The 2020 Healthcare Policy Symposium will bring together the wide range of organizations and perspectives that contribute to the provision of care and caregivers to better understand this important area for excellence in 21st century medicine. The event will be held at the Memorial Union, Arizona State University, Tempe on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The symposium will include perspectives from a number of industries and how healthcare practices can learn and adopt some of these tried and effective operational policies. Sessions will be led by Jody Hatcher, President, SC Services, at Vizient. Additional participants include Sham Kunjur, CEO Purchasing, General Motors; Graeme Dykes, Managing Director, Resilinc; Ross Harvey, Director, Global Director, Customer Support, Cook Medical; Tom Harvieux, Chief Supply Officer, BJC Healthcare; Keith Frey, M.D., MBA, Divisional Chief Medical Officer, Dignity Health; and introductions by Eugene Schneller, Ph.D., Professor, Arizona State University.
The annual McKenna Foundation Lecture 2020 will follow at 5:30 pm at the Marston Exploration Theater. This year’s featured is speaker, Susan Dentzer. Her presentation is titled Healthcare Without Walls, Opportunities and Challenges for a distributed Health Care System. Dentzer is the President and CEO at The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) and a health policy journalist. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with her at a reception from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm.
Dentzer is one of the nation's most respected health and health policy thought leaders and a frequent commentator on television and radio, including PBS and NPR. She is the lead author of the book Health Care Without Walls: A Roadmap for Reinventing U.S. Health care. Her current work focuses on modernizing the health care system through the use of greater virtual care. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) and also serves on the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice of the National Academies of Science, Medicine, and Engineering. She is also an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Registration is free. Space is limited.