Donald Berwick, M.D., Former President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  The second annual Lundberg Institute Lecture welcomes Dr. Berwick, who studies the management of health care systems with emphasis on using scientific methods and evidence-based medicine and comparative effectiveness research to improve the tradeoff among quality, safety and costs.

Event Description: In the ongoing difficult transition to the Obama health plan, Dr. Berwick’s analysis of these issues has been resisted, and even distorted, by some political opponents in the current public debate. Dr. Berwick concludes that “Any health-care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional.” Also, hear Dr. Berwick’s ideas on how true delivery system reform – changing care to better meet the needs of patients, families and communities – provides a sensible and effective alternative to the much-feared threat of rationing of care. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

MLF: Humanities
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond
Also know: In association with The Lundberg Institute

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2 Responses for “THCB Calendar Dec. 18 — Donald Berwick: Is a Bright Future for Health Care Possible?”

  1. Curly Harrison, MD says:

    Dear Dr. Berwick,

    I am all for the precepts set forth by you, Dr. Berwick: “…with emphasis on using scientific methods and evidence-based medicine…”

    Well, where is the scientific method and evidence based medicine to support “meaningful use”, EHR devices, CPOE devices, and CDS devices? Do they improve outcomes and reduce costs, Dr. Berwick?
    Where is the proof that they even have the potential to do such?

    Where is the scientific method and evidenced based medicine that proves that patient privacy is not violated by the systems of computerized EHR devices that are being promulgated by the US Government?

    Where is the after market surveillance of the above devices?

    Where is the evidence that EHR outages never have an impact on patient care?

    I hope you cover these topics and present a transcript of your remarks.

    Curly

  2. Doctor McDonald says:

    Health care is being transformed whereby the patient is the computer and the sick person is grist for the cash register of the hospitals and the corporations.

    Don, are you shocked?

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