Triangle British-American Business Council: Discussion on UK & US Healthcare Systems

Triangle British-American Business Council Presents Discussion on UK & US Healthcare Systems
Dec. 8 event hosted by BlueCross BlueShield of NC

Post Event WRAL-TV News Coverage  12-08-healthcare-discussion-gow-1

Durham, N.C., Nov. 29, 2016 – The Triangle/Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the British-American Business Council, will host a networking event and program titled “A Discussion of Two Healthcare Systems: UK vs. US, A Comparison,” on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5:30-8 p.m. The event will take place at BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Headquarters, 4613 University Drive, Building 450, in Durham.

The discussion will take a closer look at the glaring differences between the UK and US healthcare systems, including the underlying economics, politics and business decisions that influence both systems. Experts will discuss the history and development of both systems; core business determinants, influences and nuances; strengths and weaknesses of both and whether the comparison is fair or politically tainted; and the future of both systems and whether there is merit in learning from each other.

The program will be moderated by WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Debra Morgan and will feature a distinguished panel of speakers:

Dr. Jonathan Sheffield OBE
Chief Executive Officer
NIHR Clinical Research Network
UK National Health Service

Patrick Getzen
Chief Actuary
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

Mark H. Johnson
Vice President, Payer Marketing
Managed Markets and Government Affairs Division

Dr. Thomas C. Ricketts
Deputy Director, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
Professor, Health Policy and Management
Professor, Social Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill

“We’re very pleased to be presenting this program in Durham, the ‘City of Medicine,’ renowned for its hospitals, physician population and pharmaceutical research organizations,” said Steve Cain, president of the Triangle BABCNC. “I look forward to a lively discussion that will give attendees a lot to think about.”

Registration and networking will take place from 5:30-6 p.m., to be followed by the program and Q&A from 6-7:15 p.m., and a networking reception until 8 p.m.

The cost is $20 for members, partner organizations and students; $25 for nonprofits; and $35 for general public. For more information, visit, email or call 252-299-0195.


About the British-American Business Council
The British-American Business Council is the largest transatlantic business network, with 22 chapters and over 2,000 member companies, including many of the world’s largest multinationals based in major business centers throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Companies can gain access to the benefits of membership in this network by joining one of the BABC’s chapters, all of which are independent British-American business organizations that participate in the BABC to provide their member companies with a broader transatlantic business network and additional member benefits, including marketing, networking and business intelligence opportunities. For more information, visit

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