Wharton Sirius Radio Session: Do Patients Really Shop for Care?

Date and Time
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
12:00pm— 1:00pm
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Join in the healthcare conversation on SIRIUSXM Channel 111 - the Wharton business channel! A panel of experts will discuss 'Do Patients Really Shop for Care?'.

697.jpgWe have a great opportunity to spread the word via national radio on the great things being done in the healthcare field by Wharton HCM alumni and by our program. That is where you come in. For those WHCMAA dues paying members, we are offering the opportunity for you to join in the conversation on live national radio to discuss various healthcare topics.  Although in a one-hour show the call-in parts will be limited, we want those parts to be strong and substantive; so we’re lining up WHCMAA audience members (i.e. you) who can add value to various healthcare topics. 

Our next radio session, Do Patients Really Shop for Care?, will be Tuesday, November 10th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST.  Please note that the topic is subject to change.

Consumerism is often suggested as a panacea for high health care costs, but recent studies suggest giving patients "skin in the game" may cause them to stint on care, not price compare.  On this episode of The Business of Health Care, our panel of experts will tackle consumerism as a method of keeping costs down, discuss the state of price and quality transparency, and try to answer the question "do patients really shop for care?"

Click here to register. Open only to current dues-paying members of WHCMAA.  Available to 50 participants.

The user name and password for access to this session will be emailed to all participants on Monday, November 9th. 

  • Neel Shah, MD, MPP, Assistant Professor of Obsterics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shah is an expert in designing, testing, and spreading system interventions that improve the safety, affordability, and experience of patient care.
  • Neeraj Sood, PhD, Director of Research, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California. Dr. Sood's research focuses on the economics of innovation within the health-care sector.
Moderated by:  John Barkett, WG'09, Director of Policy Affairs, Towers Watson
These sessions are free of charge to WHCMAA dues paying members and will permit a listener to listen in through their computer for these nationally broadcast one hour time slots.  It will also provide listeners to call in during these sessions to provide their perspectives.   These sessions will also be replayed at least 4 more times during the week on SIRIUS Channel 111.    It is a great way to join in the conversation!

Replay schedule:
Friday, November 13th at 9:00 am EST
Saturday, November 14th at 4:00 pm EST
Sunday, November 15th at 9:00 pm EST

Note: If we become oversubscribed to this offer, our goal will be to extend the one hour radio segment to 2 hours (to ensure your voice is heard).  Lastly, if you have an idea for a panel discussion or would like to be a panelist for a session, please email Jeff Voigt at[email protected].   Again, this is open only to dues paying members. 

Additional Sessions:

Please visit our Events page for a listing of additional sessions: http://www.whartonhealthcare.org/events.html.