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Vertical integration and optimal reimbursement policy

Research by:
Daniel P. Kessler, Professor of Political Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Christopher C. Afendulis, Dapartment of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Published: 2012
Topics: Healthcare
[photo - vertical integration & Medicare Reimbursement]

"Vertical integration and optimal reimbursement policy", Christopher C. Afendulis, Daniel P. Kessler, International Journal of Health Care Finance & Economics, Sept 2011

The Effect of Tax Preferences on Health Spending

Research by:
Daniel Philip Kessler, Professor of Political Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business, John F. Cogan, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, R. Glenn Hubbard, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
Published: 2012
[photo - Medical Expenses on tax form]

"The Effect of Tax Preferences on Health Spending", John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kessler, National Tax Journal, SEP 2011

Automatic detection of omissions in medication lists

Research by:
Sharique Hasan, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business, George T Duncan, Daniel B Neill, Rema Padma, H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University
Published: 2012
Topics: Healthcare
[photo - Collaborative Filtering of Medication Lists]

"Automatic detection of omissions in medication lists", Sharique Hasan, George T. Duncan, Daniel B. Neill, Rema Padman, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, July 2011

Using implementation intentions prompts to enhance influenza vaccination rates

Research by:
John Beshears, Assistant Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Katherine L. Milkman, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, James J. Choi, School of Management, Yale University, David Laibson, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Brigitte Madrian, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
Published: 2012
Topics: Healthcare
[photo - Flu Shot Reminder on Calendar]

"Using implementation intentions prompts to enhance influenza vaccination rates", John Beshears, Katherine L. Milkmana, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 28, 2011.

Jane Chen (MBA '08)

Published: November 17, 2011
[photo - Jane Chen (MBA '08)]

Karen Routt (MBA '83)

Published: November 07, 2011
Topics: Healthcare
[photo - Karen Routt]

Conversations in Global Health with Chid Liberty

Chid Liberty, CEO, Liberty and Justice
Published: October 27, 2011
Topics: Healthcare

An interview with Patty Einarson (MBA '86, MD '01)

Patty Einarson (MBA '86, MD '01)

Published: October 11, 2011

ACT Volunteer, Executive Education Participant, GSB Alum, Social Innovation Conversations Podcast Listener
What are your causes?

healthcare education life balance

How do you contribute?

medicine -- went to medical school in my 40's with 3 kids, family physician and eating disorders specialist, board member at el camino hospital education -- many roles; latest has been leading the parent volunteer group provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Week at Los Altos High School. (see website for details:

What are important lessons you learned?

i'm all about the patients and i'm all about connecting people, often in seemingly unconnected areas. i'm also a big believer (and have walked the talk) in following one's dream/passion. as i went to medical school quite out of order in the usual scheme of things (high tech background and mba first), i seem to have a fairly unique view of the medical world. medical care is colliding with technology and the business of medicine and i happen to have have a front row seat. it's an incredible time to be involved with both -- and by being in the heartland of innovation here in the valley and being on the board of "the hospital of silicon valley", the possibilities are really amazing. also, my involvement in science/math education in the public school, k-12 arena, brings forth yet another dimension -- insuring sufficient knowledge in these important and often "uncool" areas of study to insure continuing breakthroughs and innovation important to the world and u.s. competitiveness in the adults of tomorrow. both with regard to united states competitiveness at a global level in this area as well as as the kids of today and their becoming the adults/leaders of tomorrow.

What are your favorite social innovation resources?

cross pollination across causes, in my case education and healthcare.