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For Tuesday's No-cost Health Affairs Briefing on Patients as Consumers Available both Onsite or Via Live Video Broadcast

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern
  • National Press Club - Washington, DC

Debbie Boylan
Phone: 301-347-3910


The March 2019 issue of Health Affairs contains an expansive look at consumers' perceptions of and perspectives on their role in the health care system. Areas examined include patient engagement in choosing plans, providers, and treatment; payment and benefit models that encourage and support consumer participation; and consumer roles in research, organization, and governance of the health care system.

Please join us for a March 5 briefing event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, when panels of authors will present their work and participate in a robust discussion of the topic including members of the audience. Panels will cover:

  • Engaging In Care
  • Engaging In Research
  • Shopping For Care
  • Implications of Health Plan Design
  • Choosing A Health Plan


  • Kate Bundorf, Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, on Machine-Based Expert Recommendations And Consumer Decision-Making: The Case Of Medicare: Part D Prescription Drug Plans
  • Kristin L. Carman, Director of Public and Patient Engagement, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Instititute
  • Benjamin Chartock, PhD Student, Health Care: Management & Economics, University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, on Consumer Response To Surprise Medical Bills In Elective Situations
  • Betsy Q. Cliff, PhD Candidate, University of Michigan School of Public Health, on Spillover Effects From A Consumer-Based Intervention To Increase High-Value Preventive Care
  • Jonathan Delman, Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Implementation Science & Practice Advances Research Center, on Initiating Community Research Partnerships With Racial Minorities With Mental Health Conditions: Barriers & Facilitators
  • Hala Durrah, Patient Family Engagement Consultant, on My Child Is Sick Don't Call Her A Consumer
  • Laura Forsythe, Director, Evaluation and Analysis, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, on Patient Engagement In Research: Early Findings From The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
  • Alison Galbraith, Associate Professor, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, on Decision-Making Experiences Of Consumers Choosing Individual Market Health Insurance Plans
  • Michael Kelley Gusmano, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, and Research Scholar, Hastings Center, on Patient-Centered Care, Yes; Patients As Consumers, No
  • Jeffrey T. Kullgren, Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, on A Survey Of Americans With High-Deductible Health Plans Identifies Opportunities To Enhance Consumer Behaviors
  • Ateev Mehrotra, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School, on Paying Patients To Switch: Impact Of A Rewards Program On Choice Of Providers, Prices, And Utilization
  • Susan L. Perez, Assistant Professor, California State University, Sacramento, on Consumer Perceptions And Choices Related To Three Value-Based Insurance Designs
  • Lise Rybowski, President, The Severyn Group, on Americans' Growing Exposure To Clinician Quality Information: Insights And Implications
  • Karandeep Singh, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, on Consumer-Facing Data, Information, And Tools: Self-Management Of Health In The Digital Age
  • Ming Tai-Seale, Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California San Diego, Technology-Enabled Consumer Engagement Across the Care Continuum: Promising Practices At Four Delivery Systems
  • Madhulika Vulimiri, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, on Engaging Beneficiaries In Medicaid Programs That Incentivize Health-Promoting Behaviors
  • Frank Wharam, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, on Both Vulnerable And Less Vulnerable Women In High-Deductible Health Plans Experienced Delayed Breast Cancer Care
  • Consuelo H. Wilkins, Vice President for Health Equity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, on Understanding What Information Is Valued By Research Participants And Why
  • Charlene A. Wong, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Public Policy, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, on The Roles Of Assisters And Automated Decision Support Tools In Consumer Marketplace Choices: Room For Improvement

Follow live tweets from the briefing @Health_Affairs, and join the conversation with #hcconsumer.

Health Affairs is grateful to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and New York State Health Foundation for their generous support of the March 2019 issue and briefing.