Spark: What Are The Costs? 10/19

What Are The Costs? Increasing the Value of Healthcare

October 19 at 6:30 pm @ The Moody
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As Americans continue to grapple with rising healthcare costs, professionals around the nation are exploring the most effective and efficient models of providing high quality healthcare at a lower cost to all. Dr. J. James Rohack and Dr. William Sage discuss the emerging healthcare models in Texas and the nation.

J. James Rohack MD, senior staff cardiologist at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, is actively involved in patient care and serves as the director of the Center for Healthcare Policy. He is also medical director for system improvement of the Scott & White Health Plan and a professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Rohack served as president of the American Medical Association in 2009-2010 and was the spokesperson for the AMA during the national debate on American healthcare reform.

William M. Sage, MD, JD, is Vice Provost for Health Affairs and James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the University of Texas at Austin. He also serves on the Fellows Council of the Hastings Center on bioethics and the editorial board of Health Affairs. In 1993, he headed four working groups of the Clinton administration’s Task Force on Health Care Reform. His edited books include Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System and Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care.

Be sure to join us on October 19th, for an insightful discussion about the increasing value of healthcare as Dr. Rohack and Dr. Sage share their ideas on how we can better understand the challenges of developing an effective and efficient plan for our country.