Medical Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside

Medical Grand Rounds at UPMC Shadyside: THE ELEVENTH COOPER LECTURESHIP - "Beyond the Beltway: Market-Based Change in Health Care"

October 3, 2013
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
John W. Rowe, MD
Professor - Department of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Herberman Conference Center, Auditorium - UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Shadyside, Department of Medicine; Shadyside Hospital Foundation, Cooper Endowment in Medicine
Justine Rubino
Certification Supervisor


Intent and Overview: The first teaching chair in the history of Shadyside Hospital, The Cooper Endowment for the Department of Medicine was established by the Shadyside Hospital Foundation to honor William M. Cooper, MD, JD, MACP's lifetime achievements and to perpetuate the standards of patient care and physician education that he so tirelessly advocated, embodied, and helped to achieve. 

Objectives: Current discussions of health care reform focus largely on what Congress is doing to fund or repeal the Affordable Care Act. However, healthcare reform is well underway and, regardless of what happens in Washington, DC, there’s no turning back. This lecture will focus on the forces that are driving such reform and their impact on payers and providers.  

After the seminar, the participant will:

  • Understand current trends in national health care expenditures and their implications for payers and providers
  • Understand the responses of payers and providers to the increased demand for value in health care, independent of the effects of the ACA