Detroit Chamber to Host Health Care Experts


DETROIT — The Detroit Regional Chamber will be hosting the the 2013 Health Care Leaders Forum on March 21 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch, as the nation’s top health care thought leaders examine the current direction and pace of health care reform and transformation.

The 2013 Forum will host business owners, executives, health care professionals, and change-makers from around the state to discuss the changing world of health care in Michigan. Building on the success of last year’s highly regarded event, the forum will focus on controlling the region’s health care costs, improving care quality and using the health sector and healthy workers to drive economic development.

Panelists include Marianne Udow-Phillips, director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation; Elaine Coffman, principal, McGraw Wentworth; and Christopher Priest, project manager, MIHealth Marketplace, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. This group of professionals will address the emerging markets for consumers and employers in the state, the evolving competitive landscape and the questions and opportunities employers will face.

As the landscape of health care in the state continues to evolve, employers need to be able to navigate these escalating changes and adapt to the changing marketplace. The 2013 Forum will shine light on the transformation of health care – both in the U.S. and within the state – its effect on employers, and the obstacles and straightaways ahead.