Healthcare Reform and Biomedical Innovation

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    • Thursday November 19, 2009
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 1128
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Colly Mitchell
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
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Summaries

Summary Sentence: David H. Howard, PhD - Emory's Rollins School of Public Health

Full Summary: BBUGS presents: Healthcare Reform and Biomedical Innovation - David H. Howard, PhD - Emory's Rollins School of Public Health

Georgia Tech's Bioengineering and Bioscience Unified Graduate Students (BBUGS) presents: "Healthcare Reform and Biomedical Innovation."

New health technologies have contributed to large increases in health care costs. Are we getting the bang for our buck? Should cost-control be a priority? Or is this a futile quest for perfect health with marginal gains?
This talk will review the research on the value of new medical technologies and discuss the impact of health reform on the pace of technological innovation in medicine.

David Howard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University. A health economist by training, Dr. Howard’s research employs economics and statistics to better understand physician decision-making and its implications for public policy. Dr. Howard’s current areas of research include: the impact of patients’ life expectancy on the use of cancer screening, the impact of quality and outcomes on patients’ choice of provider, and the value of medical care for cancer. Dr. Howard is also studying the impact of waiting time on transplant candidate’s choice of living versus deceased donor transplantation. Dr. Howard has acted as an advisor or consultant to MEDPAC, the American Cancer Society, the Division of Transplantation in the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Howard received his doctorate in health policy from Harvard University in 2000.

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BBUGS, David H. Howard, Georgia Tech, Healthcare Reform, IBB, PhD - Emory's Rollins School of Public Health
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  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
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  • Created On: Feb 16, 2010 - 9:48am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:50pm