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HMO DELEGATION TO STUDY ASIAN MEDICINE AND EXPLORE TRADE OPPORTUNITIES IN JAPAN

 DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve American healthcare leaders, including five HMO chief executive officers, will spend one week this winter in Tokyo, studying the applicability of Asian medicine in managed care settings and opening discussions about opportunities for American-based HMOs in Japan, the Academy for International Health Studies Inc. announced today. The trade/study mission is scheduled for Nov. 29 through Dec. 3, 1993.
 The scheduled itinerary includes visits to four major teaching hospitals in Tokyo; acupuncture demonstrations, an audience with Governor of California Pete Wilson (in Tokyo as part of an extended Asian trade mission); a tour of the Hitachi Corporate Research Center and medical technology plant; and various scholarly presentations about Oriental medicine and the Japanese health care system. Prominent speakers include: the president of Business & Technology Daily News; chairman of the Japanese Hospital Association; special advisor to the Japanese health and welfare minister; chief planner for health promotion for the Ministry of Health and Welfare; former director of the Environmental Hygiene and Health Agency; and chairman of SECOM Corp.
 On Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1993, at 9 a.m. a press opportunity with Gov. Wilson, the Japanese minister of health and welfare, the academy entourage and Dr. Shuji Goto, president of the Goto College of Medical Arts and Sciences, is scheduled at the Miyako Hotel, Tokyo. Goto will be recognized for his leadership in advancing Oriental medicine in the United States and his contributions to the academy. The media are invited.
 Joining the trade mission are: Andy Anderson, president, U.S. operations, Searle; Roger Birnbaum, president, Princeton HealthCare Group; Truman Esmond Jr., senior vice president of hospital operations, Rush Presbyterian-Saint Lukes Medical Center; Terry O. Hartshorn, president and chief executive officer, UniHealth America; Michael S. Kaye, president and chief executive officer, Secomerica; Jonathan Lewis, president, Academy for International Health Studies; Harold S. Luft, Ph.D., director, Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco; Lynn Morris, associate director, California Association of HMOs; Clyde Oden, O.D., president and chief executive officer, United Health Plan; Peter J. Ratican, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Maxicare; Arthur Southam, M.D., president and chief executive officer, CareAmerica; Wayne P. Yetter, president, Astra/Merck Group.
 "In addition to learning about the Japanese healthcare delivery and financing system, we will be analyzing the opportunity for integrating Oriental and Western therapies with an eye towards improving the quality of care for HMO members and achieving meaningful cost containment," stated academy president Jonathan C. Lewis. "For both American and Japanese healthcare leaders, a dialogue will also begin about potential strategic partnering opportunities."
 Primary conceptional and underwriting support for this trade mission has been provided by Goto. Additional funding has been provided by the Astra/Merck Group, Secomerica and Searle.
 The Academy for International Health Studies organizes overseas trade/study missions for HMO chief executive officers and other health care industry leaders. 1994 trade missions are set for Mexico, New Zealand and Belgium. The academy is served by a prestigious advisory council of HMO chief executive officers and other health care leaders (full roster attached).
 The academy, which was founded earlier this year by its president, Jonathan C. Lewis, is based in Davis.
 About The Academy
 The Academy for International Health Studies Inc. is a California corporation dedicated to identifying and facilitating the shared interests of the U.S. managed care industry and the international health care community.
 Jonathan C. Lewis, former executive director of the California Association of Health Maintenance Organizations (CAHMO) is president of the academy. The academy is served by an advisory council of HMO chief executive officers, leading health policy academics and scholars, health journalists and editors and health industry leaders, many with international health care experience. The advisory council includes (partial list):
 Andy Anderson
 President, U.S. Operations
 Searle(A)
 Stuart Altman
 Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy
 Florence Heller Graduate School
 Brandeis University
 Harris A Berman, M.D.
 President and chief executive officer
 Tufts Associated Health Plans Inc.
 Roger Birnbaum
 President
 Princeton HealthCare Group
 Past Chair
 Group Health Association of America
 Terrence C. Burke
 Senior vice president
 Aetna Life and Casualty
 Raul Cesan
 President
 Schering-Plough(A)
 Truman Esmond Jr.
 Senior vice president of hospital operations
 Rush Presbyterian-Saint Lukes Medical Center
 Roger F. Greaves
 Chairman, President and chief executive officer
 Health Net
 George C. Halvorson
 President and chief executive officer
 HealthPartners
 Chair-elect
 Group Health Association of America
 Terry O. Hartshorn
 President and chief executive officer
 UniHealth America
 Samuel H. Havens
 Senior vice president
 Prudential Insurance Co. Inc.
 John K. Iglehart
 Founding editor
 Health Affairs
 Karen Ignagni
 President
 Group Health Association of America
 R. Judd Jessup
 President and chief executive officer
 TakeCare Health Plan Inc.
 President
 California Association of HMOs
 Kathryn E. Johnson
 President, chief executive officer and publisher
 Healthcare Forum
 Michael S. Kaye
 President and chief executive officer
 Secomerica
 Harold S. Luft
 Acting director
 Institute for Health Policy Studies
 University of California, San Francisco
 Phil Nudelman
 President and chief executive officer
 Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound
 Clyde Oden
 President and chief executive officer
 United Health Plan
 Wescott W. Price III
 President and chief executive officer
 FHP Inc.
 Peter J. Ratican
 President and chief executive officer
 Maxicare
 Arthur Southam, M.D.
 President and chief executive officer
 CareAmerica
 Gail Wilensky
 Senior Fellow
 Project Hope
 Michael B. Wood
 Executive director
 National Center for Managed Health Care Administration
 University of Missouri-Kansas City
 Wayne P. Yetter
 President
 Astra/Merck Group(A)
 (A) Denotes Patron
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 /CONTACT: Jonathan C. Lewis of the Academy for International Health Studies, 916-753-2446/


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