Moving the Health Care Market to Value: Leveraging the Power of Purchasers

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Moving the Health Care Market to Value: Leveraging the Power of Purchasers

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Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce 1301 5th Avenue Suite 1500 Seattle, WA 98101

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Description

A Half-Day, Interactive Workshop for Health Care Purchasers

Employers and other purchasers are often frustrated by the high cost of health care products and services, but many feel they don’t have any power to negotiate for better value. The health care market is changing rapidly, and for busy benefits professionals, it’s too hard to keep up.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about health care value – what it is and why it matters to not only your business’s or organization’s bottom line, but also to the health and well-being of your employees.
  • Hear how Washington State is moving the health care market to value, and how you can join the movement.
  • Walk away with a practical to-do list to help your organization find better value in health care.

If you would like to be in the driver’s seat with your health care strategy, this workshop is for HR benefits professionals like you! Follow the conversation #purchaserpower.

Please join us for continental breakfast and networking at 7:30 a.m. Program will begin at 8:00 a.m.

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Speakers

  • Caroline Whalen, County Administrative Officer, King County
  • Rick Cooper, CEO, The Everett Clinic
  • Dorothy Frost Teeter, Director, Washington State Health Care Authority
  • Nancy Giunto, Executive Director, Washington Health Alliance
  • Dr. Jürgen Unützer, Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington

Program at-a-glance:

  • Hear why the provider community is looking to purchasers to drive change in the health care system - Rick Cooper, CEO, The Everett Clinic
  • Be introduced to value-based purchasing concepts from some of the largest purchasers of health care in Washington: what’s on the horizon that will affect your organization’s benefit strategy - Dorothy Teeter, Director, WA Health Care Authority; Caroline Whalen, County Administrative Officer, King County
  • Discover resources to help you build value-based purchasing into your organization’s purchasing strategy, using key transparency tools and information - Nancy Giunto, Executive Director, Washington Health Alliance
  • Learn about the links between employee behavioral health and value-based purchasing - Dr. Jürgen Unützer, internationally recognized psychiatrist and health services researcher, University of Washington
  • Discuss practical methods for incorporating value-based purchasing into your health care strategy.
  • Network with other purchasers to help drive market change with facilitated discussions and informal networking.

Why attend?

Nancy Giunto, Executive Director, Washington Health Alliance

"Only by leveraging the collective power of purchasers will we be able to move the health care market to value. This conference provides a unique opportunity for employers and labor union trusts of all sizes to come together to hear about the innovations underway in our state and to learn about the resources that are available to help with value-based purchasing. As our State continues its pioneering work to make value the key component of health care purchasing, it’s important for all purchasers to understand how they are able to participate in—and profit from—that ongoing effort."

Caroline Whalen, County Administrative Officer, King County

“If we look at purchasing health care coverage for our employees as a supply chain issue, it becomes clear that we as employers can and should be demanding top-notch service at a reasonable price from our health care providers and plans. This conference will help us understand this strategic opportunity, and I am excited to join with other purchasers to mobilize behind this idea."

Dorothy Teeter, Director, Washington State Health Care Authority

“Employers and other purchasers are often frustrated by the high cost of health care products and services, but many feel they don’t have any power to negotiate for better value. The health care market is changing rapidly, and for busy benefits professionals, it’s too hard to keep up.”

Sponsors

Logos of sponsoring organizations: King County, Washington Health Alliance, Health Care Authority


Co-sponsor

Co-sponsor logos: Washington Roundtable and Seattle Chamber


This workshop was made possible by funding from the Harvard Innovations in Government Award.

Innovations in American Government Award