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The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Tomorrow! HINJ and NEHI to Host ‘Innovation in an Era of Payment Reform’ Forum on April 1

New Brunswick, NJ, March 31, 2014 — The HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) and NEHI (The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation) will host “Innovation in an Era of Payment Reform: How Will New Jersey’s Life Sciences Companies Respond?” on Tuesday, April 1 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Monroe South Brunswick in Monroe Township, NJ.

Health care payment reform is already transforming the way health care providers deliver care throughout the United States.  Payment reform will not only influence the quality and cost of health care, it will also impact innovation in New Jersey’s historically dynamic life sciences sector. 

HINJ and NEHI’s roundtable will bring stakeholders and policymakers together from all New Jersey health care sectors to explore the opportunities for medical innovation in this new environment, the direction innovation could take, the potential challenges that will be involved, and how innovation can be a solution to lowering the cost of health care in this new payment model.

A keynote presentation will be delivered by Heather Howard, who serves as lecturer, Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Faculty Affiliate, Center for Health & Wellbeing, Princeton University, and Director, State Health Reform Assistance Network, State Health & Value Strategies Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Featured speakers will include:

  • William Fera, MD (moderator), Principal, Health Care Advisory Practice, Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Richard Bagger, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Strategic Market Access, Celgene Corporation
  • David Knowlton, President & CEO, New Jersey, Health Care Quality Institute
  • Karen Licitra, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Government Affairs & Policy, Johnson & Johnson
  • Ruth Perry, MD, Executive Director, Trenton Health Team
  • Steven Peskin, MD, Senior Medical Director Clinical Innovations, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
  • Anthony Slonim, MD, Executive VP & Chief Medical Officer Barnabas Health; President, Barnabas Health Medical Group
  • Senator Joseph Vitale, NJ State Senator, Chairman of the Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee, New Jersey State Senate

For additional information, click here.  To register for the free event, please click here.