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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School to Host “The Business of Health: Collaborating to Rethink Healthcare” Nov. 9

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (PRWEB) November 07, 2018

Industry, policy and academic experts will explore how best to meet the challenges of the U.S. healthcare system at “The Business of Health: Collaborating to Rethink Healthcare,” on Friday, Nov. 9.

The day-long conference is a collaboration between the UNC Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Club, Center for the Business of Health and the Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. It will be held at the Kenan Center and is open to the public.

Sessions will explore the effects of technological advances, public-private competition, an aging population, value-based care, healthcare data analytics, industry consolidation and innovations in clinical trials.

Bryony Winn, chief strategy officer for BlueCross BlueShield NC; Dr. Peter Marks, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research; and Howard Kern, CEO of Sentara Healthcare, will give keynote addresses.

There’s never been a better time to discuss healthcare, said Markus Saba, executive director of the Center for the Business of Health at UNC Kenan-Flagler. “The U.S. healthcare system is at a crossroads, not just because of concerns over care and costs, but because of the proliferation of new ideas and technologies. We’re excited to bring together some of the experts and visionaries who are looking at healthcare with a fresh and innovative eye.”

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Healthcare Club is a student-run organization with a mission is to give MBA students pursuing a variety of functional roles the education, networking opportunities and job-finding skills they need to succeed in the healthcare industry.

The Center for the Business of Health at UNC Kenan-Flagler brings together schools across UNC to generate value in the practice of healthcare, prepare students for transformational careers in healthcare, create influential scholarship and differentiate UNC Kenan-Flagler by addressing a critical societal need.

For more information and to register, visit “The Business of Health: Collaborating to Rethink Healthcare” website.

About UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a broad range of programs – Undergraduate, MBA and Master of Accounting, PhD and Executive Development – and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences. Faculty demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students’ learning and a commitment to world-class research that addresses critical business challenges. Contributing to the School’s thought leadership is the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, which promotes innovative, market-based solutions to vital economic issues. UNC Kenan-Flagler’s collaborative culture is rooted in core values that date back to its founding in 1919, and graduates are renowned as effective, principled leaders with the technical knowledge and leadership skills to deliver results in the global business environment.