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Health care reform summit to be held at Longwood

February 1, 2010

Medicine Bottle

A Longwood University summit on health care reform will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. in  Blackwell Ballroom.

"What are the Burning Issues Linked to Health Care Reform?" will include a lecture by Dr. Stuart Rosenberg, president and CEO of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a panel discussion with health care leaders, and small group forums. Panelists will include U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello (D-5th), whose district includes Prince Edward County.

Dr. Rosenberg, a rheumatologist, also is a senior lecturer on medicine at Harvard Medical School and president of Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization, which negotiates professional services contracts for more than 1,700 physicians practicing across eastern Massachusetts. HMFP employs more than 800 full-time Harvard Medical School faculty.

The interdisciplinary program, free and open to anyone, will explore the basics of paying for health care; issues related to care access, cost and quality; health care challenges experienced by disenfranchised populations; the impact on business models for private sector stakeholders; and potential health care reform realities.

The program is coordinated and sponsored by Longwood's Department of Nursing, College of Business & Economics, Department of Social Work & Communication Sciences and Disorders, Student Health and Wellness Center, and the Office of the President.