Yale SOM Conference to Explore "What Healthcare Can Learn from Other Industries"
New Haven, Conn., March 26, 2007 — Healthcare 2007, the third annual healthcare conference presented by the Yale School of Management, will take place on March 30, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Omni Hotel in New Haven.
The conference will explore the theme of Excellence, Efficiency and Economics: What Healthcare Can Learn from Other Industries through interactive breakout sessions that apply lessons from economics, information technology, retail, manufacturing, consumer behavior, and other fields to specific challenges in the health sector. Conference sessions include: “Luxury Medicine: When is Healthcare Not Healthcare?,” “There Isn’t a Code for That: The Challenge of Technological Innovation,” “When Healthcare Capabilities Exceed Available Resources: The Uncomfortable Subject of Rationing,” “Will Patients Share Responsbility for Their Health?,” and “Collaborations That Create Value: Lessons from Retailing and Manufacturing.”
Healthcare 2007 will feature keynote addresses by Marna Borgstrom, president and CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System and Dr. Richard N. Foster, managing partner, Foster Health Partners, and a luncheon speech by Christopher Barrett, senior vice president of managed markets, Boehringer Ingelheim. Dr. Kelly Brownell, co-founder and director, The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale; John Fletcher, CEO and founding partner, Fletcher Spaght Ventures; Nan-Kirsetn Forte, executive vice president of consumer services, WebMD; and Mark Tomaino, senior vice president of corporate development, The TriZetto Group will participate in an executive panel moderated by Dr. Paul Cleary, dean, Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health.
Other conference participants include leaders from Aetna, BearingPoint, CIGNA, Computer Sciences Corporation, MD-VIP (a concierge medicine group), Elm Street Ventures, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, State of Rhode Island, and faculty from the Yale Schools of Management, Medicine, and Public Health.
The conference is sponsored in part by Boehringer Ingelheim, The Donaghue Foundation, The Chartis Group, Roche, and Fallon Community Health Plan.
For a full conference agenda or to register, visit: http://www.healthcare2007.com/
Members of the press are invited to attend. Please RSVP in advance to Tabitha Wilde at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-432-6010.