TiE Detroit Launches Health Care Special Interest Group: TiE Detroit, the entrepreneurship organization, will launch a Health Care Special Interest Group with a meeting Thursday, Dec. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Westin Southfield, 1500 Town Center. Robert G. Riney, president and COO at the Henry Ford Health System, will be the keynote speaker for the launch event. The topic for the event is “Entrepreneurship in Healthcare.” In the era of health care reform, stakeholders of the health care industry are expected to witness varying degrees of impact that could reshape their identity during the next decade. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects all industry segments to varying degrees. While shifts in the political environment will affect healthcare reform’s evolution and implementation, the overall impact of the act is expected to shift risk from payers to providers and from groups to individuals is reshaping accountability and delivery models; shift financial risk from health plans to providers, convergent with a move from episodic to continuous care, with new reimbursement models and capitation emerging, such as pay for performance, outcomes-based contracts, global pricing strategies and risk-based capitation; and, the proposed Medicare shared savings program promotes accountability for patient populations and coordinates items and services…and encourages investment in infrastructure and redesigned care processes for high-quality and efficient service delivery.