A landmark study shows that American healthcare now ranks well below other industrialized countries.

¬†However, there there are pockets of success where administrators, doctors, nurses, and insurance providers have brought new ways of thinking to traditional problems, and along the way they have demonstrated that quality and efficiency are not tradeoffs, but compatible goals that can—and must—be reached.

Dr. Deanna Lites, Healthbeat reporter for 7NEWS, Boston, will moderate a panel discussion about the systemic problems facing healthcare organizations and the new ideas that are changing the way we approach healthcare in America.

"The Right Fix: Building Quality and Efficiency Into Healthcare Organizations" roundtable discussion is part of the Suffolk Centennial Forum Series: Public Conversations on Important Societal Issues.

The forum will take place from 8 - 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at Suffolk University Law School's Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, Boston.