Post & Schell Principal to Present to the National Press Club During Health Affairs Issue Briefing

Industry Veteran Robin Locke Nagele to Focus on the Increased Role of Hospital Boards Under the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The law firm Post & Schell, P.C. today announced that Principal Robin Locke Nagele will present to the National Press Club during the Health Affairs Issue Briefing on July 7, 2011. Specifically, Nagele will discuss an analysis paper entitled: “A New Quality Compass: Hospital Boards’ Increased Role Under the Affordable Care Act.”

The paper, published in the July 2011 issue of Health Affairs, was developed through a collaboration of the Quality in Action Task Force within the Public Interest Committee of the American Health Lawyers Association which, later this year, will be publishing a Quality Tool Kit for hospital boards as part of its Public Information Series. The article examines how hospital boards, which are legally accountable for the quality of care in their institutions, must shift from a focus on evaluating the competence of individual providers against a “standard of care” to measuring overall system performance in caring for patients. The paper also outlines the need to develop and implement effective quality oversight processes to achieve optimal results in terms of the overall quality of care as well as its efficiency, cost, safety and timeliness.

The Health Affairs event will be held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on July 7, 2011. During the event, Health Affairs will unveil its July 2011 issue, “New Directions In Systems Innovations,” exploring ongoing innovations in healthcare organization, delivery and financing across a broad front. Interested participants may register here for the event.

As a principal with Post & Schell, Robin Locke Nagele has a national healthcare litigation and consulting practice, in which she represents, in complex commercial, regulatory and antitrust matters, proprietary and not-for-profit health care providers, multi-hospital systems, integrated delivery systems, academic/teaching medical centers, and ancillary service providers, along with their medical, executive and corporate leadership.

Nagele speaks nationally on healthcare issues for American Health Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The Governance Institute, and other healthcare provider organizations and entities, and has written extensively for national publications. For the second year, she has been appointed vice chair of the American Health Lawyers Association's Medical Staff, Credentialing and Peer Review Practice Group.

About Post & Schell

Post & Schell, established in 1968, currently has approximately 165 lawyers in seven offices: Allentown, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pa., Princeton, N.J. and Washington, D.C. The law firm provides litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, compliance, consulting and educational services locally, regionally and nationally to a broad spectrum of proprietary and not-for-profit industries. Post & Schell concentrates on providing these niche services in sophisticated, complex matters. Visit www.postschell.com to learn why industry leaders are turning to Post & Schell for thoughtful resolutions and favorable litigation and transactional results.

About Health Affairs

Health Affairsis the leading journal at the intersection of health, healthcare and policy. Published by Project HOPE, the peer-reviewed journal appears each month in print, with additional Web First papers published periodically and health policy briefs published twice monthly at www.healthaffairs.org. You can also find the journal on Facebook and Twitter. Read daily perspectives on Health Affairs Blog. Download weekly Narrative Matters podcasts on iTunes.



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