Texas Tech Health Organization Management Hosts Discussion On Healthcare Payment Mechanisms

Alumnus also will be honored at 2008 Buesseler lectureship luncheon.

The Health Organization Management Program at Texas Tech University is hosting the 2008 John Aure Buesseler, MD, MSBA, Distinguished Lectureship Series luncheon. Charles J. Parker will give a lecture titled "Measurement and Reporting Challenges for Healthcare Organizations: the Redesign of Payment Mechanisms" at noon Nov. 10 at the Lubbock Women's Club, 2020 Broadway. The event also includes recognition of Dereesa Reid, recipient of The Professor Carlton J. and Nell B. Whitehead Award for Leadership Excellence in Health Organization Management. Parker is chief technical officer and senior vice president of Business Development and Marketing for MASSPRO, one of the top performance improvement organizations in the United States dedicated to advancing healthcare quality. He has led national programs for practice transformation and has served on national committees for assessing adoption requirements. He has been instrumental in developing quality measurement programs for CMS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Bridges to Excellence. Dereesa Purtell Reid is the assistant vice president of Covenant Neuroscience Institute and Orthopedic Service Line. Before joining Covenant Health System, she was the vice president of Managed Care and Strategic Planning for University Medical Center Health System. She received her M.B.A. in health organization management from Texas Tech in 1997. The Professor Carlton J. and Nell B. Whitehead Award for Leadership Excellence in Health Organization Management affirms Reid's lifelong commitment to outstanding scholarship, teaching, research and leadership in university and in business enterprises. Cost of the luncheon is $20 for the public and $10 for students. Reservations can be made by calling (806) 742-1236 or by e-mail at hom@ttu.edu. The deadline for reservations is Monday (Oct. 27). For more information on the event visit www.hom.ba.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Jessica Drake, technical director of M.B.A. programs in Health Organization Management, Rawls College of Business, (806) 742-1236 orhom@ttu.edu.