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Dr. Justin E. Bekelman, MD, Director of the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation at the Abramson Cancer Center

Joint Telfer Health Transformation Exchange and Regional Champlain Cancer Program Event- Reimagining Cancer Care: Lessons Learned From the Penn Centre For Cancer Care Innovation

On January 28, 2021, THTex welcomed Justin E. Bekelman, MD, Director of the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation at the Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Bekelman is a Professor in the Departments of Radiation Oncology, Medicine, and Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine, faculty in the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, and a Senior Fellow at the Penn Center for Precision Medicine and the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, all at the University of Pennsylvania. The event attracted over 90 participants from academia, regional hospitals, the government, and the private sector.

Dr. Bekelman described the basis of innovation in cancer care at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center and Penn Medicine and demonstrated both successes and lessons learned in implementing clinical transformation in health care in general and in cancer care specifically. The talk focused on the intersection of discipline of innovation and behavioral economics, working with patients, clinicians and organizations to dramatically improve quality and outcomes in cancer care. Dr. Bekelman attributes success at the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation to the following: 1) Empowering the team, 2) Reimagining the status quo, 3) Focusing on low-risk, high-yield experiments, 4) Putting safety first, and 5) Listening and adapting. Dr. Bekelman identified methods to improve uptake of state-of-the-art care that can have a significant and lasting impacts on length and quality of life for patients with cancer.

Dr. Bob Bell, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS, FRCSE (hon), Former Deputy Minister of Health, Ontario

How good is the Canadian health system? Will private pay or private/public partnerships make it better?

Panel Discussion

  • Ralf Wilden, Associate Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University, Australia and co-editor of Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • Dr. Robin Boushey, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Medical Director of the Ottawa Gastrointestinal Institute, Champlain LHIN
  • Dr. Joel Werier –Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Medical Director OWN network
  • Dr. Angel Arnaout–Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Ottawa, Associate Scientist, Cancer Therapeutics Program
  • Mr. Sanjay Shah – Founder and President ExecHealth Ottawa 

Liberating health care capacity in a publicly funded system through entrepreneurship–challenges and opportunities

Michael Guerriere, President and Chief Executive Officer, Extendicare

Caring for the Seniors: New Paradigms to Meet a Growing Challenge

Sanjay Cherian, Vice President Product Strategy, Telus Health

Health Ecosystem: Digital Connectivity and Collaboration in Primary Care

The Honourable Kelvin K. Ogilvie, Senator, Senate of Canada

Mayday… Canada’s Healthcare System in Crisis

Jean-François Beaulé, FSA, Todd Staub, MD, Deneen Vojta, MD; UnitedHealth Group

Modernizing Health Care through Quality and Analytics with the Aim of Population Health

Dr. Alain Mouttham, Institut de Recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort

Transforming our Hospitals: Clinician-Driven Operations Management

Dr. Eric Isselbacher, MD, MHCDS, Director, Healthcare Transformation Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Innovation to Transform Healthcare: The Massachusetts General Hospital Experience

Dr. Douglas Wood, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C., Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, Rochester, Minnesota

Innovate Health, Not Healthcare: The Mayo Clinic Experience

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