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The 9th Annual Columbia Business School Healthcare Conference

The healthcare industry continues to be plagued by unsustainable costs, fragmented, inefficient, and misaligned delivery systems, uneven quality of patient care, and coverage gaps which increase the overall costs to payors and consumers. Healthcare reform initiatives are ongoing across the globe.  In the U.S. many companies are pressing forward with creative approaches to addressing these problems, in spite of a political and media environment full of acrimony and distortion, and continued uncertainty in the “rules of the game”. So who are these innovative companies, entrepreneurs, and investors and what business models and approaches are they pursuing that can result in sustainable improvement in the delivery of high quality affordable healthcare? 

Now in its ninth year, the Columbia Business School Healthcare Conference attracts more than 500 industry practitioners and students from Columbia and other top-tier professional schools. As reflected in this year’s theme: “Catalysts for Change in a Fractured Healthcare System”, we are excited to have gathered over 35 of the brightest minds in healthcare to explore innovative strategies being pursued by established healthcare organizations, emerging companies, and global investors to develop novel technologies, improve health outcomes, and deliver more cost-effective patient care.  We will do so with the unique insight provided by esteemed keynote speakers, in addition to seven diverse panels of experts:

The Conference concludes with a networking reception and career fair with our prominent sponsors -- leading healthcare employers, investors and advisory firms that promote healthcare business education and research.

On behalf of the Columbia Business School Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program and student-run Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA) we welcome you to this year’s exciting event!