Innovations in Healthcare Delivery: All are welcome to join us for a FREE lunch lecture with Dr. Beth Haynes, medical director of Benjamin Rush Institute.
The need for affordable, high quality medical care in the US is an ongoing discussion. There are some exciting models that are achieving these goals, both in the US and internationally: cash-based practices like Direct Primary Care and the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, the non-profit Aravind Eye Care system of India, and the for-profit hospitals of cardiac surgeon, Devi Shetty, MD. What can we learn from these entrepreneurial models to help address the cost and access challenges our country faces?
Lunch guaranteed to those who RSVP 48-hours in advance. Registration Form.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: The Health Policy Discussion Club at SUNY Stony Brook University School of Medicine hosted this event, supported by Benjamin Rush Institute. Seventy-five students attended and were treated to lunch.
Dr. Haynes gave an interesting talk on “Innovations in Health Care Delivery” that discussed some exciting models which are achieving the goals of bringing affordable health care both in the US and internationally. These included cash-based practices like Direct Primary Care and the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, and from India, the non-profit Aravind Eye Care system of India, and the for-profit hospitals of cardiac surgeon, Devi Shetty.
The event was greatly attended, mainly by first year medical students. Food was served and the lecture was offered as an intellectual learning opportunity (ILO), which attendance to three is required to pass one of our first year classes.
With this event being the first event that the health policy discussion club has held under new leadership, we believe that it was incredibly successful. The students were fully engaged with Dr. Haynes’ presentation and enjoyed the free lunch and the opportunity to obtain school credit for their attendance. Many of the students were exposed to the idea of free-market medical care for the first time and, again, found this event to be very useful, especially since there are no real opportunities outside of the health policy discussion club to learn about many different approaches to solving the problems surrounding health care in the U.S.” ~Asha Liverpool, Health Policy Discussion Club
“That was a really interesting talk. I hadn’t been exposed to those ideas before. It’s interesting how many other options there are in medicine than the current system.” ~First year medical student, Stony Brook School of Medicine
“I really liked the talk. There is so much that I thought was just par for the course in medicine simply because that is the way I had seen it be done. It was interesting seeing the alternative direct care models and how that can provide less expensive care by cutting out the insurance companies. By getting rid of a lot of the overhead, patients don’t have to pay for billing departments and insurance companies. It challenged me to consider ways to practice medicine that I had not been exposed to before.” ~First year medical student