Can the US Health Care System Be Reformed?
Howard P. Greenwald, School of Policy, Planning, and Development University of Southern California
UBC CHSPR Public Seminar
Tuesday, January 24 at 12:00 pm
491 – 2206 East Mall (Library Processing Centre), UBC
This talk will address four interrelated areas: (1) the degree to which the recent Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has reformed the US health care system; (2) the extent to which the system actually needed (or still needs) reform; (3) the factors that inhibit actual reform; (4) conditions under which reform might take place.
Howard P. Greenwald, Ph.D., has research interests in public policy, health services, evaluation research, public opinion, and organizational management. He has served as director of USC's Health Services Administration Program, chairman of the Western Network for Education in Health Administration, and commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. He has made major contributions to research on health care delivery and socioeconomic disparities in health status and treatment outcomes. Recent books include The United States Health Care System: Organization, Management, and Policy (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Organizations: Management Without Control (Sage, 2008), and Health For All: Making Community Collaboration Work (Health Administration Press, 2003). His book, Who Survives Cancer? (University of California Press, 1992), reports the results of a ten-year survival study. Other work includes articles in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (J-PART), Public Administration Review, Journal of the American Public Health Association, Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly, and several medical journals. He has an extensive consulting practice in program evaluation, policing, and medical/legal issues.