December Forum on 'Proving Value With Outcome Metrics, Research, & Results' To Begin in One Week

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2003 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Research Institute will be holding the "Proving Value with Outcome Metrics, Research & Results" forum (directed to clinical outcomes) on Dec. 1-2, 2003, at the Renaissance Hotel & Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The conference is chaired by Dr. George Martin, President-Elect, American College on Medical Quality and Senior Consultant, VHA, Inc.; and Becky Cherney, Chair, National Business Coalition on Health and President & CEO of Central Florida Health Care Coalition.

  FOCUS OF THE FORUM:

   --  Incorporate government expectations of clinical outcomes in planning

       health delivery programs

   --  Standardize the care delivery process to deliver value to patients

       and customers

   --  Illustrate the science, methodology and analyses behind clinical

       outcome metrics

   --  Integrate medical management interventions


  FOR PROSPECTIVE OUTCOMES PURCHASERS, PAYORS, PROVIDERS & ATTENDEES:

A special post-conference workshop is scheduled to address such issues as: how can financial incentives change so physicians are rewarded for successful outcomes and why the healthcare system should recognize those who are producing results:

  "Rewarding Physicians for Successful Outcomes"


   Tues., Dec. 2, 2003

   3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

   Registration Price: $350


   Becky Cherney, Chair

   National Business Coalition on Health

   President & Chief Executive Officer

   Central Florida Health Care Coalition


   AND


   Geof Baker, MBA

   President

   Med-Vantage, Inc.


   ACCREDITATION:

Accreditation is provided for health care executives, physicians, nurses and pharmacists (10 credits).

SPEAKERS:

This year's program will showcase 30+ nationally-known thought leaders, such as:

   --  Stuart Guterman

       Director, Office of Research, Development & Information

       US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


   --  Thomas Wilson, PhD, DrPH

       Epidemiologist, President

       Wilson Research


   --  Michael Montijo, MD, MD, MPH,

       Vice President & Medical Director

       American Healthways


   --  Joseph Lipscomb, MD

       Chief, Outcomes Research Branch

       National Cancer Institute


  --  Bill Lawrence, MD, MS

      Center for Outcomes & Evidence

      Agency for Health Care Research & Quality


  --  Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD

      Director, University of Texas, San Antonio

      Disease Management Center Plan Purchaser Group


  --  Jeffery M. Gruen, MD, MBA

      Senior Medical Director

      United Health Care


  --  Geof Baker, MBA

      President

      Med-Vantage, Inc.


Posted: November 2003

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