Health Policy After the Election and COVID-19: A Panel
Instead of debating ACA+ vs. Repeal and Replace 3.0, COVID-19 and our nation’s varied responses to it have altered many landscapes, some permanently. The weaknesses of employment-based insurance, the limits of rugged individualism, the dangers of anti-science agitation and the reverberating consequences of multi-dimensional socio-economic inequities are things that cannot be unseen. The political risk of government overreach is also dangerously heightened. How to fashion a broader American policy consensus out of these real time lessons coming at us relentlessly, for a polarized electorate, that is the question before us all.
October 2020 will represent a historic juncture in healthcare policy given the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming presidential election. What is in store for healthcare in the United States given various outcomes? Join our panelists, representing liberal and conservative values and our moderator as they explore the future of healthcare policy in America.
Len M. Nichols
Len M. Nichols
Nudge Units: Creating Healthcare Architecture To Improve Quality
How do we improve healthcare delivery without restricting clinician choices? Our speaker, Mitesh Patel, MD thinks behavioral “nudges” are the key. His team at Penn Medicine pioneered the concept of “nudge units” where “the goals are to improve health care value and outcomes, advance knowledge about how to best implement nudges for impact, evaluate our efforts, and disseminate our findings. Ideas are generated by health system leadership, front-line clinicians and staff, and members of the unit itself.”
Our American Dilemma: Placing an Equity Lens on the Struggle for Diversity and Inclusion
With the backdrop of the protests over police brutality against minorities in 2020, physician Will Ross will talk about the ongoing struggle to achieve inclusivity and diversity in healthcare and its relationship to the goal of health equity for all.