News Advisory: Health care forum at HCMC to feature United Kingdom and Minnesota perspectives on integrated care

Health care leaders from the United Kingdom will join Minnesota health care executives, trustees, and physician leaders to talk about the transition to integrated care systems at a forum at Hennepin County Medical Center on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. The forum title is “Governing for Innovation in Health Care Delivery” and it will feature Minnesota and U.K. health care leaders sharing their perspectives and experience with integrated systems from the exam room to the board room.

The U.K. executives and trustees are in Minnesota next week to explore integrated care and innovation at the policy, provider, payer and patient level. Their topics of study include how payers and providers can work together to create integrated care systems, how the health care system can build a capability for greater innovation, and the governance and leadership that is necessary to support innovation. Mayo Clinic, the Minnesota Hospital Association, the Governance Institute, USA and Judge Business School and Cambridge Health Network, U.K. are the sponsors of the study tour for the U.K. delegates and the event on June 7.

What: Governing for Innovation in Health Care Delivery
Where: Hennepin County Medical Center, Red Building, 730 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis, Room RL.110
When: June 7, 2011, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Panelists and Topics
David Jones, Chair Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. and Annette Schmiede, member of Northern Sydney Local Health Network Governing Council Australia

Topic: The role of boards to create a culture that fosters innovation and enhanced value in an era of accountable care

Penny Wheeler, MD, Allina Health System and Simon Carter, MD, Medical Director the London Clinic, Surgeon Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Topic: The role of physicians as champions for enhanced quality and value in integrated care systems

Bob Stevens, CEO,  Ridgeview Medical Center and David Dalton, CEO, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Topic: The role of hospital management to generate innovation and value for patients and purchasers of healthcare services

Contacts:  Tom Hayes, Hennepin County Medical Center – office 612-873-3337, cell 612-201-8205 or Jan Hennings, Minnesota Hospital Association – office 651-603-3549, cell 612-804-2250.

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