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2009 Health Care Symposium

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Anderson Family Commons, Room 115, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University


Delivering patient-focused care is the primary pillar of every health care organization’s strategy. In the midst of potentially game-changing reform with rising costs and uncertain outcomes within the health care industry, the foundation of patient care becomes even more fundamental.

Targeting clinicians, managers, and executives in the health care industry, the 2009 Health care Symposium will bring key insights from the business world to health care organizations. Over the past decade, the Jones Graduate School of Business has graduated hundreds of professionals with essential business skills who have contributed to virtually every major health care organization in Houston. A Certificate in Health care and Medical Management and a dual MD/MBA degree — both in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine — are among some of the educational options chosen by clinicians and administrators to sharpen their business skills.

“Health care continues to be a vital and essential industry for Houston. The Jones Graduate School has embarked on a journey to share its expertise with the health care community and to continue building long-lasting partnerships with health care organizations,” says Dr. Brent Smith, dean of Executive Education.

The Symposium’s keynote presentations include:
Health Care 2.0: Internet and Health Care Delivery
Dr. Paul Dholakia – William S. Mackey, Jr. and Verne F. Simons Associate Professor of Marketing, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

Health Care Reform: What Does it Mean for Physicians?
Dr. Wayne Riley – President and CEO, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee

Patient Satisfaction: Improving Outcomes Strategically
Dr. Vikas Mittal – J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Management and Marketing, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

The event’s sponsors and partners include: Texas Children’s Hospital; The Methodist Hospital, Memorial Hermann; Baylor College of Medicine; St. Luke’s Hospital; The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; Renaissance Physician Organization; TRC, Inc; Air Liquide Healthcare; and American Marketing Association – Houston Chapter.

Register here.

For questions, please contact Executive Education at 713-348-6060 or oed@rice.edu.