National Meeting

The Health Policy Institute hosts a national meeting each year in which experts explore how to address the biggest challenges facing our health care system.

More than 250 attendees from across the Texas Medical Center and beyond joined the Health Policy Institute at its 2017 meeting.

2017 Meeting

In the U.S., we waste an estimated one-third of our health care dollars each year. Administrative inefficiency, overuse of tests and procedures, and overpriced drugs add up to about $1 trillion per year in unnecessary costs.

How do we bring those costs down without sacrificing the quality of patient care? The Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute explored the answers at its annual national meeting Sept. 20, 2017 titled “Reducing the Cost of Health Care: Current Innovations and Future Possibilities.”

2017 Participants

2017 Presentations

Mark McClellan

The Context For Health Care Delivery Reform

Marilyn Tavenner

Delivery System Reform

Frederick Isasi

Payment Reform: View From The States

Cindy Mann

Managing The Care Managers

George Masi

Reducing The Cost Of Health Care Through Innovation

Ken Janda

Payment Reform: Bundled Payment Pilot & Electronic Connectivity

Robert Morrow

Moving Toward Value-Based Care While Increasing Transparency

Arthur "Tim" Garson

The Texas Medical Center's Consumer & Physician Survey

2017 Agenda

9:00 – 9:15 AM


William F. McKeon, President and CEO, Texas Medical Center

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Results, Health Policy Institute Survey

Arthur “Tim” Garson, Jr.

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Session 1, Delivery System Reform


  • Mark McClellan
  • Marilyn Tavenner


  • George Masi

11:15 AM – 12:45 PM

Session 2, Payment Reform


  • Frederick Isasi
  • Robert Morrow
  • Raymond Scheppach
  • Ken Janda


  • Mark McClellan

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM


1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Session 3, Population Health and Chronic Disease Management


  • George Masi
  • Cindy Mann
  • Arthur “Tim” Garson, Jr.


  • Stephen Linder

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Session 4, What Have We Learned to Take Forward?


  • All participants


  • Arthur “Tim” Garson, Jr.