comCables & Colorado Thought Leaders Forum Holds Lively Debate on Healthcare Initiative
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Posted by: Brian Zabroski
DENVER, CO (March 17, 2010) –
Denver-based non-profit Colorado Thought Leaders Forum today hosted a
timely event, "Making Sense of the Healthcare Initiative.” The event
was held at the Denver Athletic Club. A capacity-filled room of 50
C-Level, Colorado business leaders attended the forum. A portion of the
tickets were donated to Here’s Life Inner City-Denver.
Forum was moderated by Michael Doyle of Brand Iron Marketing, and
included panelists, Christine Bartel, CEO of Infinite Health &
Wellness; John Chenier, Senior Benefit Consultant of HUB International
Insurance; and, Dr. Matthew Daley, Physician at Kaiser’s Institute for
Health Research & Associate Professor at University of
Colorado-Denver. It was a diverse panel representing physicians,
employee benefits and healthcare consultants.
between the panelists and audience was very lively and the opinions
strong, however most left with at least one new healthcare takeaway
that should help their businesses.
There was one common
agreement amongst the panelists that those with chronic health issues
can receive better prevention and healthcare by increasing
collaboration between physicians and home-care specialists, which
should reduce hospital visits and Medicare expenses. This new
collaboration should lower overall costs. All agreed this could be
accomplished without a major reform.
"The incentives should
be centered on prevention.” said Dr. Matthew Daley, when asked about
improving the current state of healthcare. John Chenier addressed if
there can be a return on investment measurement of the proposed
healthcare reform by stating, "Benchmarking healthcare reform versus
the current situation will be nearly impossible to measure.”
of the forum were offered an opportunity to discuss their largest
concern with the initiative amongst their peers, and then presented the
concerns to the panelists for debate. Michael Donner, President of
Pridemark Paramedic Services, challenged the panel over cost concerns
for providing 911 emergency care services.
Leaders Forum is a non-profit whose goal is to stay in the forefront of
timely business issues, trends and ideas; and then deliver them to the
Denver business community through value-rich content. More importantly,
the forum will provide this content to the community in a way that can
be immediately actionable.
Information about the Colorado Thought Leaders Forum is available from Brian Zabroski at brian@comCables.com or (303) 952-1740. The organization’s website is http://www.ctlf.org.
next event, "Market Strategies For The New Economy,” is scheduled for
Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Infinity Park Event Center in Glendale, CO.
Tickets are available by contacting Brian Zabroski or by visiting http://www.ctlf.org.
in 2009, Colorado Thought Leaders Forum (CTLF) is headquartered in
Denver, CO, and is a Colorado non-profit organization. In 2009, CTLF
held a signature event, "The Economy-What’s Next,” which was attended
by several hundred C-Level and Colorado business leaders. The forum is
represented by their Charter Board Members, Greg Greenwood, CEO of
comCables; Bob Neuman, Executive Vice President of Teammates Commercial
Interiors; Matt Ward, President of InWard Charles Construction; Frank
Milinazzo, Vice President of The BizSolux Group; Matt Emerson, Vice
President of CEAVCO Audio Visual; Ken Tisdale, President of Wizard
Vysion; and, Michael Doyle, President of Brand Iron Marketing.
Additionally, Dominic Milinazzo, CIO of The BizSolux Group and Brian
Zabroski, Director of Marketing of comCables, serve as Board Members.