As the health care industry undergoes dramatic changes, the Center for Health Care Management & Policy is a source of important knowledge and information for leaders and those who want to move into leadership roles.
Established in 1988 by Professor Paul Feldstein to conduct and disseminate research on key health policy issues at the national, state and local levels, our mission was to provide a forum through which those key issues were discussed among scholars, the business community, government and other key stakeholders. Since that time, our marquee event has become the annual Health Care Forecast Conference that started in 1992. The conference serves as a unique venue for dialogue among government, business leaders, and academics that share their perspectives and forecasts on key economic and political issues impacting the health care industry.
Today, our mission is to build stronger ties with the health care community in Orange County and beyond by engaging our partners in collaborative research and education efforts as well as community service programs. Our current activities are in two main areas:
Attend this series featuring thought-provoking speakers on health care issues and public policy.
Fall Speaker Series
November 14, 2018 • 8 am – 10:15 am
Edward Heidig, Esq.
US Department of Health and Human Services
William Barcellona, JD
Senior Vice President
America's Physician Groups (APG)
Moderator: Cindy Ehnes, Esq.
Executive Vice President
COPE Health Solution
Mireille Jacobson, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Health Care Management and Policy, The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine
Healthcare policymakers and practitioners need to prepare for a series of major challenges in the year ahead, Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, said during a healthcare conference hosted by the UCI Paul Merage School of Business.
Federal policymakers are likely to work together to lower prescription drug prices, though they disagree on how to increase healthcare coverage, according to a group of healthcare policy experts who spoke at the 2019 Health Care Forecast Conference hosted by the UCI Paul Merage School of Business.
In the Certificate in Leadership for Healthcare Transformation program, top Merage School professors in management, strategy and information systems partner with executive practitioners to deliver a curriculum that is constantly evolving to address the fast-changing field of healthcare.
In February, researchers at the RAND Corporation and University of California Irvine confirmed similar, past findings, discovering a roughly 20 percent drop in opioid deaths after states legalized medical marijuana, but the effect disappears after 2010.