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How to Provide High Quality, Low Cost Healthcare
Best Practices And Technologies For Patients, Businesses & Doctors

HealthWorks Collective is pleased to present a one-hour webinar exploring ways to maintain a high quality of medical care and patient satisfaction while reducing healthcare costs. Across the globe, aging populations and unhealthy eating habits have contributed to a boom in patient needs, causing healthcare costs to spiral out of control for individuals, businesses, and entire countries alike. Hospitals and doctors will have to adapt to larger patient loads while getting paid less per patient. This webinar will attempt to target several of these areas and gain perspective from experts in each area about their ideas for controlling costs. 

Our panel of healthcare cost, technology & controlling experts  discuss the opportunities as well as the limitations of these promising new developments.

  •  Can using remote technology reduce costs and maintain quality of care? Can existing technology be harnessed to be more efficient?
  • How can improved product handling and more cost efficient IT solutions lead to be better healthcare?
  • Will increasing pricing visibility and consistency lead to better care? Will providers be able to lower costs and still deliver the same standard of care?
  • Should hospitals increase their use of Information Technology and data gathering to better serve patients?  Will more efficient technology be necessary? Will it be affordable?
  • What role does patient education and patient engagement play in this? Does ignorance or reticence share blame for high costs?

About the Panel:


ImageJason Hwang, M.D., M.B.A.

Jason Hwang, M.D., M.B.A. is an internal medicine physician who, together with Professor Clayton M. Christensen of Harvard Business School and the late Jerome H. Grossman of Harvard Kennedy School of Government, co-authored The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care (McGraw-Hill, January 2009), the American College of Healthcare Executives 2010 Book of the Year and recipient of the 2011 Health Service Journal Circle Prize for Inspiring Innovation. Dr. Hwang previously co-founded and was the Executive Director of Healthcare at Innosight Institute, a non-profit social innovation think tank.

 
ImageJens Deerberg-Wittram, MD, President, International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

Trained as a physician and molecular oncologist, Jens served from 2004 to 2012 as Chief Executive for a German 15 hospital, 4.800 beds provider organization. He has developed and implemented valuebased corporate strategy and established a worldwide leading medical outcomes measurement and reporting system. Prior to working in hospital management, Jens was a project leader for BCG. Before working as a strategy consultant, he was a management trainee in the diagnostic industry. Since 2009 he has closely collaborated with Professor Michael Porter. He is a Senior Fellow and Faculty Member of the Harvard Business School and lecturer in executive courses about value-based healthcare delivery.

ImageDan Munro, Contributor, Forbes

Dan Munro is a Contributor at Forbes where he writes on the intersection of Healthcare IT, Innovation and Policy. His focus is broadly around those challenges, opportunities and solutions that are fundamentally geared to scale – and have the capacity to influence our $3.5 trillion healthcare system in significant ways. (http://onforb.es/danmunro and @danmunro). Dan graduated from the International School of Brussels before completing undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Communications (with a minor in Journalism) at the University of Redlands.

ImageDr. Brian McGowan, Ph.D., Moderator

Brian S McGowan, PhD is your host for this series. Brian is the Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at ArcheMedX a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company. He is the author of '#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare'. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the need to drive innovation in healthcare. He is currently consulting with start-up companies, medical societies, patient advocacy groups, and academic medical centers committed to accelerate quality improvement through innovative technology and frictionless information flow.