Dr. Richard Merkin, president and CEO of Northridge-based Heritage Provider Network, will moderate a panel discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on May 1.

The discussion will focus on improving efficiency and quality in the health care delivery system, developing successful models to reduce costs, making better use of data in research and improving treatment outcomes.

Panelists will include Aneesh Chopra, the first American Chief Technology Officer appointed by President Barack Obama; Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health; Steve Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth Group, and Michael Leavitt, founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and governor of Utah.

Judy Temes