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Escape Fire Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, November 30, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Please join us for the screening of the documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare followed by a Panel Discussion on Nov 30th at 5:00 pm. The screening will be held at the Keefer Auditorium in the Boston University medical school building followed by a panel discussion that will ensue with the audience; food will also be provided in the Wilkins Board Room. More information about Escape Fire and the trailer can be found at escapefiremovie.com
The event will be organized as follows:
5:00pm-5:15pm: Welcome Remarks and Film Introduction
5:15pm-6:45pm: Full Screening of Escape Fire
6:45pm-8:00 Panel Discussion followed by dinner in Wilkins Board Room
Space is limited. Although registration is not required, it is much appreciated
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The issue of healthcare affects all of us. The average per capita cost of healthcare in the US is nearly $8000, yet, the US ranks 37th in life expectancy in the world. Escape Fire tells the story of our healthcare system: what it has become, who benefits and who loses from the current system, and some potential solutions to the disadvantages of the current system. The film gathers ideas from a group of well known professionals within the healthcare system, including Don Berwick - former head of Medicare and Medicaid; Steven Nissen - Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic; and Wendell Potter - former Director of Communications at CIGNA.
For the panel, we will be joined by:
Dr. Rani Elwy:
Dr. Elwy is a health psychologist who conducts health services research in primary care and outpatient settings. She has lead several NIH and VA HSR&D funded studies exploring how patients make decisions about mental health treatment, and how these decisions are influenced by their perceptions of their illness, their relationships and their communication with their doctors. She also teaches in the Health, Policy, and Management department at BUSPH
Professor Wendy Mariner:
Professor Mariner is a Professor of Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights at BUSPH, Professor of Law at BU School of Law, and Professor of Socio-Medical Sciences at BU School of Medicine. She is also an Executive Committee member of the Health Care Quality and Cost Council Advisory Committee, charged with implementing the Commonwealth's health reform legislation. Professor Mariner combines teaching and research on patient rights, risk regulation, health reform legislation, health insurance, and ERISA, and has published more than 100 articles in the legal, medical and health policy literature.
Dr. Allen Gifford
Dr. Gifford is a professor in the Departments of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health, and of Medicine in the School of Medicine. His research focuses on the challenges of implementing and sustaining quality improvement efforts within healthcare systems. Much of his work is within the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Healthcare System, the largest integrated health services delivery system within the U.S. He also is involved in research targeting improvement in non-VA U.S. “safety-net” hospitals, and in international settings.
Dr. James Moses
Dr. Moses is a pediatrician at BUSM and Boston Medical Center where he serves as the Director of Patient Safety and Quality for the Department of Pediatrics. He is also the advisor for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter at BUSM.
This event is sponsored by Students for Quality Healthcare; the Health, Policy, and Management Dept., the Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights Dept., and the SPH Dean's Office.
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Students for Quality Healthcare
Students for Quality Health Care (SQHC) is a student organization at the Boston University School of Public Health with an interest in understanding the role of quality control and improvement in health care. SQHC is also the Boston University School of Public Health chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. SQHC explores the latest issues associated with quality in the U.S. health care delivery system at the federal and local level. We strive to raise awareness through activism, hosting educational speaker series, and participating in conferences and competitions pertaining to relevant health policy issues. SQHC seeks to provide opportunities to gain hands-on experience with quality improvement projects and facilitate exposure to local research initiatives and practicum opportunities.
We have just added a fourth panel member! Dr. Moses,Director of Patient Safety and Quality for the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center will also be joining the panel for the event and will be providing a unique valuable perspective to the discussion. Don't miss it!