October 02, 2012

Jeanette Grider

John Cook School of Business Dean's Breakfast

Event Details: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., October 11, John and Lucy Cook Hall, Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, 3674 Lindell Blvd, Rm. 050, Lower Level, St. Louis, MO, 63108

Rita Numerof and Michael Abrams, co-authors of the recently published book, "Healthcare at a Turning Point: A Roadmap for Change," will be the guest speakers at the Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business Dean's Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 11.

Michael Abrams                                 Rita Numerof

In straightforward language, "Healthcare at a Turning Point: A Roadmap for Change" argues for a new market-based business model that aligns financing mechanisms -- moving from pay-for-procedures to a holistic, market-based approach -- across the spectrum of health-related industries with the goals of prevention, improved quality and reduced costs for consumers.

The event begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by the presentation at 8 a.m. and a Q&A session at 8:40 a.m. A book signing with the authors will follow at 9 a.m.

The event is free and open to the SLU community and the public, however reservations are requested. To register, visit deansbreakfast.slu.edu.

WHAT: Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business Dean's Breakfast
WHO: Rita Numerof, Ph.D. and Michael Abrams, authors of "Healthcare at a Turning Point: A Roadmap for Change"
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 11: 7:30-9:30 a.m. WHERE: John Cook School of Business, Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, 3674 Lindell Blvd.

About Rita Numerof
President of Numerof and Associates, Inc., Rita Numerof, Ph.D., is an internationally acclaimed consultant, author and speaker with more than 25 years of experience working across the entire healthcare spectrum on a global basis. She has been a pioneer in the area of economic and clinical value, anticipating the impact of changing global payer attitudes on the fundamental business model of the healthcare industry.

About Michael Abrams
Michael Abrams, Managing Partner of Numerof and Associates, Inc., has served as a consultant to Fortune 50 corporations, major healthcare organizations, the financial services industry and government agencies for more than 25 years. He has worked extensively in the areas of strategic planning and implementation, product strategy and portfolio development, market analysis, consumer engagement and operational improvement.


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