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Robert A. Berenson, M.D., was at the time of the conference a vice president at The Lewin Group, a privately held health care corporation, and a board-certified internist who practiced in Washington, D.C., for 12 years. Dr. Berenson is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a former member of the Carter White House Domestic Policy staff, initially as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. In July 1987, Dr. Berenson helped found National Capital PPO and is a member of its board of directors. He has served as co-medical director since its inception. Dr. Berenson became national program director of the Improving Malpractice Prevention and Compensation systems program in 1994. Currently, Dr. Berenson is the Director of the Center for Health Plans and Providers at the Health Care Financing Administration.

Clark C. Havighurst, J.D., is the William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke University. He teaches in the fields of antitrust law and health care law and policy. He is a member of the IOM and recently completed his term on its Board on Health Care Services. Professor Havighurst is also an adjunct scholar of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Professor Havighurst's work includes articles on regulation in the health services industry, medical malpractice, and a wide range of antitrust issues arising in the health care field.

George C. Eads, Ph.D., is an internationally known academic economist and senior-level business executive. He is the director of the Charles River Associates, Washington, DC office. From 1986 to 1995, he was vice president and chief economist of the General Motors Corporation (GM). During that time he directed several different GM staffs, including the economic staff, the World-



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--> BIOGRAPHIES OF SPEAKERS Robert A. Berenson, M.D., was at the time of the conference a vice president at The Lewin Group, a privately held health care corporation, and a board-certified internist who practiced in Washington, D.C., for 12 years. Dr. Berenson is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a former member of the Carter White House Domestic Policy staff, initially as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar. In July 1987, Dr. Berenson helped found National Capital PPO and is a member of its board of directors. He has served as co-medical director since its inception. Dr. Berenson became national program director of the Improving Malpractice Prevention and Compensation systems program in 1994. Currently, Dr. Berenson is the Director of the Center for Health Plans and Providers at the Health Care Financing Administration. Clark C. Havighurst, J.D., is the William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke University. He teaches in the fields of antitrust law and health care law and policy. He is a member of the IOM and recently completed his term on its Board on Health Care Services. Professor Havighurst is also an adjunct scholar of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Professor Havighurst's work includes articles on regulation in the health services industry, medical malpractice, and a wide range of antitrust issues arising in the health care field. George C. Eads, Ph.D., is an internationally known academic economist and senior-level business executive. He is the director of the Charles River Associates, Washington, DC office. From 1986 to 1995, he was vice president and chief economist of the General Motors Corporation (GM). During that time he directed several different GM staffs, including the economic staff, the World-

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--> wide Economic and Market Analysis staff, and the Product Planning and Economic staff. He has also had a distinguished academic career, holding faculty appointments at Harvard University, Princeton University, the George Washington University, and the University of Maryland, College Park. He was also a member of President Carter's Council of Economic Advisers. Bruce A. Mueller is corporate vice president and director of Human Resources, Infrastructure, and Technology for Motorola, Inc. He is responsible for benefits plans and other human resources issues at Motorola. He also serves as Senior Professor of Human Resources at the Keller Graduate School of Management. He is a Pew Fellow from Boston University and a board member of the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He is past president of Harper College's Foundation Board and an industry board member at Little City. He was the chair of the National Association of Manufacturers, Health Systems Reform Committee and a member of the Business Roundtable, the Conference Board, and the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce Health Care Committee. Robert F. Leibenluft, J.D., was at the time of the conference, assistant director of health care of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition. He earned a B.A. and graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 1973 and is a 1980 graduate of the School of Law at the University of California. In 1981 he was in the firm of Hogan and Hartson, where his practice was devoted to law matters, including Medicare, Medicaid, alternative delivery systems, and antitrust and health care. He has written extensively and has been published in both law and medical journals. Paul B. Batalden, M.D., is director of Health Care Improvement Leadership Development in the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth Medical School. In this capacity, he leads the creation and delivery of educational opportunities for physicians and other health professionals from professional school through mid-career. Dr. Batalden has been a student of continual improvement of the quality of health care for 25 years. During the past seventeen years he has applied the work of W. Edwards Deming and others to the improvement of health care. He is currently chair of the Board of the Institute for Health Care Improvement and chair of the Department of Health Care Quality at the Henry Ford Health Sciences Center. Prior to his current position at Dartmouth, Dr. Batalden was the Vice President for Medical Care and Head of the Quality Resource Group for the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Batalden is a member of the Institute of Medicine and several philanthropic organizations. George J. Isham, M.D., is medical director and chief health officer of HealthPartners, a large health care plan that enrolls about 800,000 members in Minnesota. HealthPartners also provides direct patient care at its group practice

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--> of over 550 physicians and at Regions Hospitals in St. Paul. Dr. Isham has been involved with quality levels. He currently cochairs NCQA's Committee on Performance Measurement, which guides the evolution of HEDIS measurement standards, and he is a member of the board of directors of the American Association of Health Plans. Catherine Borbas, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the executive director of the Health Care Education Research Foundation (HERF), an independent, nonprofit applied research organization in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1989, HERF has developed clinical guidelines, undertaken outcomes research, and disseminated comparative information to Minnesota health care providers and health plans. Dr. Borbas has been responsible for building two health care quality of care consortiums, the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium, including 31 hospitals, and the Minnesota Clinical Comparison and Assessment Program, involving 53 hospitals, three health plans, and three purchaser group. Donald M. Steinwachs, Ph.D., is chair and professor of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University. He is also director of the Health Services Research and Development Center. Dr. Steinwachs's current research areas include medical effectiveness and patient outcomes for a number of medical conditions, studies of managed care and other organizational financial arrangements on quality costs, and case mix adjustment issues. He is a past president of the Association of Health Services Research. Thomas J. Davies, J.D., M.P.A., is manager of Managed Care for GTE, serving GTE's various businesses and their 79,000 employees, retirees, and dependents throughout the western United States. In this capacity, Mr. Davies is responsible for implementing GTE's value-driven purchasing, managed competition strategy. His responsibilities include selection, evaluation, problem resolution, and performance monitoring of 32 competing HMOs and specialized managed care vendors offered under GTE's benefits program. Mr. Davies serves on the board of directors of the Pacific Business Group on Health, and is the Chairman of its Committee on Quality. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the California Cooperative HEDIS Reporting Initiative and a collaborative project of employers, HMOs, and physician organizations. Rachel M. Rowe, R.N., M.S., is the executive vice president of the Foundation for Healthy Communities. Ms. Rowe is a diplomate of the American College of Health Care Executives and has worked for a long time in the field of quality improvement. She is a registered nurse with a master's degree in health policy from Harvard University and was a former director of Quality Risk Management at Boston's Beth-Israel Hospital.

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--> Tim Size, M.B.A., received a B.S.E. from Duke and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, having interned at Children's Hospital in Chicago and Saint Thomas' Hospital in London. He has worked with the rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative since its incorporation in 1979. Mr. Size helped to establish one of the country's first rural area-based managed care plans now merged into Unity Health Plans. He is currently president of the National Rural Health Association based in Kansas City and Washington, D.C. It is owned and operated by 24 diversified rural general medical surgical hospitals and one urban hospital: the cooperative's emphasis on developing an integrated network among free standing entities is its distinguishing feature.