In Every Issue
- Matt Tanzer WEMBA 2012
- Amol Navathe, MD PhD W'10 M'10
- Lisa Ramon WG'09
- Rohit Mahajan, Wharton Fellow '08
- Vikram Kapur WG’07
- Charbel Zreik, WG '05
- Yehong Zhang WG’00
- Owen Garrick, MD and WG'98
- Jean Crescenzi Patterson WG’96, Cohort B
- Eric Davis WG’96
- Jamie Richter,
- Z. Colette Edwards MD’85, WG’84
- Jeff Voigt, WG’85
- Rose Chu Undergraduate FAS BA 1978, WG’80,
School of Public and Urban Policy MA 1984
- Michael Cadger, WG '82
- Stephanie Marrus WEMBA ‘82
- Elayne Howard WG’76
In Upcoming Issues
is the “I” in team? – Why Collaboration Matters
in Healthcare, Part 4
the Halls of Academia:
“Al buen entendedor, pocas palabras bastan.”
Translation: “Talk less. Listen more.”
Around the Globe:
Gary Phillips Series:
1. The Future Sustainability
of Developed Health
2. Healthy Living:
into Health Policy
3. Data Interoperability and
Role and Impact of the Nurse Practitioner at
Walgreens and in the U.S. Delivery System
Disparities Series: Healthcare
Disparities vs. Health Equity: Implications
for Health Policy and Practice
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Year! As we begin
the second year of The
Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, I am excited to
let you know about several enhancements planned for 2013:
from the 2012
Alumni Association survey indicated interest in more engagement via
social media. Well, be careful what you wish for, because that means
you as alumni are now being challenged to join
the Wharton Healthcare Program LinkedIn group and then participate
in a discussion in follow up to one of this issue’s articles "Can Healthcare Be Facebooked?".
(Once you click the link, it will take 24 – 48 hours for you to be
to the group, and the article will be posted on the LinkedIn site by
the end of the week.) Jim Rose, the article’s author, poses several
questions to get things started.
2013, through Wharton
Around the Globe, we will be
expanding our perspective to a greater world view of healthcare. We are
pleased to begin this journey with an article about Wharton Global
Health Volunteers’ student consulting trip to Guatemala. In upcoming
issues, expect to hear much more about global healthcare issues in a
series of articles by Gary Phillips, Head of Healthcare Industries of
the World Economic Forum, as well as many other contributors.
not the same as being there in
person, thanks to Hoag Levins, this month we are bringing you videos of the October 2012 Alumni
Association Conference “The Restructuring of Our Healthcare System to
Improve Accessibility, Quality, and Cost Effectiveness” as well as Jeff
in this month’s issue, which provides highlights of the well-attended
will continue the
series on healthcare disparities
and, as we are winding down the series on collaboration in April and
offer the final installment of the series on hospitals, specialty
pharmacy, and changing payment models in this month’s issue, we have
several other timely and relevant topical series in queue.
Much appreciation goes to our
Morris, Locust Walk Partners, and Bristol Myers Squibb. And,
as always, thanks to Jeff Voigt (the “executive sponsor” from the
Board) and Gabriela Sanchez who
provides administrative support, and finally to you, our readers,
without whom the WHQ has no life. So spread the
word outside the
Wharton community, keep on reading, continue to contribute articles,
and be vigilant about letting us know what you think and want from the
Z. Colette Edwards, WG'84,
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Fellow WHCMAA Members, Friends and
I hope each of you enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season with
family and friends, as well as a productive and strong finish to 2012!
As we kickoff the New Year, I wanted to outline the progress we made
this past year towards realizing our vision of becoming the preeminent
organization dedicated to the business of health care.
In support of our vision and
our Board, along with many countless volunteers, embarked upon and
executed an ambitious
programming, communications, student relations and membership agenda in
South from Alaska
Open Wide column editor
Contos, DMD WG’80 explores
the impact of dental misalignment in the U.S. and discovers an
innovation born of necessity in Alaska. Might it work in the “lower 48”?
This eclectic standing column
musings, words of wisdom, life lessons, and stepping stones to business
success. This month’s
philosopher is Eric
Schwartz WEMBA ‘09,
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Column Editor: Z.
Colette Edwards WG’84 MD’85
highlights of the results of the conference and view video of the actual
Voigt WG’85 and video made possible by Hoag Levins, Managing
Publications, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University
One year after the first interview in
the inaugural edition of the WHQ,
us in on how things have progressed since our last
conversation. You can also meet CardioVIP’s other co-founder and
partner, Eric Schwartz, in The
Philosopher’s Corner this month.
here for Part 3 of our series on collaboration in healthcare.
Tomasik & Carey Huntington
As you read this provocative article on a
social media giant, join the WHCMAA LinkedIn
and participate in the discussion group by considering the first of
several questions which will be released to facilitate discourse, "Is
social media a new way of
and physicians, or just a way of reinforcing what already exists?"
Contributor: Jim Rose CAS’83
what one health system is doing to address the opportunity and meet the
challenges in Part 2 of this series.
Chandler WG’03 and Jon Puz
In the ongoing Healthcare Disparities
Series, read about how close to home
healthcare disparities can present themselves. This month’s article
puts real faces on the problem.
Contributor: Faye Rivkin
Discover how healthcare providers
can be trained to make optimal decisions, driven by evidence-based
simulation protocols proven to enhance outcomes.
our launch of Wharton Around the Globe, find out how Wharton
students are developing their consulting expertise in other
parts of the world via Wharton Global Health Volunteers.
Contributors: Anuj Kapoor and Amy Chiu, Class of 2013
7 months after the June Supreme Court
here for more perspectives on its impact on the Affordable
Care Act and healthcare in the U.S.