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Ron Paulus, M.D., Geisinger Health System, to present “Redesigning the Best Healthcare Delivery System for RI”

Paulus appearance one of six high profile forums in “Making It Work: Health Reform in Rhode Island” series hosted by Lt. Gov. Roberts and The Rhode Island Foundation

Providence, RI - Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts will host Ron Paulus, M.D., executive vice president and chief technology and innovation officer at Geisinger Health System, on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at 5:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick. The community forum titled, “Redesigning the Best Healthcare Delivery System for Rhode Island: A look at what has worked elsewhere in the country,” is fourth in an informative six-part series on federal health reform in Rhode Island.

Around the country, some communities are paying medical providers in new ways that reward more cost-efficient, preventive, and connected care. Some of the best-recognized “brand names” in health care, including Mayo, Geisinger, and Kaiser, have implemented different ways to buy healthcare. Other successful models include the Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ new payment system and Rhode Island’s own patient-centered medical home project.

“Dr. Paulus is sought after nationally and internationally to share the best of what leaders in cutting-edge systems are learning about changing the way health care is purchased and delivered,” Lt. Governor Roberts said. “He will reveal to us how Geisinger Health System has been able to deliver great patient outcomes and a more positive work environment for doctors while containing rising health care costs. We will also learn from him how the best models can be applied to the important health reform implementation work ahead for us in Rhode Island.”

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