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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Previous Events

List of months

Saturday 25 February 2017

Hearing the Voice - Networking events for voice-hearers, their families, and carers

3:00pm to 4:30pm, Palace Green Library Café

November 2016 - February 2017


Thursday 23 February 2017

Wednesday 15 February 2017

CPPH Guest Lecture - The Medical Guild and Evolving Challenges of Healthcare Delivery

1:00pm to 2:30pm, F009, Wolfson Building, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, Mary Jane Kornacki and Jack Silversin, Amicus Consulting, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Centre for Public Policy and Health Guest Lecture

The Medical Guild and Evolving Challenges of Healthcare Delivery

Mary Jane Kornacki and Jack Silversin, Amicus consulting, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Healthcare delivery is challenged – in similar ways – across most developed countries. Cost continues to rise despite numerous attempts at payment reform, populations are aging, care is too often unsafe and not integrated all the while patients and families have higher expectations.

The hands directing most cost and quality reforms belong to the payers. Physicians are feeling less like agents and more like victims of various incentive schemes, credentialing requirements, regulatory demands. Demoralised physicians aren’t the most flexible, creative problem-solvers.

How did we get here and what’s to be done? This free seminar explores how long-standing societal expectations of the medical profession have been reinforced in doctors’ socialization and the impact of these on individual doctors’ and the professions embrace of change efforts.

The seminar will explore these topics and describe two healthcare consultants experience helping organisations develop explicit and reciprocal expectations as a way to engage doctors in change. Time will be allotted for discussion and interaction.

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