Archives for Health Care

Owen Hustles into Summer Excitement

Summer has its own rhythm at Owen, but it is anything but slow. While the building falls quiet for a few days, it is not for long. Students of all ages take up residence, participating in programs that run from a few days to a few weeks. The centerpiece of summer activity at Owen is […]

Immerse Yourself

A group of first-year Vanderbilt MBA students squeezed their way down the packed sidewalks of Wall St. The afternoon sunshine and warm autumn breeze gave the busy scene a festive feel as people poured out of tightly lined buildings. After a day touring trading floors and hearing boardroom briefings, it seemed fitting to head for […]

Vanderbilt Speakers Embody New Wave of Health Care Innovation

Beyond the political noise surrounding health care reform, a quiet revolution is taking place within the industry that is poised to reshape the entire system of how care is delivered and how providers get paid. Last month, I had the privilege of participating in the Vanderbilt Health Care Conference — a student-organized and run program […]

Healthcare IT: Better Living Through Transparency

Technology is controversial today in U.S. healthcare. Of course, it has given us many amazing life-saving treatments. Last week at a Silicon Valley alumni panel on healthcare technology, Dow Wilson (T’85 and CEO of Varian Medical Systems) described how technology had transformed radiation oncology, allowing high doses of radiation to be delivered to very small […]

On-line Health Information

Here is an amazing statistic.  This fall I have been teaching a class on Health IT in Dartmouth’s new Masters of Healthcare Delivery Science program.  The students are mid-career healthcare professionals.  We had a fascinating discussion about where patients look on-line for health information.   Many of the practicing doctors mentioned specialized health websites.  NPR is […]