Entitled Technology, Access and the New Normal, The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School presented its latest Business of Health Care Conference on April 1, 2022. The event was held in front of a live audience at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL. It was also livestreamed.
The afternoon programs included a diverse six-person panel focused on Technological Innovation as well a discussion entitled Technology and Access in the Current Political Landscape headlined by the Honorable Alex Azar II 24th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (2018-2021) and currently an Adjunct Professor and Senior Executive-in-Residence at the Miami Herbert Business School.
Editor’s Note: Earlier this month we covered this event’s morning programming. You can view that article, entitled Miami Herbert Panelists Address Technology and Access – the Impact on Patient and Provider, HERE.
Kicking off in the early afternoon, the Technological Innovation: Now and In Our Future panel featured:
Kelly Jo Golson
Chief Brand & Consumer Experience Officer Advocate Aurora Health
Chief Innovation Officer and Vice Provost for Innovation University of Miami, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine
Founder and President
Chief Operating Officer and Founder
Schoen Clinic, MindDoc
Jay G. Wohlgemuth
Senior Vice President, R&D, Medical and Chief Medical Office
Catalina Lopez Gutierrez
Remote Solutions and Emerging Technologies Manger
Boston Scientific LATAM
This lively discussion focused on the lack of consumer centric health care services and how that contributes to the current health care equity dilemma. The pandemic simultaneously exacerbated the problem and created frenzy of activity directed toward preparing for the next health care crisis. One of the key takeaways from this panel is that innovative technologies offer a way forward but, as always, new methods bring new challenges.
The next installment showcased Karoline Mortensen Associate Dean, Business Programs and Associate Professor University of Miami Herbert Business School engaging in a one-on-one conversation with Mr. Azar regarding the Current Political Landscape. Billed as a “Fireside Chat,” this segment gave the audience an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the politics of health care policy. It was refreshing to learn that, despite conflicting world views, Democrats and Republicans see eye to eye on many issues in the health care sector, according to Mr. Azar.
Closing remarks were delivered by Steven Ullmann, Director and Professor, University of Miami Herbert Business School, Health Management & Policy Department. “This is a tremendous day. I am so impressed,” stated Dr. Ullmann. “The panelists are global; the audience is global. We are dealing with some very interesting stuff,” he added. He announced also, to the surprise of no one, that the Business of Health Care conference will take place again next spring. At that time, the hope is that the 2023 panelists will be able to report on some impressive progress in health care access and technology.
View the conference in its entirety HERE>>