February 2023

Wednesday, March 22 | 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET
Presentation: 2:30–3:30 p.m. | Reception: 3:30–4:00 p.m.
Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Robertson Auditorium
or via livestream
Michael Chernew, Ph.D., the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, will discuss strategies for improving the healthcare system through novel and evolving insurance designs, including Medicare Advantage and alternative payment models. He will also assess the causes and consequences of rising healthcare spending, and what these factors mean for the future of Medicare and healthcare reform.
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In its first guidelines on childhood obesity in 15 years, the American Academy of Pediatrics is advising urgent and early treatment interventions, including medications and surgery at younger ages, rather than relying on wait-and-see treatments. Kate Bauer, Ph.D., M.S., associate professor of public health, discusses these guidelines and shares her expertise on the causes of and reactions to childhood obesity, especially in marginalized communities.
The Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (OPEN) has released a new set of pediatric opioid prescribing recommendations based on three years of data collection and analysis of prescribing patterns and patient-reported outcomes. These recommendations add nearly 40 new procedures to its extensive list centered around pediatric surgeries.
Through years of unprecedented collaboration and data sharing among Michigan healthcare providers and health systems, the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium, a Collaborative Quality Initiative led by Scott Flanders, M.D., professor of internal medicine, developed two quality improvement measures that earned National Quality Forum endorsements in January. 
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Residents of rural communities had lower rates of continuous health insurance before, during and after pregnancy compared to those in urban cities, according to a new study led by Lindsay Admon, M.D., M.Sc., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Previous studies indicate that rural Americans, who often have less access to local obstetric services, are at higher risk of maternal morbidity and mortality.
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