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April Education Program

  • April 02, 2015
  • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana


Walk-ins are welcome.
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Ahead of the Curve - The Top 10 Emerging Health Care Trends:
Implications for Patients, Providers, Payers and Pharmaceuticals

2 CEUs have been approved by the WAOIC
Be sure to bring your WAOIC number for the sign-in sheet

The United States (US) health care system is in a state of rapid change. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) placed the “Triple Aim” of health care transformation center stage, emphasizing the importance of (1) improving patient satisfaction and quality of care; (2) improved population health; and (3) affordability. Health care stakeholders across the US are increasingly asked to do more with less as the costs of health care escalate alongside growing requirements for improved patient outcomes and enhanced quality.

This presentation will outline the top 10 emerging health care trends expected to have a significant impact on the health care insurance industry and managed care pharmacy organizations in the next five years. This presentation will also provide real-world insights on current and emerging health policy priorities ranging from patients to health care providers to pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Presenter Stacey Kowal, MS  (IMS Health)

Stacey Kowal is a practicing health economist with more than a decade of experience in public health, health policy and health economics research. She currently serves as a director in the Health Economics and Outcomes Research group at IMS where she leads research engagements that support the value development and market launch of new pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Aligned with IMS’s Center of Excellence for Healthcare Modeling, Ms. Kowal focuses most heavily on the application of healthcare modeling techniques in domestic and international settings. Her field of specialty is health economic modeling, including the development of Markov and semi-Markov process models, Monte Carlo simulations, budget impact assessments, burden of illness models and cost-effectiveness analyses. Her additional research areas of interest include health system design, health policy and health care financing.


7:15 - 8:00 am

8:00 - 8:50 am
8:50 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 9:50 am
9:50 - 10:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
Sign In for Washington Insurance Credits
Question and Answer
Sign Out for Washington Insurance Credits.
Where: Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana
Pacific Place, on level 1
600 Pine Street, Seattle 98101
Cost: $60 members; $85 non-members and guests by registration deadline.
$75 members; $100 non-members and guests after deadline or at door.
EBPA, PO Box 58530, Seattle, WA 98138-1530

Reservations must be prepaid or guaranteed with your Visa, MasterCard or American Express, or send a check to the office. Checks must be received before the date of the event. (Remember, if you make a reservation and do not cancel by the deadline, you will be billed for the event.)

Deadline:  5:00 pm March 31, 2015
The Washington State’s Office of Insurance Commissioner now requires your WAOIC number on the sign in / sign out form in order to qualify for CE credits.

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