Babson College Healthcare Forum Will Illustrate Entrepreneurial Opportunities
The recently passed healthcare legislation is a watershed moment for the industry and delivery of care to patients. As a result, old institutions and inefficiencies are being done away with in favor of technological advances that encourage high-touch care and patient empowerment. As occurs during industry turning points, opportunities for entrepreneurs are abundant. This year’s conference seeks to identify these opportunities by examining various areas of growth, including healthcare IT, venture capital funding and the use of new social media technologies in marketing healthcare products.
The opening keynote speaker is Matthew Emmens, Chairman, President and CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Emmens has more than 33 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc and businesses operated by Merck KGaA, and Merck & Co. He became chairman, CEO and president of Vertex in 2009 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2004.
The closing keynote speaker is Jonathan Bush, Co-founder, CEO, President, and Chairman of athenahealth. Prior to joining athenahealth in 1997, Bush served as an EMT for the City of New Orleans, was trained as a medic in the U.S. Army, and worked as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton. He earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
The panelists represent diverse sectors of the healthcare industry, from suppliers (pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices) to healthcare delivery and services, as well as a broad range of functions, from marketing to business development to investors.
Topics of discussion:
Can Healthcare Reform Live Up to the Hype?
Is Healthcare IT Headed for a Tipping Point?
Healthcare 2.0: The Impact of Social Media on Health Information
Healthcare Entrepreneurs in Action
Healthcare Funding – Show Me the Money!
Reaching and Retaining Female Talent in the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry
Lisa Adler - Vice President Corporate Communications, Millennium Pharmaceuticals
Alan Crane - General Partner, Polaris Ventures
Dave deBronkart - Author on e-Patient Scholars Working Group blog
Tom Dehner - Former Director, Massachusetts Medicaid, Director & Board Member, Health Connector
Eric Elliott - President, CIGNA Pharmacy
Bernadette Fendrock - President and CEO, Herpregen
Pat Fortune - Partner, Boston Millennia Partners
Barbara Gniewek - Principal Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Steven Gold, M.D. - Senior Partner for Entrepreneurship, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Shwen Gwee - Lead, Digital Strategy and Social Media, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
John Halamka - CIO, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess & CEO MA-SHARE
Laurie Halloran - CEO and Managing Partner, Halloran Consulting Group
Rob Havasy - Business Analyst, Center for Connected Health
Ben Heywood - Co-Founder and President, PatientsLikeMe
Bryan Keaney - Consultant
Amir Lewkowicz - Vice President for Partnerships, Inspire
John McDonough - CEO, T2 Biosystems
Imran Nasrullah - Chief Business Officer, MassBio
Randel Richner - Founder and President, Neocure
Charlie Schick - Senior Web Producer, Children's Hospital Boston
Chris Steel - U.S. Country Head, PA Consulting
Sharon Vitti - Vice President, Brigham & Women's Hospital
Steve Wardell - Senior Director Business Development, PatientKeeper
Larry Weber - Chairman, W2 Group
Caleb Winder - Vice President, Excel Medical Ventures
John Wlassich - Vice President of Product Development, Nomir Medical Technologies
Nanditha Yelamanchi - Head of Human Resources for Quality, IT and Legal, Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics
For information, visit http://www.babsonhealth.com/.
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