7th Annual Labor and Management Conference Addresses Healthcare Reform and Solutions

On December 9, approximately 85 people gathered at Rutgers’ Labor Education Center to attend the 7th annual Labor and Management Conference, addressing what labor and management need to know about the impact of the healthcare reform. Led by guest speakers from within the healthcare industry and organized by the School of Management and Labor Relations’ Labor Education and Research Now (LEARN), the conference allowed attendees to raise questions, share insights, and offer solutions on improving New Jersey’s healthcare delivery and payment.

“If you haven’t already done so, then you may one day experience having a relative in the hospital and having that person visited by doctors who don’t communicate with one another regarding your relatives’ health. This is part of the inefficiency that we are facing today,” says Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, founder and executive director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, who was among the event’s panel members.

Dr. Brenner spoke during the first of the event’s two sessions, which focused on the state’s healthcare cost drivers, delivery quality, and the Affordable Care Act. Terri Boyer, executive director of SMLR’s Center for Women and Work, moderated the session. The second half of the event was moderated by Adrienne Eaton, professor and chair of SMLR’s Labor Studies and Employment Relations department, and centered on proposed healthcare solutions. 

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