Chancellor’s Health Policy Lecture to Function Kaiser Permanente Chairman

Halvorson will speak at noon in Cole Hall Auditorium on the UCSF Parnassus campus.

Halvorson offered as chairman and ceo of Kaiser Permanente from 2002-2013. Headquartered in Oakland, California, Kaiser Permanente may be the nation’s largest non-profit health plan and hospital program, producing about $50-billion in yearly income and helping over 9 million people.

The lecture series started in 2006 as a means to create exceptional health policy leaders to UCSF to emphasize the crucial role health policy performs inside the UCSF group.

He was recently hired as new chair of the Very First 5 California Commission by Governor Jerry Brown.

Kaiser Permanente is building among the world’s biggest DNA data sets for healthcare research, with almost 200,000 individual DNA samples gathered and included to date.

Kaiser Permanente hasbeen investing heavily in electronic medical records and doctor assistance techniques in the last five decades. Over 9 million sufferers are in possession of their documents within the KP pcs. The medical documents are made to provide real-time data for the physicians and patients and to provide the various tools to organize their treatment among nurses, doctors, and other caregivers.

About George Halvorson

Halvorson was recently recognized with the 2013 HISTalk Health Care IT Lifetime Achievement Award in addition to America’s Health Insurance Coverage (AHIP) Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. He’s obtained the Current Healthcare/Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) CEO IT Achievement Award.

In 2012, he was the social networking seat for your World-Wide Health Policy Forum and was called No. 6 on Modern Healthcare’s annual 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare checklist.

The Workgroup for Electronic Data-Interchange also granted him this year’s Louis Sullivan Award for accomplishments and leadership in improving healthcare quality.

Halvorson chaired the International Federation of Health Plans (IFHP) and co-chaired the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care for 2010. Last year, he chaired the Planet Economic Forum’s Wellness Governors meetings in Davos.

Halvorson has created six health care reform guidebooks, including Closing Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Differences in American Health Care, Health Care Won’t Reform Alone: An User’s Guide to Refocusing and Changing American Health Care, Health Care Reform Today!