens Ocotober 1, 2011.
15th Annual ICSI Colloquium
Minneapolis Convention Center
May 7-9, 2012
Co-Creating Our Future: Engaging Patients, Accelerating Change, Improving Value.
Past NIHP Events
Nicollet Island Pavilion
July 26, 2010
Opus College of Business, University of St. Thomas
April 14, 2010
The Norwegian Luncheon Club
April 3, 2010
University of St. Thomas
March 5, 2010
UC Davis Medical School
February 18, 2010
MN Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians
December 4, 2009
Upper Midwest Bariatric Forum
November 20, 2009
Ralph Morris Foundation
November 16, 2009
Hill Farm Historical Society
May 15, 2009
Lakeview Health System
April 24, 2009
Forum Club of Southwest Florida
March 6, 2009
Pacific Union Club – San Francisco
October 7, 2008
The System 2009
April 25-27, 2008
The Dean of public policy pundits, David Broder of the Washington Post, and 40 other veterans of the last national effort at health policy reform, gathered for a weekend in Minnesota to design an entirely new approach to the challenge of national health policy reform.
Critical: What We Can Do About the Health Care Crisis
Featuring Senator Tom Daschle
March 12, 2008
Based on his newly released book on health care, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle offered his perspective on why health policy change is so daunting and presented his vision for how, despite these obstacles, future progress in health care reform can be achieved.
Read the Wall Street Journal’s book review:
The 2007 James L. Reinertsen Lecture
Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer
Featuring Shannon Brownlee, Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
November 15, 2007
As a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Shannon Brownlee’s work focuses on the U.S. health care system, and the cultural, economic, and political forces that result in poor quality and high cost. She has written extensively about the lack of scientific evidence for many medical practices, and the problem of unnecessary care, which accounts for as much as a third of the nation’s health care bill. She is the author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Americans Sicker and Poorer, which was published recently by Bloomsbury Press.
This lecture was co-sponsored by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) and Minnesota Community Measurement.
The Medical Arms Race and the Impact of Government Regulation
& Payment Systems
Featuring Dr. Mark McClellan, former CMS Administrator
October 15, 2008
As part of NIHP’s series on the Medical Arms Race Syndrome, Dr. McClellan, former FDA Commissioner and former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, addressed the impact of government regulation and payment systems on the Medical Arms Race. The NIHP teamed up with the Medical Technology Leadership Forum to host this event, as part of MTLF’s 2007 Fall Forum.
Aligning Incentives to Redirect the Medical Arms Race: Value Based Purchasing
Featuring Jack Rowe, MD, retired Chair & CEO, Aetna
September 20, 2007
During this public forum and luncheon, Dr. Jack Rowe, retired Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc., spoke to community healthcare leaders about “Value Based Purchasing” and its relation to redirecting the Medical Arms Race.
Dr. Rowe is widely recognized and respected for his leadership and vision in the healthcare industry. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. From 2000 until his retirement in late 2006, Dr. Rowe served as Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc, one of the nation’s leading health care and related benefits organizations. Before his tenure at Aetna, from 1998 to 2000, Dr. Rowe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation’s largest academic health care organizations.
The Medical Arms Race Syndrome: The Business, the Challenges and the Value of Healthcare
Featuring Leonard Schaeffer, Founding Chairman & CEO, WellPoint
June 19, 2007
As founding chairman and CEO of WellPoint, Mr. Schaeffer took the company from a point of near bankruptcy to healthcare leader status as it grew in value from $11 million in 1986 to over $20 billion in 2004. Today, it is the nation’s largest publicly traded healthcare company with more than 34 million medical members and annualized revenues exceeding $56 billion. WellPoint was named one of America’s most admired healthcare companies and one of the best performing public companies by Fortune and BusinessWeek respectively. A panel of regional healthcare and community leaders continued the discussion following Mr. Schaeffer’s remarks.
By David Phelps, Star Tribune, June 19, 2007
Phillip Longman Public Forum
“Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Is Better Than Yours”
May 29, 2007
150 people gathered at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center Tuesday to hear author Phillip Longmanspeakto why you and I should both read his new book “Best Healthcare Anywhere.” It was an NIHP event hosted by the MVAMC, one of only four polytrauma centers in the U.S. serving Americans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. The book tells the short story of the American health care system everyone claims to be looking for, which operates 24/7 right under our noses everywhere in the country.
Minnesota Physician Medfax, June 11, 2007
The Medical Arms Race Syndrome: The “Value” of Innovation
Featuring: Uwe Reinhardt, PhD, professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
February 22, 2007
Midwest States Health Reform Summit
November 14, 2006
Tim Pawlenty, Governor, State of Minnesota
Timothy Murphy, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Medical Arms Race Syndrome: Health System Economics
Featuring: Paul Ginsburg, PhD, President, Center for Studying Health System Change
September 29, 2006
Defining the Medical Arms Race Syndrome
July 13, 2006
Long Term Quality Care Summit
February 20-21, 2006
NIHP Annual Meeting
by Sr. Carol Keehan
President & CEO, Catholic Health Association
January 17, 2006
NIHP’s National Leadership Council Meeting
White House Senior Health Policy Advisor, Roy Ranthum, speaks with NIHP leadership
July 18, 2005
Consumer Focused Healthcare (CFHC) Summit
Keynote Address: Practice Variation
by John Wennberg, Foundation for Informed Medical Decision-Making
June 14-15, 2005
The CFHC Summit convened more than 100 diverse healthcare stakeholders to articulate the cornerstones of an effective consumer-focused healthcare system, with the patient/provider relationship at its core.
Health Policy Forum
March 31, 2005
The National Institute of Health Policy (NIHP) and the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) hosted a policy forum to understand and discuss the MMA’s recently released report, “Physicians’ Plan for a Healthy Minnesota: The MMA’s Proposal for Health Care Reform.”
The NIHP convened this neutral forum at the request of the MMA to give a broad cross-section of healthcare stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the feasibility and potential impact of some of the proposal’s bold recommendations.
21st Century Health System
January 18-19, 2005
Seventy healthcare leaders from the Upper Midwest gathered at HealthPartners in Bloomington, MN to dialogue on the 21st Century Healthcare System in the world of consumer-driven healthcare.