Quarterly Gehr Speakers Series
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To Err is Human (film)
Medical mistakes lead to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths every year, making it the #3 leading cause of death in the United States. To Err Is Human is an in-depth documentary about medical mistakes and those working behind the scenes to create a new age of patient safety. Through interview with leaders in healthcare, footage of real-world efforts leading to safer care, and one family’s compelling journey from victim to empowered patient advocate, the film provides a unique look at our health care system’s ongoing fight against preventable harm.
Thursday September 13, 2018, 5-7 PM
After the screening, a Q & A session with the film producers will follow
Dinner will be provided!
Spine Surgery: Do We Overdo It?
Thursday July 12, 2018, 12–1 p.m.
Rajiv Sethi, MD
Chair of the Neuroscience Institute
Director of Complex Spine Surgery
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Frank Acosta, MD
USC Spine Center
Independence + Connectedness = The Recipe for Wellbeing
Friday April 27, 2018, 12–1 p.m.
Jonathan Sherin, MD, PhD
Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Full details here
Transforming Health Systems in Uncertain Times
February 5, 2018, 12–1 p.m.
Peter Long, PhD
President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation
Slides from event
The Future of Health and Healthcare
January 11, 2018, 12–1 p.m.
Nirav Shah, MD, MPH
Former Commissioner of Health for New York State
Full details here
The Role of Community Health Centers in our Healthcare System
October 12, 2017, 12–1p.m.
Castulo de la Rocha
President and CEO of AltaMed Health Services
Video of event.
The State of Healthcare Reform in Los Angeles County
June 2, 2017, 12–1 p.m.
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, District 2
Video of event
The CareMore Model: Caring for High Risk / High Cost Patients
April 18, 2017, 12–1 p.m.
Sachin Jain, MD, MBA
CEO of CareMore Health System
Video of Event
The Case for Single-Payer National Health Insurance
January 9, 2017, 12–1 p.m.
Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH and David Himmelstein, MD
Co-Founders, Physicians for a National Health Program
Health Care Delivery Innovation in the Safety Net
October 5, 2016
Chief Executive Officer
LA Care Health Plan
John Baackes is Chief Executive Officer of L.A. Care Health Plan. He brings more than 30 years of health care experience. Before joining L.A. Care, he served as president of Philadelphia-based AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans where he oversaw the Medicare Advantage business unit. Prior to that position, Mr. Baackes was CEO of Senior Whole Health in Cambridge, MA, a voluntary health care plan for more than 10,000 low-income seniors in Massachusetts and New York. Mr. Baackes holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and is a native of Evanston, IL.
The New Science of Implementation
July 5, 2016, 12 p.m.–1 p.m.
Steven Asch, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Steven M. Asch MD, MPH is a Vice -Chief for Research, Division of General Medical Disciplines at Stanford, where he leads more than 150 faculty, and the Chief of Health Services Research at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. He develops and evaluates quality measurement and improvement systems, often in the care of patients with communicable or chronic disease. Dr. Asch has led several national projects developing broad-based quality measurement tools for veterans, Medicare beneficiaries, and the community. He directs the Center of Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) which aims to maximize value by testing organizational innovations to make medical care more collaborative and efficient using implementation science methods…
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