Category: MediaWatch

Innovation and Health Sector Transformation: Panel Discussion

July 6th, 2010 in Health Sector, MediaWatch, SMG Hot Topics, Video

Urgency grows to provide greater value at lower cost throughout the health sector.  Current trends, such as quality and price transparency, provide newly fertile ground for innovation regarding products, processes and business models.

In response, a recent event at Boston University School of Management, Innovation and Health Sector Transformation; drew together thought-leaders from across industry and academia to explore the transformative role that innovation will play in the sector over the next 10 years. 

The panel was comprised of: N. Stephen Ober, Director, BU MD/MBA Dual Degree Program (as moderator); Regina E. Herzlinger, Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration Chair, Harvard Business School; Andrew Dreyfus, Executive VP, Health Care Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Mass.; and Dane Bedward, Senior VP, Genzyme International.

This video brings you highlights from the event’s panel discussion.

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A Look at EMBA: Four Features

June 25th, 2010 in MediaWatch, Video

Janice Dolnick, Director, Execuitive MBA program at the School of Management goes over the four features that sets the BU’s EMBA program apart.

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From PowerPoint to Crayons: One Alum’s Unusual Career Path

June 25th, 2010 in MediaWatch, Video

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WBUR Features Feld Career Center’s Scott Timmins on the Job Search

June 7th, 2010 in MediaWatch

WBUR has featured the BU Today live chat with Scott Timmins, Assistant Dean of the Feld Career Center at Boston University School of Management.  Timmins answers questions from the BU community and beyond on getting a job in today’s economy, head hunters, following-up after submitting a resume (but getting no response), working abroad, and more.

Listen to his advice here.

See also Scott Timmins’s videos on the School of Management site, What Not to Do: Avoid These Job Search Pitfalls, and Plan B: How to Approach the Just-in-Time Job Search.
 

The Transparency Tipping Point: Business trends, care implications, and innovation in the health sector

May 28th, 2010 in MediaWatch, Video

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COMMENTARY FROM THE CONFERENCE "TRANSPARENCY IN THE HEALTH SECTOR: BUSINESS TRENDS AND CARE IMPLICATIONS"

Plus: How Boston University School of Management is shaping tomorrow’s health sector innovators

At the “Transparency in the Health Sector:  Business Trends and Care Implications” conference on April 20, 2008, Mark Allan, Faculty Director of the Health Sector Management Program at Boston University School of Management, discusses the history—and the future—of transparency in the healthcare industry.  

Early studies linked to transparency made clear the surprising fact that additional financial resources were not the key to making the important improvements needed within the U.S.’s health management sector, Allan explains.  Instead, these studies revealed that the most critical factors for ensuring quality healthcare were a renewed commitment to quality and enhanced hospital processes.

“The way that [today’s] program brings together a CEO of a hospital, a top corporate officer in a biopharma company, and a CMO who’s also a practicing physician, is really emblematic of how the Health Sector Management Program operates [at BU School of Management].  We believe that the different parts of the sector are related, and we approach education from this perspective.

This kind of conversation is typical of what goes on in the classroom here.”

–Mark Allan, Faculty Director, Health Sector Management Program

Now, the most critical aspect of transparency in medical care involves information around medical errors, Allan says, while in the biopharma industry, transparency has become a crucial issue for clinical trials.  He also argues that today we’re at a tipping point in public, industry, and educational views around transparency.

Here, hear why he defines this tipping point as a great opportunity, both for those currently working in the health care sector and for students hoping to build a career and become future innovators within it.

Health Sector Management Degrees at the School of Management

May 28th, 2010 in MediaWatch, Video

Mark Allan Faculty Director, Health Sector Management Programs, and Executive-in-Residence in the Business Policy and Law Department discusses the School’s degree options in Health Sector Management.

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Personal Finance with Zvi Bodie: The Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

May 28th, 2010 in MediaWatch, Risk Management, Video

This series of ten videos features School of Management Professor Zvi Bodie discussing crucial topics in personal finance.  From the hidden risks in your 401k to the age you should retire, Professor Bodie covers much of the ground in his book Worry Free Investing.

  1. The Conventional Wisdom is Wrong (above)
  2. You’re on Your Own 
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  8. Stay in the Labor Force 
  9. I Hate Losing 
  10. Three Crucial Tips 

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May 28th, 2010 in MediaWatch, Video

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  5. BU Will Be the First to Offer It 
  6. I Love the Stock Market 
  7. Don’t Trust Anyone 
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