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Center for Health Research, UC Berkeley
California HealthCare Foundation

NOTE: When available, the conference speakers' presentations are linked to their names.


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2001

9:00 am
Welcome and Conference Overview, Goals, and Objectives

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD (Conference Chair)
Blue Cross of Calif. Distinguished Professor of Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health & Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


9:15 am
Digital Strategies for Crossing the Quality Chasm

Kenneth L. Shine, MD
President, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC


10:15 am
eHealth Strategies for Physician Organizations

Bartley S. Asner, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Monarch Health Care, Mission Viejo, CA

William Chin, MD
Executive Medical Director, Healthcare Partners Medical Group, Torrance, CA

Robert Pearl, MD
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Permanente Medical Group of Northern California, Oakland, CA

Jeffrey Rideout, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA

James C. Robinson, PhD(Moderator)
Professor of Health Economics, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


11:30 am     Break


11:45 am
How Will New Technology Transform California Health Care?

Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH
President, The Health Technology Center, San Francisco, CA


12:30 pm     Networking Lunch


1:30 pm
Technology and Care Delivery

Concurrent Sessions ONE

1.1—Digital Strategies for California Purchasers and Plans

Allen Feezor
Executive Director, CalPERS, Sacramento, CA

David Hopkins, PhD
Director of Health Information Improvement, Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco, CA

Sam Ho, MD
Vice President & Corporate Medical Officer, Pacificare Health System, Santa Ana, CA

Gary Velasquez
President, Business Transformation and Innovation Services Division, Health Net, Woodland Hills, CA

Walter Zelman, PhD (Moderator)
President, California Association of Health Plans, Sacramento, CA

1.2—The Role of New Technology in Enhancing Quality of Care

Margaret Cary, MD, MPH, MBA
Senior Vice President and Medical Director, Vox Medica, Inc., Philadelphia PA

Harvey R. Colten, MD
Chief Medical Officer, iMetrikus, Inc., Carlsbad, CA

Michael McDonald, DrPH
President and Chief Executive Officer, Global Health Initiatives, Inc., Potomac, MD

Giovanni Colella, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Healinx, Alameda, CA

Ann F. Monroe (Moderator)
Director, The Quality Initiative, California HealthCare Foundation, Oakland, CA

1.3—Innovation in Physician—Patient Communication

Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD
Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor and Director, Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Donald Kemper, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthwise, Boise, ID

Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH
Dean, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Carolyn Stern, MD
Marion B. Folsom Center, Rochester, NY

Gary Kreps, PhD (Moderator)
Chief of the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

1.4—Digital Strategies in Health System—Physician Communication and Coordination

John Byrnes, MD
Senior Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness, Sharp Healthcare, San Diego, CA

Steve McDermott
Chief Executive Officer, Hill Physicians Medical Group, San Ramon, CA

David Druker, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA

C. Duane Dauner (Moderator)
President, California Healthcare Association, Sacramento, CA


3:00 pm     Break


3:30 pm
Technology and Care Delivery

Concurrent Sessions TWO

2.1—eHealth, Connectivity, and EDI: Can New Technology Make Health Care More Efficient?

David Brailer, MD, PhD
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CareScience, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Gregory J. Debor
Partner, CSC; and Consultant, New England Health EDI Network, Waltham, MA

John Fessler
President, Payor Services; and Acting Chief Financial Officer, MedUnite, San Diego, CA

Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH
Faculty, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Charles Saunders, MD
President, EDS Health Care Global Industry Group, San Francisco, CA

Beau Carter (Moderator)
Executive Director, Integrated Healthcare Assoc., Walnut Creek, CA

2.2—Ensuring That Safety Net Providers Will Be Included in the eCare Revolution

Michael Ann Beyer
Chief Executive Officer, Council of Community Clinics, San Diego, CA

Ellen Friedman
Vice President, Tides Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Melissa Stafford Jones
Director of Policy, California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, Berkeley, CA

Ralph Silber
Executive Director, Alameda Health Consortium, Oakland, CA

Linda Neuhauser, DrPH (Moderator)
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2.3—Regulating Health Care Privacy and Data Security Without Stifling Innovation

William R. Braithwaite, MD, PhD
Senior Advisor on Health Information Policy, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC

Steven Fleisher, Esq.
Vice President & General Counsel, MEDePass, San Francisco, CA

Henry T. Greely, Esq.
Professor of Law; Professor by Courtesy of Genetics; Director of Program of Law, Science, & Technology, Stanford University Law School, Palo Alto, CA

W. Clark Stanton, Esq.
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine; and Editor, California Healthcare Association HIPAA Privacy Manual, San Francisco, CA

Sam Karp (Moderator)
Chief Information Officer, California Health Policy, California HealthCare Foundation, Oakland, CA

2.4—New Technology and eHealth: What's the New, New Thing?

Vikas Kheterpal, MD
Vice President and General Manager, Global Clinical Information Systems, GE Medical Systems Information Technologies, Annapolis, MD

Dennis Schmuland, MD, CISSP
MCS Healthcare Solutions and Information Security, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

Thomas Tinstman, MD
Chief Medical Officer, UC Davis Medical Center; and former Senior Vice President, Cerner Corporation, Davis, CA

Tomas M. Jones, MD
Senior Director for Healthcare Applications, Oracle Corporation, Santa Clara, CA

Kevin Fickenscher, MD (Moderator)
President, Knowlegis, Tiburon, CA


5:00 pm     Adjournment


6:00 pm     Networking Reception

7:00 pm     Banquet and Presentation:
Technology's Transformation of California Health Care

Ian Morrison, PhD
Senior Fellow, Institute for the Future, and Author, The Second Curve—Managing the Velocity of Change, Menlo Park, CA

Margaret Laws, MPP (Moderator)
Senior Program Officer, California Health Policy, California HealthCare Foundation, Oakland, CA



WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2001

7:00 am     Continental Breakfast


8:00 am
Welcome and Recap of Day One

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD (Conference Chair)
Blue Cross of Calif. Distinguished Professor of Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health and Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Sam Karp
Chief Information Officer, California HealthCare Foundation, Oakland, CA


8:15 am
Current Technology by California Healthcare Providers

Katherine Kim
President and Chief Executive Officer, Communications Technology Cluster LLC, Oakland, CA

Jeff Oxendine
Executive Director, Department of Radiology, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Institute for Leading Change in Healthcare, Boston, MA


8:45 am
A Consumer Perspective: Can Technology Improve the Physician—Patient Relationship in California?

Martin Gallegos
Director/Patient Advocate, Office of the Patient Advocate, Los Angeles, CA

Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH
National Healthcare Thought Leader, William M. Mercer, Medical Director, Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco, CA

Ellen Severoni
President, California Health Decisions, Orange, CA

Paul Tang, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA

John C. Lewin, MD (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, California Medical Association, San Francisco, CA


10:00 am     Break


10:15 am
eHealth, Digital, and New Technology in Healthcare — Who Pays?

K. Randall Burt
President and Chief Executive Officer, Alere Medical, Inc., Reno, NV

Peter Lee, Esq.
President, Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco, CA

Gary Velasquez
President, Business Transformation and Innovation Services Division, Health Net, Woodland Hills, CA

Donald W. Moran
President, The Moran Company; and Chair, Reimbursement Working Group, eHealth Initiative, Washington, DC

George Anders (Moderator)
Senior Editor and Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, Fast Company; Author, Health Against Wealth; Former Reporter, Wall Street Journal; and Pulitzer Prize Winner, San Francisco, CA


11:30 am
Internet Strategies in Achieving Quality Breakthroughs in California Healthcare

Robert H. Brook, MD, ScD
Director, Health Program, RAND Graduate School; and Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA


12:30 pm     Luncheon and Closing Comments:
Thoughts Regarding Conference Conclusions and Future Initiatives

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD (Conference Chair)
Blue Cross of Calif. Distinguished Professor of Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health and Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA


2:00 pm
Adjournment