Innovation to Transform Healthcare: The Massachusetts General Hospital Experience

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Eric M. Isselbacher, MD, MHCDS
Healthcare Transformation Lab
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 4101
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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About the presentation

There is little doubt that the current systems of healthcare delivery in the Untied States are not sustainable, so all agree
that changes need to be made. Nevertheless, thus far such changes have been both difficult and slow. The barriers to
innovation in a large medical center and suggested strategies to help overcome those barriers will be discussed.

About the speaker

Dr. Isselbacher is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed both his medical residency and cardiology fellowship at
Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1996 he joined the staff of the Cardiology Division at Mass General, and he is currently the
Associate Director of the Mass General Heart Center. Dr. Isselbacher is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical
School. He is actively involved in training residents and fellows and was a recipient of the W. Proctor Harvey Young Teacher
Award from the American College of Cardiology. In 2013 Dr. Isselbacher completed a Masters in Healthcare Delivery Science
at Dartmouth College, as a member of the inaugural class of a new graduate program taught jointly by the faculties of the Tuck
School of Business and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Policy & Clinical Practice. Inspired by lessons of the MHCDS
program, Dr. Isselbacher founded and directs the MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab, whose mission is "to improve the
experience and value of healthcare through collaborative innovation."

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