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Changing the Health Care System: Models from Here and Abroad Contributors JAN E. BLANPAIN is professor at the Medical School and School of Public Health at Leuven University, Belgium. He is chair of the European Health Policy Forum and editor-in-chief of Health Policy. His book National Health Insurance and Health Resources: The European Experience, received the 1980 Elizur Wright Award of the American Risk and Insurance Association. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine. From 1987 –1991, Dr. Blanpain was active in the Health Sector Projects of the World Bank in China, Jordan, Hungary, and Poland. ROBERT J. BLENDON is Roger I. Lee Professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University's School of Public Health. In this position, he directs both the Program on Public Opinion and Health Care, and the Program on the Future of Health Care. Prior to his Harvard appointment, Dr. Blendon served as a senior vice president of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Blendon has published extensively in major health journals and is probably best known for his research on access to health care, satisfaction with national health care systems, AIDS and discrimination, and public opinion on health care. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and served as moderator for the first Rosenthal Lecture Series conducted in 1988–1989. JAMES D. BENTLEY joined the American Hospital Association (AHA) in December 1991 as senior vice president for policy. He is responsible for planning and directing AHA's health and public policy analyses, its data collection and research activities, and the development of its health re-
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Changing the Health Care System: Models from Here and Abroad form proposal. Before joining the AHA, Dr. Bentley spent 15 years with the Association of American Medical Colleges and has been on the faculty of George Washington University where he taught medical sociology and health care administration. He has published in a wide variety of journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the American Medical Association. JO IVEY BOUFFORD directed the King's Fund College in London, England at the time of her Rosenthal lecture, an organization she joined in 1989. This past year, Dr. Boufford was tapped to become deputy assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States. As such she shares responsibility for directing the eight agencies of the U.S. Public Health Service. She served as president of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation from 1985–1989 and is a past director of the residency program in social medicine at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx. ANNETINE C. GELIJNS is assistant professor, Department of Surgery, at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. At the time of her Rosenthal lecture, Dr. Gelijns was director of the IOM 's Program on Technological Innovation in Medicine. Before joining the Institute, she was senior researcher for the Project on Future Health Care Technology, cosponsored by the European office of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Dutch Government. Dr. Gelijns has been a consultant to various national and international organizations, including the WHO and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Her research interests are in medical innovation. She received her LL.M. from the University of Leyden and her Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam. PAUL F. GRINER, who holds the academic title of Samuel E. Durand Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, has been general director of Strong Memorial Hospital since 1984 where he is responsible for directing its activities and programs, including its relationships with the community and with local, state and federal regulatory bodies. As a nationally recognized authority on medical decision-making and the delivery of health care, Dr. Griner has published and lectured extensively on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical practice, the relationship between managerial and clinical decision-making in the hospital, and future directions in medicine. He is a member of the New York State Governor 's Health Care Advisory Board as well as the Mayoral Commission on the Health and Hospitals Corporation of the City of New York.
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Changing the Health Care System: Models from Here and Abroad JOHN K. IGLEHART is the national correspondent of The New England Journal of Medicine and editor of Health Affairs, a quarterly policy journal he created in 1981. In the decade before that, he held every editorial position from reporter to editor at the National Journal, a privately-published journal on federal policymaking. Mr. Iglehart has been a member of the Institute of Medicine since 1977 and serves as the moderator for the 1992–1993 Rosenthal Lecture Series. ALAN R. NELSON is executive vice president of the American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM). He joined ASIM in 1992 following 27 years in the private practice of internal medicine and endocrinology in Salt Lake City. He is a past president of the American Medical Association and the Utah Medical Association. Throughout much of his career he has been involved in peer review and quality assurance, including three years on the governing council of the Institute of Medicine and four years as a commissioner of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. UWE E. REINHARDT has taught at Princeton University since 1968, rising through the ranks to his current position as James Madison Professor of Political Economy. Professor Reinhardt's research interest has centered primarily on topics in health economics, a subject matter that has spawned the bulk of his professional publications. In 1986, Dr. Reinhardt was appointed to the Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC) and is also a member of the Washington-based National Leadership Commission on Health. In 1978, Professor Reinhardt was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Reinhardt is nationally recognized for his writing and speaking on health care issues. W. VICKERY STOUGHTON served as president and chief executive ofricer of The Toronto Hospital until 1990 and is currently president of SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories. Mr. Stoughton maintains several ties to the Canadian health care community. He continues to hold an appointment as associate professor in the Department of Health Administration at the University of Toronto, while also serving as a member of the Ontario Health Review Panel (Evans Committee) and the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Review on Liability and Compensation Issues in Health Care. He also serves as board member and chair of the Ontario Hospital Association Executive Committee. Mr. Stoughton speaks frequently on issues of health care at various national, provincial and international gatherings.
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