Participating Faculty: The Quality Enterprise-What Is It, Where Is It Going, and How Will It Be Impacted by Healthcare Reform? An Expert Roundtable

Supplements and Featured PublicationsThe Quality Enterprise— What Is It, Where Is It Going, and How Will It Be Impacted by Healthcare R
Volume 19
Issue 9 Suppl

This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care highlights the perspectives of key opinion leaders as expressed during a roundtable discussion about the quality enterprise. Discussed are the challenges, opportunities, and necessary steps to transition healthcare from a fee-for-service model to a quality-based healthcare delivery model that incentivizes and rewards quality. This supplement concludes with an interview with chief pharmacist Rear Admiral Scott F. Giberson, who discusses the role of the pharmacist in relation to the quality enterprise.The information contained in this publication was sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). GSK reviewed the content of this publication for compliance with its own policies; GSK played no role in the selection or content of the material that appears here.


John T. Berthiaume, MD

Vice President/Medical Director

Quality Management

Hawaii Medical Service Association

Honolulu, Hawaii

L. Allen Dobson, Jr, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer

Community Care of North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Visiting Scholar

Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

Brookings Institution

Washington, DC

Professor of Family Medicine

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Scott F. Giberson, RPh, PhC, MPH

Chief Professional Officer, Pharmacy

US Assistant Surgeon General

Director, Commissioned Corps Personnel and Readiness

US Public Health Service

Rockville, Maryland

George K. Heuser, MD

Vice President

Senior Medical Director

Optima Health

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Marcia Guida James, MS, MBA

Director, Provider Engagement

Humana Inc

Louisville, Kentucky

Margaret E. O’Kane, MPH


National Committee for Quality Assurance

Washington, DC

Peter Salgo, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology

Associate Director

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit and Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

New York, New York

Jed Weissberg, MD

Senior Vice President

Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence

Kaiser Permanente

Oakland, California


These faculty report relationships with the following organizations:

George K. Heuser, MD

Employee: Sentara Healthcare

Marcia Guida James, MS, MBA

Employee/meeting or conference attendance/stock ownership: Humana Inc

Jed Weissberg, MD

Board membership: Archimedes, Avivia Health

Employee: Kaiser Permanente

Stock ownership: Dr Weissberg has disclosed ownership of various stocks; information on file at the office of The American Journal of Managed Care, Plainsboro, New Jersey.

John T. Berthiaume, MD; L. Allen Dobson, Jr, MD; Scott F. Giberson, RPh, PhC, MPH; Margaret E. O’Kane, MPH; and Peter Salgo, MD, report no relationship or financial interest with any entity that would pose a conflict of interest with the subject matter of this supplement.

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