Newt Gingrich to speak about saving lives and saving money now

Harvard Medical School, March 30, 2006

WHAT:
The Harvard Medical School (HMS) Tosteson Health Policy Lecture Series, in conjunction with ImproveHealthcare.org, a student health policy education initiative, will host former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who will discuss cost effective quality improvement strategies for national healthcare. The event will be held at HMS in the Tosteson Medical Education Center on Thursday, March 30.

Gingrich is working to advance information and management systems for the betterment of human health. He continues to advocate for health systems improvement in the private sector as founder of the Center for Health Transformation and as a board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Gingrich serves with former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., as co-chairman of the National Commission for Quality Long-term Care. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and for the National Library of Medicine. A supporter of increased federal funding for basic science research, he was the recipient of the Science Coalition's first Science Pioneer award in 2001, given to him for his contributions to educating the public about science and its benefits to society.

The Tosteson Health Policy Lecture Series is an annual lecture series and forum for health policy education, endowed in the name of Dr. Daniel Tosteson, former Dean of Harvard Medical School. Speaker Gingrich's participation in the Tosteson Lecture Series coincides with the launch of a student-developed online venture to promote health policy education among emerging medical professionals: ImproveHealthcare.Org.

WHEN:
Thursday, March 30, 2006
12:30-1:30pm
Please RSVP to Leah Gourley at 617-432-0442 or public_affairs@hms.harvard.edu

WHERE:
Harvard Medical School (HMS)
Tosteson Medical Education Center, Carl Walter Amphitheater
260 Longwood Avenue (2nd Floor)
Boston, MA 02115

WHO:
Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives
Founder, Center for Health Transformation
Founder, The Gingrich Group
Author, Saving Lives and Saving Money (2003)

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
http://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu
In 1989, Harvard Medical School founded the Department of Health Care Policy with the goal to serve the nation as a leading source for scientific knowledge about the health care system. With an interdisciplinary team of researchers, the department strives to guide the development of policies for health care financing and delivery to continually improve the effectiveness and value of care. Research areas include mental health and substance abuse, measures and reports of quality of care, health economics, aging and end of life care, children's health, access to health care and disease-specific health services research on cancer, cardiovascular disease and other conditions.


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