UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


"The Business of Health: Collaborating to Rethink Healthcare" is set for Nov. 9


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.”

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