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HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER presents a conference

New Directions in American Health Care:
Innovations From Home and Abroad

Thursday and Friday
March 11 and 12, 2010


PAPERS

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010

9-10 a.m. 
PLENARY KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Peter Zweifel, Ph.D.
    Professor of Economics
    University of Zurich
    Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar
    What Do Citizens Expect From Their Health Care System?
    Implications for Swiss Health Policy

    Slides [PDF]

10:15-11:30 a.m.
Session I: QUALITY OF CARE AND COVERAGE INNOVATION

  • Moderator: Roshni Persaud, J.D.
    Hofstra University Health Law Program Administrator
  • The Roles of the Nurse and Physician in Quality Management in
    Modern Inpatient Hospital Care
    Kathleen Gallo, R.N., Ph.D., The Center for Learning and Innovation at North Shore-LIJ Health System
    Lawrence Smith, M.D., Dean, Hofstra University School of Medicine
    Paper [PDF]
  • Aligning Incentives for Value and Quality in the Medicare Program
    Stuart Guterman, Program on Payment System Reform
    The Commonwealth Fund
    Slides [PDF] | Abstract [PDF]

12:55-2:10 p.m.
Session II: POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON U.S. REFORM EFFORTS

  • Moderator: Joel Weintraub, M.D., J.D., Special Professor of Law
    Hofstra University School of Law
  • Single Payer and Health Care Reform: What’s Next?
    Oliver Fein, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College
    Slides [PDF]
  • The Spirits of Reform Past: How the Ghosts of Clinton Era Public Opinion Haunt Obama Health Reform
    Richard Himelfarb, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
    Hofstra University
    Abstract
    [PDF] | Paper [PDF]
  • Health Initiatives of the Young Lord’s Party
    Theresa Horvath, PA-C, M.P.H., Physician Assistant Studies Program Hofstra University
    Slides [PDF] | Abstract [PDF] | Paper [PDF]
  • The Political Calculus of Health Care Reform in Modern American Politics
    Edward J. Rollins, Senior Fellow, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, Hofstra University
    Senior Political Analyst, CNN News

2:30-3:45 p.m.
Session III: MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF AN AGING POPULATION I

  • Moderator: Ashira Ostrow, J.D., Professor of Law
    Hofstra University School of Law
  • Implementing and Disseminating a Falls Prevention Program in At-Risk Older Adults Living in a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community-Supportive Services Program
    Dale Chaikin, M.S., R.N., Community Health/NORC Programs
    North Shore-LIJ Health Systems
    Abstract [PDF] | Paper [PDF]
  • Ethics and Justice: Theories as Applied to Age-Based Rationing
    Hengameh Hosseini, Ph.D., Department of Public Health and
    Health Care Administration, Seton Hall University
    Slides [PDF] | Abstract [PDF]
  • A Tale of Two Studies: The Impact of Remote Patient Monitoring Upon Medicare Beneficiaries With Heart Failure
    Renee Pekmezaris, Ph.D., Community Health and Health Services Research North Shore-LIJ Health System

4-5:15 p.m.
Session IV: MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF AN AGING POPULATION II

  • Moderator: Donna M. Reed, L.C.S.W.
    Director, Division of Long-Term Care Services,
    Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs
  • Implications of Increases in Life Expectancy for Policy
    Hilary Waldron, M.A.
    United States Social Security Administration
    Slides [PDF] | Abstract [PDF] | Paper [PDF]
  • The Impact of an End-of-Life Communication Skills Intervention on
    Physicians In Training
    Renee Pekmezaris, Ph.D., Community Health and Health Services Research North Shore-LIJ Health System
  • Debunking the Myths Surrounding Exercise and Older Adults
    Katie Sell, Ph.D. CSCS and Steven Frierman, Ph.D.
    Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Hofstra University
    Paper [PDF]

7-9 p.m. 
CONFERENCE DINNER

  • Hofstra University Club
    Deborah Bachrach, J.D.
    Health Care Attorney and health Policy Consultant
    Former New York State Medicaid Director and Deputy Commissioner of Health
    Federal Health Policy: Impact on States
    Slides [PDF]

8:45-9:45 a.m.
PLENARY KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Vicente Navarro, M.D., Ph.D., Dr.P.H.
    Professor of Public Policy, Sociology and Policy Studies
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
    Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar

    Will We Ever Have a National Health Program in the United States?
    Slides [PDF]

10:15-11:45 a.m.
Session V: SOCIOECONOMIC DISPARITIES AND COVERAGE INNOVATION

  • Moderator: Vern Walker, Ph.D., J.D., Professor of Law
    Hofstra University School of Law
  • Health Reform and Health Equity: Sharing Responsibility for Health in the United States
    Erica Blacksher, Ph.D., The Hastings Center
    Slides
    [PDF] |  Abstract [PDF] | Paper [PDF]
  • NuHealth: A 21st-Century Model for Safety-Net Systems
    Aloysius B. Cuyjet, M.D., M.P.H., FACC, FACP, The Institute for Healthcare Disparities, Nassau University Medical Center
    Slides [PDF]
  • The Ethical Implications of the Attempts to Reduce Health Care Costs
    Hangameh Hosseini, Ph.D., Department of Public and Health Care Administration, Seton Hall University
    Slides [PDF] | Abstract [PDF]
  • Activities to Reduce Health Disparities Under Massachusetts Health Care Reform
    Joel S. Weissman, Ph.D.,Harvard Medical School; Former Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services
    Slides [PDF]

Noon-2 p.m.
CONFERENCE LUNCHEON

  • Hofstra University Club
    Howard B. Dean III, M.D.
    Senior Presidential Fellow, Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, Hofstra University (2009-2010)

    The Evolving Role of Physicians in a Reformed American Health Care System

2:15-4 pm
Session VI: ALTERNATIVE MODELS: LESSONS FROM HOME AND ABROAD 

  • Moderator: Alan Jakimo, J.D., Special Professor of Law
    Hofstra University School of Law; Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • The Swiss Experience with Managed Care in a Managed Competition Setting
    Rachel Kreier, Ph.D., Department of Economics, Hofstra University
    Slides [PDF] |  Abstract [PDF]
  • Health Care in Canada: Setting the Record Straight
    Martha Livingston, Ph.D., SUNY College at Old Westbury
    Abstract [PDF]
  • ERISA and Federalism: Limits to State and Local Health Care Reform
    Larry I. Palmer, LL.B.,Department of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Slides [PDF] |  Abstract [PDF] | Paper [PDF]
  • No Wrong Door: A Model for Biopsychosocial Health Care in the 21st Century
    Louise Skolnick, D.S.W., Adelphia University School of Social Work
    Shelly Schechter, R.N., M.S., M.A., Division of Community and Maternal Child Health, Nassau County Department of Health
    Slides [PDF] | Paper [PDF]
  • An Update on Massachusetts Health Care Reform
    Joel S. Weissman, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; Former Senior Health Policy Advisor to the Secretary, Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services
    Slides [PDF]