Harold Miller
Harold Miller

Last week the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) welcomed nationally respected health care payment reform expert Harold Miller to the Center for Leadership in Medicine for two full days of events and one-on-one meetings with members, NCMS leadership and staff. Miller is the President and CEO of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, based in Pittsburgh.
On Wednesday, Miller, along with Karen Cannon, MD, the Chief Medical Operations Officer for CHESS, a physician-managed health care services company based in High Point, NC, led a session titled “How to thrive in a value-driven health care system.”  Miller spoke about the larger systemic changes necessary in moving toward value driven health care, while Dr. Cannon addressed the more specific hands-on ways to make the change happen while delivering care to patients.
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Throughout the day, Miller had individual meetings with members and staff and in the evening met with the NCMS Board over dinner.
Thursday was another full day in which those involved in health care transformation in North Carolina had an opportunity to learn from Miller’s valuable insights and expertise. He participated in the NC ACO Collaborative meeting that afternoon, and made a presentation at the 2015 Health Care Media Summit. This summit, co-sponsored by the NC Press Association and the NC Association of Broadcasters along with the NCMS, gave media from across the state a chance to learn more about the complexities of health care reform to help inform their reporting.
In a follow up email, Miller commented that he was “impressed by all the good work” the NCMS is doing.