Annual Forum

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Event Details:

Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Time: Registration/Lunch starts at 11 a.m.

Babson College
231 Forest Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

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Opportunities in a Dynamic Healthcare Environment

Babson Healthcare and Life Sciences Club is hosting a half-day Forum bringing together industry, academic and entrepreneurial leaders to discuss challenges, opportunities and innovative ideas for the healthcare and life sciences sector.  We will examine topics that have the greatest opportunity and impact, including the ever changing landscape of high tech healthcare systems, entrepreneurial opportunities that are likely to arise due to the ACA, and ways healthcare companies can take advantage of emerging markets.  The conference provides a platform for healthy debates surrounding these topics and provides an excellent opportunity for new business ideas and professional development.


11:00am                   Registration Opens
11:15am – 11:55am   Lunch
12:05pm – 12:15pm   Opening Remarks by Kerry Healey, President of Babson College
12:15pm – 12:35pm   Opening Keynote: Nancy Gagliano, Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic
12:45pm – 1:45pm     Panels A: High Tech Healthcare: The New Frontier / Process Improvement in Healthcare: Small Changes, Big Results
2:00pm – 3:00pm       Panels B: Emerging Trends in Affordable Care/ Trends and Insights in Patient Adherence: How Technology is Altering the Landscape of Patient-Provider Interaction and Medication Compliance
3:00pm – 3:15pm       Break
3:15pm – 4:15pm       Panels C: Economics of the ACA: The Changing Healthcare Landscape / Healthcare Opportunities in Emerging Markets
4:30pm – 4:40pm       Closing Remarks by Dennis Hanno, Murata Dean, Babson College Sr. Vice-President and Provost
4:40pm – 5:00pm       Closing Keynote: Deborah DiSanzo M’89, CEO of Philips Healthcare
5:00pm – 6:30pm       Networking Reception

Keynote Speakers

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Deborah DiSanzo M’89 is Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Philips Healthcare, a multi-national corporation dedicated to improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation.

Under Deborah’s leadership, over 37,000 employees globally are helping to shape the future of health care and save lives with innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes, provide better value, and expand access to care. Working in the fields of healthcare informatics, home healthcare, patient monitoring, imaging systems, healthcare services, consulting, and others, Deborah’s teams are addressing crucial issues such as the rising incidence of chronic conditions, geographic dispersion of families, our aging population, care provider shortages, and escalating healthcare costs with innovations that span the care continuum. Deborah was a pioneer in the field of Automated External Defibrillators, and she was instrumental in introducing the industry’s first AED designed specifically for use by the lay public.

An influential community and business leader, Deborah is a board member of Project HOPE, an organization dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems in underserved areas of the world. She is also a board member of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), an international organization that promotes the highest ethical standards for medical product approval and reimbursement. Under Deborah’s leadership, Philips received the American Heart Association’s Cor Vitae award for creative volunteerism, public education, community involvement, and $1M in fundraising.

Through Philips strategic partnership with the World Economic Forum, Deborah attends the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, and she is the World Economic Forum’s steering board chair for the project on Health Systems Leapfrogging in Emerging Economies. Listed among the Top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts in 2013 by the Boston Globe and the Commonwealth Institute, Deborah was also recently named one of the Inspiring Fifty, honoring women in business and high technology in the Netherlands.

Deborah earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Babson College, and a Bachelor of Science from Merrimack College. She was inducted into the Babson Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, and received Babson’s Founder’s Day Award for Entrepreneurship.

Nancy Gagliano

Nancy J Gagliano, MD, the Chief Medical Officer for MinuteClinic and SVP, CVS Caremark, joined their senior leadership team in May of 2010. She is responsible for the physician oversight, expansion of services and clinics, health system affiliate relationships, and internal operations. MinuteClinic NP and PAs see approximately 4 million patients annually at its 800 locations.

Previously, Dr. Gagliano served as the Senior Vice President of Practice Improvement at Massachusetts General Hospital where she oversaw ambulatory quality, service, operations improvement and integration of technology for MGH’s 400 ambulatory practices. Dr. Gagliano worked at MGH for over 21 years.

She is a board certified internist and a graduate Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital in Boston. In 2001, Dr. Gagliano was named by Boston Magazine as one of Boston’s “Top Docs” for women.

In addition, while working at MGH, Dr. Gagliano was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research and teaching efforts focused on developing physician leaders and integration of technology into the practice environment.