Revolutionizing Health Care

Featuring Robert Mecklenburg, medical director of the Center for Health Care Solutions at Virginia Mason Medical Center.
Sponsored by Medtronic
Complimentary Audio Webinar

Thursday, November 17, 2016


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM US Eastern
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Mountain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US Pacific
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT

Webinar Overview

As health care costs continue to soar, employers face a dilemma: pay more for employees’ health care, which erodes profitability, or shift more responsibility to employees, which damages morale and hinders attracting and retaining top talent.   

But there is another option: employers can use their purchasing power and deep supply chain expertise to change the game. Employers can bring unique skills to improve quality, remove waste, and reduce costs.

That’s what Intel has done in forming the Healthcare Marketplace Collaborative (HMC) model—which has the potential to be a game changer. This model, initiated in Portland, Oregon, involves collaborating with other major players in the local health care system to reduce costs and accelerate the pace of change.  

On November 17, in a live, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, one of the leaders in developing and implementing this model, Robert Mecklenburg of Virginia Mason Medical Center, will describe what the HMC model is, how it works, the results achieved, lessons learned, and how this model can be broadly reapplied.

To discover how employers can take the lead in transforming the health care system—and in doing so can improve care and lower costs—join Mecklenburg and HBR on November 17. 


About the Speaker

Robert S. Mecklenberg MD, Medical Director Center for Health Care Solutions Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle, Washington    

Robert S. Mecklenberg

MD, Medical Director

Center for Health Care Solutions
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

 

 

Dr. Mecklenburg trained at Northwestern University Medical School, the University of Washington and at the National Institutes of Health. At Virginia Mason he has served as Chief of Medicine and as a Board member.

His scientific papers include lead articles in the New England Journal of Medicine. His work with employers has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Health Affairs, Harvard Business Review, by the Institute of Medicine, and by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. 

As a member of Washington’s Robert Bree Collaborative, he has led teams producing bundled payment models and warranties for high cost surgeries.