30th Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice

Sponsored by United Hospital Fund and Greater New York Hospital Association
Date & Time
Nov 19, 2019
8:30AM - 12:30PM
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Avenue, New York City

The Annual Symposium on Health Care Services in New York: Research and Practice fosters collaboration on and understanding of current health care research in New York, builds bridges among health services researchers and practitioners, and showcases the New York health services research community.


8:30 am – 9:00 am
Poster Session, Registration, and Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Kenneth E. Raske
President and Chief Executive Officer
Greater New York Hospital Association

Anthony Shih, MD, MPH
United Hospital Fund


Keynote Presentation
Drew Altman, PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dr. Altman will discuss his perspective on the Medicare for All debate, the factors and practices (from both a provider and payer perspective) that are driving the discussion, and what the interest in this approach represents from a policy and consumer perspective. He will also discuss the research that has been conducted on public support for universal coverage solutions. 

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Poster Session and Morning Break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Panel Discussion
Bridging Acute and Post-Acute Care in a Changing Environment

The panel will explore how value-based payment models and quality reporting are driving changes in the organization and delivery of acute and post-acute care (PAC) services.  Speakers will address the case for bridging silos between different care settings and associated challenges, the emergence of PAC networks and their implications for improving quality across the care continuum and containing costs, and the difficulties consumers, patients, and families continue to face in making informed decisions about PAC until more of the promises of health reform are realized.

Tim Johnson
Senior Vice President
Greater New York Hospital Association

Claudia Colgan, RN
Vice President, Quality Initiatives
Mount Sinai Hospital 

David Grabowski, PhD
Professor of Health Care Policy
Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School

Lynn Rogut
Director, Quality and Team Leader
Quality Institute
United Hospital Fund