Next system hospitals: Cost, quality, & innovation

Presidential Ballroom

How do the current economics of hospitals drive their behavior? What policy levers can we use to change these incentives? How do we bring hospitals into the next health system?

In this featured panel, Next System Hospitals: Cost, Quality, and Innovation, we will talk about the success of Maryland’s globally budgeted hospital system, and how it could be replicated in other states; trends and effects of hospital consolidation; and how to switch the focus from profits to patients in hospitals.


  • Phillip Longman, Washington Monthly
  • Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Mark Miller, PhD, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

MODERATOR: Patricia Gabow, MD, MACP, Board Member, Lown Institute

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