UA Eller College and College of Medicine - Phoenix Begin Future in Healthcare Panel Discussions on May 31

UA Eller College and College of Medicine - Phoenix begin Future in Healthcare panel discussions on May 31
May 18, 2018
Experts will tackle the topic of Healthcare Influencers and Game Changers

PHOENIX, Ariz. – May 17, 2018 – The University of Arizona Eller College of Management and the College of Medicine – Phoenix are kicking off the Future in Healthcare series of expert panel discussions from 8-10 a.m. on Thursday, May 31 at the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium (UA College of Medicine - Phoenix campus, Building 2), 600 E. Van Buren St. in downtown Phoenix. Admission is free and breakfast is included. Register now.

The first topic, Healthcare Influencers and Game Changers, will be discussed by keynote speaker Tom Betlach, director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Arizona’s single state Medicaid agency, along with renowned Eller faculty Brian Hilligoss, PhD, and Mike Bond, PhD, as well as Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC/L, healthcare industry innovator, and Guy Reed, MD, MS, dean of the College of Medicine - Phoenix. 

Eller Dean Paulo Goes says the complexity of issues that lie at the intersection of business and medicine are steadily intensifying across practice environments. 

“It’s a big reason why we recently launched our Master of Healthcare Management program,” Goes says. “We also recognize the need to have frank discussions now about how the healthcare industry operates today and how it should operate in the future.”

College of Medicine - Phoenix Dean Guy Reed says improving patient outcomes while simultaneously improving efficiency and controlling costs has long been a priority in the healthcare industry. 

“Whether physicians and other providers work in a large healthcare system or in private practice, they need fundamental knowledge in three key business disciplines, leadership, strategy and data analytics, to continuously improve the value of healthcare for patients,” he says.

The panel is hosted by Eller College’s Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare and the new healthcare management graduate degree, both under the direction of Stephen Gilliland, PhD, the Salter Chair in Healthcare Management. Seating is limited and advance registration is requested. For more details, visit

About the Eller College

Founded in 1933, the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona upholds the visionary belief that business education helps shape the world in new and unprecedented ways through pioneering and practical research, innovative coursework, data-driven decision-making and excellence in entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Eller College of Management is home to more than 7,000 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and offers nine majors, six minors, six specialty master’s programs, four MBA programs and six doctoral programs. The college also houses several centers of excellence and research labs. The college is currently ranked 21st in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for undergraduate business programs (number 11 public). U.S. News also ranks our full-time MBA number 49, our evening MBA number 46, our online MBA number 33 and our online master’s in MIS number 8 in the country. In addition, our management information systems department ranks number four nationally and our McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is ranked number 10 nationally (U.S. News). The Eller Executive Education program debuted at number 68 in the Financial Times Executive Education Program ranking (number 4 in the Western U.S.).

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