Health Care Symposium to Explore Issues and Opportunities in Asia

Newswise — The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and GE will host the “Global Health Care Symposium: Pursuing Productive Care” on March 17, 2016, to explore and discuss key health care challenges and opportunities in Asia. These issues include broader access to care, an aging population, and improved health care infrastructure. “Global Health Care Symposium: Pursuing Productive Care” is the second health care symposium in China co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and GE. Johnson & Johnson and Novartis are also sponsors of the symposium, which will be held at the GE China Technology Center, Pudong, Shanghai.

The speakers will include leaders from the global health care community and Johns Hopkins University faculty. Kathleen Sutcliffe, a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will give the keynote address, “Building a Resilient Organization.” Professor Sutcliffe is a leading authority in the study of organizations and their ability to cope with and to develop resiliency against uncertainty and the unexpected. She is currently investigating these issues in health care and other industries.

Two panels will discuss business opportunities in Asia related to the health care industry and will feature executives from GE, McKinsey & Company, Novartis China, Johnson & Johnson, iKang Healthcare Group, Chindex International/United Family Hospital & Clinics, and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Public Health.

“Health care impacts all of our lives and nearly every business and industry. It is one of the core drivers of the global economy,” said Bernie Ferrari, dean of the Carey Business School. “With one of the world’s largest populations and fastest-growing economies, China will see a great deal of change in its health care economy, and this offers many opportunities. This event will be informative for business professionals, academicians, and industry leaders interested in health care.”

“We have been focusing on finding better solutions for accessible and sustainable healthcare for decades”, said John Rice, vice chairman of GE. “Partnership across both the public and private sectors enable us to develop medical innovations specifically for local market needs, shaping a new age of patient care and helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing global health challenges”.

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