Health Care Access & Coverage

Reforming Primary Care for a 21st Century Health Care System

A Conversation with Patrick Conway, MD, Ishani Ganguli, MD, MPH, Linda A. McCauley, PhD, RN, J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, and Ellen-Marie Whelan, PhD, moderated by Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. February 4, 2022 Virtual Event

Plagued by an overreliance on fee-for-service reimbursement and chronic financial underinvestment as compared to other countries, the primary care sector in the United States has been a target of reform for decades. We’ve seen an undervaluing of the primary care workforce, slow adoption of primary care alternative payment models, and a continued focus on and bias toward use of specialty care. How can we reform primary care to be a sustainable, efficient, and equitable system? Join our panel of experts as they discuss the path toward transforming this critical piece of our health care system.

Supported by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund. 


Patrick Conway

Patrick Conway, MD

CEO of Care Solutions, Optum

Ishani Ganguli, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Primary Care Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care

Linda A. McCauley, PhD, RN

Professor and Dean, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University

J. Nwando Olayiwola

J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH

Chief Health Equity Officer and Senior Vice President, Humana

Ellen-Marie Whelan, PhD

Chief Population Health Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS); Senior Advisor, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)

Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD (moderator)

Executive Director, Penn LDI; Robert D. Eilers Professor, Medicine and Health Care Management, Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School

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