2015 National Policy Forum


Approximately 130 individuals attended the 2015 ABMS National Policy Forum focusing on the implications of health system transformation held in Washington DC, in April 2015. Attendees represented the Member Boards Community, specialty societies, health care systems and hospitals, as well as health care associations. Health finance and delivery leaders, policy makers, and medical specialty practice experts shared their insights about changing clinical systems, physician engagement in reform, the competencies of patient-centered practice, and the legislative environment shaping health policy. 

View the forum agenda and speaker bios to learn more about the event, and view a collection of photos on our Facebook page. Download a PDF of the National Policy Forum summary report.

Presentations from the Forum

Health Market 2.0: The Patient to Consumer Revolution Tom Main Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center
Integrated Leadership: Promoting Collaboration to Transform Health Care John R. Combes, MD American Hospital Association
Clinical Leadership in System Change: The Geisinger Experience Glenn Steele, Jr., MD, PhD Geisinger Health System
The Road to Health System Reform Stephen Ondra, MD Health Care Service Corporation
Engaging Physicians in the Health Care Revolution Thomas H. Lee, MD Press Ganey
The Competencies of Practice Transformation David W. Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP American Board of Medical Specialties
Professionalism: New Thinking about an Old Issue Catherine R. Lucey, MD UCSF School of Medicine
Work Different. Think Different. Why Medical Specialties Need to Move Towards Team-Based Care Bill Wright, MD, MSPH Colorado Permanente Medical Group
Team-based Patient Care Peter G. Napolitano, MD, FACOG Madigan Army Medical Center
Clinical Informatics: Using Data for Systems-Based Practice Janet M. Marchibroda Bipartisan Policy Center
Improving Outcomes with HIT Kevin Larsen, MD Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT
Clinical Informatics Subspecialty Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, FAAP, FACMI Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
From Volume-based to Value-based Payment: Aspiration Meets Reality Robert A. Berenson, MD, FACP The Urban Institute
AHRQ Research Agenda: Incentives & Value-based Care Richard Kronick, PhD Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Physician’s Role in Delivery System Reform Patrick Conway, MD, MSc Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services