Dec 13, 2011

Wagner-cosponsored Symposium Explores Innovations in Healthcare Management

Ellen Schall, Dean and Martin Cherkasky Professor of Health Policy & Management at NYU Wagner, moderated a comprehensive, in-depth panel discussion on healthcare policy and management on December 12 at the second annual "Innovations in Healthcare Symposium" at New York University.

Attended by 150 guests, the symposium was co-sponsored by NYU Wagner, the College of Nursing, and NYU Langone, and was held at the NYU Langone Medical Center's Alexandria Center, located along the East River. The gathering brought together leading minds from inside and outside the healthcare industry to offer solutions for healthcare reform and innovation.

Dean Schall's panel, "Innovation in Health Care Delivery: Making Patient-Centeredness Real," included these leading healthcare experts: Annette Diefenthaler, PhD, Design Researcher and Project Lead, IDEO; Kimberly S. Glassman, PhD, RN, Sr. Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, NYU Langone Medical Center; Albert G. Mulley, Jr., MD, MPP, Director, Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School; and Michael Meltsner, JD, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law.

Commented Robert I. Grossman, MD, dean & CEO at NYU Langone Medical Center, "Discovering innovative ways to deliver health care cannot be accomplished if we work only in silos, and succeeding in this challenge never been more important than it is today. Providers, payers, academia and industry must collaborate to create novel methods to improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of care at a reasonable cost. This symposium was created to facilitate dialogue and drive action towards improving the healthcare delivery system."

The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy at NYU offers a Health Policy and Management Program that has been recognized as one of the best in the country, crossing traditional boundaries, linking management, finance and policy and providing students with the cutting-edge concepts and skills needed to shape the future of health policy and management. Students in the Wagner program receive a set of tools and experiences that allow them to understand both the delivery of health care services and the broader social, cultural and economic factors that influence health outcomes. Wagner's students experience firsthand the importance of health care delivery and health promotion in one of the most interesting, diverse, and complex cities in the world, and its graduates work in every sector of the health care system.


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