The Lundberg Institute Mission
The purpose of the Lundberg Institute, a non-profit organization, is to forge a patient-physician alliance based on trust, providing research, education, leadership, strategies, and communications that promote evidence-informed, efficient, and effective health care delivery to benefit the health and well-being of patients, physicians, and the public.
Our Most Recent Event: The Second Annual Lundberg Institute Lecture: "A Bright Future for Health Care: Is It Possible?"
Donald Berwick, MD, Former President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The second annual Lundberg Institute Lecture welcomes Dr. Berwick, who studies the management of health care systems with emphasis on using scientific methods and evidence-based medicine and comparative effectiveness research to improve the tradeoff among quality, safety and costs. In the ongoing difficult transition to the Obama health plan, Dr. Berwick's analysis of these issues has been resisted by Republican lawmakers. So has his forthright conclusion that "Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistributional." Also hear Dr. Berwick's ideas on whether government rationing of health care is to be feared or embraced. MLF(s)
The lecture was held on December 17, 2012 at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.