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2013 MIT Innovations in Health Care Conference

December 3, 2013 @ 7:30 am - December 4, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

Co-Hosted by Sloan School of Management

The continuing rise of health care costs in the U.S. (almost 20% of GDP), with as much as 30% considered wasteful spending, threatens the future financial stability of the U.S. Furthermore, the implementation of the recent Affordable Care Act in the U.S. presents major challenges to the healthcare industry and requires a fundamental transformation of the traditional healthcare delivery models and health systems’systems that include complex organizations often driven by contradictory incentives. Healthcare delivery systems will have to shift their focus from merely providing care to ill patients, to proactively managing the health of population

James Ryan

Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.

In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.


December 3, 2013 @ 7:30 am
December 4, 2013 @ 12:45 pm


Tang Center, Building E51
70 Memorial Drive
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