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The Last Word in Managing
Healthcare Effectively: Implementation
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10:00AM
St. Paul Campus, New Main

Keynote Speaker
About the Series Committee


Manzara/Seiler Lecture Series
Dr. Frederick Manzara
Dr. Gary Seiler


Most discussions about healthcare for organizations center around the public policy implications of laws, regulation, insurance issues, and the healthcare industry structure. At the College of Management, however, we regularly see individual organizations struggling with implementation of the new regulations, and how to navigate through the complexities of the current healthcare environment and continue to provide healthcare benefits for their employees.

Whether the organization is private, public or non-profit, the employer is the deliverer of healthcare benefits that most people look to, and the new healthcare laws charge them with this responsibility. The focus of this event will therefore be from the management side, a perspective that gives us a unique angle from which to look at healthcare.

In addition to providing some basic background information about the new healthcare environment, we will address a range of issues such as:

  • How can managers think about the challenges of providing quality healthcare for their employees in a cost-effective way?
  • How are public as well as private organizations affected by the new healthcare laws?
  • Healthcare as a cost of doing business: What are the economics of domestic healthcare costs vs international costs and international competition? How does this create an unequal playing field, and what strategies can be used to compensate for this?
  • What are some of the insurance-related and entrepreneurial issues?



9:30-10:00 a.m.

Session One 
10–10:55 a.m.

Speaker: Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Michael Rothman

Topic: What Management Needs to Know About the New Healthcare Insurance Landscape— Insurance Exchanges and Beyond.

Session Two
11–11:55 a.m.

Speakers: HealthPartners Executive Dr. Michael McGrail and Delta Dental President David Morse

Topic: What Management Can Learn from Insurance Providers—Effective Strategies for Providing Healthcare in the New Environment.

Keynote (luncheon) Speech
noon–1 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Parente, University of Minnesota

Topic: The New World of Healthcare—Insights on the Current Situation and Future Developments.

Post Keynote Panel 
1–1:45 p.m.

Speakers/Participants: Dr. Parente, plus Commissioner Michael Rothman, Dr. Michael McGrail, President David Morse, Dean Ann Leja (College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Metropolitan State)

Topic: Responses to keynote and session presentations, questions/reactions from audience.

Keynote Speaker

  • Professor in the Finance Department, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, specializing in health economics, information technology and health insurance.
  • Highly regarded, nationally known expert on health policy—Dr. Parente was health policy advisor for the McCain 2008 Presidential Campaign and served as Legislative Fellow in the office of Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV.
Stephen T. Parente University of Minnesota, Department of Finance, Carlson School of Management

About the Manzara/Seiler Lecture Series 

Manzara/Seiler Lecture Series provides the Twin Cities and the Metropolitan State University student, alumni, faculty and staff communities with current, top-quality information on topics of vital interest to management. Specific goals are:

  • To honor founding faculty member Fred Manzara.
  • To honor Dean Gary Seiler’s work to improve COM teaching and program quality, initiate DBA and extend COM perception in the community.
  • Provide exciting opportunities for the COM community to update their knowledge and interact with faculty, other students and network with the community.


David Bouchard, Chair
Timothy Delmont
Ken Hess
Roger Israel
Gloria Marcus
Christine Milbrath
Nancy Nentl
Hameed Nezhad
Roger Prestwich
Vadhindran Rao
(Paul Huo, ex officio)

Reservations and Information

Reservations and tickets are required, please contact
Gloria.Marcus@metrostate.edu, 612-659-7258

Tickets, including luncheon: $20.00
Three continuing education credits available.

For further information or question, contact Event Chair, David.Bouchard@metrostate.edu


For a pdf version of the Lecture Series brochure, click here

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