Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Chase Health Care Venture
Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, has bold visions for improving performance that have made him one of the most sought-after speakers in medicine. He sees through the complexities of health care to the needs of real people, the values that make for a healthy society, the science and technologies waiting over the horizon and how to reform systems to make it all work. His innovations in medical practice have saved countless lives worldwide. Dr. Gawande is CEO of the health care initiative formed by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase. He is also a general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a New Yorker staff writer and the author of four bestselling books: Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science, Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. He is a professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and chairman of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation.
Monday, March 25
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM