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Whereas industrialized nations are faced with escalating healthcare cost threatening system sustainability, increasingly frustrated consumers and a dearth of shared solutions to those problems and,

Whereas we all know that there are sound healthcare practices utilized by nations all over the world but information about those practices is not organized for learning, readily exchanged or widely adopted by industrialized nations and,

Whereas the Global Knowledge Exchange Network on healthcare (GKEN) is dedicated to the improvement of individual health and health system advancements and,

Whereas GKEN is a non-profit organization dedicated to the identification, exchange and promotion of better healthcare practices through traditional and non-traditional channels,

We the undersigned declare our commitment to work in collaboration with GKEN and through our various professional channels to promote the awareness and adoption of better practices in healthcare throughout the developed world.

  • Catharina Maulbecker Armstrong, Associate Partner, McKinsey, Germany
  • Cathy Baase, Global Director of Health Services, Dow Chemical, US
  • Russ Bantham, President, Bantham Consulting, Former General Counsel to PhRMA, US
  • Gordon Best, Director, OD Partnerships Network, UK
  • Yank Coble, Professor & Director, Center for Global Health & Medical Diplomacy, U. of N. Fla.; Clinical Prof. of Medicine, U. of Fla.; Past President, World Medical Association, US
  • Marty Davis, Founder & President Applied Communications Institute, Former Dir., Special Campaigns & Promotions, AARP, US
  • Mike Farrar, Chief Executive, NHS Northwest, UK
  • Pam Garside, Newhealth, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Paul Ginsburg, President, Center for Studying Health System Change, US
  • Ed Hanway, Chairman & CEO, CIGNA, US
  • Johan Hjertqvist, President, Stockholm Network and Health Consumer Powerhouse, Sweden
  • Maria Hofmarcher-Holzhacker, Institute of Advanced Studies France, Austria
  • Delon Human, Pres., Health Diplomats, Immediate Past Pres. World Medical Association, Switzerland
  • Pere Ibern, Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Frances Kelleher, VP Market Intelligence, CIGNA HealthCare, US
  • Lowell Kruse, CEO, Heartland-Health
  • Meng Kin LIM, Professor, National University of Singapore
  • Beverly Malone, CEO, National League for Nursing, US
  • LaMar McGinnis, Clinical Prof. of Surgery, Emory Univ.; Past Pres., American Cancer Society, US
  • Chris Mc Swain, Director Global Benefits, Whirlpool Corp., US
  • Jonathan Meakins, Nuffield Professor of Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford UK
  • Surya N. Mohapatra, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Quest Diagnostics, Inc. US
  • Russ Newman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Alliant University, US
  • Rick Norling, CEO, Premier Inc., US
  • Mike O’ Grady, Sr. Fellow, National Opinion Research Center, U. Chicago; Principal, O'Grady Health Policy, LLC, US
  • Stig Pramming, CEO, Oxford Health Alliance; Co-Founder, Oxford Alliance & 3four50.com, UK
  • Jerry Reeves, Principal, Health Innovations LLC & Chairman, World Doc, US
  • Murray Ross, VP, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan; Director, Kaiser Institute for Health Policy, US
  • Barbara Safriet, (former) Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs & Lecturer on Law, Yale law School, US
  • Sophia Schelette, Senior Health policy advisor Bertelsmann Foundation
  • John Seffrin, CEO, American Cancer Society
  • Michael Showalter, SVP, HealthCare Strategy & Marketing, CIGNA HealthCare, US
  • Shane Solomon, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Hospital Authority, China
  • Dominik von Stillfried, Managing Director of Zentralinstitut für die kassenärztliche Versorgung (ZI), Germany
  • Karen Timmons, President and CEO, International Joint Commission, US
  • Neil Trautwein, Vice President, Nat’l Retail Federation, US
  • Janet Trautwein, CEO, Nat’l Assoc of Health Underwriters, US
  • Jo Webber, Deputy Policy Director, NHS Confederation, UK
  • Colleen Conway-Welch, Professor & Dean, Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, US