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Building a Federal Health Board - Impact on Texas
Date:7/20/2009

HOUSTON, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- What will healthcare look like in the future?

If you would like to learn more and have an opportunity to make your opinions known, please join the Texas Health Institute as they host a morning-long forum on "Building a Federal Health Board: The Impact on Texas."

The event will be held at St. Joseph Medical Center, 1401 St. Joseph Parkway in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, July 22. All registrants will receive breakfast and complimentary valet parking as well as an opportunity to participate in the 8 a.m. - noon session discussing healthcare with prominent healthcare experts.

The panel will include Michelle Trevino-Aguilar, administrative officer at the Houston Branch office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Dr. Hardy Loe, Jr., retired associate professor and assistant dean for Community Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston; Phillip D. Robinson, CEO at St. Joseph Medical center and Randy Giles, CEO of United Healthcare.

A Federal Health Board would ensure standards, transparency and performance for healthcare, protocols, benefits and transparency, and create a public framework within which a private healthcare system could operate more efficiently. The model for this board would be the Federal Reserve Bank. Similarly, the functions of the Federal Health Board would be to reduce administrative costs, set standards for benefits, quality, and costs.

The Texas Health Institute is hosting events at locations across the state, including San Antonio, Lubbock, Harlingen, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi.

To register for the event, please click on www.texashealthinstitute.org, contact Amanda Conway at aconway@texashealthinstitute.org or call 512.279.3907.


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