"Getting Quality Up and Costs Down" - Iowa Health Buyers Alliance Seminar - October 25, 2006 - Cedar Rapids Marriott Hotel

You are invited!

The Iowa Health Buyers Alliance would like to invite you to attend this Seminar which promises to be a rich source of information on the leading edge issues and solutions in healthcare. The agenda, registration and accommodation information are posted on our website: www.ihbaonline.org. Please forward this announcement to others who may be interested and register today as space is limited! Print the agenda here. To have a brochure mailed to you, email Jill at IHBA, contact@ihbaonline.org or call 515-282-7727.

Topics and speakers will include:

  • "Transparency of Health Care Quality & Cost Information" - Fred Schuster, Regional Director, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • "Purchasing for Quality" - J. "Sean" Kenney, Ph.D., President/CEO of Labor Management Health Care Coalition of the Upper Midwest
  • "Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs" - Lynn Ohman, Outreach Team, Washington, DC
  • "The Leapfrog Group" - Greg Belden, Director Regional Implementation, The Leapfrog Group
  • "Creating Value in Pharmacy Benefits Programs" - Jordan Cohen, Ph.D., Dean, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • "Getting Medical Care Quality & Value Up" - David Swieskowski, MD, MBA, Vice President of Quality Improvement, Mercy Clinics, Inc., and Joel Hasenwinkel, Director of Clinical Collaboration, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • "Wellness and Lifestyle: A Win, Win, Win" - Kerry Juhl, Wellness Council of Iowa.

The Iowa Health Buyers Alliance is an association of health purchasers who have come together to identify, evaluate, recommend and provide access to cost-effective high performance policies, practices, providers, and products for its members. This October seminar is a first in a series of regional seminars that will be held around the state of Iowa during the next year. Please visit our website (www.ihbaonline.org) and consider joining the Alliance.

We hope you can attend the upcoming October 25th seminar!