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The Business of Healthcare Reform by Donald Berwick

Dr. Donald Berwick Speaks at Innovator's Business Series on "The Business of Healthcare Reform"

Dr. Donald BerwickDonald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is also former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick has served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and on the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has also served as Vice Chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, the first "Independent Member" of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He served two terms on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Governing Council, was a member of the IOM's Global Health Board, and served on President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry. Recognized as a leading authority on health care quality and improvement, Dr. Berwick has received numerous awards for his contributions. In 2005, he was appointed "Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire" by the Queen of England in recognition of his work with the British National Health Service. Dr. Berwick is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific articles and six books.

Link to a recent presentation by Don Berwick:
The New Simple Rules for Health Systems. Keynote to the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, 2015

Dr. Berwick's presention was followed by a Health Thought Leadership Reception and discussion about the future of healthcare and the role of a business university with Informal Discussion Leaders Danielle Hartigan, Natural & Applied Sciences and Carol Beasley, MPPM, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Business Development, and Communications, Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  Round Table Discussants included: Jill Brown, Management; Rob DeLeo, Global Studies; Janis Gogan, Information & Process Management; David Murungi, Information & Process Management; Christopher Skipwith, Natural & Applied Sciences; James Salsbury, Management.

For information about Bentley's Thought Leadership Network in the business of health please contact Danielle Hartigan