May Employer Forum

David Barnes, PhD

The case for accountable care

Guest speaker: David Barnes, Ph.D., manager for strategic engagement, Providence Accountable Care Services

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch will be served.

Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97205

Our country faces a daunting challenge: Rein in unsustainable health care costs while extending access to care for millions of uninsured people.

With consumers taking greater responsibility for their own health care, and increased cost transparency from providers, many industry leaders believe we are ripe for a fundamental shift from our supply-driven system to one focused on value: in other words, the best outcomes at the lowest cost.

David Barnes from Providence Accountable Care Services will lay out a practical vision and key requirements for a new accountable care approach that changes the way we pay for health care and how it’s delivered. He’ll demonstrate how this approach improves quality and reduces expenses, and how it differs fundamentally from HMOs of the 1990s.

To attend, please RSVP to Becky Larson at 503-574-6247 or