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US Healthcare Economics - Innovating our way out of a Crisis

4/17/2019
When: April 17, 2019
5:30-8:30 PM
Where: Regis College, Fine Arts Center
235 Wellesley St
Weston, Massachusetts  02493
United States
Contact: Bill Munger
617-620-4161


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April 17 Wednesday - MDG Boston FORUM
US Healthcare Economics
Innovating our way out of a Crisis
The pressure to drive costs down
drives the incentive to innovate up
for the Med-Tech Entrepreneur

 

This discussion is essential for MedTech developers
to understand the economic factors that are driving
opportunities within the US Healthcare System.

 

Panel for This Discussion 
Jo Ellen Slurzberg will Moderate this Forum. She has developed and implemented complex reimbursement strategies for a spectrum of innovative biomedical, pharmaceutical and medical device technologies in the U.S. and abroad.


Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, will present a broad overview of the factors that are driving the disconnect between spending and outcomes in US healthcare and explore some critical healthcare cost myths and provide some prescriptions for how to overcome them.

James Wallace, MBA, President, AmeriPlus Selectexecutive about leading cost drivers he feels are ripe for innovation from the med tech industry. He’ll also explore some promising innovations that insurers were receptive to as well as some attempts at innovation when they weren’t so receptive.

Wendy Zhong, PhD Principal Health Economist at Boston Scientific (Watchman) will talk about what goes into developing a compressive health economic argument for payers, facilities, and patients. She’ll then talk a little about
what she and her team are doing on Boston Scientific’s Watchman product.


The US spends more than any other country in the developed world on healthcare on both a per capita (US$ PPP) and percentage of GDP basis.

Despite that high spending and incredible technical sophistication, US healthcare ranks near the bottom of the developed world on many health care quality indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality.
(OECD 2017 Numbers)

Wednesday
April 17, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

 

Regis College Fine Arts Center
Weston, MA

 

 

Earlybird Fees by April 10  
 Member/Alliance Partner - $30       
   Non-member - $45   
   Student (member) - $10
   Student (non-member) - $15
Gold Member - No Charge
     
Event Sponsorship - $500  
 (contact Hank Allard for details -hallard@mdgboston.org) 


Event Sponsor

Who Should Attend: 
  • Physicians, Hospital, and Insurance Groups
  • Innovative Scientists, Engineers,Physicians, and Economists
  • Med-tech entrepreneurs, executives, and product managers
Our Distinguished Panel
 
Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor Health Policy
and Management at Harvard
T.H. Chan School of Public Health;
National Co-leader of the
Health Management practice
Willis Towers Watson
James Wallace, MBA
President, AmeriPlus Select
Services & Senior Researcher
Harvard Business School
Wendy Zhong, PhD
Principal Health Economist,
Boston Scientific (Watchman)
Jo Ellen Slurzberg MODERATOR
Vice President,
Global Health Policy
JR Associates
Panel Bios
 
Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
National Co-leader of the Health Management practice of Willis Towers Watson

Jeff teaches courses at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health on provider payment and managing health care costs. He has given guest lectures frequently, including at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and The Wharton School at Penn University.

At North American Health Management Practice, Jeff helps large employers develop, implement and evaluate their health management strategy, including care management programs, incentive programs, and technology programs. Jeff has written and spoken widely on health care reform, especially around the adoption of disruptive innovation, and the use of behavioral economics to drive performance in the health care delivery system and behavior among employees and in the general population. His work has been published in JAMA, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and the Harvard Business Review.

James Wallace, MBA
President, AmeriPlus Select Services & Senior Researcher
Harvard Business School
Jim Wallace comes from a career in the health care and financial services industries, notably as head of strategy for Anthem, founder of The Wellesley Group, the parent of a pioneering merchant bank in health care finance, and chief executive of AmeriPlus, the nation’s leading independent Medicare hospital network. Prior to his career in industry, Jim was an officer and combat pilot in the U.S. Army, and a strategy consultant with Bain & Company.

Jim has also worked with the Walt Disney Company, Fox Entertainment, and SpaceX, leading domestic and international business development efforts as senior advisor to the board and CEO. Jim has a BS in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and a MBA from Harvard Business School. Jim’s strategy, capital markets, and business development experience combine with his 30 years of corporate and government relationships to bring a rich resource of knowledge to organizations he works with.

Wendy Zhong, PhD
Principal Health Economist Boston Scientific (Watchman)
Wendy (Yue) Zhong is a Principal Health Economist at Boston Scientific, with primary responsibility for designing and executing health economics research for the WATCHMAN therapy. Wendy coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to build on the solid base of health economic evidence in support of the WATCHMAN value proposition for payers, facilities, and patients, in addition to leveraging this evidence to ensure global reimbursement and market access. She received her PhD in Health Services Research from the University of Florida and was previously a project director at the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health, Tufts Medical Center.
 
Jo Ellen Slurzberg MODERATOR
Vice President, Global Health Policy JR Associates
Jo Ellen has developed and implemented complex reimbursement strategies for a spectrum of innovative biomedical, pharmaceutical and medical device technologies in the U.S. and abroad. She is an active member of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) and its Reimbursement Working Group. Jo Ellen represents MDMA and small manufacturers on Leavitt Partners’ Barriers to Access Task Force and has participated in the Duke-Margolis Value-Based Payment Roundtable.  
 
Jo Ellen also mentors students at Harvard Business School/Harvard School of Public Health, and has served as an advisor to the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-Lab) and other translational medicine programs. As an active speaker on health policy trends and reimbursementrelated business issues, she also participates in the Global Educators Network for Health Innovation Education (GENiE).
 
Co-Champions
   
Aaron Cohen 
Project Management Consultant
 
 
Joe Berkowitz 
Director of Sales
Selectech
Fees -  (Light dinner included)
Fee Category Early Registration
(By April 10)
Week Prior
(April 10 - April 17)

At the Door
(April 17
 
Member/Alliance Partner: $30 $35 $45
Non-Member: $45 $55 $65
Student Member $10 $12 $15    
Student Non-member w/ a valid ID $15 $18 $20 
Gold Member No Charge No Charge  No Charge 
 
      
Event Sponsor - $500
Contact Hank Allard for details
hallard@mdgboston.org
    

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