Regina Herzlinger

Professor, Harvard Business School, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute and author

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
WHERE: Belo Mansion, Belo Hall, 2101 Ross Avenue at Pearl Street, Dallas, TX 75201

TOPIC: Regina Herzlinger will discuss her new book, "Who Killed HealthCare? America's $2 Trillion Medical Problem-and the Consumer-Driven Cure"

There will be a Question and Answer period at the end of Regina Herzlinger's remarks.  Copies of her book will be available for purchase, and she will be available after the program to sign copies of her book.

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In her incisive new book, Regina Herzlinger rips away the façade of our health care system – one that runs at the expense of those who most need it, patients, and those who most serve it, doctors. Herzlinger reveals how a trio of third parties – Congress, insurers, and hospitals – has stopped consumer-driven health care, instead creating a system that puts patients and their doctors dead last.

Regina E. Herzlinger, often referred to as the “Godmother of Consumer-Driven Health Care,” is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. She was the first woman to be tenured at the Harvard Business School as the Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration. She is widely recognized for her innovative research in health care, including her early predictions of the unraveling of managed care and the rise of consumer-driven health care and health care focused factories - two terms that she coined.

Herzlinger has been honored with numerous awards, including the American College of Healthcare Executives' Thompson Book of the Year Award twice and the Academy of Healthcare Executives Research Award three times. She received the Hospital Financial Managers Association’s Board of Directors award and has been repeatedly selected one of the "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" in Modern Healthcare.

Professor Herzlinger’s authority on health care was solidified by the success of her previous books: in Market-Driven Health Care, she addressed the need to reform the way health care is supplied; in Consumer-Driven Health Care, she reviewed the way health insurance is supplied. With her newest achievement, Who Killed Health Care?, Professor Herzlinger issues a call to arms to revolutionize our health care system with a consumer-driven cure.

The National Center for Policy Analysis is a public policy research institute founded in 1983 and internationally known for its studies on public policy issues. The NCPA is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with an office in Washington, D.C.