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The Louis Maslow STEM School at Wyoming Seminary will present a panel discussion titled “The Changing Landscape of American Healthcare” on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, Wyoming Seminary Upper School, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. The panel discussion is free and open to the public and all who have questions about healthcare are encouraged to attend.

The impact of recent health care reform can be felt from the physician’s office to the administration of medical institutions. A six-member panel representing health care system and insurance provider leadership, health information technologists, educators and physicians will present the many aspects of STEM thinking that are integral to the healthcare profession as it moves forward in innovative and comprehensive ways. Discussion topics include an introduction and overview of the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA); population health; the insurance industry; and information technology and healthcare regulations and metrics. The discussion will end with an open question and answer session.

Dr. Samuel Hammerman, senior vice president and chief medical officer of Select Medical, will moderate the panel discussion. Other panel members include Carnelio Catena, chief executive officer, Wyoming Valley Healthcare System; Denise S. Cesare, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Pamela M. Langdon, regional associate vice president, Medicine and Women’s Service Line, GNE; Lynn Miller, executive vice president, clinical operations for Geisinger Health System; and Jim Younkin, information technology director, Geisinger Health System.

This panel discussion is part of a monthly lecture series presented by the Louis Maslow STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) School at Wyoming Seminary and developed by Rachel Bartron, STEM School director. The lectures are intended to show the integration and application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics across disciplines and within society. For more information contact Bartron at rbartron@wyomingseminary.org.

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