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Healthcare in the Digital Age, with John Patrick

By John R. Patrick 0 Comments

For the past three decades, digital technology visionary John Patrick has been one of the primary forces driving technology innovation. As vice president of Internet technology at IBM, Patrick was at the forefront of the 1990’s Internet revolution. Since his retirement, he has continuously advocated for the further integration of IT applications in business, education, ... more -->

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Transforming Healthcare through Technology, with Bertalan Mesko

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Dr. Bertalan Mesko, PhD is the Medical Futurist. As a geek physician with a PhD in genomics and Amazon Top 100 author, he envisions the impact of digital health technologies on the future of health, and helps patients, doctors, government regulators and companies make it a reality. Dr. Mesko was featured by dozens of top ... more -->

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Improving Excellence in Healthcare with Dr. John Kenagy

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Dr. John Kenagy is a well-respected physician, executive, academic researcher and lecturer with a unique view of healthcare. Forbes magazine featured Dr. Kenagy as “the man who would save healthcare.” Success in 21st century healthcare requires more than excellence, it requires an organization to succeed seeking value rather than volume. SPEAKING.COM: What are some of ... more -->

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Fostering Equal Access to Healthcare with Dr. Sampson Davis

By Dr. Sampson Davis 0 Comments

Let’s make education popular. Let’s “glorify and glamorize” it. Education is the new cool! After all, students have a better chance of becoming an engineer, architect, lawyer, or doctor than becoming the next LeBron James or singing sensation, Beyoncé. SPEAKING.COM: What are some of the main challenges and opportunities faced in healthcare today? DAVIS: There ... more -->

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Healthcare Technology Future Trends with Dr. Daniel Kraft

By Daniel Kraft 0 Comments

The chair of the Exponential Medicine Track at Singularity University since its inception, Dr. Daniel Kraft has more than two decades of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and healthcare innovation. Dr. Kraft is the founder and Executive Director of Exponential Medicine, a program to explore new technologies and their potential for biomedicine and healthcare. ... more -->

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The Closing of Hospitals

By Robert Wachter 0 Comments

While much is uncertain in the era of health reform, the number of hospitals is clearly going to shrink, perhaps by a lot. A healthcare system that tolerated the inefficiency of having two mediocre 125-bed hospitals in adjacent towns will no longer do so: one 200-bed hospital will be left standing when the dust settles. ... more -->

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Innovation in Healthcare Technology- Kay Koplovitz

By Kay Koplovitz 0 Comments

The very first time I saw real innovation in healthcare IT was in 2003 in Chicago, when Linda Hall presented QuickMedix (later named MinuteClinic). What really impressed me was the simplicity of the premise, based on the easy “in and out” of 1 Hour Photo. If people could drop off their film and pick up ... more -->

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How to Succeed in the Future of Healthcare

By Joe Flower 0 Comments

Right at this moment much of the health care industry, in many different ways, is trying to move away from the traditional fee-for-service payment system, which has given the whole industry adverse incentives, leading to much higher costs, poorer quality and restricted access. The rubric of the day is “volume to value.” ... more -->

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Global Health Hospitalists: Strange but Noble Bedfellows

By Robert Wachter 0 Comments

As my Division of Hospital Medicine has grown – now to about 60 faculty – I spend part of my time figuring out what direction we should go in. At times, the path is obvious. It didn’t take Wayne Gretsky to recognize that we needed expertise in healthcare IT a decade ago, or in cost ... more -->

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    Alexander Tsiaras has been bringing science to life for years through his artistic genius. Known as “The Digital Leonardo DaVinci,” his images are famous worldwide having graced the covers of LIFE, Time, an ... more -->

  • Uri Gneezy

    Uri Gneezy’s early work on when and why incentives can backfire has become the cornerstone in a compelling line of research that explores when traditional economic theories fail to explain real human behavior. He is ... more -->