Vermont Health Care in the 21st Century

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Vermont Health Care in the 21st Century

Sun, 06/20/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont Health Care in the 21st Century

Three key emerging issues of the health care policy - the rise of consumer driven health insurance, the transformation of health care systems, and protecting Vermont's medical providers against excessive tort damage claims will be the focus of the Ethan Allen Institute's conference on "Vermont Health Care in the 21st Century", Friday, June 25 from 9-5 at the Pavilion Auditorium, Montpelier. Governor Jim Douglas will open the conference, speaking on "Prescription for a Healthy Vermont."

Among the nationally known experts who will appear are Greg Scandlen, director of the Center for Consumer Driven Health Care (VA), Dana Pavey, of the Center for Health Transformation (DC), and Victor Schwartz of Shook, Hardy & Bacon (DC), one of the nation's leading authorities on medical tort law. The luncheon speaker will be Bernard Wysocki Jr., health industry editor for the Wall Street Journal. Vermont Health Commissioner Paul Jarris MD, BISHCA Commissioner John Crowley, IDX CEO Richard Tarrant, and Dean John N. Evans of the UVM College of Medicine are also on the program.

The conference is cosponsored by Associated Industries of Vermont, Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Medical Society, the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont, Business Resource Services of Vermont, and the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.

The program includes luncheon at the Capitol Plaza. Full day registration, including lunch, is $30. Morning plus lunch, $20; lunch plus afternoon $20. For reservations: Ethan Allen Institute, 4836 Kirby Mountain Road, Concord VT 05824; 802 695 1448; Email:; or go to .