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2010 Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice

On November 3, Sherry Glied, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Sharon Long, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota, discussed health reform issues during the keynote session of the 21st Annual Symposium on Health Care Services: Research and Practice. Approximately 250 researchers, policymakers, clinicians, and administrators attended the Symposium, which was sponsored by the GNYHA Foundation and the United Hospital Fund (UHF). The focus of the 2010 Symposium was what New York could learn from the experience of Massachusetts as New York embarks on implementing national health reform.

Dr. Glied discussed what will be necessary to track, monitor, and evaluate national health care reform as its provisions are being implemented. She discussed research opportunities, with a focus on new data that will become available as a result of specific reform provisions, and research challenges, particularly as the Federal government seeks to compare different states. Following her presentation, Dr. Long, who directed the evaluation of the Massachusetts’ health reform initiative for the Urban Institute, provided an overview of the lessons New York can learn from experiences under Massachusetts health reform. Dr. Long discussed changes in coverage, access and utilization from 2006 to 2009, and focused on areas where New York’s current health environment is the same and different from where Massachusetts was in 2006.

The Symposium also included three concurrent roundtable discussions on the key issues in implementing health reform—aligning provider financial incentives, ensuring consumer access to care, and expanding insurance coverage. The roundtable sessions were facilitated by a New York health policy expert and included brief presentations by experts who have been working on implementing and evaluating health reform efforts in Massachusetts.

Collaborating Partners

The Symposium is organized in collaboration with leading health services research institutions in the New York metropolitan region, each of which is represented on the Symposium Planning Committee.

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