Health Care Benchmark Summit #5: Governance/Authority - What You Need to Know

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Health Care Benchmark Summit #5

Date: November 2nd, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: Medical Society of Delaware - 900 Prides Crossing Newark, DE
Host: Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI)
Topic: Governance/Authority

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 from 12:30 - 3:00 pm at the Medical Society of Delaware; DCHI in cooperation with DHSS will host the fifth in a series of Health Care Benchmark Summits on Governance and Authority.


Mark Larson.pngMark Larson, former Medicaid director for the state of Vermont, is Vice President of Policy at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, he guides CHCS’s leadership and capacity-building programs aimed to ensure that state leaders have the skills, expertise, and tools necessary to achieve Medicaid’s potential. He plays a key role in CHCS’ Medicaid Leadership Institute, providing leadership training for Medicaid directors across the country, and he oversees a series of state-based policy and leadership training academies for state Medicaid staff including current academies in California, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Vermont. 

Mr. Larson served as commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access from 2011-2015.In this role, he was responsible for oversight and management of Vermont’s publicly funded health insurance programs serving more than 200,000 Vermonters. He led the development and implementation of Vermont’s health insurance exchange and played an instrumental role in planning for Green Mountain Care, Vermont’s universal health care program. Mr. Larson earned a bachelor’s degree in religion and sociology from Bucknell University.

David Seltz.pngDavid Seltz is the first Executive Director of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) is an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care. The HPC's mission is to advance a more transparent, accountable, and innovative health care system through its independent policy leadership and investment programs. The HPC’s goal is better health and better care – at a lower cost – across the Commonwealth.

Prior to this role, Mr. Seltz was the chief health care advisor for then-Senate President Therese Murray and served as the Special Advisor on health care for former Governor Deval Patrick (MA). Through these positions, Mr. Seltz advised the passage of Chapter 58 of the Acts of 2006 and Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012. Mr. Seltz is a 2003 graduate of Boston College and originally from Minnesota. He was a recipient of Modern HealthCare’s 2015 Up and Comer Award, which recognizes young executives that have made significant contributions in the areas of healthcare administration, management or policy.

Bruce Goldberg.pngBruce Goldberg, MD is currently Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University-Portland State University School of Public Health.  He has devoted his professional career to improving the organization, delivery and financing of health services particularly to vulnerable populations. Bruce served two Oregon Governors, as the Director of the Oregon Office for Health Policy and Research from 2003-2005, Director of the Oregon Department of Human Services from November 2005 through February 2011, and then was the founding Director of the Oregon Health Authority from February 2011 through 2013. 

Bruce led Oregon's nationally recognized health reforms transforming Oregon’s Medicaid system to one based on a model of coordinated care. In addition, he established Oregon’s Healthy Kids program providing health coverage for all children, modernized Oregon’s antiquated mental health system and transformed the delivery of public human services to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. His experiences span time as an administrator of large complex organizations, a practicing clinician, teacher/academician, a county health officer, medical director for a Medicaid managed care organization, Clinical Director for the US Public Health Services in Zuni, New Mexico.

 After each speaker presentation, there will be time allotted for a brief Q&A session. Questions will be taken from the in-person audience and questions that arise during the Facebook Live Broadcasts which can be found here.

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