Last week I had the pleasure of joining my fellow Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) RTP Chapter members in hosting Dr. Brian J. Kelly, president of Payer & Provider Solutions at Quintiles, as our speaker for our Signature event, The Future of Healthcare held at GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Kelly provided insights and his predictions for our changing healthcare system.
I found the insights very informative and well-stated through the lens of the business of healthcare. As one can tell from my previous posts, I am committed to elevating the value of the patient perspective in healthcare. As such, following the great lecture from Dr. Kelly, I had a number of potential patient-specific concerns come to mind as our healthcare evolves. In doing so, I am not disagreeing with Dr. Kelly’s perspectives and predictions, rather raising concerns that I have in terms of direct patent impacts and outcomes if those predictions become reality. Continue reading
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I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Summit on Transformative Innovation in Health Care at Duke University last week. The event was the launch of the newly formed Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI). As noted by The Herald Sun article, the event had multiple world-renown healthcare experts providing their insights and suggestions for a robust and impactful DIHI as it launches.
Complementing the live meeting was a very active Twitter stream using the hashtag #DIHI2013. As an active tweeter, I too shared my commentary and captured nuggets of insights from the speakers using my account, @NannetteSC. So I’d like to share with you some key takeaways that I captured that will be important for ensuring that the DIHI is able to truly be innovative in healthcare in a disruptive, not incremental manner. In my opinion, these concepts are essential to really make a difference for patients! Continue reading
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