School’s Annual Conference on the Business of Health Care to Focus on Technology, Access and Efficiency
February 03, 2015
As businesses continue to face an historic transformation of the U.S. health care system in 2015, the Center for Health Sector Management and Policy at the School of Business will host the fourth in its series of premier health care impact conferences, The Business of Health Care: Disruptive Technology, Access and Efficiency.
Taking place on March 23, 2015, the conference will bring together industry thought leaders to discuss the impact of new technology on the health care system and how that impacts the wider business community.
Keynote speakers include Gregory D. Wasson, former president and CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance; Jason Hwang, Co-Author, “The Innovator’s Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Healthcare”; and Patrick Conway, deputy administrator for innovation and quality and chief medical officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“This conference will be a wonderful opportunity to share ideas on how new technology is driving improvements in the quality of health care, enhancing access to care, and helping to contain costs,” said Donne E. Shalala, president of the University of Miami and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. “With so much attention today focused on the transformation of our health care system, this is the perfect time to bring the community together to discuss these important issues,” added Shalala, who will participate in the conference as a moderator.
The conference, presented by Florida Blue, is expected to draw some 700 professionals from across business and government as it has over the past several years. Attendees will include those working within the industries of health care, health care delivery and health care policy and administration, as well as business leaders and other professionals in the finance, technology, legal, marketing, government and public policy, and academic sectors.
“We’re bringing together professionals from across industries for this timely discussion because the business of health care impacts every business and government sector, as well as every individual,” said Steven Ullmann, director of programs in and Center for Health Sector Management and Policy at the School of Business Administration. “This conference will be an ideal forum for those in attendance to learn about what is driving change in the delivery of health care, not only from a stellar line-up of speakers, but from one another as well.”