Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

1/8/09: The US Health Care System: Status and Prospects

The US Health Care System: Status and Prospects

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 8, 2009

8:00 AM
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 PM
Cherkasky Auditorium/Montefiore Medical Center


Sherry Glied, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

Dr. Glied’s principal areas of research are in health policy reform and mental health care policy.  Her book on health care reform, Chronic Condition, was published by Harvard University Press in January 1998.  Her book on mental health policy, with Richard Frank, Better But Not Well, Mental Health Policy in the U.S. since 1950, was published by The Johns Hopkins University Press in 2006.

In 1992-1993, Dr. Glied served as a Senior Economist for health care and labor market policy on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents Bush and Clinton, and participated in the Clinton Health Care Task Force. She has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and to the Board of AcademyHealth.  She is a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers. 

Medical Grand Rounds this week is sponsored by the Medicine House Staff.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the major problems of the US health care system

  2. Describe potential solutions to these problems

  3. Analyze the feasibility of these solutions.


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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