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The Triple Aim: Health, Care and Cost

Opening General Session 1000.0
Tuesday, June 26 - 1:00PM-2:30PM

This session will focus on how public health and health care both need to change to create a more integrated system and ultimately a healthier nation.  Dr. Berwick will focus on the tremendous unrealized potential in American medicine. Despite our outstanding knowledge base, expert practitioners, and world-class equipment, most Americans do not have access to safe, high-quality care. Dr. Berwick presents a vision of how, through well-applied IT, new methods of healthcare delivery, and effective legislation, America can forge a system that satisfies our patients, our wallets, and our moral imperative to care for those who need care.

In addition, this session will offer the audience the opportunity to hear from local leaders about the North Carolina public health infrastructure.

Presenter Information

Donald Berwick, MD
Dr. Berwick is the former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the founding CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He has also served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and was named a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London. Dr. Berwick will focus on the tremendous unrealized potential in the delivery of health care and its impact on the public health system.

Melvin Shipp, OD, DrPH, MPH
American Public Health Association

Dr. Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (Emeritus)
Executive Director
American Public Health Association

Laura Gerald, MD, MPH
State Health Officer
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

E. Winters Mabry, MD
Health Director
Mecklenburg County Health Department