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MANAGED CARE February 2000. ©2000 MediMedia USA

Payor, Provider, Patient: Healthcare by Consensus
Proceedings of the 12th Annual Symposium for Managed Care Professionals


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

Old Saying Appropriate For Current Environment

DAVID BRENNAN
Senior Vice President, Commercialization and Portfolio Management
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

There is an expression often called "the curse," attributed to the Chinese by most people, that goes, "May you live in interesting times." And given the current state of affairs in managed care, to describe these times as merely interesting is to put it much too mildly — even after making allowances for the ironic intent of the statement.

No matter how you describe it, managed care today is a topic of continuing debate across our country.

Our aim in presenting "Payor, Provider, Patient: Healthcare by Consensus" was to contribute constructively to the dialogue by helping to shed new light on the issues, and by seeking new perspectives and ideas from everyone who attended this symposium. Our panel of speakers inspired thoughts and stirred lively discussion.

We wanted to explore the growing influence of the patient in health care decisions, and the collateral rise of the standards of accountability that providers can expect to face for their decisions — as well as the health care outcomes that result.

We examined the issues of privacy, medical records, and how new technologies will enable individualized treatment of patients. Our panelists discussed the growing responsibilities patients may face that comes with increased decision-making power. And what the cost implications are for all of this.

Thank you for your interest.


Payor, Provider, Patient: Healthcare by Consensus

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

Old Saying Appropriate For Current Environment

David Brennan, Senior Vice President, Commercialization and Portfolio Management, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

KEYNOTE

Health Status, Health Maintenance, and Health Care in the 21st Century

Louis Sullivan, M.D. , President, Morehouse School of Medicine;
Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1989–1993

PANEL DISCUSSION

Health Care Reform: Payor, Provider, Patient

PANEL DISCUSSION

Health Care Reform: The Consumer's Viewpoint

KEYNOTE

Changing the Public's Image of Managed Care

Nancy Wilson Dickey, M.D. , Immediate Past President and member, executive committee, AMA

PANEL DISCUSSION

Treating Diseases and Managing Cost

MOTIVATIONAL PRESENTATION

The Power of Perspective

John Cassis, President, the Cassis Group


The 12th Annual Symposium for Managed Care Professionals was held November 11–13, 1999 in Scottsdale, Arizona, and was sponsored by AstraZeneca.

The opinions expressed in this special supplement are those of the symposium participants, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor or the publisher, editor, or editorial board of Managed Care.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DENNY COLLINS