A Look Ahead: the Next 20 Years in Federal and State Health Policy
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The Hilltop Institute celebrated 20 years of service at a special event held on the UMBC campus on October 23, 2014. The event included a program titled A Look Ahead: the Next 20 Years in Federal and State Health Policy and a reception attended by over 80 of Hilltop’s current and former employees, friends, and colleagues. Bruce Vladeck The keynote speaker was Bruce Vladeck, PhD, currently Senior Advisor for Nexera and former Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)—now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—during the Clinton Administration. He provided an overview of what the next 20 years will bring in health policy—at the federal level, for states in general, and for Maryland in particular—and how state policymakers might position themselves for the future. Responses were given by David Salkever, PhD, Professor of Public Policy at UMBC and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University, who spoke about how the availability of information could affect consumer choice of and physician recommendations for treatment and health care markets; Judah Ronch, PhD, Professor of Practice and Dean at The Erickson School at UMBC, who spoke about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the health care delivery system and the quality of life for seniors and their families; and Jonathan Weiner, DrPH, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Professor of Health Informatics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, who spoke about the use of electronic health records and health information technology to improve care, health, and efficiency.