Berglund Roundtable discussion on healthcare reform set for April 11

Berglund Center for Internet Studies presents "Health Reform: Challenges in the rational distribution of resources" with speaker Dr. Charles M. Kilo.

Berglund Center for Internet Studies is presenting a Roundtable event on April 11 in the Atrium (Room 175) at the Pacific University, Hillsboro Campus 2.

Dr. Charles M. Kilo, MD, MPH, is the chief medical officer of Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where he manages performance improvement, clinical risk management, infection prevention and control, regulatory and medical affairs, and clinical informatics. He founded Green Field Health, a primary care medical group that provides consulting in quality and performance improvement. Dr. Kilo was also a vice president at the Institute of Health Care Improvement (IHI), where he ran the Idealized Design of Clinical Office Practices initiative, which put the nation's attention on medical practice improvement and redesign. He continues to work regularly with the American Board of Internal Medical, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians to tackle issues on healthcare improvement and promote health system reform.

In this presentation entitled "Health Reform: Challenges in the rational distribution of resources," Dr. Kilo addresses a key problem in U.S. healthcare. The rational distribution of resources is a very basic objective that is thwarted by various forces that both drive up costs and bring down quality. Such forces include: a misaligned payment system, lack of geographic accountability, competition for patients, new technology, poor role definition, and lack of leadership.

If you are unable to attend the live event, please sign up for the online webinar at

The Berglund Center facilitates both theoretical discussion and practical action relating to the impact of the Internet upon individuals and their communities worldwide. It is endowed through a generous gift from Pacific University alumni Drs. Mary and James Berglund of La Jolla, CA.

The Roundtable series began in 2005 and features topics of significant current concern relating to the impact of the Internet. All discussions are videotaped and available online at

For more information about the Berglund Center for Internet Studies, contact the Berglund Center at 503-352-1466 or or visit the BCIS website.

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