Senior Executive Health Delegation Headed to Chile.
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Forty American and overseas senior executive health leaders, organized by the Academy for International Health Studies, will spend May 12-17, 2001 in Santiago, Chile studying the local health system and exploring business and opportunities and challenges.
Chile, pop. 15 million, boosts two vibrant, competitive public and private health systems. Approximately 3.5 million Chileans, or about one out of four citizens, depend upon private health insurance provided by 26 Isapres (what Americans would label HMOs). Average life expectancy Life Expectancy
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Presentations by these distinguished Chilean healthcare leaders are confirmed:
-- Introduction to the Chilean Health Care System
Vito Sciaraffia, MD, Director, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Institute of Health Administration, Universidad de Chile.
-- Chilean Healthcare Economy: Forecasts and Opportunities
Claudio Sapelli, Professor of Health Economics, Universidad Catolica de Chile.
-- The Healthcare Delivery System: Hospitals and Physicians
Jaime Manalich, MD, Medical Director, Clinica Las Condes; Juan Luis Castro, MD, First Vice President, Colegio Medico de Chile; and, Maximo Silva, Chairman of the Board, Asociacion de Clinicas.
-- Private Health Insurance Sector: Performance, Prospects and Plans
Carlos C. Kubik, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Banmedica Health Plan; Rene Merino Merino
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-- Public/Private Sector Competition
Alvaro Erazo, MD, Chief Executive Officer, FONASA FONASA Fondo Nacional de Salud (Uruguay) (the public health system).
-- Innovations in Workers' Compensation workers' compensation, payment by employers for some part of the cost of injuries, or in some cases of occupational diseases, received by employees in the course of their work. Healthcare
Eduardo Undurraga, Chief Executive Officer, Asociacion Chilena de Seguridad, and Joaquin Risopatron, Director, Asociacion Chilena de Seguridad.
-- Managed Care in Chile: The Regulatory Framework
Jose Pablo Gomez, Superintendent of Isapres, Ministry of Health, and Rafael Caviedes, Chief Executive Officer, Asociacion de Isapres de Chile.
-- National Health Reform: Insurance & Delivery Systems
Mercedes Cifuentes, Director of Social Programs, Liberty and Development Institute and Hector Sanchez, President, Association of Latin-American PrePaid Health Plans.
A "Salute to the Chilean Healthcare Community," hosted by the U.S. Ambassador to Chile John O'Leary at the U.S. Embassy will also occur.
In addition to a rigorous set of briefings on local health conditions and financing mechanisms, the Academy delegation will join 200 Chilean healthcare leaders, scholars and students for a public forum on healthcare reform, private-public sector issues and the tools of managed care sponsored by the prestigious and respected University of Chile “Universidad de Chile” redirects here. For the football club, see Club de Fútbol Universidad de Chile.
Higher education in Chile in colonial times dates back to 1622, when on 19 August of that year, the first university in Chile, Institute of Health Administration. Topics include: Lessons from the American Healthcare System; Principles of Managed Care; Private Sector Medical Management For Quality Assurance; Consumer Choice in the American Private Health Sector; New Technologies in Health Education & Consumer Connectivity; Managing Information for Better Health Outcomes; Pharmaceutical Cost & Quality Control.
Confirmed trade/study mission delegates:
Ladi A. Awosika, Chief Executive Officer, Total Health Trust, Lagos, Nigeria.
Faye S. Baggiano, President, Health Care Global Industry Group, EDS (Electronic Data Systems, Plano, TX, www.eds.com) Founded in 1962 by H. Ross Perot (independent candidate for the President of the U.S. in 1992), EDS is the largest outsourcing and data processing services organization in the country. , Plano, Texas.
Clark W. Bell, Editor, Modern Healthcare, Chicago, Illinois.
Michael T. Bendixen, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Accountants Medical, Aid Fund, Randburg, South Africa.
John Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Devon Health Services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract , King of Prussia, Pennsylvania For Kings of Prussia, see List of rulers of Prussia
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Harris A. Berman, Chief Executive Officer, Tufts Associated Health Plans, Waltham, Massachusetts.
Jim Broderick, Chief Executive Officer, Partners Health Plans of North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
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Anthony J. Cebrun, Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare International Management Company, Nashville, Tennessee.
J. Denise Clement, Director, Healthcare Quality Assurance, Ford Motor, Company, Dearborn, Michigan.
Frank Colantuono, President, Independent Health Plan, Buffalo, New York New York, state, United States
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Joseph M. Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Medimetrix, Cleveland, Ohio.
Ann Marie D'Exposito, Executive Director, National Accounts, Merck, West Point, Pennsylvania.
Cuthbert E. Dube, General Manager, Public Services Medical Aid Society, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Sister Karin Dufault, Chair, Board of Directors, Providence Health System, Portland, Oregon.
Steven Epstein, Managing Partner, Epstein, Becker & Green, Washington, DC.
Gary A. Goldman, Chief Executive Officer, The Continuing Education continuing education: see adult education.
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Arthur Goshin, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Univera Healthcare, Buffalo, New York.
George C. Halvorson, Chief Executive Officer, HealthPartners, Bloomington, Minnesota.
Martin Hauser, President, SummaCare Health Plan, Akron, Ohio.
Paul C. King, President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware.
Howard Kahn, Senior Vice President, Latin America, CIGNA CIGNA CG (Connecticut General Life Insurance Company) INA (Insurance Company of North America) International, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Cleve Killingsworth, Chief Executive Officer, Health Alliance Plan, Detroit, Michigan.
Ralph A. Korpman, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Health Trio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Jonathan Lewis, President, Academy for Int'l Health Studies, Davis, California.
Baltej Maini, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Fallon Clinic & Foundation, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Jean-Pierre Millon, Board Member, AdvancePCS, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Clyde W. Oden, Chief Executive Officer, UHP UHP Université Henri Poincaré (French: Henri Poincaré University)
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Dianne Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, Claim Services Resources Group, Dallas, Texas.
Edward C. Peddie, Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, AvMed Health Plan, Miami, Florida.
Richard K. Reiner, Executive Vice President, Adventist Health System The Adventist Health System is the organisation responsible for overseeing matters related to Hospitals and other medical facilities, related to the Seventh-day Adventist Church within the United States. , Orlando, Florida.
Rosalia Rodriguez-Garcia, Director, Center for International Health, George Washington University George Washington University, at Washington, D.C.; coeducational; chartered 1821 as Columbian College (one of the first nonsectarian colleges), opened 1822, became a university in 1873, renamed 1904. , Washington, DC.
Tom Sackville, Chief Executive Officer, International Federation of Health Plans, London, United Kingdom.
Brian Smith, Area Sales Director, Managed Care, AstraZeneca, Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Donato J. Tramuto, Chief Executive Officer, Protocare Sciences, Ogunquit, Maine.
Cassie Undlin, Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Plan of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Victor G. Villagra, MD, National Medical Executive, Quality and Strategic Medical Affairs, CIGNA HealthCare, Hartford, Connecticut.
David R. White, Chief Executive Officer, Iasis Healthcare Corp., Nashville, Tennessee.
Chuie Yuen, MD, Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, CIGNA HealthCare, Glendale, California.
The Davis, California-based Academy for International Health Studies, an educational, marketing and business networking organization, was founded in 1993 to serve senior executives from health plans, hospital systems, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and information technology vendors. Prior mission destinations have included: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, South Africa, Spain.