Navigating the Healthcare System in a Time of Change
The healthcare industry is in flux. Momentum is building around change. The passing of legislation (Affordable Care Act and Health Information Technology Act), to the financial pressures of decades of unsustainable cost increases, set in the changing context of healthcare labor shortage, aging population and advances in technology, have created a unique period for entrepreneurs to innovate and create value for both patients, providers and payers.
In this workshop Dr. Salim Afshar & Dr. Farbod Hagigi (co-founders of Clinicalbox) will provide perspectives and predictions on where the healthcare industry is moving and their views on where the opportunities exist for entrepreneurs to create value and to succeed in a changing landscape. Discussion will range from business model shifts, new organization types such as Accountable Care Organizations, technological advances, patient engagement and empowerment and policy changes.
Dr. Hagigi is a Founder and CEO of ClinicalBox, a healthcare technology company focused on advancing care coordination and patient engagement in the U.S. and globally. He has 12-years' experience across the healthcare industry: healthcare delivery, insurance, technology, biopharma and global health, as well as, expertise in corporate strategy, coordination, modular system design, healthcare software, performance measurement, product development, business valuation and operations research.
Dr. Salim Afshar is a practicing surgeon, as well as Founder and Chief Product Officer of ClinicalBox. Salim has trained and worked at over 17 healthcare facilities and brings that deep knowledge to bear in both product development and strategy. He has an MD and DMD from Harvard University and completed his residency within the Partners Healthcare System. His general surgery training (trauma, burns, vascular, transplant, thoracic, cardiac surgery) and his Chief Residency in maxillofacial surgery were both completed at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
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