Healthcare

Poised for Impact

Columbia Business: Feature
Simone Gubar |  October 3, 2011

Scientist and TED Fellow Nina Tandon ’12 (EMBA) plans to translate scientific breakthroughs in the lab into world-changing clinical remedies — and nurture the innovation economy along the way.

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There’s an (Alumni) App for That

Columbia Business: Feature
Amanda Chalifoux and Simone Gubar |  September 22, 2011

Mobile apps spearheaded by Columbia Business School alumni are bringing a new level of customer interaction to business and connecting people with information — and one another — at lightning speed.

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Revising the Art of Medicine

Columbia Business: Q&A
February 15, 2010
For physicians, the nearly instantaneous availability of evidence-based information and protocols is a real game-changer, says Dr. Brian Nester ’04 (EMBA).
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Shortening ER Wait Times through a Glimpse of the Future

Ideas at Work: Feature
Carri Chan and Kuang Xu |  July 6, 2016
Over-crowding in US emergency rooms costs patients time, money, and their health. But predictive analytics could help re-route patients away from over-burdened hospitals before long waits become inevitable.
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Even at Current Prices, Drug Innovation Is a Cost-Effective Means to Curb Cancer

Ideas at Work: Feature
Conrad de Aenlle |  April 28, 2016
The pharmaceuticals industry has attracted heightened scrutiny from the media and politicians in the aftermath of a well-publicized scandal. But new evidence suggests that, for now at least, the cost of pharmaceutical innovation is well worth it.
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Integrated Care with Revolutionize Healthcare

Ideas at Work: Feature
Linda Green |  February 26, 2016

For patients to receive the best shot at recovery, closer coordination both within the hospital and with outside caregivers is essential.

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A Critical Provision Saved, But Challenges Remain for the Affordable Care Act

Ideas at Work: Feature
June 29, 2015

Andrew Stern, senior fellow at Columbia’s Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy discusses the implications of last Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act and the challenges the legislation still faces ahead.

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An Rx for Information Overload

Columbia Business: Launch
January 23, 2015
Visiting a physician friend with stacks of medical journals and no time to read them inspired Sachin Nanavati ’10 to create Docphin, a mobile platform that streamlines access to breaking medical research.
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How Not to Issue an Ebola Quarantine

Ideas at Work: Viewpoints
Joel Brockner |  December 17, 2014
The nurse in the Ebola quarantine flap is a reminder that it hurts when decisions go against us, but it hurts a lot more when you feel you’ve also been disrespected in the process.
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Do Longer Hospital Stays Lead to Better Outcomes?

Ideas at Work: Feature
November 11, 2014
Extending hospital stays by just one day could save lives — and taxpayers’ money.
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