It exceeded our expectations! He was able to present a complex and potentially contentious topic in a non-biased, factual manner that engaged the audience and prompted numerous questions.
– Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS, is a Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Research Mentoring, and the Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His research focuses on health care financing reform; the study of information technology to improve pediatric care; and areas of health policy including physician malpractice and the pharmaceutical industry/physician relationship. Dr. Carroll also serves as Regenstrief Institute’s vice president for faculty development where he leads Regenstrief’s faculty development strategy and implementation efforts.
Dr. Carroll is the Web and Social Media Editor at JAMA Pediatrics, co-editor of The Incidental Economist – the popular health services research blog and host of “Healthcare Triage,“ a YouTube channel that received the National Institute of Health Care Management Digital Media Award. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times – The Upshot, as well as other media outlets and he has appeared on Good Morning America, the CBS Evening News, ABC News, and The Colbert Report. Dr. Carroll’s latest book: Bad Food Bible joins the three books he co-authored on medical myths, including the popular Don’t Swallow Your Gum: Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health.
Dr. Carroll earned a BA in chemistry from Amherst College, an MD from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, and an MS in health services research from the University of Washington, where he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.
Listening to media coverage about the US health care system, it can seem impossible to get a real handle on what’s going on. Moreover, understanding what the future holds for health care reform, and how it will affect people, businesses, and the country doesn’t appear possible. Contrary to what many say, there are a number of replacement plans for the ACA that have Republican support. The problem is that these plans differ on critical issues, and resolving them may be difficult. This year may be the most critical since the law was first past. Dr. Carroll, a leading expert on health care reform, uses publicly available data and unbiased research to cut through the rhetoric and clearly explain potential changes, including:
Dr. Carroll offers a Q/A, following this keynote, providing a lively discussion for attendees.
We have never been more exposed to news about health and health research, yet we feel totally confused. One day we hear that something is going to kill us; the next day we hear that it will make us live longer. We don’t know what to eat, what to do, or what we should worry about. As a researcher, journal editor, and New York Times columnist, few are as positioned as Dr. Carroll to discuss how the ways in which research is conducted, published, and reported on can both inform and confuse us. Using real-world examples “ripped from the headlines”, Dr. Carroll will explain how you can become a better consumer of health news, and – ultimately – live a happier and healthier life.
As we in the US continue to fight about how to fix our health care system, many are starting to look globally to see what other systems can teach us about reform. Contrary to what many in the media often portray, there are many, many different kinds of health care systems all over the world. Some do better in terms of quality, some do better in terms of access, and almost all of them do better in terms of costs.
There are trade-offs, though, to many of the approaches that other countries take, and merely focusing on one or a few aspects in particular fails to give the full understanding of the complexities involved in comparing other health care systems to our own.Dr. Carroll, a leading expert on health care policy, will walk audience members through the design of a number of countries’ health care systems, explain how they differ from ours in terms of cost, quality, innovation, technology, wait times, coverage, and flexibility. He will explain how many of them made the choices they did, and what that has meant for their past and future. Finally, he will show how adopting some of the ideas behind them, while leading to inevitable tradeoffs, could make the US health care system much more successful.
"He did a fantastic job. We definitely plan on doing more work with him in the near future."
"Aaron Carroll possesses an incredible depth of knowledge about our healthcare policy, which he shares in a dynamic presentation that entertains and educates. I was particularly impressed by how he used data to bring the subject alive, engaging the audience and forcing them to rethink their perceptions about healthcare reform. Aaron's insights are right on target. He puts aside partisanship to take a straightforward, honest look at where we stand with healthcare reform and where we need to go. He 'WOWed' our audience with his grasp of the issues."
"Aaron was great - very engaging and informative. Nothing but rave reviews!"
"Dr. Carroll was part of a high powered panel of presenters and included the President of the American Psychological Association and a Vice-President of Anthem/Wellpoint. However, he stood out in this prestigious group as the best and most informative presenter. He was the most highly rated of the presenters by the audience with many requests to invite him to present again. He is articulate, clear, thoughtful and organized. He is just the sort of keynote speaker that every organization hopes to find for their meeting. "
"There is simply no one more skilled at talking to audiences about health care reform and the future of health care in the United States than Aaron Carroll. Aaron became a weekly and sometimes bi weekly guest on my radio show throughout the last year. I've never seen him back down from a debate, and he is one of the rare experts who is skilled at taking unscreened calls. More than any other expert we had on, he changed the way people thought of and understood health care policy. If you are looking for an expert in the future of health care in the United States, someone who can explain the issues so that anyone can understand them, someone who can answer questions respectfully and objectively - and entertain while doing so - I guarantee you that Dr. Carroll is the best guy in the whole industry."
"Your presentation was one of the favorites on the program. Personally, I was very impressed with the content and organization of your presentation and I enjoyed your engaging presentation style. As you know, your presentation engendered a lot of discussion and I feel certain those present are a lot more knowledgeable now about the real impact of Obamacare."
"Dr. Carroll was a huge success! His message was spot-on. Attendees said that they had seen a lot of presentations on ACA and Dr. Carroll's was the best in terms helping them understand the ACA and its implications."
"Dr. Aaron Carroll was fresh, insightful and engaging. Dr. Carroll is genuine storyteller who connected with our audience from start to finish. Our audience of healthcare professionals were taken behind the scenes of the crisis and condition of healthcare as it impacts nations around world, and were presented with staggering statistics and data as to where our nation ranks, and what we need to do collectively to improve the health and wellness of Americans. We walked away with a better understanding of what needs to be done from an IT and research perspective, how it needs to be done, and the steps medical professionals need to take to enhance the quality of care Americans receive. Dr. Carroll was top notch from start to finish."
"Dr. Carroll's content as well as his ability to respond to the Questions section at the end was truly fantastic. I was a big fan before, now I'm a huge fan."
"He was awesome!"
"Aaron knocked it out of the park as evidenced by the fact that everyone I spoke with afterward was very impressed with the content and delivery. It exceeded our expectations and he was able to present a complex and potentially contentious topic in a non-biased, factual manner that engaged the audience and prompted numerous questions. And thank you (SOH) for all of your kind assistance."
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